Business Insurance - _Mid-Market Executive http://businessinsurance.com/section/news05 http://www.businessinsurance.com en-us Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:11:24 EST 10 Judge rejects NCAA's gender argument in college athletes' likeness rights suit http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140417/NEWS05/140419853 20140417/NEWS05/140419853 The NCAA cannot justify its policy against paying student-athletes for the licensed use of their likenesses for broadcasts and merchandising by arguing that the policy ultimately supports women's college athletic programs, a federal judge ruled last week. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:27:53 EST Primary care provider role exposes nurse practitioners to malpractice risks http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140413/NEWS05/304139997 20140413/NEWS05/304139997 As nurse practitioners assume greater responsibility for providing primary care, they also are becoming more vulnerable to medical malpractice exposures. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 06:00:00 EST Lawsuits against nurses could lead to higher professional liability rates http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140413/NEWS05/304139998 20140413/NEWS05/304139998 Insurance industry observers say the trend of increasing payments to indemnify nurse practitioners when they are sued could lead to higher professional liability insurance rates. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 06:00:00 EST Lululemon prevails in lawsuits over yoga pants recall http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140404/NEWS05/140409886 20140404/NEWS05/140409886 (Reuters) — A lawsuit accusing Lululemon Athletica Inc. of defrauding shareholders by hiding defects in its yoga pants that led to a costly recall should be dismissed, a U.S. judge has concluded. Fri, 4 Apr 2014 11:24:58 EST Mozilla CEO resigns, opposition to gay marriage drew fire http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140404/NEWS05/140409892 20140404/NEWS05/140409892 (Reuters) — Mozilla Chief Executive Brendan Eich has stepped down, the company said Thursday, after an online dating service urged a boycott of the company's Web browser because of a donation Mr. Eich made to opponents of gay marriage. Fri, 4 Apr 2014 11:01:02 EST OSHA fines real estate developer over $2.3M for asbestos, lead violations http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140403/NEWS05/140409918 20140403/NEWS05/140409918 A Wingdale, N.Y.-based real estate development and management company faces more than $2.3 million in fines for knowingly exposing employees and contractors to asbestos and lead hazards. Thu, 3 Apr 2014 13:17:01 EST Hancock selling property/casualty, benefits business to AssuredPartners http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140402/NEWS05/140409939 20140402/NEWS05/140409939 Hancock Holding Co., the Gulfport, Miss.-based parent company of Hancock Insurance Agency and Whitney Insurance Agency, said it has agreed to sell its property/casualty and group benefits books of business to broker AssuredPartners Inc. Wed, 2 Apr 2014 14:33:39 EST Segal Group expands health care exchange offerings for retirees http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140402/NEWS05/140409943 20140402/NEWS05/140409943 The Segal Group Inc. on Wednesday said it has expanded its retiree health services offerings for organizations interested in a private health care exchange platform for Medicare-eligible retirees. Wed, 2 Apr 2014 13:56:40 EST Predictive models should be used to identify effective intervention strategies http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140330/NEWS05/303309990 20140330/NEWS05/303309990 While third-party administrators tout predictive models' ability to reduce workers comp costs, experts say employers should weigh whether such models can go beyond predicting claim outcomes and identify effective intervention strategies. Sun, 30 Mar 2014 06:00:00 EST Predictive models that can make cost-saving recommendations are future goal http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140330/NEWS05/303309991 20140330/NEWS05/303309991 Third-party administrators are still in the process of developing predictive model technology that takes claim information and makes cost-saving recommendations. Sun, 30 Mar 2014 06:00:00 EST