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Hospitals, Drugmakers Could Follow Health Insurer Mergers

Anthem Inc’s decision to buy Cigna Corp., forming the largest U.S. health insurer by membership, will likely speed consolidation across the healthcare industry, from hospitals to drugmakers. Anthem announced its proposed $54 billion purchase of Cigna on Friday, just weeks …

Toys ‘R’ Us Facing Credit Insurance Woes As It Restructures

Insurance companies are cutting back on their coverage of Toys “R” Us Inc. suppliers, bringing another headache to a retailer that has suffered more than two years of losses, people familiar with the matter said. Coface SA and Euler Hermes …

Ironshore Launches Umbrella Coverage up to $5M for High Value Homeowners

Ironshore Personal Lines is now offering a new umbrella program for high net worth homeowner insureds, with properties valued in excess of $1 million, as complementary liability coverage for losses due to unforeseen legal actions. Ironshore Personal Lines’ umbrella program …

Fiat Chrysler Recall Highlights Cyber Risks of Connected Cars, Telematics

Fiat Chrysler will recall 1.4 million vehicles in the United States to install software to prevent hackers from gaining remote control of the engine, steering and other systems in what federal officials said was the first such action of its …

Movie Theaters Balk at Security Checks Following Shootings

American high school students walk through metal detectors each day. The Metropolitan Opera in New York searches the bags and purses of patrons each night, and air travel involves long lines and security checks. But the nation’s movie theaters are …

Senate Moves Export/Import Bank Renewal with Transportation Funding

The Senate advanced a proposal to extend the U.S. Export-Import Bank’s charter as part of legislation to finance highways and mass transit for three years. The 67-26 vote during an unusual Sunday session moves forward the Senate’s effort to pass …

McGraw Hill to Pay $2.2 Billion for SNL Financial

McGraw Hill Financial Inc. agreed to buy SNL Financial, the financial news and data services provider owned by buyout firm New Mountain Capital, for about $2.23 billion to add content on the banking and insurance industries. SNL joins a roster …

ANV Launches Miscellaneous Professional Liability Program in U.S.

ANV Underwriters, the international managing general underwriter (MGU) segment of global speciality insurance group ANV, has launched a new North America Miscellaneous Professional Liability (MPL) product and team. The new MPL product expands ANV’s MGU presence in the U.S. market …

K&K Launches Student Accident Coverage Website

K&K Insurance Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Aon plc, has launched a new website at www.PrivateSchoolK12-kk.com offering K-12 student accident coverage. The website is designed for private, non-boarding K-12 schools and offers the ability to quote and purchase insurance online …

Heffernan Accepting Submissions for Burning Man Insurance Program

Heffernan Insurance Brokers, a nationwide independent insurance brokerage, is now accepting submissions through August 9 for the 2015 Burning Man event. Heffernan’s program, called Insurance on the Playa, offers liability coverage for theme camps, art cars and art installations for …

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