Business Insurance - Web News http://businessinsurance.com/section/news http://www.businessinsurance.com en-us Sat, 25 Jun 2016 09:08:20 EST 10 Aetna, Humana extend merger deadline http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160624/NEWS03/160629864 20160624/NEWS03/160629864 Aetna Inc. and Humana Inc. said Friday that they have extended the end date of their merger agreement by six months, a sign that the health insurers likely underestimated the hurdles they would have to jump to close the deal. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:47:41 EST Ergonomics professionals seek shift to risk-based data http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160624/NEWS08/160629865 20160624/NEWS08/160629865 The success of ergonomics programs is measured by lagging indicators such as incident rates, but ergonomics professionals would like to see an evolution toward the use of leading indicators, according to a study by Aon Risk Solutions. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:58:37 EST European insurance snapshot http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160624/NEWS06/160629866 20160624/NEWS06/160629866 The United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union is expected to reverberate through the insurance markets. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:14:10 EST Flood losses lower than expected http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160624/NEWS06/160629867 20160624/NEWS06/160629867 Flood damage in the United Kingdom in the three-week period from late December to early January caused a total of 538 million ($772.5 million) in insured property market loss. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:08:50 EST British E.U. exit opens global regulatory uncertainties http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160624/NEWS06/160629868 20160624/NEWS06/160629868 International insurance and reinsurance observers say the so-called Brexit vote presents challenges and opportunities for non-British underwriters. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:27:26 EST 5 things you need to know about 'Brexit' http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160624/NEWS06/160629869 20160624/NEWS06/160629869 Exit negotiations between British and E.U. officials, along with factors that could affect the London market, will need to be addressed. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:40:53 EST Co-op joins insurers suing U.S. over ACA reimbursements http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160624/NEWS03/160629870 20160624/NEWS03/160629870 Illinois health insurance cooperative Land of Lincoln Mutual Health Insurance Co. has become the latest in a string of health insurers to sue the United States over unpaid funds owed to them under the health care law. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:09:05 EST SupercalifragilBREXIT ... ! http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160624/NEWS06/160629871 20160624/NEWS06/160629871 The winds of change have hit the United Kingdom on its vote to leave the European Union. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:56:08 EST The BI Top 10 http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160624/NEWS06/160629873 20160624/NEWS06/160629873 Concerns about Berkshire Hathaway comp policies and Disney's struggles after an alligator attack are among the top 10 most read features. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:45:48 EST British vote to leave E.U. creates confusion for insurers http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160624/NEWS06/160629874 20160624/NEWS06/160629874 Some are concerned that Britain's exit vote could make it difficult for U.K. insurers to write business throughout the European Union. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:23:12 EST