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Licensing reform: not the spirit of the law

Licensing reform: not the spirit of the law – Broker Focus Barbara A. Morris The gramm-leach-bliley act has been successful in motivating states–under threat of federal oversight–to make their broker licensing laws reciprocal. Now they just have to make those laws uniform. At the surface, it would appear that states have been successful in adhering […]

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Imagine Insurance Co

Imagine Insurance Co * Imagine Insurance Co., a subsidiary of Imagine Reinsurance Holdings Ltd., Bermuda, has. acquired Enterprise Reinsurance Holdings Corp., also of Bermuda, and all of its subsidiaries. COPYRIGHT 2001 Axon Group COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group

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News and notes …

News and notes … – up front [check] A Pennyslvania jury has found in favor of the Diocese of Greensburg and awarded it more than $4.5 million in a breach of contract lawsuit against Gallagher Bassett Services Inc. The jury found Gallagher had breached its contract in connection with the investigation and adjustment of a […]

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Software security guide

Software security guide – Reference & Training Security professionals and software developers now have a new resource available in the fight against computer risks, particularly those posed by bad software, as Addison-Wesley has published Building Secure Software. Bad software lies at the heart of many computer security problems, according to Gary McGraw, coauthor of Building […]

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Y2K

Y2K – Brief Article CLAIMS FOR Y2K: Prepare for classification suits. This is the advice given to insurers by those at the Millennium Claims Symposium, a meeting early this year in Toronto. The meeting was sponsored by SCOR Group, France’s largest reinsurer, and Lang Michener, a law firm in Toronto. Industry watchers say that Year […]

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Technology for Better Relationships

Technology for Better Relationships Asif Ahmed Successfully managing litigated claims depends on communication. New technologies that use the Internet can facilitate communication and lead to a more collaborative relationship for all involved. With the ever-increasing pace of business, risk managers are often faced with a rapidly changing corporate landscape. Employee turnover, plant closings and other […]

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Fiserv Bank Systems & eProducts Group

Fiserv Bank Systems & eProducts Group MICHAEL D. GANTT has been named president of the Fiserv Bank Systems & eProducts Group, replacing Rodney D. Poskochil, who is retiring to manage his personal business investments, Fiserv Inc. has announced. Gantt, 52, joined Fiserv in December 2000 and led the company’s Insurance Solutions Group until early 2003. […]

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D&O woes continue

D&O woes continue – Liability Lori Widmer Increased media attention to “accounting irregularities,” the uneasiness of the current stock market, escalating insurance prices and changing policy terms, as well as continued scrutiny by Congress make for an alarming situation in the D&O industry. Early in the year, predictions for the directors’ and officers’ market indicated […]

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Women Face Greater Workplace Risks

Women Face Greater Workplace Risks Working women face high risks from job-related stress, musculoskeletal injuries, violence, and other hazards of the modern workplace, according to a new report by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in Washington. Women workers are at a disproportionately high risk for musculoskeletal injuries on the job. Although […]

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Workers compensation

Workers compensation – disability & worker’s comp literature review Fiserv PDS systems automate Workers’ Compensation management from policy administration through claims and billing, and include Web access. The Managed Care system lets users precertify, track, discuss, and approve treatment, and an imaging system and document management tool organize incoming and outgoing documents including images, notes […]