Business Insurance - Web News http://businessinsurance.com/section/news http://www.businessinsurance.com en-us Sun, 5 Jul 2015 15:20:31 EST 10 Aetna's move to buy Humana may start trend http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150705/NEWS03/150709929 20150705/NEWS03/150709929 After weeks of maneuvering, consolidation among major health insurers began Friday, with Aetna Inc. announcing that it will buy rival Humana Inc. for $37 billion. Sun, 5 Jul 2015 06:00:00 EST More firms ban guns at work as violent outbreaks continue http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150705/NEWS06/150709942 20150705/NEWS06/150709942 Ride-sharing service Uber Technologies Inc. has joined a host of other companies banning guns amid rising business and workplace violence, but the effectiveness of such bans is being questioned. Sun, 5 Jul 2015 06:00:00 EST Overtime exemption updates fuel concerns http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150705/NEWS06/150709943 20150705/NEWS06/150709943 The U.S. Department of Labor may issue a final proposal that will change the highly litigated, so-called “white-collar exemptions” for overtime with respect to workers' duties without giving employers the opportunity to comment on the matter. Sun, 5 Jul 2015 06:00:00 EST Willis, Towers Watson combine forces to face new era http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150705/NEWS06/150709945 20150705/NEWS06/150709945 Willis Group Holdings P.L.C. and Towers Watson & Co. are betting that a merger of near-equals will set up a broker consultant entity that's greater than the sum of its parts. Sun, 5 Jul 2015 06:00:00 EST Employers rethink benefits after gay marriage ruling http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150705/NEWS03/307059983 20150705/NEWS03/307059983 The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide figures to affect employers' benefit strategies for years to come. Sun, 5 Jul 2015 06:00:00 EST Managing risk comes with accountability http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150705/NEWS06/307059984 20150705/NEWS06/307059984 Who owns risk? Sun, 5 Jul 2015 06:00:00 EST Workers comp attorney pay caps challenged http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150705/NEWS08/307059985 20150705/NEWS08/307059985 A pending Florida Supreme Court decision and state legislative efforts are putting new focus on how to fairly compensate workers compensation attorneys without inviting additional litigation and greatly increasing claim costs. Sun, 5 Jul 2015 06:00:00 EST Subsidy ruling cuts chances of ACA reforms http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150705/NEWS03/150709946 20150705/NEWS03/150709946 While last month's U.S. Sun, 5 Jul 2015 06:00:00 EST Ace's purchase of Chubb shifts industry dynamic http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150705/NEWS06/150709947 20150705/NEWS06/150709947 Ace Ltd.'s proposed $28.3 billion acquisition of Chubb Corp. plays to the strengths of both companies and will create a formidable international insurer, according to both the parties involved and market analysts. Sun, 5 Jul 2015 06:00:00 EST Buyer-friendly property market continues http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150705/NEWS06/307059986 20150705/NEWS06/307059986 It's a great time to buy commercial property insurance. Sun, 5 Jul 2015 06:00:00 EST