Kids living in poor communities less likely to get diagnosis for strabismus, study shows

Youngsters are less likely to be diagnosed with crossed eye, a condition known as strabismus, if they reside in poor communities, according to an evaluation led by researchers at the College of Michigan’s Kellogg Eye Middle. It is […] Continue Reading…

Quotes sets up cyber-intelligence unit

(Reuters) — Quotes has set up a cyber-intelligence device to identify terrorism financing, money washing and financial fraud online, the government said on Tuesday, because of “unprecedented” threats to national security. The measure expands on the major platform […] Continue Reading…

Munich Re on track for profit target, lifting shares

(Reuters) — German reinsurer Munich Re said it was upon course to reach its full-year income goal after realized investment increases helped offset higher natural disaster claims to produce a small fall in second quarter profit. “We are […] Continue Reading…

Allianz Global Corporate unit makes professional moves

Allianz Global Corporate & Speciality, a unit of Munich-based Allianz S. E., has announced a series of senior underwriting appointments. Thierry Portevin will, effective Oct. 1, take up the role associated with global head of property in the […] Continue Reading…

Columbia-Universal Does Not Insure “Body Parts”

Ever since LoveWorks Magazine featured an article on Justin Bieber and “penis insurance”, along with the recent reports of dozens of celebrities insuring various body parts, we have been inundated with questions regarding “body part insurance”.

In order to clarify our position, CU is not a “surplus” lines insurer and […] Continue Reading…

Survey: 43% of Americans likely to pay much more for health insurance in 2016

According to the newest survey conducted by leading private finance website GOBankingRates. com, 43 percent of Americans expect to pay much more for health insurance in 2016, along with 23 percent expecting to pay “a little more than the last year” and 20 […] Continue Reading…

Captives cut costs, add control for worker benefit risks

Photo by MICHAEL MARCOTTE Dave Arick, assistant treasurer, global risk management, International Paper Co., and Debbie Liebeskind of Willis Towers Watson P. L. C. in the 26th annual World Captive […] Continue Reading…

Injury-causing violations continue to plague food manufacturer Schwan

A food manufacturer praised last month by the U. S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration intended for accepting responsibility for workplace protection violations and agreeing to correct the particular hazards is facing more than $172, 000 in newly proposed fees from the agency […] Continue Reading…

Kansas manufacturer receives OSHA citations right after worker falls 40 feet

An Ohio steel equipment manufacturer deemed the severe violator of federal office safety law was again mentioned by the U. S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration for another severe injury to an employee. The 39-year-old employee of Canton, […] Continue Reading…

Arthur J. Gallagher names new innovator of wholesale unit