Business Insurance - Web News http://businessinsurance.com/section/news http://www.businessinsurance.com en-us Fri, 4 Sep 2015 15:35:49 EST 10 Business group lobbies against health care out-of-pocket rule change http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150904/NEWS03/150909864 20150904/NEWS03/150909864 An employer coalition is asking federal regulators to withdraw, or at least delay, a new health care reform law rule that places limits on how much in out-of-pocket expenses employers with high-deductible plans can require employees to pay. Fri, 4 Sep 2015 14:58:03 EST Health insurer mega-mergers may trigger more deals http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150904/NEWS03/150909868 20150904/NEWS03/150909868 Several factors, including the potential for increased bargaining clout in negotiating with medical providers, are driving the wave of mega-health insurer mergers — and could result in further market consolidation as other companies try to keep up,... Fri, 4 Sep 2015 14:09:24 EST Seprafilm maker settles federal lawsuit for $32.5 million http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150904/NEWS06/150909881 20150904/NEWS06/150909881 Biotechnology firm Genzyme Corp. will pay $32.5 million to resolve criminal charges with regard to the allegedly unlawful distribution of a surgical device it markets and promotes, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Fri, 4 Sep 2015 13:17:53 EST EEOC case over restaurant's mandatory arbitration policy can proceed http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150904/NEWS06/150909882 20150904/NEWS06/150909882 A federal judge has refused to dismiss a claim filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against a restaurant chain over the issue of its requirement that job applicants sign mandatory arbitration agreements. Fri, 4 Sep 2015 13:05:48 EST Ex-MLB ump who settled med mal suit no longer eligible for workers comp http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150904/NEWS08/150909884 20150904/NEWS08/150909884 A former Major League Baseball umpire does not have the right to continue receiving workers compensation benefits after settling a medical malpractice lawsuit, a New York appeals court said. Fri, 4 Sep 2015 11:05:24 EST Wilmington Trust fraud lawsuit is now a class action http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150904/NEWS06/150909885 20150904/NEWS06/150909885 (Reuters) — Former Wilmington Trust Co. shareholders may pursue their securities fraud lawsuit over mounting loan losses that led to the company's discounted sale to M&T Bank Corp. as a class action, a Delaware federal judge ruled Thursday. Fri, 4 Sep 2015 10:59:10 EST Oklahoma's comp rate cut marks third decrease in a row http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150904/NEWS08/150909886 20150904/NEWS08/150909886 Oklahoma businesses will see a 14.8% cut in workers compensation loss cost rates as of Jan. 1, 2016, the Oklahoma Insurance Department said Thursday. Fri, 4 Sep 2015 10:39:38 EST Uber to pay workers comp fund for drivers it had classified as contractors http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150904/NEWS08/150909887 20150904/NEWS08/150909887 Uber Technologies Inc. has agreed to pay $77,925 to Alaska's workers compensation fund after the state workers comp division accused the ride-sharing company of misclassifying its drivers as independent contractors, the state labor department said. Fri, 4 Sep 2015 10:35:41 EST Detroit Three show interest in UAW health care overhaul idea http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150904/NEWS03/150909889 20150904/NEWS03/150909889 (Reuters) — The Detroit Three automakers are showing increased interest in the United Auto Workers union’s proposal that they pool their health care systems, a sign that contract talks between the union and manufacturers are down to the... Fri, 4 Sep 2015 09:55:37 EST HHS targets discrimination based on sex, gender identity http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150904/NEWS03/150909890 20150904/NEWS03/150909890 HHS proposed on Thursday to ban discrimination against transgender people throughout the health care system, carrying out anti-bias provisions in the Affordable Care Act. Fri, 4 Sep 2015 09:30:23 EST