Business Insurance - Web News http://businessinsurance.com/section/news http://www.businessinsurance.com en-us Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:10:19 EST 10 OFF BEAT: In a word — or 37,931 words — it’s insurance http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140422/NEWS04/140429944 20140422/NEWS04/140429944 Et tu, exclusions? Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:02:19 EST Ford worker's disability bias, retaliation case over telecommuting reinstated http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140422/NEWS07/140429945 20140422/NEWS07/140429945 An appeals court has reinstated a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission disability discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed on behalf of a disabled Ford Motor Co. worker who was denied a telecommuting arrangement and terminated. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:46:53 EST Shannon Groeber joins Lockton global tech and privacy practice as senior vice president http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140422/NEWS07/140429946 20140422/NEWS07/140429946 Lockton Cos. L.L.C. has named Shannon Groeber as senior vice president of its global technology and privacy practice. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:03:39 EST TTD benefits end when workers are cleared to return to work: Miss. high court http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140422/NEWS08/140429947 20140422/NEWS08/140429947 The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled that temporary total disability workers compensation benefits end for injured workers when they are cleared to return to their previous employment, even if they haven't reached maximum medical improvement. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:44:48 EST Berkley Corp. first quarter net income up 45.5% over last year http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140422/NEWS04/140429948 20140422/NEWS04/140429948 W.R. Berkley Corp. posted $169.8 million in net income for the first quarter of 2014, an increase of 45.5% from the first quarter of last year. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:39:40 EST Louisiana workers comp costs higher than in most states: Study http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140422/NEWS08/140429949 20140422/NEWS08/140429949 Medical payments for injured workers in Louisiana were higher and growing faster than in most states, with payments per claim increasing more than 7% per year from 2006 to 2011, according to a study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:34:17 EST Managing general agencies remain strong source of direct premiums: Study http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140422/NEWS04/140429950 20140422/NEWS04/140429950 Insurers and managing general agencies are working together to created a more stable business model and a long-term favorable outlook for growth, says a study on MGAs released Tuesday. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:13:14 EST Quick congressional action urged on TRIA backstop renewal: Marsh http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140422/NEWS04/140429951 20140422/NEWS04/140429951 WASHINGTON — The potential economic consequences of failure to extend the federal terrorism insurance backstop program should be “an impetus for quick congressional action,” according to report released Tuesday by Marsh L.L.C. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:21:47 EST Many businesses hurt by Superstorm Sandy were uninsured or couldn't collect http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140422/NEWS05/140429952 20140422/NEWS05/140429952 Very few small and midsize businesses affected by Superstorm Sandy have been able to recover some portion of their financial losses through insurance, according to a new report by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:17:17 EST Medicare chief Jonathan Blum leaving Obama administration http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140422/NEWS03/140429954 20140422/NEWS03/140429954 The Obama administration's top Medicare official is stepping down from his post. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:35:34 EST