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Zurich North America names Terry McCafferty head of group captive insurance

By: Shelby Livingston

Published December 19, 2014 - 2:52pm CST

Zurich North America on Friday said it has named Terry McCafferty as head of group captives in the company’s programs and direct markets division, effective Feb. 1, 2015.

Sony cancels N. Korea movie in apparent win for Pyongyang hackers

Published December 18, 2014 - 10:54am CST

(Reuters) — Sony Pictures has canceled the release of a comedy on the fictional assassination of North Korea's leader, in what appears to be an unprecedented victory for Pyongyang and its abilities to wage cyber-warfare.

Tina Mallie named CEO of Spencer Re

By: Shelby Livingston

Published December 16, 2014 - 3:13pm CST

Spencer Re has named Tina Mallie as CEO, the Spencer Capital Holdings Ltd. unit announced Tuesday.

Hub International Insurance Services names commercial risk division manager

By: Shelby Livingston

Published December 16, 2014 - 1:49pm CST

Hub International Insurance Services Inc., a unit of Hub International Ltd., on Tuesday said it has named James Gervang as senior vice president and manager of its commercial risk division.

Sony Pictures warns staff on fraudsters misusing stolen data

Published December 16, 2014 - 11:01am CST

(Reuters) — Sony Pictures Entertainment advised its current and former employees to be on the alert for fraudsters looking to use their stolen data, which included detailed personal information.

Texas risk management office names Todd Holt deputy executive director

By: Shelby Livingston

Published December 15, 2014 - 1:23pm CST

The Texas State Office of Risk Management has named L. Todd Holt as deputy executive director, effective Jan. 5.

Stephen Catlin named to International Insurance Society Hall of Fame

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published December 15, 2014 - 11:52am CST

The International Insurance Society Inc. has named Catlin Group Ltd. CEO Stephen Catlin as the 2015 Insurance Hall of Fame Award recipient, the New York-based IIS announced Monday.

FERMA appoints Jo Willaert as deputy president

By: Sarah Veysey

Published December 15, 2014 - 9:55am CST

Jo Willaert has been appointed to the newly created position of deputy president of the Federation of European Risk Management Associations.

OFF BEAT: Long disbanded, Creedence Clearwater Revival dispute still muddy

Published December 10, 2014 - 5:04pm CST

A famous singer’s inability to keep his disappointment in his notoriously disgruntled former band mates under wraps has landed him in court.

GALLERY: 2014 Women to Watch

Published December 08, 2014 - 10:56am CST

The 2014 Women to Watch are so much more than successful business executives. View this slide show to learn who’s an Elvis fan, a sky diver who’s afraid of heights, a former professional dancer and more.

UP CLOSE: Donna Nadeau

Published December 07, 2014 - 6:00am CST

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Q&A: Jim Winkler, Aon Hewitt

By: Jerry Geisel

Published December 07, 2014 - 6:00am CST

One of the most encouraging developments in the employee benefits arena is the easing of group health care plan cost increases. In an interview with Business Insurance Editor-at-Large Jerry Geisel, Jim Winkler, Norwalk, Connecticut-based chief innovation officer for benefit consultant Aon Hewitt, discusses the reasons for that slowdown and the likelihood of whether it will continue. Edited...

ACORD President and CEO Gregory Maciag to retire in 2016

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published December 03, 2014 - 3:14pm CST

Gregory Maciag will retire as president and CEO of ACORD Corp. on Jan. 15, 2016, the Pearl River, New York-based nonprofit insurance industry standards organization announced Wednesday.

Aetna taps Karen Rohan as new president

By: Bob Herman, Modern Healthcare

Published December 02, 2014 - 1:09pm CST

Health insurer Aetna Inc. has promoted Karen Rohan to president, giving CEO Mark Bertolini a true second-in-command.

GALLERY: Our most popular Off Beat stories from November

Published December 01, 2014 - 5:25pm CST

This month: exotic dancers are granted workers comp benefits, Gawker gets sued by its insurer over costs associated with a Hulk Hogan sex tape lawsuit, The Rolling Stones settle a claim related to a canceled tour, and more.

Former III President Gordon Stewart dies at 75

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published December 01, 2014 - 11:44am CST

Gordon C. Stewart, former president of the Insurance Information Institute Inc., died Nov. 26 at the age of 75 in Garrison, New York, the New York-based organization said Monday.

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

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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.

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