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19 03, 2019

Ex-CEO, 7 Other Execs Blamed for $7.4B Accounting Fraud at S. Africa Retailer Steinhoff

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Former Steinhoff Chief Executive Markus Jooste and seven others were involved in a 6.5 billion euro ($7.4 billion) accounting fraud at the South African retailer, the new CEO said told lawmakers on Tuesday. Steinhoff said on Friday an independent report …

19 03, 2019

Insurance Industry Has Major Impact on Illinois’ Economy, Study Shows

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A new study shows that Illinois insurance companies, agents and brokers continue to fuel the economy with quality jobs, revenue and investments, the study’s sponsors say. The recently released study was conducted by the Katie School of Insurance and Financial …

19 03, 2019

Berkley Launches Private Company Primary Management Liability Policy

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Berkley Professional Liability, a Berkley Company, has expanded its product offerings to include a primary private company management liability policy. This comprehensive package policy offers coverage designed to address growing exposures facing private companies. Management teams can select one or …

19 03, 2019

BNP Paribas’ Insurance Unit Cuts Exposure to Coal on Climate Change Concerns

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The Cardif insurance division of BNP Paribas, France’s largest bank, on Monday outlined new targets to reduce its exposure to coal as companies around the world step up fossil fuel divestment plans to improve the environment. Cardif, which has already …

19 03, 2019

Insurance Department Takes Over Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace

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The Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace has become part of the state’s insurance department after Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed legislation dissolving the marketplace board as a separate entity. The state Legislature established the insurance marketplace in 2013. The Arkansas marketplace used …

19 03, 2019

Researchers Aim to Spot a Liar Using Online Polygraph

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Can you spot a liar? It’s tricky enough in face-to-face conversations that offer facial expressions, gestures and tone of voice because those physical cues add context. Spotting a liar gets even tougher in blind computer conversations. Florida State University researcher …

19 03, 2019

Cooper Nominates State Rep. Goodman to North Carolina Workers’ Comp Panel

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A sitting North Carolina legislator has been nominated by Gov. Roy Cooper to serve on the state Industrial Commission. Cooper told legislators at the beginning of the month of his choice of fellow Democratic Rep. Ken Goodman of Richmond County …

19 03, 2019

State Farm: Illinois and Missouri Ranked 3rd and 5th for Hail Damage in 2018

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A new report from State Farm says that Illinois and Missouri were among the top states in the nation for hail damage in 2018, according to a new report from State Farm. Illinois ranks third with $330 million in paid …

19 03, 2019

Aluminium Producer Norsk Hydro Hit by Cyber Attack

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Norsk Hydro, one of the world’s largest producers of aluminum, was sustaining a cyber attack on Tuesday that affected its operations, sending its shares lower. “IT-systems in most business areas are impacted and Hydro is switching to manual operations as …

19 03, 2019

Cotuno Joins Alliant’s Texas Benefits Team as VP

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Houston-based benefits consultant Dan Cotuno has joined Alliant Insurance Services as vice president within the company’s Employee Benefits Group. Cotuno will provide integrated, data-driven benefits to a diverse client base as Alliant continues to grow its Texas benefits team. Cotuno …