Business Insurance - Web News http://businessinsurance.com/section/news http://www.businessinsurance.com en-us Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:44:55 EST 10 Global pandemic model expanded http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160725/NEWS06/160729898 20160725/NEWS06/160729898 AIR Worldwide said on Monday that it has expanded its Global Pandemic Model to include additional diseases. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:45:04 EST Specialty insurer appoints chief commercial officer http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160725/NEWS06/160729899 20160725/NEWS06/160729899 Insurer and reinsurer Sompo Canopius A.G. on Monday named Paul Kedney chief commercial officer, a newly created role. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:41:12 EST Judge bans Uber's use of background checks http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160725/NEWS06/160729901 20160725/NEWS06/160729901 (Reuters) — A federal judge on Monday banned Uber Technologies from using information obtained by an investigative firm in a background check of a plaintiff. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:05:12 EST E.U. working with consumer groups to pressure VW for compensation http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160725/NEWS06/160729900 20160725/NEWS06/160729900 (Reuters) — Europe's Commissioner for Justice is working with E.U. consumer groups to pressure Volkswagen A.G. to compensate clients in Europe as it has in the United States over the diesel emissions scandal. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:00:12 EST Insurer to acquire remaining shares of subsidiary http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160725/NEWS06/160729902 20160725/NEWS06/160729902 National Interstate Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement with Great American Insurance Co. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:49:38 EST Lloyd's insurer may establish E.U. arm to weather Brexit http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160725/NEWS06/160729903 20160725/NEWS06/160729903 Reuters — Lloyd's of London underwriter Hiscox Ltd. said it would consider setting up an E.U.-based insurance company to weather the possible effect of Britain's decision to leave the European Union, sending its shares to an all-time high. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:51:31 EST Clinton VP pick Kaine backs improving and expanding the ACA http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160725/NEWS03/160729904 20160725/NEWS03/160729904 The man selected by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as her vice presidential running mate is a strong ally of Clinton's in her push for improving the Affordable Care Act and expanding Medicaid to more states. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:32:46 EST Retirement security at top of wish lists for next president http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160725/NEWS03/160729905 20160725/NEWS03/160729905 Whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump wins, retirement issues should be on the president's desk. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:20:24 EST Floods cause $2.4 billion in economic losses http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160725/NEWS09/160729906 20160725/NEWS09/160729906 The civil affairs bureau of China's Hebei Province has said that heavy downpours and flooding in in the province has killed 114 people and caused direct economic losses of more than 16 billion Chinese yuan ($2.4 billion), Xinhua reported. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:32:25 EST Recent bank hacks raise fears for financial industry http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160725/NEWS09/160729907 20160725/NEWS09/160729907 A series of recent cyber attacks against global banks has heightened fears in the financial sector, which is becoming an increasingly attractive target for hackers, reported Mint citing Agence France-Presse. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:31:26 EST