Business Insurance - Web News http://businessinsurance.com/section/news http://www.businessinsurance.com en-us Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:17:54 EST 10 Federal health exchange enrollment reaches 7.3 million http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150128/NEWS03/150129817 20150128/NEWS03/150129817 Nearly 7.3 million individuals signed up for health insurance plans through the federal exchange during the first 10 weeks of the 2015 open enrollment season, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported Wednesday. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:38:33 EST Employers to see lower workers comp rates in Delaware http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150128/NEWS08/150129821 20150128/NEWS08/150129821 An 11.5% decrease in Delaware voluntary workers compensation rates has been approved based on a recommendation from the Delaware Compensation Rating Bureau. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:52:37 EST Wireless carrier settles deceptive ad allegations http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150128/NEWS06/150129822 20150128/NEWS06/150129822 (Reuters) — TracFone Wireless Inc., owned by America Movil S.A.B. de C.V. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:19:04 EST Many wellness programs improve worker health, lower costs http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150128/NEWS03/150129823 20150128/NEWS03/150129823 More employers believe their workplace wellness programs have had a positive effect on their employees' health and reduced health care costs, but fewer are calculating their programs' total return on investment, according to new survey data. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:15:12 EST Kmart paying $102,000 for not hiring kidney patient http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150128/NEWS06/150129824 20150128/NEWS06/150129824 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has reached a $102,048 settlement with Kmart Corp. over its drug screening policy with regard to an applicant with kidney disease, which is the third such suit it has settled. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:43:39 EST Marsh explains the new reality of risk in the commercial market http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150128/NEWS06/150129825 20150128/NEWS06/150129825 The commercial property insurance market appears likely to continue softening in the first quarter of this year, according to the head of Marsh L.L.C.’s property practice. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:25:31 EST Veterans' exemption from employer mandate OK'd by Senate committee http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150128/NEWS03/150129827 20150128/NEWS03/150129827 More small employers would be shielded from a health care reform law provision that requires employers to offer coverage or be liable for a stiff financial penalty under legislation approved Wednesday by the Senate Finance Committee. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:01:47 EST Big insurer groups push Senate on cyber security bill http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150128/NEWS06/150129828 20150128/NEWS06/150129828 Thirty-five organizations, including big insurance trade groups, have sent a letter to the U.S. Senate urging the quick passage of a cyber security information-sharing bill that also offers them a safe harbor against frivolous lawsuits. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:44:08 EST Linux makers release patch to thwart new 'Ghost' cyber threat http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150128/NEWS06/150129830 20150128/NEWS06/150129830 (Reuters) — Red Hat Inc. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:44:40 EST Health reform law clear on allowing subsidies, Obama administration says http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150128/NEWS03/150129831 20150128/NEWS03/150129831 The nation's health care reform law is clear in allowing Americans in all states to get insurance premium tax credits as Congress intended, the Obama administration argues in its main brief filed with the Supreme Court in the widely watched King v. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:34:45 EST