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House approves bill defining full-time employees as those working 40 hours

By: Jerry Geisel

Published September 19, 2014 - 3:24pm CST

For the second time this year, the House of Representatives approved legislation to ease the health care reform law’s definition of a full-time employee by changing it to those working an average of at least 40 hours per week, shielding more employers from a stiff financial penalty imposed by the law.

ACA's medical outcomes research fee to increase

By: Jerry Geisel

Published September 19, 2014 - 12:47pm CST

A medical outcomes research fee mandated by the health care reform law and paid by self-funded employers and insurers is going up slightly.

Mid-market companies plan to increase data security spending: Survey

By: Joanne Wojcik

Published September 19, 2014 - 7:46am CST

Recent data breaches involving high-profile companies such as Target Corp. and Home Depot Inc. are having an effect on how much middle-market companies spend on data security, with most planning to increase spending, a new survey reveals.

Employers support same-sex marriage for Texas, other southern states

By: Matt Dunning

Published September 18, 2014 - 3:17pm CST

A group of employers has urged a judicial panel in New Orleans to uphold same-sex couples' right to legally marry in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

Unintended disclosure, paper records loss most common data breaches: Study

By: Judy Greenwald

Published September 18, 2014 - 1:30pm CST

A study of more than 1,500 data breaches in 2013 and 2014 by a unit of Beazley P.L.C. reveals that the two most common sources of breaches are unintended disclosure and the physical loss of paper records.

Hospital, food producer charged with pregnancy discrimination by EEOC

By: Judy Greenwald

Published September 18, 2014 - 11:49am CST

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed suit against a Chicago hospital and a Washington state organic fruit producer on charges of pregnancy discrimination.

Mid-market consultant Benefits Resource joins Digital Benefits Advisors

By: Matt Dunning

Published September 17, 2014 - 1:58pm CST

Atlanta-based Digital Benefits Advisors on Wednesday said it has added Benefits Resource L.L.C., an Aliso Viejo, California-based consultant, to its nationwide network of employee benefits-only service providers.

Navigators launches cyber liability and data breach insurance

By: Judy Greenwald

Published September 16, 2014 - 1:01pm CST

The Navigators Group Inc.'s principal underwriting agency subsidiary, Navigators Management Co. Inc., has introduced a new cyber liability and privacy/data breach coverage product called NAVSecure.

Willis names former Marsh exec Scott Hull as head of surety

By: Judy Greenwald

Published September 15, 2014 - 2:23pm CST

Willis Group Holdings P.L.C. has named former Marsh L.L.C. executive Scott Hull as executive vice president and head of surety.

Data breaches, terrorism, injury payments among insurers' emerging risks: Report

By: Rodd Zolkos

Published September 15, 2014 - 1:52pm CST

Cyber risk, terrorism and new compensation structures for long-term bodily injuries are among the emerging risks facing reinsurers and insurers, according to a report from Guy Carpenter & Co. L.L.C.

Integro adds middle-market expertise with two broker hires

By: Joanne Wojcik

Published September 15, 2014 - 10:10am CST

Integro Ltd. is bolstering its middle-market practice with the addition of two experienced brokers focused on its operations in New York and New Jersey.

Mid-market companies must plan and strategize before managing risks abroad

By: Roseanne White Geisel

Published September 14, 2014 - 6:00am CST

A midsize company must set its international strategy and mine its resources before deciding how to manage its risks when expanding abroad.

Former New York Mets executive sues team owner for pregnancy discrimination

By: Matt Dunning

Published September 11, 2014 - 12:45pm CST

A former New York Mets executive says one of the team’s co-owners routinely harassed, humiliated and eventually fired her because he objected to her being pregnant and unmarried, according to a federal lawsuit.

State, local pension funding stabilizes in 2013

By: Hazel Bradford, Pensions & Investments

Published September 11, 2014 - 9:24am CST

Pension funding at both the state and local levels appears to be stabilizing, according to the 12th annual public pension funding review announced Wednesday by Loop Capital Markets.

Gallagher captive manager Artex discloses it's subject to IRS probe

By: Joanne Wojcik

Published September 10, 2014 - 2:21pm CST

Artex Risk Solutions Inc. has confirmed that it is involved in an Internal Revenue Service probe into captive insurers formed under 831(b) of the Internal Revenue Code.