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Aetna Acquires Bupa Thailand to Expand in Asia Health Insurance

Jul 25, 2017 Aetna Inc. announced it has acquired UK-based Bupa Group’s Thai business, Bupa Thailand, for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition will significantly...

Australia Watchdog Examines if Recalled Air Bags Were Replaced by Faulty Devices

Jul 25, 2017 Australia’s consumer watchdog said on Monday it was urgently seeking information from the government regulator and car manufacturers...

AXA to Provide Accident Cover for Uber Drivers in France

Jul 25, 2017 Uber and insurance group AXA on Tuesday announced a partnership to offer accident cover for drivers who work for the ride hailing service in France. In France, as...

New Terror, Cyber Threats Create Coverage Gaps: CEO of UK’s Pool Re

Jul 25, 2017 Insurance against terror attacks must adapt to face up to the threats posed by so-called lone-wolf militants and the rise of cyber crime. That’s...

Property Casualty 360

Agent & daughter charged in scheme targeting injured workers' benefit funds

Jul 25, 2017 If convicted of all charges, the defendants face a maximum sentence of more than 16 years in California...

Hurricane preparation: Be sure to be insured

Jul 25, 2017 It’s been 10 years since a devastating hurricane has hit the Southeast. Here’s how agents can advise clients who haven’t experienced the kinds of...

Who’s using what in P&C insurance: July 24, 2017

Jul 24, 2017 Technology news from Wellthie, CIA, Insuritas, Guardian Insurance and more.

Educating homeowners about home-sharing insurance coverage

Jul 24, 2017 A new survey from Assurant shows that homeowners need help from the insurance industry in understanding coverage before they decide...

Claims Journal

Family of Missing Florida Teen Fisherman Sues Other Boy’s Family

Jul 25, 2017 The mother of a teenager who disappeared with his friend while boating in the Atlantic Ocean filed suit Friday against the other boy’s parents and...

Push for Sprinkler Mandates Across U.S. After Honolulu Fire

Jul 25, 2017 When Moon Yun Pellerin’s parents bought a 27th-floor apartment in a high-rise overlooking Waikiki about 15 years ago, they didn’t realize the wave-shaped...

New Mexico Insurance Regulator Says No to Dividend Freeze

Jul 25, 2017 New Mexico’s top insurance regulator said Thursday he would not put a freeze on insurance provider payments to investors and parent companies while auditors investigate...

Newly Licensed Teen Drivers 3 Times as Likely to Be in a Deadly Crash

Jul 25, 2017 Citing new AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety research about teens and distracted driving, The California Department of Insurance (CDI), AAA Northern California...

Business Insurance

Court reinstates termination suit against employer

Jul 24, 2017 A federal appeals court has reinstated litigation filed by a former sales and marketing director of a resort management...

Arbitrator may have exceeded authority in sex discrimination case: Court

Jul 24, 2017 An arbitrator may have overstepped her authority in certifying a class...

Combustible dust rule among dropped regs in Trump deregulation push

Jul 24, 2017 The Trump administration has dropped several potential workplace safety...

Best's Reviews

PIA Supports US Senate NFIP Reauthorization Bill

Jul 24, 2017 The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents supports a U.S. Senate bill to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program and leave untouched the...

Germany’s Hoven: New Commitments Help Build Resilience Through Insurance

Jul 24, 2017 Ingrid Hoven of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, said the German government and other nations have announced...

New Hampshire Proposes State-Based Reinsurance Program to Stabilize Health Market

Jul 24, 2017 New Hampshire insurance regulators trying to stabilize the state’s health insurance market have proposed creating a new state-...

US Senate to Vote on ACA Repeal, Parliamentarian Rules Against Earlier Version

Jul 24, 2017 The U.S. Senate is preparing to vote on a bill to repeal or replace the Affordable Care Act despite a preliminary determination by...