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Virginia Workplace Fatalities Hit New Low in 2010

The number of workplace fatalities in Virginia last year fell to the lowest level since the state began reporting such data in 1992. The Virginian-Pilot reports the number of fatalities fell to 104 from 119 in 2009. The state Department …

California Data Spill Shows Risk of Online Health Records

Until recently, medical files belonging to nearly 300,000 Californians sat unsecured on the Internet for the entire world to see. There were insurance forms, Social Security numbers and doctors’ notes. Among the files were summaries that spelled out, in painstaking …

Hail Data Added to Aerialogics’ Roof Measurement Reports

Aerialogics’, a provider of custom aerial roof measurement reports for the roofing and insurance industries, will now include property-by-property hail information, as a result of an agreement with iMapWeather Forensics, a division of global weather industry leader, Weather Decision Technologies …

West Virginia Agencies’ Workers’ Comp Data Released

State figures show the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety had the worst workers’ compensation record among state agencies over the past five years. The Charleston Daily Mail reports that the department had $10.8 million in claims and paid …

BuildFax Teams With Equifax to Deliver Property History Data to Insurance Sector

BuildFax, a commercial and residential permitting database in the United States, has joined forces with Equifax Inc. to provide property & casualty insurance carriers a view of underwriting risks while uncovering changes to their portfolio since policy inception. Equifax customers …

Hackers Attack Another Sony Network; Post Data on 1 Million Users

Hackers broke into Sony Corp.’s computer networks and accessed the information of more than 1 million customers to show the vulnerability of the electronic giant’s systems, the latest of several security breaches undermining confidence in the company. LulzSec, a group …

Sony Hires Firms to Clean Up After Breach

Sony has hired outside investigators to help clean its networks and catch the people behind a massive breach that exposed the personal data of more than 100 million video game users. The Japanese electronics giant has retained a team from …

Report Helps Companies Identify Loss Trends

Global Loss Run Reports, that assist companies in quickly identifying emerging loss trends so they may take corrective measures, are now being offered to Chubb customers for controlled master programs and admitted property, casualty and professional liability policies. Chubb’s Global …

Recession Marked by Bump in Uninsured Motorists

Across the nation, chances are roughly one in seven that a driver is uninsured, according to an Uninsured Motorists study conducted by the Insurance Research Council (IRC). Nine insurers contributed data to the study, representing approximately 50 percent of the …