- Plastering firm faces six-figure fine in worker’s death
A Phoenix dry wall contractor faces $407,000 in proposed fines related to workplace safety violations that led to the May death of a 44-year-old employee.
- Florida settles on 4.7% cut in workers comp rates
Florida’s Office of Insurance Regulation has settled on a decrease of 4.7% for 2016, after rejecting an NCCI rate.
- Small companies' big cyber risks highlighted at underwriting conference
DALLAS — Small and medium-size businesses’ lack of knowledge and resources to address their cyber risks can not only threaten their own existence, but also pose significant risks to the larger companies with which they deal, say experts.
- Willis reinforces its support of merger with Towers Watson
Willis Group Holdings P.L.C. has again encouraged shareholders to vote in favor of a proposed merger with Towers Watson & Co. amid criticism of the $18 billion deal.
- First week of HealthCare.gov enrollment exceeds half million
More than 540,000 people selected a health plan on the federal HealthCare.gov exchange during the first week.
- Week in pictures
Brazil takes the lead in the Business Insurance week in pictures. But there’s much more.
- Mascot's game jump puts the hurt on university
Arizona State University reportedly could pay a devil of a settlement to a former Arizona lawmaker after the school’s mascot injured the man’s back during a football game.
- Increased kidnappings force insurers to step up crisis management coverage
Christof Bentelle, an official at Allianz S.E., said that an increase in kidnappings in Africa has forced insurers to step up crisis management coverage for their clients, reports The Africa Report.
- Zurich Insurance seeks to replace chief executive
Switzerland-based Zurich Insurance Group Ltd. is looking to replace its chief executive, Martin Senn, after losses in the third quarter forced the insurer to abandon its bid for U.K.-based RSA Insurance Group P.L.C.