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XL Catlin launches global mergers and acquisitions insurance unit

By: Joyce Famakinwa

Published June 27, 2016 - 1:07pm CST

XL Catlin on Monday said it has formed a global mergers and acquisitions insurance division.

Another state approves Aetna acquisition of Humana

By: Thomson Reuters

Published June 27, 2016 - 11:55am CST

(Reuters) — Illinois has approved Aetna Inc.'s proposed $34 billion acquisition of Humana Inc. provided it is approved by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Aetna, Humana extend merger deadline

By: Shelby Livingston

Published June 24, 2016 - 4:47pm CST

The extension as seen as a sign that the health insurers likely underestimated the hurdles they would have to jump to close the deal.

5 things you need to know about 'Brexit'

Published June 24, 2016 - 12:40pm CST

Exit negotiations between British and E.U. officials, along with factors that could affect the London market, will need to be addressed.

The BI Top 10

Published June 24, 2016 - 10:45am CST

Concerns about Berkshire Hathaway comp policies and Disney's struggles after an alligator attack are among the top 10 most read features.

British exit and other politics

Published June 24, 2016 - 8:39am CST

From the British decision to leave the European Union to the latest GOP plan to roll back health care reform, politics take center stage in the Business Insurance week in pictures.

Regional insurance agency expands with purchase

By: Joyce Famakinwa

Published June 23, 2016 - 3:55pm CST

Cross Insurance has acquired Pittsfield, Massachusetts-based Bardwell, Bowlby & Karam Insurance Agency Inc.

Environmental specialists introduce M&A, pollution protection product

By: Joyce Famakinwa

Published June 23, 2016 - 3:38pm CST

Leland, Michigan-based Environmental Risk Managers Inc. said Thursday it has launched mergers, acquisition, and pollution protection to address exposures related to business and property transactions.

Fosun seeks OK to spin off Ironshore in IPO

By: Rob Lenihan

Published June 23, 2016 - 2:26pm CST

Shanghai-based Fosun International says that it is seeking approval for an initial public offering of Bermuda-based Ironshore.

Insurance commissioner urges DOJ to block Aetna-Humana deal

By: Thomson Reuters

Published June 23, 2016 - 1:26pm CST

(Reuters) — California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Thursday urged national antitrust regulators to block health insurer Aetna Inc.'s proposed $34 billion acquisition of Humana Inc.

Analysis suggests Anthem deal could raise health costs

By: Thomson Reuters

Published June 23, 2016 - 9:52am CST

(Reuters) — As questions mount over whether health insurer Anthem Inc.'s proposed $48 billion purchase of Cigna Corp. will win U.S. antitrust approval, an exclusive analysis produced for Reuters suggests the merger could lead to higher costs for large companies offering workplace medical benefits.

Senate Democrats ask DOJ to block health insurer mergers

By: Shelby Livingston

Published June 22, 2016 - 2:45pm CST

A group of Senate Democrats on Wednesday urged the Justice Department to block the proposed Aetna-Humana and Anthem-Cigna mergers, which would shrink the number of national health insurers to three from five.

Integro acquires equine and agriculture insurance agencies

By: Joyce Famakinwa

Published June 21, 2016 - 12:29pm CST

The broker says it has acquired Jerry Parks Equine Insurance Inc. and Parks Insurance Corp.

French insurer Axa sees lower earnings growth

By: Thomson Reuters

Published June 21, 2016 - 8:21am CST

(Reuters) — French insurer Axa S.A. on Tuesday set lower earnings growth expectations for the coming years in a strategic plan that incoming CEO Thomas Buberl has drawn up to cope with historically low interest rates.

Broker acquires professional liability agency

By: Joyce Famakinwa

Published June 20, 2016 - 3:03pm CST

Risk Strategies Co. has acquired Dallas-based McLaughlin Brunson Insurance Agency L.L.P., Risk Strategies said in a Monday statement.

California agency backs Aetna-Humana merger

By: Shelby Livingston

Published June 20, 2016 - 2:27pm CST

Department of Managed Health Care gives green light to planned $37 billion deal.

Accenture looks to Israel to boost cyber security

By: Thomson Reuters

Published June 20, 2016 - 11:00am CST

(Reuters) — Seeking to shore up the cyber security services it provides to customers, Accenture P.L.C has acquired an Israeli company and is establishing a research and development center in the country.

Antitrust regulators worry about Cigna-Anthem merger

By: Thomson Reuters

Published June 20, 2016 - 9:51am CST

Justice Department reportedly isn't sure the companies can offer enough concessions to maintain competition in the industry.

Property/casualty insurer acquires workers comp firm

By: Stephanie Goldberg

Published June 17, 2016 - 4:18pm CST

AmTrust Financial Services Inc. has acquired workers compensation solutions firm Total Program Management L.L.C., the New York-based property/casualty insurer said Thursday.

Zurich sells African insurer to rival

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published June 17, 2016 - 9:56am CST

Allianz S.E. has agreed to buy Zurich Insurance Group Ltd.’s Moroccan insurance business for €244 million ($347.9 million), Allianz announced Friday.

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.

California insurance commissioner wants Cigna-Anthem blocked

By: Thomson Reuters

Published June 16, 2016 - 1:44pm CST

State concerned premiums will rise if the deal goes through.

FTC appeals hospital merger loss

By: Lisa Schencker, Modern Healthcare

Published June 16, 2016 - 10:04am CST

A federal judge denied the FTC's request to temporarily stop a merger between Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

FTC loss in merger case could spur more hospital deals

By: Lisa Schencker, Modern Healthcare

Published June 15, 2016 - 10:02am CST

In second straight loss for agency, a federal judge refuses to stop a merger between Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

Ironshore lures Allied World mergers and acquisitions team

By: Joyce Famakinwa

Published June 14, 2016 - 5:24pm CST

Ironshore's team will be led by Navine K. Aggarwal, who was named head of mergers and acquisitions of the Americas.

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