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Workplace Fatalities Decline in Michigan

Michigan’s rate of job-related deaths has decreased in recent years even as more people enter the workforce following the economic recession. The Detroit News reports federal data show Michigan’s rate of workplace fatalities declined from 3.6 per 100,000 workers in …

N.Y., N.J. Governors Stress Home Quarantine for Ebola Workers

State leaders in New York and New Jersey are at odds with scientists over Ebola as the states’ governors back 21-day quarantines for medical workers returning from West Africa, while the nation’s top infectious-disease expert warns that such restrictions are …

Nevada Official Says 11 Drivers Cited so Far For Uber

Nevada drivers with the ridesharing company Uber are picking up passengers despite a judge’s order blocking the rides until at least until Nov. 7. Nevada Taxicab Authority spokeswoman Teri Williams told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that at least one Uber …

Ryan Specialty Hires McKenna in London for MGA Strategy

Ryan Specialty Group (RSG), the specialty insurance services business based in Chicago, has hired Peter McKenna in a new senior role to oversee the development of the company MGA strategy in the UK market. McKenna, who joined RSG from AIG, …

Lava Nears First Home in Hawaii

Hawaii officials will make arrangements for those living in the path of a lava flow to watch the destruction of their homes. That accommodation is being made to “provide for a means of closure,” Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl …

Disbarred N.Y. Lawyer Sentenced for Stealing Client Funds

A New Jersey judge has decided that a disbarred New York City lawyer will not have to serve a prison term for stealing funds from a client. Instead, 48-year-old Jeffrey Squitieri must serve five years of probation and pay $88,000 …

Aon, in Partnership with Hiscox, Offers Ebola Liability Cover

Aon has launched an Ebola response product available to all health care institutions and features worldwide coverage on cases brought in the U.S. Negotiated in partnership with Hiscox, the product – called the Ebola liability insurance wrap – covers scenarios …

After Sandy: Poll Finds ‘Social Resilience’ Key to Coping With Disasters

Neighbor helping neighbor. Trust in a community. Looking out for each other. An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey suggests that those factors — collectively termed “social resilience” — have a big impact on how prepared communities feel …

Suhr in California Names Kosko Account Executive

Gerry Kosko has joined Suhr Risk Services in San Jose, Calif. as account executive in employee benefits. Kosko is a health insurance funding strategist. He specializes in working with business owners and human resources managers to streamline the delivery and …

The Hartford Offers Lump-Sum Pension Buyouts to 13,500 Former Workers

Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. is working to reduce its retirement obligations by paying former employees to give up their pensions. Last month, the insurer offered voluntary lump-sum payments to about 13,500 workers who had left the company and hadn’t …

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