Business Insurance - Web News http://businessinsurance.com/section/news http://www.businessinsurance.com en-us Sat, 18 Apr 2015 15:18:58 EST 10 Laptop spyware class action reinstated http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150417/NEWS06/150419851 20150417/NEWS06/150419851 A U.S. appeals court has reinstated a putative class action lawsuit filed by a couple who said their rented computer had spyware that took pictures of them and the websites they visited, violating their privacy. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:08:42 EST U.S. calls for more oil train inspections, other safety measures http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150417/NEWS06/150419852 20150417/NEWS06/150419852 (Reuters) — Oil train operators must have detailed information on hand about the possible risks of their cargo in case of an accident and perform more thorough checks before moving on the tracks, U.S. transportation officials said on Friday. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:23:02 EST Alito steps into health reform contraception case http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150417/NEWS03/150419853 20150417/NEWS03/150419853 Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito has signed an order temporarily granting relief to a handful of Pennsylvania religious organizations from a lower court's decision that they must notify insurers of their intention not to provide birth control to... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:16:25 EST Health care law reinsurance fee to generate about $10 billion says HHS http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150417/NEWS03/150419854 20150417/NEWS03/150419854 A health care reform law-created program that imposes a fee on self-funded employers and other health care plan sponsors is expected to generate enough revenue to partially reimburse insurers — under earlier government set standards —... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:40:32 EST Tennessee comp insurer of last resort to get new administrator http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150417/NEWS08/150419858 20150417/NEWS08/150419858 The National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc. will serve as the plan administrator for Tennessee’s residual workers compensation market as of July 1, according to the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:01:13 EST Aspen, Starr venture to focus on international property cover http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150417/NEWS06/150419860 20150417/NEWS06/150419860 Aspen Insurance, part of Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd., and the Starr Cos. will form a vehicle to write international property insurance with a strong focus on European-headquartered industrial companies, Aspen said in a statement Friday. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:42:56 EST Hackers increasingly target banks and their employees, not customers http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150417/NEWS06/150419861 20150417/NEWS06/150419861 (Reuters) — Banks, rather than their customers, are increasingly the main target of online thieves, Europol director Rob Wainwright said on Friday in an interview. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:34:34 EST Sony Pictures condemns Wikileaks release of documents from hackers http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150417/NEWS06/150419862 20150417/NEWS06/150419862 (Reuters) — Sony Corp.’s Sony Pictures Entertainment objected to the online release by WikiLeaks on Thursday of a searchable database of more than 30,000 documents that were obtained by hackers in a massive cyber attack last year. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:19:31 EST Ex-Willis catastrophe bond chief joins rival http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150417/NEWS06/150419863 20150417/NEWS06/150419863 Reinsurance brokerage TigerRisk Partners L.L.C. named Tony Ursano as its president Friday. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:45:29 EST Arkansas workers comp rates to decrease http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150417/NEWS08/150419864 20150417/NEWS08/150419864 Arkansas employers will soon see workers compensation rate decreases in the voluntary and assigned-risk markets, the Arkansas Insurance Department said. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:26:50 EST