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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.

Outgoing PCI chair wins President's Award

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published October 28, 2014 - 9:55pm CST

Robert Restrepo, the outgoing chairman of the board of governors of the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, won this year's President's Award for Leadership in Advocacy.

New PCI chairman monitors federal regulatory posture

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published October 28, 2014 - 9:49pm CST

For Terrence W. Cavanaugh, a challenge facing the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America is continuing to provide effective advocacy for its members and the industry in a rapidly evolving risk landscape.

IN FOCUS Video: 40 Under 40 Broker Awards

Published October 28, 2014 - 3:47pm CST

In our latest video, we talk to some of the honorees and panelists from Business Insurance's 2014 40 Under 40 Broker Awards program.

Q&A: Steven Chang, Munich Reinsurance China Co.

Published October 26, 2014 - 8:52pm CST

Steven Chang is CEO of Munich Reinsurance China Co. in Beijing. He joined American Re, part of Munich Reinsurance Co., in 1997. From 2002 until 2008, he was chief representative in Munich Re’s office in Shanghai, before moving back to Beijing to become deputy CEO of Munich Re’s Beijing branch office before becoming CEO a year later. He spoke to Business Insurance Senior Editor Sarah...

UP CLOSE: Rachelle Tucker

Published October 26, 2014 - 6:00am CST

QUINCY, MASSACHUSETTS-BASED SENIOR PROPERTY AND CASUALTY BROKER

Q&A: Albert Benchimol, Axis Capital Holdings Ltd.

Published October 26, 2014 - 6:00am CST

Albert Benchimol was named president and CEO of Bermuda-based Axis Capital Holdings Ltd. in May 2012 and has been a company director since January 2012. He joined Axis Capital as executive vice president and chief financial officer in January 2011. Previously, he had been executive vice president and CFO of PartnerRe Ltd., from April 2000 through September 2010, and CEO of the company's Capital...

Q&A: Pam Kehaly, Anthem Blue Cross of California

By: Joanne Wojcik

Published October 26, 2014 - 6:00am CST

Pam Kehaly is president and general manager of Anthem Blue Cross of California, where she is responsible for the management of local group insurance business in California and the development of Anthem Blue Cross of California's long-term strategic direction. In addition, she is responsible for collaborating with local and state elected officials to improve the health of Californians. In a...

Donna Nadeau named COO of XL North America property/casualty insurance operations

By: Matthew Lerner

Published October 24, 2014 - 1:06pm CST

XL Group P.L.C. has named Donna Nadeau chief operating officer of its North America property/casualty insurance business, the Dublin-based company said Friday.

OFF BEAT: ‘Simpsons’ lawsuit claims cartoon imitates ‘Goodfellas’ character

Published October 23, 2014 - 12:13pm CST

If gangster “Louie” on “The Simpsons” cartoon reminds you of someone, you’re not alone.

OFF BEAT: Art’s value in eyes of the beholder

Published October 21, 2014 - 11:17am CST

Ever wonder who is worth more — the world’s most famous portrait or one of the showbiz world’s power couples?

Western World CEO to retire upon takeover by Validus

By: Matthew Lerner

Published October 21, 2014 - 11:05am CST

Thomas Mulligan will retire as president and CEO of Western World Insurance Group Inc. effective Jan. 1, 2015, following the completion of the firm’s acquisition by Validus Holdings Ltd., on Oct. 2, Western World said in a statement Tuesday.

Ironshore expanding into agriculture sector

By: Judy Greenwald

Published October 20, 2014 - 2:07pm CST

Ironshore International, a unit of Hamilton, Bermuda-based Ironshore Inc., said Monday it plans to enter the agriculture sector, offering capacity limits of up to $10 million, with the appointment of a divisional director.

Katie School names David M. Lockton 2014 Hall of Fame Laureate

By: Matthew Lerner

Published October 17, 2014 - 12:57pm CST

Illinois State University’s Katie School of Insurance and Financial Services named the chairman of Lockton Cos. L.L.C. its 2014 Hall of Fame Laureate.

Ex-PBGC chief Gotbaum joins Brookings Institution

By: Jerry Geisel

Published October 16, 2014 - 1:50pm CST

Joshua Gotbaum, who resigned last month as director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., Wednesday joined the Brookings Institution, a Washington-based think-tank, as a guest scholar.

New Marsh CFO to take position March 1, 2015

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published October 16, 2014 - 11:25am CST

Courtney Leimkuhler will become chief financial officer of Marsh L.L.C. on March 1, 2015, the Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc. unit announced Thursday.

Greg Case makes Harvard Business Review list of top CEOs

Published October 16, 2014 - 9:29am CST

Aon P.L.C. President and CEO Gregory Case has been named one of the 100 best-performing CEOs in the world by the Harvard Business Review.

Succession search begins as Oil CEO announces retirement

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published October 15, 2014 - 11:45am CST

Robert Stauffer will retire as president and CEO of Oil Insurance Ltd. at the beginning of 2016, Hamilton, Bermuda-based Oil announced Tuesday.

Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers elects chairman for 2015

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published October 15, 2014 - 10:11am CST

Steve Brockmeyer, president and CEO of Pasadena, California-based Bolton & Co. was elected as 2015 chairman of the Washington-based Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers on Tuesday.

JLT hires Aon exec Sarah Stephens to head cyber business

By: Sarah Veysey

Published October 14, 2014 - 9:09am CST

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group P.L.C. has appointed Sarah Stephens as head of cyber, technology and media errors and omissions in its speciality financial lines group.

About 250 firms plan to offer health benefits next year via Mercer's health exchange

By: Matt Dunning

Published October 13, 2014 - 4:00pm CST

Nearly 250 employers will offer health care benefits to current and retired employees through Mercer L.L.C.'s “Marketplace” private health insurance exchange in 2015.

Lockton announces next benefit group president

By: Matt Dunning

Published October 13, 2014 - 2:53pm CST

Lockton Companies L.L.C. announced Monday that Bob Reiff will succeed Mike Brewer as president of Lockton Benefit Group, the company's global employee benefits consulting business.

Hub names president for national employee benefits practice

By: Joanne Wojcik

Published October 13, 2014 - 2:12pm CST

Mike Barone has been named president of Hub International Ltd.’s national employee benefits practice, a newly created position charged with directing and enhancing Hub’s investments in employee benefits products and solutions for middle-market employers, the company reported.

OFF BEAT: Trading on Eagles’ name can endanger a company

Published October 13, 2014 - 10:20am CST

One thing corporations should know about members of soft rockers The Eagles, is that they are unlikely to “take it easy” if they feel that their image or intellectual property rights have been infringed.

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