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Lloyd’s, Specialty Insurance Advisors Offer Ebola Coverage for First Responders

Lloyd’s of London is offering Ebola coverage for first responders through its U.S. distributor, Specialty Insurance Advisors, as an added benefit to its pre-existing Needle Stick and Workplace Violence coverage. The cover will protect healthcare and law enforcement workers in …

Marsh Previews Risk Management-Analytics Software

STARS, a business unit of Marsh that provides risk, safety, and claims management software, analytics and services, previewed STARS | ONE, an alpha version of its next-generation risk management platform to 350 global customers and partners at its recent annual …

Aon: Planning, Communications Will Keep Real Risk of Ebola in Perspective

With concerns growing in the U.S. over Ebola exposure — New York City confirmed its first case of Ebola Thursday, Oct. 23 — an executive from Aon plc advised it’s important for businesses to engage in thoughtful planning and careful …

Ex-CEO Benmosche Writing Book on Turnaround at AIG

Robert Benmosche is working on a book about turning around American International Group Inc. Benmosche’s memoir focuses on the five years he led AIG and is slated to be published in late 2015 or early 2016 by St. Martin’s Press, …

Obama Reportedly Searching for New Auto Safety Chief

The acting chief of the NHTSA, the top U.S. automotive safety regulator, is unlikely to be nominated for the job and an active search is under way to fill the position, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday. …

Biggest Obstacle to Cyber Insurance Sales Is Customer Education

The biggest challenge in selling cyber insurance is educating businesses about the need for cyber coverage, according to a new survey. The survey of insurance professionals found that among carriers offering cyber insurance, 40 percent say businesses don’t think they …

Judge Slashes $9 Billion Damages Award Against Drugmakers by 99%

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. and Eli Lilly & Co. won a more than a 99 percent cut in a $9 billion punitive damages award over claims the drugmakers hid the cancer risks of their Actos diabetes medicine. Jurors properly found officials …

Lawsuits Commence Against Takata, Auto Makers Over Air Bags

Takata Corp. and carmakers that install the company’s air bags were sued by U.S. drivers over claims they were duped into buying unsafe vehicles following the recall of almost 8 million cars from 10 automakers. Buyers or leasers of Honda …

XL Expands Recreational Marine Business with 3 Programs

XL Group has launched three tailored marine insurance programs to protect boaters, marinas and vessels, adding to its recreational marine insurance portfolio. The new recreational marine liability insurance coverages include: Boat Dealers Coverage Solutions: To provide property insurance coverage for …

Assurant to Buy French Mobile Device Insurance Broker CWI

Consumer electronic and household device insurer Assurant Inc. has made a binding offer to acquire CWI Group, a mobile insurance brokerage in France, for approximately €56 million ($71 million). The acquisition by Assurant Solutions would strengthen Assurant’s capabilities in mobile …

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