Business Insurance - _Risk Management http://businessinsurance.com/section/news06 http://www.businessinsurance.com en-us Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:01:45 EST 10 Energy sector strives to cut silica exposure from fracking http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150329/NEWS06/303299983 20150329/NEWS06/303299983 Companies in the energy sector are working to get ahead of new federal rules to protect workers from inhaling crystalline silica, which is used in many industries, by improving processes and investing in new technologies. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:00:00 EST London market eyes insurance-linked securities to regain market share http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150329/NEWS06/303299984 20150329/NEWS06/303299984 The London reinsurance market, which has been hit by a shift of business to alternative risk transfer vehicles, could regain some of that lost ground by becoming a domicile for insurance-linked securities. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:00:00 EST Gender bias lawsuits target white-collar companies http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150329/NEWS06/303299985 20150329/NEWS06/303299985 The “good old boy'' corporate culture at white-collar firms could allow gender discrimination to continue to flourish, despite employers' efforts to alleviate it. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:00:00 EST Congress seeks solutions on cyber risk that include insurance http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150329/NEWS06/303299988 20150329/NEWS06/303299988 Following a year of several widespread cyber breach incidents, Congress is poised to encourage the insurance industry to take a lead role in bolstering cyber security. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:00:00 EST Cyber insurance uptake lags amongst U.K. firms http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150329/NEWS06/150329843 20150329/NEWS06/150329843 U.K. buyers often have very different concerns than U.S. buyers when it comes to transferring cyber risks to insurance, an issue that insurers, brokers, buyers and the U.K. government are looking to rectify. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:00:00 EST U.S. reinsurers report growth in competitive market http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150329/NEWS06/303299989 20150329/NEWS06/303299989 National Indemnity Co. drove a 78.4% increase in net written premiums among 18 U.S. reinsurers in 2014. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:00:00 EST Supreme Court's UPS ruling widens scope of accommodating pregnant workers http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150329/NEWS06/150329845 20150329/NEWS06/150329845 The U.S. Supreme Court's revival of a part-time worker's pregnancy discrimination suit against UPS puts employers on notice that they should review their light-duty programs with respect to pregnant women. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:00:00 EST Property/casualty insurer results benefitted from calm 2014 http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150329/NEWS06/303299990 20150329/NEWS06/303299990 Stable is the best way to describe commercial property/casualty insurers' performance during 2014. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:00:00 EST Property/casualty rates becoming less volatile http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150329/NEWS06/303299991 20150329/NEWS06/303299991 While industry observers say rate increases for commercial property/casualty insurance are getting smaller or even flattening, that doesn't mean a true soft market is likely this year. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:00:00 EST Acquisitions, better economy drive revenue growth at large brokers http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150329/NEWS06/303299993 20150329/NEWS06/303299993 The largest publicly traded insurance brokers posted modest organic growth in 2014 as a slowly improving U.S. economy helped offset ongoing soft insurance rates amid an active year for mergers and acquisitions. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:00:00 EST