- Health plans impacted by ACA’s excise tax vary widely by state
Group health insurance plans whose premium costs will trigger the health reform law’s 40% excise tax vary widely by state, according to a new congressional analysis.
- Evangelical Christian wins EEOC suit over refusing hand scanner
A federal court has awarded $586,860 in lost wages, benefits and compensatory damages to a mining worker who was forced to retire when he refused to use a biometric hand scanner for religious reasons, saying it related to the “Mark of the Beast.”
- Deaf parents’ claim over sign language failure reinstated
An appeals court has reinstated discrimination claims filed against a hospital by the deaf parents of a child with a brain tumor, who claimed the hospital failed to provide deaf interpreters for them for most of the time they needed it.
- Injured restaurant worker denied lifetime comp benefits
An injured Texas worker who suffered a back injury cannot receive lifetime workers compensation benefits because evidence failed to show that her claim was directly related to her work accident, the Texas Supreme Court has ruled.
- Comp rate decreases recommended for two southern states
The National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc. has filed for workers compensation rate decreases in Kentucky and West Virginia.
- Survey to opens lens on company safety perceptions
Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. said Monday that it will offer its commercial lines customers the Liberty Mutual Safety Climate Survey, a service that helps them identify targeted areas for improving safety.
- Scor appoints chief operating officer
Scor S.E. on Monday said former Alstom executive Nicolas Tissot has joined the French reinsurer as chief operating officer.
- U.S. considering sanctions over Chinese cyber theft
(Reuters) — The White House is considering applying sanctions against companies and individuals in China it believes have benefited from Chinese hacking of U.S. trade secrets, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.
- Abduction of wealthy guests prompts casino operators to seek specialized risk policies
Casino and hotel operators in China’s Macau city are inquiring insurers about the potential for specialized risk policies to protect themselves against the potential consequences of the kidnapping of wealthy clients over unpaid gambling debts, reported…