Business Insurance - _Mid-Market Executive http://businessinsurance.com/section/news05 http://www.businessinsurance.com en-us Tue, 2 Sep 2014 06:04:37 EST 10 Larger buyers slow to adopt electronic insurance placement http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140831/NEWS05/308319996 20140831/NEWS05/308319996 While placing commercial insurance electronically has the potential to benefit the buyer and the seller, it has yet to gain widespread acceptance and even faces some resistance. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 06:00:00 EST Electronic platforms linking brokers and insurers common http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140831/NEWS05/308319997 20140831/NEWS05/308319997 While the direct sale of commercial insurance through online channels remains limited, using online platforms to link insurance intermediaries and insurers has become commonplace. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 06:00:00 EST OFF BEAT: Adjuster who drove her way out of a job winds up with settlement http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140820/NEWS05/140829986 20140820/NEWS05/140829986 Even when a loss assessor contributes to losses for the insurer she works for it’s apparently not sufficient grounds in Ireland to fire her. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:19:37 EST Brokers should assess how buyouts will affect the way they service clients http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140817/NEWS05/308179988 20140817/NEWS05/308179988 When mid-market insurance brokers are acquired by larger competitors, maintaining the client relationships they've spent years developing demands an open dialogue between producers and insurance purchasers about their respective post-sale expectations. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 06:00:00 EST Risk Management Associates happy with broker's acquisition transition process http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140817/NEWS05/308179989 20140817/NEWS05/308179989 Hands-on placement and advisory services factor in why security firm Risk Management Associates Inc. chose employee health benefits broker and consultant in 2007. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 06:00:00 EST Silicon Valley startup launches self-insurance option for smaller firms http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140812/NEWS05/140819960 20140812/NEWS05/140819960 (Reuters) — The founders of Collective Health, a Silicon Valley startup, say they can help employers save money by self-insuring rather than paying premiums to a health insurance company. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:18:23 EST Alliant's ProQuest launches entertainment practice http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140812/NEWS05/140819962 20140812/NEWS05/140819962 Newport Beach, California-based Alliant Insurance Services Inc.’s ProQuest division has launched an entertainment practice to provide targeted insurance and risk management services to law firms in the entertainment field. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:08:17 EST Gallagher acquires Denver-based benefits consultant Denman http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140806/NEWS05/140809886 20140806/NEWS05/140809886 Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. on Wednesday said it has acquired Denman Consulting Services Inc., a Denver-based employee benefits consulting firm. Wed, 6 Aug 2014 15:59:26 EST Insurance broker Hilb acquires Kentucky-based Martin Agency http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140805/NEWS05/140809925 20140805/NEWS05/140809925 Independent insurance brokerage The Hilb Group L.L.C. has acquired Danville, Kentucky-based brokerage The Martin Agency Inc., Richmond, Virginia-based Hilb said Tuesday. Tue, 5 Aug 2014 13:40:16 EST Cell captive insurers offer mid-size firms alternate coverage for tough risks http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140803/NEWS05/308039989 20140803/NEWS05/308039989 Mid-market companies with difficult-to-place or expensive risks have another viable option to standard insurance: placing those risks in a cell captive insurer. Sun, 3 Aug 2014 06:00:00 EST