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Brazilian corruption probes, bankruptcies spawn D&O boom

By: Thomson Reuters

Published August 08, 2016 - 10:23am CST

(Reuters) — Insurers who sell policies limiting executives’ liability from lawsuits have seen a surge in business thanks to a sprawling Brazilian corruption probe involving state-controlled Petroleo Brasileiro SA and a rash of corporate bankruptcies.

Employees on the front lines of protecting critical data

By: Rob Lenihan

Published August 07, 2016 - 12:01am CST

Companies spend millions keeping hackers out of their systems, but just one nasty phish can devour that hard-earned money.

Cyber extortion risks increase as threats grow more sophisticated

By: Douglas McLeod

Published August 07, 2016 - 12:01am CST

Cyber extortion is a growing threat across industries, and particularly health care organizations, as criminals cast their nets wider using increasingly sophisticated malicious code.

Marsh offers access to pre-approved legal panel

By: Joyce Famakinwa

Published August 04, 2016 - 10:19am CST

Marsh L.L.C. on Thursday said it has launched an endorsement that makes it easier for asset managers to access legal counsel.

Experience at sea is best safety training

By: Sarah Veysey

Published July 31, 2016 - 12:01am CST

A perceived overreliance by some ships' crews on technology and a lack of crew experience is leading to safety concerns in the maritime industry, experts say.

The BI Top 10

Published July 29, 2016 - 12:01am CST

Executive moves at Marsh L.L.C. and pregnancy bias claims against Brown & Brown are among Business Insurance's 10 most read features.

JLT Re snags Marsh exec to business development role

By: Joyce Famakinwa

Published July 28, 2016 - 12:31pm CST

Jardine Lloyd Thompson's reinsurance arm has named Pete Chandler executive vice president and managing broker.

Marsh & McLennan posts higher revenue, profit

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published July 28, 2016 - 12:25pm CST

Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc. posted $3.38 billion in revenue in the second quarter of this year, a 4.7% increase from that of the same period a year earlier, Marsh & McLennan announced Thursday.

Marsh appoints U.S., Canada president, shuffles execs

By: Rob Lenihan

Published July 22, 2016 - 11:47am CST

The broker says that Martin South will head its U.S. and Canada business division and that it would realign some international units.

The BI Top 10

Published July 22, 2016 - 9:28am CST

The Justice Department's move to block health insurer mergers, confirmed Thursday, is among Business Insurance's top 10 most read features.

Getting employees back to work from nonwork injuries

By: Donna Mahoney

Published July 21, 2016 - 2:51pm CST

Some firms are using workers comp strategies to get injured workers who are out on short-term disability back to worker faster.

Working to prevent workplace violence

Published July 17, 2016 - 12:00am CST

Recent violent incidents highlight the need for employers to protect their workers from potential threats.

Top 10 brokers

Published July 17, 2016 - 12:01am CST

These are the Top 10 insurance brokers in the 2016 rankings by Business Insurance.

Top insurance brokers: Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc.

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published July 17, 2016 - 12:01am CST

Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc. enjoyed another profitable year in 2015 despite a challenging economy.

The BI Top 10

Published July 08, 2016 - 10:22am CST

A dispute over TV show production delays and massive payouts for health insurers lead Business Insurance's top 10 most read features.

Marsh appoints vice chairman of global placement

By: Sarah Veysey

Published July 06, 2016 - 9:37am CST

Jeremy Cooke has been appointed to the new position of vice chairman of global placement at Marsh L.L.C., the insurance brokerage arm of Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc., the company announced Wednesday.

Competitive market favors workers comp buyers

By: Stephanie Goldberg

Published July 03, 2016 - 12:01am CST

Many employers renewing their workers comp coverage at midyear are benefiting from increased insurer competition.

Federal backstop drives more captives to terror market

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published July 01, 2016 - 11:53am CST

The number of Marsh-managed captives actively accessing TRIPRA rose 17%, to 109 in 2015 from 93 in 2014, report shows.

Terrorism insurance takeup rates going up again

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published June 29, 2016 - 1:47pm CST

The takeup rate for terrorism coverage in property insurance policies increased to 61% in 2015, according to a report released Wednesday by Marsh L.L.C.

Marsh & McLennan unit opens new actuarial office

By: Joyce Famakinwa

Published June 28, 2016 - 1:39pm CST

The actuarial practice of Oliver Wyman Group said Tuesday that it has opened a Dallas-based office, its second in Texas.

British vote to leave E.U. creates confusion for insurers

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published June 24, 2016 - 9:23am CST

Some are concerned that Britain's exit vote could make it difficult for U.K. insurers to write business throughout the European Union.

Marsh introduces excess capacity facility

By: Sarah Veysey

Published June 22, 2016 - 11:30am CST

Marsh L.L.C. has launched an excess facility for all classes of management liability insurance.

Florida nightclub shooting

Published June 17, 2016 - 12:01am CST

The mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, and the security issues arising from it are among the Business Insurance week in pictures.

The BI Top 10

Published June 17, 2016 - 12:01am CST

Marsh severance benefits dispute and health savings account business exits are among Business Insurance's top 10 most read features.

Appeals court denies former Marsh execs severance benefits

By: Judy Greenwald

Published June 16, 2016 - 1:54pm CST

Marsh & McLennan denied severance pay for two former executives who refused to cooperate in a 2004 bid-rigging investigation.

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