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GOP-Led Senate Takes First Step Toward Ending Obamacare, 51-48

The U.S. Senate took the first step toward repealing Obamacare in a razor-thin vote early Thursday, even as House leaders were struggling to line up support for a vote later this week. The 51-48 vote fell almost entirely along party …

Main Street America Promotes Kusch to EVP, Insurance Operations

The Main Street America Group announced Jeff Kusch, who has led the company’s field sales function for the past two years, has been promoted to executive vice president, insurance operations. In addition to continuing to oversee the super-regional property/casualty insurance …

ASAE, Aon Enhance D&O Liability Coverage for Associations

ASAE, The Center for Association Leadership, has enhanced its Directors’ and Officers’ (D&O) Insurance Program offered through Aon Affinity Nonprofits in partnership with Arch Insurance Co. The ASAE endorsed multi-coverage product includes broader, more competitively-priced D&O insurance coverage to meet …

House Republicans Pass Sweeping Regulatory Reform Bill

Republicans on Wednesday passed a bill in the House of Representatives that touched on nearly every step U.S. agencies take in creating and applying new rules, continuing their blitz to radically reform “abusive” federal regulation of areas from the environment …

U.S. Chamber Faces Challenges with Trump on Key Issues

The largest U.S. business lobby group on Wednesday said it could be a mistake to quickly repeal Obamacare without developing a replacement healthcare insurance plan and urged the incoming Trump administration not to erect trade barriers. The U.S. Chamber of …

Cybersecurity Firm IDT911 Rebrands to CyberScout, Plans Global Expansion

Cybersecurity prevention and resolution firm IDT911 has changed its name to CyberScout, to better align with its mission of helping clients in the digital world deal with ever-evolving cyber threats. CyberScout primarily serves clients in the insurance, financial services and …

House Kicks Off Year by Passing Sports Team Doctors’ Liability Bill

As Alabama and Clemson prepared for the national college football championship game kick-off the other day, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on liability rules for sports medicine physicians and athletic trainers. The Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act …

Exiting U.S. Trade Rep Urges Trump to Uphold Trans-Pacific Trade Deal

President Barack Obama’s departing chief trade negotiator warned the Trump administration on Tuesday that it risked abdicating U.S. leadership in Asia by scrapping Obama’s 12-country Pacific Rim free trade deal. Michael Froman, in excerpts of his final speech as U.S. …

Volkswagen Agrees to $4.3 Billion U.S. Settlement Over Emissions Fraud

Volkswagen AG confirmed on Tuesday it has negotiated a $4.3 billion draft settlement with U.S. regulators to resolve its diesel emissions troubles and plans to plead guilty to criminal misconduct. The guilty plea is part of the civil and criminal …

2017 Cyber Risks to Intensify as Hackers Become More Cunning: Report

Top cyber threats during 2017 are expected to include nation state cyber espionage, a rise in data integrity attacks and an increase in attacks harnessing Internet of Things (IoT) devices, according to a report published by Stroz Friedberg, an Aon …

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