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Friday, March 08, 2013

NAIC Releases Top 25 P&C Insurers by Direct Written

NAICOn Monday, and updated every day since then this week, the National Association for Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) posted listings of the top insurers in the P&C space, ranked by direct written premiums written and broken down by line of business.

Overall, with all lines taken into account, State Farm holds th...

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Health Survey: Employers Plan Aggressive Response to Shifting Health Care Landscape

Towers WatsonEmployers remain committed to providing active employee health care benefits in the near future, according to findings from the annual Towers Watson/National Business Group on Health (NBGH) Employer Survey on Purchasing Value in Health Care, but are responding to changes influenced in part by health care r...

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Trade Groups Divided Over Oklahoma Bill to Privatize State Workers' Comp Insurer

Oklahoma Workers CompInsurance groups are divided over legislation to privatize CompSource Oklahoma, the state's workers' compensation insurer of last resort holding nearly one-third of the current market....

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Zurich Announces Strategic Alliance with the IFRC As Foundation of Global Flood Resilience Program

Zurich flood programZurich Insurance Group announced on Thursday a CHF 21 million five-year alliance with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). The five-year commitment will serve as the foundation of Zurich's global

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Munich Re: Drought - An Underestimated Natural Hazard

DroughtAccording to Munich Re's data, there were around ten loss-producing droughts around the world each year in the early eighties, but the number in recent years has been about twice as high, as is stated in Munich Re's new publication Topics Geo 2012. "The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) expects heat...

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Maritime Program Group Adds Fireman's Fund to Private Client Service's Portfolio

MaritimeMaritime Program Group (MPG) is pleased to announced that it has added Fireman's Fund Insurance Company to the portfolio of available carriers offered through its Private Client Services division.  

The ...

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Study: Small Businesses Have Significant Data Breach Exposure

Data breachesEmployee or contractor mistakes, lost or stolen laptops, smart phones and storage media, and procedural mistakes are the primary causes of small business data breaches, according to research commissioned by data compromis...

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CT Lawmakers Create Fund for Newtown Workers

NewtonConnecticut lawmakers created a special charitable fund on Wednesday to help cover the mental health costs of first responders, educators and other workers traumatized by the Newtown school massacre.

Both cha...

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JAMA Internal Medicine Study Shows States with Most Gun Laws Have Fewer Deaths

Gun lawsStates with the most gun laws experienced a lower overall mortality rate from firearms than did states with the fewest laws, researchers in Boston reported in a study published Wednesday.

"States that have the most laws have a 42% decreased rate of firearm fatalities compared to those with the leas...

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