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Royalties, please. Tom Petty, Sam Smith share coincidental tune

Published January 27, 2015 - 12:44pm CST

Classic rocker Tom Petty and first-time Grammy nominee Sam Smith, an English singer and songwriter, have similar taste in melodies.

Willis promotes executives in China unit

By: Shelby Livingston

Published January 23, 2015 - 1:00pm CST

Willis Group Holdings P.L.C. on Friday said it has promoted three senior executives in its Willis China unit, effective Jan. 26.

President of workers comp rating agency to retire

By: Sheena Harrison

Published January 23, 2015 - 10:33am CST

Stephen J. Klingel, president and CEO of the National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc., plans to retire from his post in February 2016, the workers compensation ratemaking agency said Friday.

Obama says Affordable Care Act is key to economic recovery

By: Paul Demko, Modern Healthcare

Published January 21, 2015 - 8:52am CST

President Barack Obama described the Affordable Care Act as part of the fabric of middle-class economic recovery as he delivered a State of the Union address to a Republican-controlled Congress intent on dismantling the law.

Capsicum Reinsurance Brokers appoints partner to lead facultative division

By: Sarah Veysey

Published January 21, 2015 - 8:40am CST

Malcolm Payton has been appointed partner and head of the facultative division at reinsurance brokerage Capsicum Reinsurance Brokers L.L.P.

Risk Management Solutions names chief technology officer

By: Shelby Livingston

Published January 20, 2015 - 11:33am CST

Catastrophe modeling company Risk Management Solutions Inc. has named Cory Isaacson as chief technology officer, the company said Tuesday.

Willis names Phil Smaje to lead U.K. broking strategy

By: Sarah Veysey

Published January 20, 2015 - 9:48am CST

Phil Smaje on Tuesday was named to the newly created role of chief broking officer for Willis GB, the unit of Willis Group Holdings P.L.C. that includes its U.K. retail insurance, facultative and London specialty businesses.

Dermot O'Donohoe to head Hamilton Insurance operations at Lloyd's

By: Sarah Veysey

Published January 20, 2015 - 9:28am CST

Hamilton Insurance Group Ltd. has appointed Dermot O'Donohoe to lead the company's operations at Lloyd's of London.

Talent retention will be a key challenge in XL, Catlin merger

By: Sarah Veysey And Mark A. Hofmann

Published January 18, 2015 - 6:00am CST

The need to retain key staff members and the business they generate will be a key challenge in the merger of XL Group P.L.C. and Catlin Group Ltd.

XL, Catlin merger prompts series of executive changes

By: Sarah Veysey

Published January 18, 2015 - 6:00am CST

A series of executive changes are expected following the merger of XL Group P.L.C. and Catlin Group Ltd.

UP CLOSE: Mary Jane Pickens

Published January 18, 2015 - 6:00am CST

CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA-BASED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Q&A: Deborah A.P. Hersman, National Safety Council

Published January 18, 2015 - 6:00am CST

Deborah A.P. Hersman became president and CEO of the National Safety Council in March 2014. Based in Itasca, Illinois, the nonprofit organization works to prevent injuries and fatalities at work and in homes and communities. Prior to joining the National Safety Council, Ms. Hersman served on the National Transportation Safety Board and was its chairman from 2009 to 2013. Citing her desire to help ...

Secura Insurance promotes Dominick Mongarella to director of risk management

By: Shelby Livingston

Published January 16, 2015 - 10:51am CST

Appleton, Wisconsin-based Secura Insurance Cos. has promoted Dominick Mongarella to director of risk management.

Dallas Salisbury to step down as head of Employee Benefit Research Institute

By: Jerry Geisel

Published January 15, 2015 - 10:42am CST

Dallas Salisbury, the first and only head of the Employee Benefit Research Institute since the organization was launched in 1978, will relinquish that position at the end of 2015 and become EBRI's president emeritus.

OFF BEAT: Ex-Van Halen wife won’t face the music for using famous name

Published January 15, 2015 - 9:04am CST

The enterprising ex-wife of a famous drummer has struck a deal enabling her to keep using her famous last name for commercial purposes as long as she steers clear of the music business.

Marsh promotes former FINPRO head to lead Pacific North Partnership

By: Shelby Livingston

Published January 14, 2015 - 4:15pm CST

Marsh L.L.C. has promoted Lou Ann Layton to lead its Pacific North Partnership, which includes Marsh’s Denver, Honolulu, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle and Portland offices, Marsh said in a statement.

Global Aerospace president and COO to step down

By: Shelby Livingston

Published January 14, 2015 - 3:06pm CST

The president and chief operating officer of aerospace insurance provider Global Aerospace Inc., Jeffrey Cassidy, will step down April 1, the company said.

Insurer CEOs say success depends on smart risk selection

By: Gavin Souter

Published January 14, 2015 - 11:39am CST

NEW YORK — Increased capacity in the property/casualty market is putting more pressure on insurers and reinsurers, and they will need to adapt their operating strategies in order to succeed, a group of senior executives from across the sector said.

Sarah Pacini named CEO of Cooperative of American Physicians

By: Shelby Livingston

Published January 13, 2015 - 11:43am CST

The Cooperative of American Physicians Inc. has named Sarah E. Pacini as CEO, effective Feb. 1.

Michael Consedine to leave Pennsylvania insurance commissioner post

By: Shelby Livingston

Published January 12, 2015 - 3:18pm CST

Michael Consedine, commissioner of the Pennsylvania Insurance Department and president-elect of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, will leave his state post Jan. 20 as Pennsylvania's next governor, Democrat Tom Wolf, is sworn into office.

Annette Guarisco Fildes named head of ERISA Industry Committee

By: Jerry Geisel

Published January 12, 2015 - 2:22pm CST

Annette Guarisco Fildes, a long-time government affairs attorney, joined the ERISA Industry Committee on Monday as president and CEO of the Washington-based employer benefits lobbying organization.

Actuarial, risk management professor Dan Anderson earns Bickley Founders Award

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published January 12, 2015 - 11:58am CST

Dan Anderson has been named the 2015 recipient of the John S. Bickley Founder’s Award, the International Insurance Society announced Monday.

Insurance broker team joins Insgroup from Dean & Draper

By: Shelby Livingston

Published January 12, 2015 - 10:26am CST

A former partner at Houston-based Dean & Draper Insurance Agency L.P., J. Mace Meeks, has joined insurance broker Insgroup Inc., bringing along annual premium of $35 million and nine associates, Insgroup announced.

XL CEO: Catlin buyout will create a top 10 global reinsurer

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published January 09, 2015 - 2:33pm CST

XL Group P.L.C.'s pending acquisition of Catlin Group Ltd. for about $4.3 billion will give the combined entity the size to operate profitably in a difficult reinsurance market, XL CEO Mike McGavick said Friday.

OFF BEAT: Nicole Kidman's neighbor act doesn't hold water

Published January 08, 2015 - 9:24am CST

Nicole Kidman is in deep water for flooding her downstairs neighbor's Manhattan home.

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