Business Insurance - _Brokers & Insurers http://businessinsurance.com/section/news04 http://www.businessinsurance.com en-us Thu, 5 Mar 2015 12:18:16 EST 10 US Assure names senior vice president of insurance operations http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150126/NEWS04/150129881 20150126/NEWS04/150129881 US Assure Inc., a construction and commercial insurance broker, has promoted Steve Bristow to its executive team as senior vice president of insurance operations. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:50:43 EST National General acquires health insurance managing general agent for $15 million http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150126/NEWS04/150129886 20150126/NEWS04/150129886 National General Holdings Corp. on Monday said it has acquired Lombard, Illinois-based health insurance managing general agent Healthcare Solutions Team Inc. for $15 million. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:45:31 EST Guy Carpenter named retrocession reinsurance broker for Flood Re http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150126/NEWS04/150129893 20150126/NEWS04/150129893 Guy Carpenter & Co. L.L.C. has been named the retrocession reinsurance brokerage for Flood Re, the reinsurance fund intended to offer coverage to homes in the United Kingdom that are the most vulnerable to flooding. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:57:42 EST PartnerRe, Axis Capital agree to $11 billion merger http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150126/NEWS04/150129894 20150126/NEWS04/150129894 Axis Capital Holdings Ltd. and PartnerRe Ltd. say they will merge to establish a specialty insurer and reinsurer with gross written premiums of more than $10 billion in a nearly $11 billion stock-swap deal. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:45:16 EST Willis promotes executives in China unit http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150123/NEWS04/150129911 20150123/NEWS04/150129911 Willis Group Holdings P.L.C. on Friday said it has promoted three senior executives in its Willis China unit, effective Jan. 26. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:00:20 EST International insurance groups promote microinsurance http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150122/NEWS04/150129939 20150122/NEWS04/150129939 A group of prominent insurers, reinsurers and brokers on Thursday said it has established a consortium to promote microinsurance ventures in developing countries. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:46:22 EST Willis, Miller to form specialty wholesale broker in London http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150122/NEWS04/150129942 20150122/NEWS04/150129942 Willis Group Holdings P.L.C. and Miller Insurance Services L.L.P. have reached an agreement to combine their respective wholesale businesses to form a London-based specialty wholesale insurance broking firm, Willis said Thursday. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:15:01 EST U.K. insurer capital won't rise under Solvency II rules http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150122/NEWS04/150129944 20150122/NEWS04/150129944 (Reuters) — European Union rules to keep insurance companies stable will not be an excuse for regulators to ramp up capital requirements for insurers in Britain, a senior Bank of England official said Thursday. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:37:18 EST Travelers profit rises as underwriting gains jump http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150122/NEWS04/150129945 20150122/NEWS04/150129945 (Reuters) — Property/casualty insurer Travelers Cos. Inc. reported a 5% rise in quarterly net profit, helped by higher underwriting gains and lower losses from natural disasters. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:25:28 EST AIG to acquire Irish health insurer http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150121/NEWS04/150129960 20150121/NEWS04/150129960 American International Group Inc. on Wednesday said it is acquiring Cork, Ireland-based health insurer Laya Healthcare Ltd. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:06:36 EST