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Hartford realigns senior leadership

By: Kate Shepherd

Published July 30, 2014 - 12:04pm CST

The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. has announced a realignment of its senior leadership positions.

PBGC takes over pension plan sponsored by estate of Victor Posner

By: Jerry Geisel

Published July 29, 2014 - 12:18pm CST

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. is taking over and terminating the underfunded pension plan sponsored by the estate of one-time businessman and corporate raider Victor Posner.

OFF BEAT: Apparel maker has ‘Duck Dynasty’ camo in its sights

Published July 25, 2014 - 1:46pm CST

A Florida apparel manufacturer is taking aim at a line of camouflaged T-shirts from the once-popular reality TV series “Duck Dynasty.”

Insurance specialist law firm Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck adds partners

By: Kate Shepherd

Published July 25, 2014 - 11:18am CST

Insurance specialist law firm Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck L.L.P., based in Woodbury, New York, on Thursday said it has added two partners to its staff.

Colorado insurance exchange CEO jumps to Cigna

By: Bob Herman, Modern Healthcare

Published July 25, 2014 - 9:04am CST

Patty Fontneau, CEO of Connect for Health Colorado, will leave her position at the state's health insurance exchange in mid-August to become president of Cigna Corp.'s private exchange business.

Facebook's Zuckerberg to testify at N.Y. forgery trial: Prosecutors

Published July 23, 2014 - 2:46pm CST

(Reuters) — The government will call Mark Zuckerberg to testify against an upstate New York man accused of trying to cheat the billionaire founder of Facebook Inc. out of half his stake in the social media company, a federal prosecutor said on Tuesday.

Sanford Saito named Hawaii's captive insurance administrator

By: Bill Kenealy

Published July 23, 2014 - 12:03pm CST

Sanford Saito has been appointed deputy commissioner and captive insurance administrator for the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Insurance Division.

UP CLOSE: John Schack

Published July 20, 2014 - 6:00am CST

SAN DIEGO-BASED SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Q&A: Brian Duperreault, Hamilton Insurance Group

By: Gavin Souter

Published July 20, 2014 - 6:00am CST

Insurance industry executive Brian Duperreault recently spoke about his ambitious plans for Hamilton Insurance Group in Bermuda with Business Insurance Editor Gavin Souter. Edited excerpts follow.

Insurance broker Integro names leaders of U.S. operations

By: Kate Shepherd

Published July 17, 2014 - 3:49pm CST

Integro Ltd. has named Ruth Kilduff to the newly created position of chairman and Anne Anderson as president of its U.S. operations, Integro USA.

Peter Hancock to get pay hike as AIG's new CEO

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published July 15, 2014 - 10:53am CST

Peter D. Hancock will receive a raise when he becomes president and CEO of American International Group, Inc. on Sept. 1, according to a filing AIG made with the Securities & Exchange Commission on Monday.

OFF BEAT: Duke University goes to court over John Wayne estate's bourbon brand

Published July 14, 2014 - 3:34pm CST

To many, college and liquor go hand in hand, but Duke University doesn’t see it that way.

PBGC chief Gotbaum resigning from agency

By: Jerry Geisel

Published July 11, 2014 - 3:09pm CST

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. Director Joshua Gotbaum disclosed Friday that he is stepping down next month after four years as head of the federal pension insurance agency.

Property insurer FM Global taps Thomas Lawson as next CEO

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published July 10, 2014 - 3:13pm CST

FM Global Executive Vice President Thomas A. Lawson will succeed Shivan S. Subramaniam as CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2015, the Johnston, Rhode Island-based insurer announced Thursday.

RIMS' Mary Roth named president of international risk management group

By: Kate Shepherd

Published July 10, 2014 - 2:42pm CST

Mary Roth, the executive director of the Risk & Insurance Management Society Inc., has been named president of the International Federation of Risk and Insurance Management Associations.

Insurance broker Willis names global placement leader

By: Kate Shepherd

Published July 08, 2014 - 2:15pm CST

Willis Group Holdings P.L.C. on Tuesday said it has appointed David Martin as global leader of placement, and that Steve Hearn will assume Mr. Martin’s previous role as CEO of Willis Insurance U.K.

OFF BEAT: Napping Yankees fan sues team, ESPN for $10M

Published July 08, 2014 - 11:49am CST

A yawning New York Yankees fan is reportedly suing the baseball team and sports network ESPN for $10 million after he was shown asleep in his seat at Yankee Stadium during a game broadcast.

UP CLOSE: Veronica Fuentes

Published July 06, 2014 - 6:00am CST

Las Vegas-based account executive of the new gaming, entertainment, and sports practice.

Q&A: Brady R. Kelley, National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices Ltd.

By: Judy Greenwald

Published July 06, 2014 - 6:00am CST

Brady R. Kelley, executive director of the National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices Ltd., recently spoke with Business Insurance Senior Editor Judy Greenwald about NAPSLO's challenges, outlook and legislative priorities.

Dean Klisura to lead Marsh’s global placement efforts

By: Matthew Lerner

Published July 02, 2014 - 3:07pm CST

Marsh L.L.C. has named Dean Klisura head of the firm’s newly created global placement organization, the company said in a statement Wednesday.

OFF BEAT: Tough-as-nails ballerina can't find affordable leg coverage

Published July 01, 2014 - 10:34am CST

A ballerina who was so tough that she finished a performance even though her appendix had burst on stage was unable to buy insurance for her legs because the premiums quoted were so high.

U.S. Supreme Court rejects ex-AIG CEO Greenberg's appeal

Published June 30, 2014 - 9:05am CST

(Reuters) — The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal by former AIG CEO Maurice R. Greenberg, who accused the Federal Reserve Bank of New York of unlawfully bailing out the insurer at the height of the 2008 financial crisis.

Alan Main joins Cooper Gay as director of reinsurance

By: Matthew Lerner

Published June 27, 2014 - 12:15pm CST

Alan Main, formerly an executive with Towers Watson U.K. Ltd., will join Cooper Gay & Co. Ltd. as director of reinsurance, effective immediately.

Steven Levy named president of Munich Re America's reinsurance unit

By: Matthew Lerner

Published June 26, 2014 - 3:27pm CST

Steven Levy has been named president of the reinsurance division of Munich Reinsurance America Inc., effective Oct. 1, the reinsurer said Thursday.

OFF BEAT: George Clinton can't stop sale of funkadelic songs

Published June 25, 2014 - 4:38pm CST

While Hillary's fate may still be up in the air, another famous Clinton just suffered a crushing defeat on the music copyright front.

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