Business Insurance - Web News http://businessinsurance.com/section/news http://www.businessinsurance.com en-us Sun, 30 Aug 2015 10:22:17 EST 10 401(k) participants move out of equities http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150830/NEWS03/308309974 20150830/NEWS03/308309974 After initial panic following steep declines in the equity markets last week, 401(k) plan participants' trading activity eased. Sun, 30 Aug 2015 06:00:00 EST Policyholder keeps coverage despite merger http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150830/NEWS06/308309975 20150830/NEWS06/308309975 The California Supreme Court's ruling that transferring insurance coverage in a corporate merger or acquisition does not require the insurer's consent looks to make the state more attractive to businesses. Sun, 30 Aug 2015 06:00:00 EST Pension funds ride out wild stock market swings http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150830/NEWS03/308309976 20150830/NEWS03/308309976 Equity market volatility triggered by investor concerns about China's economy also raised pension funding worries last week, but today's situation is different than that of the Great Recession. Sun, 30 Aug 2015 06:00:00 EST Ontario mulls workers comp reforms http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150830/NEWS08/308309977 20150830/NEWS08/308309977 Ontario regulators' proposal to change the way employers' premiums are set as part of a revamp of the province's workers compensation system is getting some industry support. Sun, 30 Aug 2015 06:00:00 EST 'Alternative' capital closer to mainstream http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150830/NEWS06/308309978 20150830/NEWS06/308309978 Rather than diverging, catastrophe bonds and other insurance-linked securities are becoming more like traditional reinsurance. Sun, 30 Aug 2015 06:00:00 EST China port explosion to drive up insurance costs http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150830/NEWS06/308309979 20150830/NEWS06/308309979 Two explosions at the Chinese port of Tianjin, used by more than half of the Fortune 500 as the world's third-largest port, likely will result in higher property insurance rates due to losses already in the billions of dollars. Sun, 30 Aug 2015 06:00:00 EST Wellness programs offer a good night's sleep http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150830/NEWS03/308309980 20150830/NEWS03/308309980 Employers are waking up to the benefits of helping employees get enough sleep. Sun, 30 Aug 2015 06:00:00 EST Zurich poised to expand in U.K. with proposed bid for rival http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150830/NEWS06/308309981 20150830/NEWS06/308309981 Zurich Insurance Group Ltd.'s tentative bid could spark competing offers for RSA Insurance Group P.L.C. and, should Zurich ultimately be successful, result in the sell-off of some of RSA's business to improve the deal's total cost. Sun, 30 Aug 2015 06:00:00 EST Public sector wellness efforts scrutinized http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150830/NEWS03/308309982 20150830/NEWS03/308309982 Despite the unique financial and operational challenges inherent to the public sector, local governments have enjoyed considerable success in designing and implementing effective employee wellness programs. Sun, 30 Aug 2015 06:00:00 EST Wellness incentives pay for themselves http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150830/NEWS03/308309983 20150830/NEWS03/308309983 Annual group health care costs in southeastern Ohio's Montgomery County reached an average of $13,236 per plan member in 2010 — 44% higher than the national average — and were projected to exceed $29,000 in the coming plan year. Sun, 30 Aug 2015 06:00:00 EST