Published February 26, 2015 - 10:37am CST
(Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has sent letters to several companies asking for years of nondisclosure agreements, employment contracts and other documents to investigate whether companies are muzzling corporate whistleblowers, the Wall Street Journal reported.
By: Stephanie Goldberg
Published February 25, 2015 - 2:25pm CST
The family of a Nebraska detention center guard who was killed by an inmate is speaking out in support of a bill that would waive exclusive remedy in the case of “willful negligence” by an employer.
Published February 20, 2015 - 11:22am CST
(Reuters) — Canada will boost the minimum insurance railways will have to carry when they haul crude oil, and an additional fund will be set up with levies on oil shipments to cover major disasters, under legislation to be introduced on Friday, two sources familiar with the bill said.
By: Virgil Dickson, Modern Healthcare
Published February 20, 2015 - 10:06am CST
A special enrollment period will begin March 15 and end April 30 to help consumers avoid tax penalties for not obtaining health insurance coverage this year, Andrew Slavitt, principal deputy administrator at CMS, said during a news briefing Friday.
Published February 18, 2015 - 2:03pm CST
(Reuters) — U.S. farmers hoping to use drones to locate lost livestock or monitor trouble spots in their fields were disappointed by what they say are overly restrictive commercial drone rules proposed by the Federal Aviation Administration.
By: Hazel Bradford, Pensions & Investments
Published February 17, 2015 - 11:56am CST
The IRS will seek public input on how to handle benefit reductions now allowed for troubled multiemployer pension funds.
Published February 12, 2015 - 3:37pm CST
(Reuters) — The Obama administration sees planned new cyber security rules in China as a “major barrier” to trade and has raised concerns with Beijing at the highest level, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday.
By: Mark A. Hofmann
Published February 11, 2015 - 3:05pm CST
WASHINGTON — The day after the Obama administration announced the formation of a U.S. cyber security agency, a senior lawmaker said cyber security is one of the issues that holds the potential for bipartisan cooperation on Capitol Hill.
By: Paul Demko, Modern Healthcare
Published February 10, 2015 - 11:09am CST
Congressional Republican leaders are hoping to rally their colleagues behind a new repeal-and-replace package for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Published February 09, 2015 - 11:19am CST
(Reuters) — New York's Financial Services Department said on Monday it planned to do regular cybersecurity reviews of insurers in the wake of the massive breach at health insurer Anthem Inc.
Published February 06, 2015 - 9:34am CST
(Reuters) — The White House is working on a bill to protect data collected from students through educational apps.
Published January 30, 2015 - 11:28am CST
(Reuters) — POM Wonderful cannot advertise that its pomegranate juice drinks treat or prevent heart disease or other ailments unless it has proof, a U.S. appeals court said on Friday in upholding an order by the Federal Trade Commission.
Published January 27, 2015 - 10:46am CST
(Reuters) — Oppenheimer & Co. will pay $20 million to settle two U.S. government cases stemming from allegations the firm improperly sold penny stocks and ignored red flags.
Published January 08, 2015 - 9:59am CST
(Reuters) — Under pressure from its U.S. regulator, Bank of America has shifted its compliance group from its legal department to its risk oversight group, a source familiar with the matter said.
By: Matthew Lerner
Published December 22, 2014 - 10:51am CST
A report from the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority has endorsed key aspects of Bermuda’s commercial insurance and reinsurance regulatory regime as meeting the criteria of Solvency II, the Bermuda Monetary Authority said Friday.
Published December 17, 2014 - 2:37pm CST
(Reuters) — New York state will ban hydraulic fracturing after a long-awaited report concluded that the oil and gas extraction method poses health risks, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration said on Wednesday.
By: Matthew Lerner
Published December 17, 2014 - 1:10pm CST
The failure of the Senate to vote on legislation extending the federal terrorism insurance program, will likely reverberate quickly through the insurance industry and the entire U.S economy, according to observers.
Published December 17, 2014 - 10:46am CST
(Reuters) — The National Labor Relations Board is expected to rule soon on if, and how, companies can be held responsible for labor violations carried out by their contractors or franchisees — a move that could have far-reaching implications for businesses.
By: Mark A. Hofmann
Published December 16, 2014 - 11:34am CST
The New York City Asbestos Litigation court heads the American Tort Reform Foundation's 2014-2015 list of “Judicial Hellholes,” released Tuesday.
Published December 16, 2014 - 11:22am CST
(Reuters) — The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Wall Street’s industry-funded regulator, fined Bank of America Corp.’s Merrill Lynch unit $1.9 million for unfair pricing related to the purchase of distressed securities over two years.
By: Judy Greenwald
Published December 15, 2014 - 2:54pm CST
The federal appeals court in the District of Columbia has refused to agree with a construction trade group's objections to U.S. Department of Labor regulations that call for strengthening affirmative action programs to hire disabled workers, labeling the group's challenge “arbitrary and capricious.”
Published December 15, 2014 - 10:57am CST
(Reuters) — Americans shopping for toy remote-controlled airplanes or helicopters may find, sometime in the near future, that they come with unexpected accessories: A raft of new regulations.
Published December 12, 2014 - 12:21pm CST
(Reuters) — Chrysler Group is expanding its U.S. recall of older-model vehicles with Takata Corp. passenger-side air bags, adding a second inflator design to the recall and more affected regions.
By: Sarah Veysey
Published December 10, 2014 - 9:44am CST
LONDON — A prolonged period of low interest rates in many economies of the world will continue to add to pressure on insurer and reinsurer earnings in the near term, according to Standard & Poor's Corp.
By: Bob Herman, Modern Healthcare
Published December 09, 2014 - 11:25am CST
Dental care is a peculiar niche of the U.S. healthcare system. Even though teeth and gums are just as much part of the human body as kidneys or elbows, they are insured differently — a lot differently.