Business Insurance - Web News en-us Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:11:32 EST 10 Women pay more than men for health care benefits: Mercer 20141024/NEWS03/141029856 Women pay more for health benefits and receive less coverage, according to researchers at Mercer L.L.C. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:40:41 EST IRS allows use of annuities in target-date fund series 20141024/NEWS03/141029857 The Internal Revenue Service on Friday said defined contribution plans’ use of a target-date fund series containing deferred annuities won’t violate IRS rules against DC plans discriminating in favor of higher paid employees, as long as other... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:33:22 EST U.S. appeals court rules for GM in Spyker's Saab sale lawsuit 20141024/NEWS07/141029858 (Reuters) — General Motors Co. persuaded a federal appeals court to uphold the dismissal of a $3 billion lawsuit in which Spyker N.V. accused it of derailing a plan to sell the Swedish automaker Saab to a Chinese company. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:44:08 EST Daughters of Charity Health System church plan challenged 20141024/NEWS03/141029859 Another church-affiliated hospital system is being sued by employees challenging its defined benefit plan’s exemption from federal pension law. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:39:01 EST OFF BEAT: Soccer league red cards ref over comp fraud charge 20141024/NEWS08/141029860 A Major League Soccer referee has been kicked to the sidelines by his employer for allegedly committing alleged workers compensation fraud. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:18:55 EST Jury awards one-armed security guard $35,922 in EEOC discrimination case 20141024/NEWS07/141029861 A federal jury in Miami has awarded a one-armed security guard $35,922 in a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission discrimination case over his removal from his post after a customer complained about his disability. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:34:40 EST Donna Nadeau named COO of XL North America property/casualty insurance operations 20141024/NEWS04/141029862 XL Group P.L.C. has named Donna Nadeau chief operating officer of its North America property/casualty insurance business, the Dublin-based company said Friday. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:06:02 EST Oregon workers comp assessment rate steady at 6.2% for 2015 20141024/NEWS08/141029863 The Oregon Workers' Compensation Division said Wednesday that insurers will see no change to the current workers compensation assessment rate of 6.2% in 2015. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:24:38 EST Investments drive Berkley's strong third-quarter profit 20141024/NEWS04/141029864 W.R. Berkley Corp.'s net income for the third quarter of 2014 surged 37.6% over that of the same period in 2013 to $188.5 million, driven in part by strong investment results, the insurer reported. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:27:28 EST Northrop must face whistleblower anti-missile lawsuit 20141024/NEWS07/141029865 (Reuters) — A Chicago federal judge on Thursday rejected Northrop Grumman Corp.'s bid to dismiss a lawsuit by a former employee who accused the defense contractor of defrauding the U.S. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:59:10 EST