Business Insurance - Web News http://businessinsurance.com/section/news http://www.businessinsurance.com en-us Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:21:23 EST 10 Energy sector strives to cut silica exposure from fracking http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150329/NEWS06/303299983 20150329/NEWS06/303299983 Companies in the energy sector are working to get ahead of new federal rules to protect workers from inhaling crystalline silica, which is used in many industries, by improving processes and investing in new technologies. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:00:00 EST London market eyes insurance-linked securities to regain market share http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150329/NEWS06/303299984 20150329/NEWS06/303299984 The London reinsurance market, which has been hit by a shift of business to alternative risk transfer vehicles, could regain some of that lost ground by becoming a domicile for insurance-linked securities. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:00:00 EST Gender bias lawsuits target white-collar companies http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150329/NEWS06/303299985 20150329/NEWS06/303299985 The “good old boy'' corporate culture at white-collar firms could allow gender discrimination to continue to flourish, despite employers' efforts to alleviate it. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:00:00 EST States strive to fill loopholes in rules on prescription drug repackaging http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150329/NEWS08/303299986 20150329/NEWS08/303299986 State efforts to restrict prices for physician-dispensed prescriptions have helped lower drug spending for workers compensation claims, but experts say future reforms likely will need to limit or ban physician dispensing in order to prevent prices from... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:00:00 EST Overlooking high-deductible health plan rule could cost employers http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150329/NEWS03/303299987 20150329/NEWS03/303299987 Recent federal regulatory health care reform law guidance will require many employers with high-deductible health care plans to redesign those plans to reduce claim costs picked up by employees with family coverage. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:00:00 EST Congress seeks solutions on cyber risk that include insurance http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150329/NEWS06/303299988 20150329/NEWS06/303299988 Following a year of several widespread cyber breach incidents, Congress is poised to encourage the insurance industry to take a lead role in bolstering cyber security. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:00:00 EST Cyber insurance uptake lags amongst U.K. firms http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150329/NEWS06/150329843 20150329/NEWS06/150329843 U.K. buyers often have very different concerns than U.S. buyers when it comes to transferring cyber risks to insurance, an issue that insurers, brokers, buyers and the U.K. government are looking to rectify. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:00:00 EST U.S. reinsurers report growth in competitive market http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150329/NEWS06/303299989 20150329/NEWS06/303299989 National Indemnity Co. drove a 78.4% increase in net written premiums among 18 U.S. reinsurers in 2014. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:00:00 EST Job climate a factor in worker health, productivity http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150329/NEWS03/150329844 20150329/NEWS03/150329844 SAN FRANCISCO — Employees working in poor job climates are more than twice as likely to miss work due to common ailments, but embracing all factors in an employee’s well-being is twice as effective in curbing productivity losses — an... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:00:00 EST Supreme Court's UPS ruling widens scope of accommodating pregnant workers http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150329/NEWS06/150329845 20150329/NEWS06/150329845 The U.S. Supreme Court's revival of a part-time worker's pregnancy discrimination suit against UPS puts employers on notice that they should review their light-duty programs with respect to pregnant women. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:00:00 EST