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IN FOCUS Video: Veterans Working in Insurance

Published November 26, 2014 - 10:59am CST

In our latest video, we take a look at a program designed to help disabled military veterans transition into careers in the insurance industry.

Georgia Tsiakki named head of risk management at ArgoGlobal

By: Sarah Veysey

Published November 26, 2014 - 9:19am CST

Georgia Tsiakki has been appointed head of risk management at ArgoGlobal, the Lloyd's of London arm of Hamilton, Bermuda-based Argo Group International Holdings Ltd.

Suzanne Cureton named RMIA general manager

By: Sarah Veysey

Published November 25, 2014 - 9:43am CST

Suzanne Cureton has been appointed general manager of the Risk Management Institution of Australasia, RMIA announced Tuesday.

Aramark risk manager Debra Rodgers honored

By: Bill Kenealy

Published November 25, 2014 - 9:13am CST

Aramark Corp. risk manager Debra Rodgers last week was awarded the 2014 Distinguished Leadership Award from the Insurance Society of Philadelphia.

Massachusetts insurance commissioner to join med mal insurer

By: Shelby Livingston

Published November 24, 2014 - 2:45pm CST

Massachusetts Insurance Commissioner Joseph Murphy plans to resign from his post to join the private sector in January.

UP CLOSE: Mike Barone

Published November 23, 2014 - 6:00am CST

SAN DIEGO-BASED PRESIDENT OF EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Talbot Underwriting opens Sydney office

By: Matthew Lerner

Published November 19, 2014 - 1:27pm CST

Talbot Underwriting Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Validus Holdings Ltd., is opening an office in Sydney, the company said Wednesday.

National Association of Insurance Commissioners elects 2015 officers

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published November 19, 2014 - 12:16pm CST

WASHINGTON — Montana State Auditor and Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Monica J. Lindeen has been elected 2015 president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

Huw Evans named director general of Association of British Insurers

By: Sarah Veysey

Published November 18, 2014 - 10:10am CST

Huw Evans will succeed Otto Thoresen as director general of the Association of British Insurers in February, the London-based ABI announced Tuesday.

OFF BEAT: Insurer taps out Hulk Hogan in Gawker legal dispute

By: Bill Kenealy

Published November 17, 2014 - 2:03pm CST

A media company engaged in legal grappling with a wrestling legend is now finding itself tag-teamed by its own insurance company.

Stephen Catlin elected chair of Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published November 17, 2014 - 11:41am CST

Catlin Group Ltd. CEO Stephen Catlin has been elected chair of the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers, ABIR announced Monday.

International Insurance Society names Hall of Fame candidates

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published November 17, 2014 - 10:46am CST

Four current and former insurance executives have been named candidates for the 2015 Insurance Hall of Fame, the International Insurance Society announced Monday.

GALLERY: Midwest Region 40 Under 40 Broker Awards

Published November 14, 2014 - 2:26pm CST

View photos from Business Insurance's 2014 40 Under 40 Broker Awards reception recognizing this year's Midwest region honorees.

AIG promotes exec to CEO of life, health and disability

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published November 14, 2014 - 12:15pm CST

Charlie Shamieh has been named CEO of life, health and disability insurance at American International Group Inc., effective in March 2015, AIG announced Thursday.

GALLERY: West Region 40 Under 40 Broker Awards

Published November 13, 2014 - 1:15pm CST

View photos from Business Insurance's 2014 40 Under 40 Broker Awards reception recognizing this year's West region honorees.

Willis appoints CEO to its U.K. insurance business

By: Matthew Lerner

Published November 13, 2014 - 10:36am CST

Willis Group Holdings P.L.C. has appointed Nicolas Aubert to succeed Steve Hearn as CEO of Willis UK Insurance, the company said in a statement Thursday.

Ryan Specialty launches London-based vehicle for D&O risks

By: Shelby Livingston

Published November 12, 2014 - 1:43pm CST

Ryan Specialty Group L.L.C. has created a London-based managing general agent to write directors and officers liability insurance, the Chicago-based wholesale broker announced Wednesday.

UnitedHealth CFO Wichmann takes president title as team shuffles

Published November 12, 2014 - 9:25am CST

(Reuters) — UnitedHealth Group Inc. on Wednesday said Chief Financial Officer David Wichmann will become president effective immediately, reporting to Chief Executive Stephen Hemsley.

GALLERY: Northeast Region 40 Under 40 Broker Awards

Published November 11, 2014 - 3:15pm CST

View photos from Business Insurance's 2014 40 Under 40 Broker Awards reception recognizing this year's Northeast region honorees.

UP CLOSE: Mark Church

Published November 09, 2014 - 6:00am CST

LONDON-BASED GLOBAL HEAD OF GENERAL AVIATION

Q&A: Sibyl Bogardus, Hub International Ltd.

Published November 09, 2014 - 6:00am CST

Sibyl Bogardus is Hub International Ltd.'s Salt Lake City-based chief compliance officer for the Western region, and is a nationally recognized expert in employee benefits regulation. Recently, she spoke with Business Insurance Associate Editor Matt Dunning about key compliance issues facing benefit managers in the coming months. Edited excerpts follow.

GALLERY: South Region 40 Under 40 Broker Awards

Published November 07, 2014 - 3:28pm CST

View photos from Business Insurance's 2014 40 Under 40 Broker Awards reception recognizing this year's South region honorees.

U.S. judge tosses Paramount movie financing fraud case after trial

Published October 31, 2014 - 10:58am CST

(Reuters) — Paramount Pictures won the dismissal Thursday of a lawsuit by investors in a slate of mid-2000s movies including “Mean Girls” who said the studio concealed a risky business strategy in obtaining $40 million in financing.

Look beyond patients' medical needs: 'Magic' Johnson

By: Sheena Harrison

Published October 29, 2014 - 4:34pm CST

Former Los Angeles Lakers point guard Earvin “Magic” Johnson said health care professionals can help patients just by showing an interest in their lives.

Gates' support of extending federal terrorism backstop praised

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published October 29, 2014 - 10:07am CST

The Coalition to Insure Against Terrorism is welcoming former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' call to extend the federal government's terrorism insurance backstop.

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