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Senate Health Bill in Jeopardy as 3 Republican Senators Oppose
At least three Republican senators said they would vote to block the current version of their party’s health-care bill from advancing, endangering Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s plan to repeal Obamacare.Republican Susan Collins of Maine late Monday said she would vote …

POSTED JUNE 27, 2017 1:35 AM
Alliant, USI in Running to Acquire Wells Fargo Insurance
Alliant Insurance Services Inc. has emerged as the front-runner to buy Wells Fargo & Co.’s insurance business, people familiar with the matter said. The San Francisco-based bank could announce a sale of its Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA brokerage within …

POSTED JUNE 27, 2017 1:23 AM
Tropical Storm Cindy Drenches Southeast
  Floodwaters from Tropical Storm Cindy covered timberland and fields across the rural Deep South on Saturday, but the sun peeked out enough to offer hope that the worst was over. Swollen by heavy rains and flowing quickly, the Chickasawhay …

POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 4:54 PM
Texas Ex-Track Coach’s Discrimination Suit to Proceed
The Texas Supreme Court has refused to block a sex and race discrimination lawsuit filed against the University of Texas by former women’s track coach Bev Kearney, who was forced out after the school learned of a romantic relationship with …

POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 4:29 PM
Oklahoma’s Tulsa County to Pay Ex-Deputy $138K in Wrongful Termination Suit
Tulsa County has agreed to pay nearly $138,000 to a former sheriff’s deputy to settle a wrongful termination lawsuit that claimed he and others were ousted in fallout from the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in 2015. County …

POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 4:26 PM
Lloyd’s to Cut 10% of UK Employees on Soft Market Pricing Pressures
Lloyd’s of London is planning to cut 10 percent of its staff in the UK as the world’s oldest insurance market looks to streamline operations and reduce costs amid continued pricing pressure on its members. Lloyd’s plans to introduce a …

POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 4:25 PM
Missouri Judge OKs $1.5M Settlement in Brown Family Wrongful Death Suit
A federal judge in St. Louis on June 20 approved a $1.5 million settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Brown Sr. and Lezley McSpadden. Their 18-year-old son was unarmed on Aug. 9, 2014, when he was fatally …

POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 4:22 PM
Jury Says Syngenta Must Pay Kansas Farmers $217.7M in GMO Corn Case
A U.S. jury has ordered Syngenta AG to pay $217.7 million to more than 7,000 Kansas farmers over its decision to commercialize a genetically modified strain of corn before China approved importing it. The June 23 verdict by a federal …

POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 4:15 PM
Halter Named Director of AF Specialty
AF Group, headquartered in Lansing, Mich., has appointed Eric Halter as director of AF Specialty, a new brand focused on providing fronting capacity to insurance carriers, managing general agents, reinsurance intermediaries and captive managers. Halter will partner with entities who …

POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 4:10 PM
Existing EU Contracts Must Be ‘Grandfathered’ After Brexit to Avoid Complexity: Lloyd’s CEO Beale
Existing European Union insurance policies should stay in place after Britain leaves the bloc because the process of dividing them into British and EU contracts would be too complex, Lloyd’s of London Chief Executive Inga Beale said. The Lloyd’s of …

POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 4:07 PM

Business Insurance - _Risk Management

Apple, Cisco team up to push for cyber security insurance discounts
(Reuters) — Apple is working with Cisco Systems to help businesses that primarily use gear from both companies to get a discount on cyber security insurance premiums, Apple CEO Tim Cook said Monday.

POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 3:28 PM
Lloyd’s of London CEO warns of belt-tightening ahead
A 10% cut in corporate headcount and continued focus on costs will pave the way forward for Lloyd’s of London, according to the corporation’s semiannual email to the market from CEO Inga Beale.

POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 2:53 PM
Property/casualty insurer profit drops 42.2% in first quarter
The private U.S. property/casualty insurance sector’s first-quarter 2017 net income fell 42.2% from the year-ago period to $7.7 billion, according to an analysis released Monday.

POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 2:43 PM
Charges against artificial hip maker not pre-empted by federal law
A federal appeals court has reinstated negligence and product liability claims against Smith & Nephew by a patient whose hip replacement surgery had to be undone after complications arose.

POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 2:28 PM
Is Blue Cross the new Mark Jacobs?


POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 2:22 PM
Insurance law firms form worldwide network
Law firms from seven countries that focus on insurance law have joined to form Global Insurance Law Connect, a London-based insurance legal network.

POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 1:42 PM
Ryan Specialty Group promotes D'Onofrio to president/CEO of WKFC
Ryan Specialty Group L.L.C. said Monday that Dawn D’Onofrio has been promoted to president and CEO of WKFC Underwriting Managers and CorRisk Solutions.

POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 12:47 PM
Three weeks left to submit nominations for Innovation Awards program
Don't miss your chance to nominate a new product or service for the 2017 Innovation Awards, sponsored by Business Insurance. The deadline is just three weeks away.

POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 12:34 PM
Axis Insurance names head of E&S property
Axis Insurance, the Pembroke, Bermuda-based insurance unit of Axis Capital Holdings Ltd., has named Marc Nance executive vice president of excess and surplus property.

POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 11:55 AM
Supreme Court to hear baker's religious objection to making cake for gay couple
(Reuters) — The Supreme Court agreed to decide a major case on whether business owners can refuse to service gay couples if they oppose same-sex marriage on religious grounds.

POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 11:22 AM

Property Casualty 360

Anthem agrees to $115 million settlement over data breach
Anthem agreed to pay $115 million to resolve consumer claims over a 2015 cyber-attack that compromised data on 78.8 million people, marking what attorneys in the case called the largest data-breach settlement in history.

POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 1:39 PM
Lloyd's of London to cut 10% of U.K. staff as rates bite
Lloyd’s plans to introduce a new organization structure in the fourth quarter and the job cuts will be part of that change.

POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 12:52 PM
2017 Travelers Championship brings in more than $1.6 million for charity
While Jordan Spieth's shot on the 18th hole may have stolen the show, Travelers $1.6 million for charity is the real hole in one.

POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 12:13 PM
Moving your insurance agency from maintenance to multiplication
A high number of agencies live in maintenance mode. Instead of trying to make progress, the goal is to simply to avoid losing ground.

POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 6:30 AM
Fatal plane crash in Tom Cruise movie leads to insurance fight
Allianz has asked a federal court in Atlanta to deem Great American Insurance the primary carrier for multiple entities facing two wrongful death suits in California state court.

POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 6:00 AM
N.Y. admin law judge says Uber drivers are employees, not contractors
A New York state Department of Labor administrative law judge has ruled that three Uber drivers and others in New York City who are considered employees under state law and entitled to unemployment benefits.

POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 5:45 AM
Claims magazine recognizes insurance industry leaders for innovation
Sedgwick & CSA Travel Protection–Generali Global Assistance win top honors.

POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 5:30 AM
Today's connected insurance consumers expect convenience
Technology has transformed the way businesses serve their customers, and insurance is no exception.

POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 5:00 AM
4 trends shaping cybersecurity in 2017
Cybersecurity requires vigilance. Businesses can stay ahead with insights from ISACA's third annual cybersecurity study.

POSTED JUNE 26, 2017
Whirlpool fridge started London highrise apartment fire that killed 79
A deadly fire that killed at least 79 people in a London tower block started in a Whirlpool Corp. fridge and spread at 'unexpected speed' through the building’s exterior cladding.

POSTED JUNE 23, 2017 1:36 PM

Business Insurance

Apple, Cisco team up to push for cyber security insurance discounts
(Reuters) — Apple is working with Cisco Systems to help businesses that primarily use gear from both companies to get a discount on cyber security insurance premiums, Apple CEO Tim Cook said Monday.

POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 3:28 PM
Lloyd’s of London CEO warns of belt-tightening ahead
A 10% cut in corporate headcount and continued focus on costs will pave the way forward for Lloyd’s of London, according to the corporation’s semiannual email to the market from CEO Inga Beale.

POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 2:53 PM
Property/casualty insurer profit drops 42.2% in first quarter
The private U.S. property/casualty insurance sector’s first-quarter 2017 net income fell 42.2% from the year-ago period to $7.7 billion, according to an analysis released Monday.

POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 2:43 PM
Charges against artificial hip maker not pre-empted by federal law
A federal appeals court has reinstated negligence and product liability claims against Smith & Nephew by a patient whose hip replacement surgery had to be undone after complications arose.

POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 2:28 PM
Is Blue Cross the new Mark Jacobs?


POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 2:22 PM
Insurance law firms form worldwide network
Law firms from seven countries that focus on insurance law have joined to form Global Insurance Law Connect, a London-based insurance legal network.

POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 1:42 PM
Fewer opioids prescribed in comp claims: Study


POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 1:24 PM
Ryan Specialty Group promotes D'Onofrio to president/CEO of WKFC
Ryan Specialty Group L.L.C. said Monday that Dawn D’Onofrio has been promoted to president and CEO of WKFC Underwriting Managers and CorRisk Solutions.

POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 12:47 PM
Three weeks left to submit nominations for Innovation Awards program
Don't miss your chance to nominate a new product or service for the 2017 Innovation Awards, sponsored by Business Insurance. The deadline is just three weeks away.

POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 12:34 PM
Axis Insurance names head of E&S property
Axis Insurance, the Pembroke, Bermuda-based insurance unit of Axis Capital Holdings Ltd., has named Marc Nance executive vice president of excess and surplus property.

POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 11:55 AM

Business Insurance - _Workers Comp

Fewer opioids prescribed in comp claims: Study


POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 1:24 PM
No change in California misconduct complaints: Report


POSTED JUNE 23, 2017 2:22 PM
Pennsylvania impairment evaluation process ruled unconstitutional
The state's high court considered whether the General Assembly unconstitutionally delegated the authority to establish criteria for evaluating permanent impairment to the American Medical Association, which publishes impairment evaluation guides.

POSTED JUNE 23, 2017 1:48 PM
OSHA proposes beryllium rule revision
OSHA has released a proposed beryllium rule that would modify standards for construction and shipyards, and said it will not enforce the current standards on these industries without further notice.

POSTED JUNE 23, 2017 12:32 PM
Oregon OSHA cites contractor for multiple safety violations


POSTED JUNE 23, 2017 10:28 AM
Vote on Pennsylvania opioid bill delayed
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has postponed a vote on a bill that would limit injured workers’ access to prescription drugs like opioids.

POSTED JUNE 22, 2017 2:36 PM
OSHA tackles workplace violence, temporary worker risks
A complaint and eventual settlement over workplace safety lapses at a Mississippi prison demonstrates how OSHA aims to encourage and require employers to take steps to mitigate workplace violence risk.

POSTED JUNE 22, 2017 1:09 PM
Human behavior at center of workplace safety debate
Two philosophies aimed at reducing workplace injuries and fatalities — behavior-based safety and human and organization performance — are somewhat at odds with each other, but they have the same goal.

POSTED JUNE 22, 2017 12:42 PM
Up to 18% of injured workers not returning to work after one year
Between 11% and 18% of injured workers in 15 states do not return to work within a year of their accident, a range that is in line with previous studies, according to reports released by the Workers Compensation Research Institute.

POSTED JUNE 21, 2017 3:03 PM
MedRisk adds telecommunications-based rehab for injured workers
MedRisk Inc. is adding what it calls “telerehabilitation” into its program for managed physical medicine services for injured workers, the company announced Wednesday.

POSTED JUNE 21, 2017 2:37 PM

Progressive Agent Articles - Insurance Basics

Auto Insurance Made Easy
Understanding insurance can often be like trying to learn a foreign language. Many find it confusing and intimidating. Fortunately, there's help. Here is a quick reference designed to help you understand some of the most common kinds of coverages. The reference was put together by The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies.

POSTED JANUARY 14, 2009 1:00 PM
Fact or Fiction: Uncovering Auto Insurance Myths
Like a teenager eager to try a new video game, playing before reading the rules, many drivers buy insurance without really understanding what they're buying. In the rush to feel “covered,” they can skip the details. That can lead to frustration. Following are five insurance myths heard by some of the more than 13,000 claims people at Progressive, one of the country’s largest auto insurance companies.

POSTED FEBRUARY 12, 2009 1:00 PM
Putting Insurance Companies to Work for You
Car insurance may be one of the last things that comes to mind when you think about saving time, but the insurance company you choose can actually have a big impact on your time should trouble strike.

POSTED MAY 06, 2009 1:00 PM
Car Insurance Myths Debunked
Do red cars really cost more to insure? Is Comprehensive coverage really comprehensive? Should you and your neighbor be paying the same amount for car insurance? Leading car insurer Progressive debunks a few of the more widely held myths.

POSTED AUGUST 27, 2009 1:00 PM
Six Steps To Take If You're In An Accident
Car accidents can wreak havoc on an otherwise peaceful day. Even if they’re minor, they can often create confusion. You might ask yourself, how should I react? What should I do? Leading car insurer Progressive offers these simple steps to follow after an accident.

POSTED NOVEMBER 05, 2009 1:00 PM
Used Car Buying Tips
Before you buy a used vehicle, here are a few tips from leading car insurer Progressive to make sure you're getting your money's worth.

POSTED JANUARY 04, 2010 1:00 PM
Cutting New-Car Costs
To help consumers control car costs—from sticker price to insurance premiums—The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies offers these tips.

POSTED MARCH 15, 2010 1:00 PM
Four Questions To Get The Right Auto Insurance
Having the right type of policy can help ensure that you, your employees and your business are all protected in the unfortunate event that one of your vehicles is involved in an accident.

POSTED MAY 17, 2010 1:00 PM
Take Action to Avoid Driving Distractions
It may seem harmless to answer a quick call, grab a bite to eat or let your dog ride in your lap when you're behind the wheel. But in 2008, accidents caused by distracted drivers injured about 515,000 people. It takes two hands, a sharp eye, and your full attention to safely drive your car. Anything that keeps you from doing so means you're driving while distracted, or "DWD."

POSTED OCTOBER 10, 2010 1:00 PM
Smart Tips for Insurance Shoppers
When buying a car, there's more to consider than the make and model. Price, size, gas mileage—even the way it feels behind the wheel—affect your decision. You also should weigh your options when buying auto insurance. With many brands and features and price ranges out there, it pays to do your homework.

POSTED JANUARY 31, 2011

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