Business Insurance - _Mid-Market Executive en-us Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:17:17 EST 10 Mid-market companies plan to increase data security spending: Survey 20140919/NEWS05/140919826 Recent data breaches involving high-profile companies such as Target Corp. and Home Depot Inc. are having an effect on how much middle-market companies spend on data security, with most planning to increase spending, a new survey reveals. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:46:45 EST Mid-market consultant Benefits Resource joins Digital Benefits Advisors 20140917/NEWS05/140919867 Atlanta-based Digital Benefits Advisors on Wednesday said it has added Benefits Resource L.L.C., an Aliso Viejo, California-based consultant, to its nationwide network of employee benefits-only service providers. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:58:08 EST Integro adds middle-market expertise with two broker hires 20140915/NEWS05/140919921 Integro Ltd. is bolstering its middle-market practice with the addition of two experienced brokers focused on its operations in New York and New Jersey. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:10:59 EST Mid-market companies must plan and strategize before managing risks abroad 20140914/NEWS05/309149981 A midsize company must set its international strategy and mine its resources before deciding how to manage its risks when expanding abroad. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 06:00:00 EST Former New York Mets executive sues team owner for pregnancy discrimination 20140911/NEWS05/140919957 A former New York Mets executive says one of the team’s co-owners routinely harassed, humiliated and eventually fired her because he objected to her being pregnant and unmarried, according to a federal lawsuit. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:45:39 EST Gallagher captive manager Artex discloses it's subject to IRS probe 20140910/NEWS05/140919978 Artex Risk Solutions Inc. has confirmed that it is involved in an Internal Revenue Service probe into captive insurers formed under 831(b) of the Internal Revenue Code. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:21:13 EST Larger buyers slow to adopt electronic insurance placement 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 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 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 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