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People News: Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, G2 Insurance Services

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Appoints Harman and Poppie to US Central Region Leadership Positions Swiss Re Corporate Solutions announced that it has strengthened its North American Central Region leadership team with two appointments. Christine Harman joins the company as senior …

Retired Wrestlers Sue WWE Over Brain Injuries

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. was sued on behalf of Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka and dozens of other retired wrestlers who claim the company hid the long-term effects of neurological injuries from years of being pounded in and out of the ring. …

Data Could Assist Tesla in Defense Against Autopilot Liability

The large volume of data Tesla Motors Inc collects from its cars on the road has armed it with information to publicly counter, and possibly legally defend, claims about the safety of its Autopilot driving-assist software, according to lawyers familiar …

WCRI’s 8 State Study Reveals Reforms Slow to Reduce Physician Dispensing

Mass.-based Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) released eight separate studies this week that examine the impact of state reforms to the rules for drugs dispensed by doctors from their offices to injured workers. The eight states studied are Connecticut, Florida, …

Hacking Threat Poses Biggest Risk in Autonomous Cars

Cybersecurity is the biggest concern for companies evaluating risk in the nascent self-driving vehicle industry, according to a survey conducted by Munich Re. The world’s second-biggest reinsurer found that 55 percent of corporate risk managers surveyed named cybersecurity as their …

Fraud News Around the Nation

Florida Governor Suspends Mayor After Insurance Fraud Charge Gov. Rick Scott has suspended from office the mayor of the central Florida city of Tavares after he was charged with insurance fraud. Scott issued the executive order on Thursday, one day …

Survey: Most Businesses Unprepared for Self-Driving Cars

Most companies are unprepared for the emergence of autonomous vehicles (AVs), according to corporate risk managers surveyed by Munich Re at the 2016 Risk and Insurance Management Society Conference (RIMS). Despite the potential business impact of this technology, a majority …

MSHA Reports No Mines Eligible for a Pattern of Violations Notice

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration announced last month that – for the first time since reforms began in 2010 – none of the nation’s more than 13,000 mining operations meets the criteria for a Pattern …

Liberty Mutual Research Reveals Need to Actively Prevent Falls at Work

Working age adults account for more than two-thirds of the estimated 9.9 million annual fall-related injuries impacting U.S. adults according to Liberty Mutual’s latest research, highlighting the importance of companies actively protecting employees and the public from falls. Liberty Mutual …

Commercial Lines Insurers Investing in Tech for Claims, Underwriting Data

Technology investments to support data initiatives are increasingly important as commercial lines insurers look to leverage data from a wider variety of sources. According to a new report released by Novarica, predictive analytics, third-party data and multidimensional data are being …

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