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Decision in Uber Employee Vs. Contractor Suit Cuts Driver Bargaining Power

Sep 25, 2018 Uber drivers seeking pay and benefits like those employees get were handed a big defeat by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday. A panel of court...

Uber Drivers Benefits Lose Key Ruling in Pay and Benefits Suit

Sep 25, 2018 Uber Technologies Inc. drivers suffered a major defeat in one of the gig economy’s most closely watched labor fights with a ruling barring hundreds of thousands...

Maxwell Joins Insurance Office of America in South Carolina

Sep 25, 2018 Insurance Office of America (IOA) has added Leroy Maxwell to its Charleston, S.C., location as a risk management specialist. Before joining IOA, Maxwell served as a...

New Paladin Cyber Product for Small, Mid-Sized Businesses Launches in Arizona

Sep 25, 2018 Paladin Cyber, a cyber protection and remediation firm, has developed a cyber insurance product tailored for small and mid-sized businesses. Along with...

Best's Reviews

A.M. Best Withdraws Credit Ratings of National Insurance Company of Wisconsin, Inc.

Sep 25, 2018 A.M. Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of B+ (Good) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR)...

Pacific Health Care Organization Launches Workers’ Comp Acquisition Search

Sep 25, 2018 Pacific Health Care Organization Inc. said it launched a strategic acquisition search for an insurance company to add to its suite of “...

Washington Regulators Consider 5% Average Workers’ Comp Rate Cut for 2019

Sep 25, 2018 Workers’ compensation rates in Washington state could drop by as much as 5% on average for employers in 2019, if a proposal by the state...

Chubb Appoints Head of North American Property Claims

Sep 25, 2018 Chubb Ltd. has appointed Tim Barziza as head of North American property claims. He succeeds Bill Turnbull, who joined the insurer 33 years ago and plans to...

Claims Journal

Industry Expert Shares Thoughts on Virtual Reality Liability Exposures

Sep 25, 2018 As more tech companies release virtual reality (VR) products, the impact on insurance is a growing concern. Kevin Quinley, founder and principal of Quinley...

‘Gig’ Economy May Not Be the Workforce of the Future

Sep 25, 2018 The “gig” economy might not be the new frontier for America’s workforce after all. From Uber to TaskRabbit to YourMechanic, so-called gig work has been...

Causes of California’s Worst Fires Often Go ‘Undetermined’

Sep 25, 2018 California officials quickly determined an arsonist started last month’s huge wildfire southeast of Los Angeles, and that two weeks earlier sparks from a vehicle...

Slower Winds Means Florence May Cost Private Insurers Less Due

Sep 25, 2018 Hurricane Florence is likely to end up costing insurers far less than initially feared. Before making landfall, the storm weakened significantly, largely sparing...

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...