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A.M. Best Affirms Credit Ratings of National Western Life Insurance Company

Aug 14, 2018 A.M. Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) of “a” of...

Molina to Return to Wisconsin ACA Exchanges in 2019

Aug 14, 2018 In a U-turn, Molina Healthcare Inc. has filed to return to the Wisconsin Affordable Care Act exchange next year after market turbulence forced the carrier to...

Carl Icahn Drops Opposition to Cigna-Express Scripts Deal

Aug 14, 2018 Investor Carl Icahn said he will no longer oppose Cigna Corp.’s proposed $67 billion acquisition of Express Scripts after originally calling it a “$60...

Legacy Acquirer Darag Unveils Joint Venture in US Market Push

Aug 14, 2018 Legacy insurance/reinsurance acquirer Darag and U.S.‐based runoff specialist SOBC said they formed a joint venture that will support Darag’s expansion...

Insurance Journal

Bridge Collapses in Genoa, Italy, with 35 Deaths Reported

Aug 14, 2018 A bridge on the main highway running down the Italian Mediterranean coast collapsed in Genoa, with the death toll reported to be 35 people while others were...

Newspaper: Sturgis Rally Traffic Deaths Likely Higher Than Official Count

Aug 14, 2018 A newspaper says the total number of traffic fatalities for this year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota may be higher than the state...

Judge Dismisses Certain Claims in West Virginia Industrial Fire Suit

Aug 14, 2018 A federal judge has dismissed part of a lawsuit in connection with an industrial fire in West Virginia. The Parkersburg News and Sentinel reports U.S....

Nashville Grapples with Hepatitis A Outbreak

Aug 14, 2018 Tennessee health officials say at least 74 people have contracted hepatitis A in Nashville since last December. Nashville’s Metro Public Health Department said in a...

Claims Journal

S.C. Deputy’s Widow Sues After he Drowns During Training

Aug 14, 2018 A deputy killed during training on a South Carolina lake last summer was tangled by the boat propeller after going overboard and drowned inches under the surface while...

Cleveland Indians Honor Tickets 52 Years After Crash

Aug 14, 2018 Jennifer Annis had been looking forward to seeing the Indians. Having earned straight A’s at St. Rose School, she was awarded two tickets to the game on Aug. 20, 1966. It...

Airplane Theft Shows Potential Dangers From Airline Workers

Aug 14, 2018 The theft of an empty plane by an airline worker who performed dangerous loops before crashing into a remote island in Puget Sound illustrated what aviation experts have...

Miami Nieighborhood Could Become Blueprint for Handling Rising Sea Levels

Aug 14, 2018 On a map, the only natural water body nearby Alan and Alicia Sirkin’s Coconut Grove home is Biscayne Bay. But after living there more than 25 years...

Business Insurance

Employers likely to prevail in LGBT cases at Supreme Court with Kennedy retirement

Jun 28, 2018 Employers will likely have an easier time combating claims of...

Validus recruits executive from XL

Jun 28, 2018 Validus Specialty Underwriting Services Inc. has recruited Bob Eells from XL Group to be senior vice president...

Lockton reports revenue increase

Jun 28, 2018 Lockton Cos. L.L.C. reported $1.57 billion in revenue for fiscal year 2018, a 9.9% increase over fiscal year 2017...