She received a master’s degree in public health with a concentration in health policy and management from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree in life sciences from the University of Maryland, according to the announcement. Verma said she had no role in HP’s state contracts, according to that report,… Continue Reading Rep. Price, Obamacare Critic, Is Trump’s Choice to Lead Health Agency

NAPSLO, established in 1975, is a national trade association, representing surplus lines insurance agents/brokers, surplus lines insurance companies and associate members comprising the wholesale insurance distribution system. AAMGA, an insurance industry membership association established in 1926, represents managing general underwriters, program administrators, aggregators and other wholesale insurance professionals. The AAMGA… Continue Reading Insurance Associations AAMGA, NAPSLO Move Forward with Merger Talks

Anthem shares closed up 1.5 percent at $137.36, while Cigna shares fell 1.2 percent to close at $137.08. “If a blue plan reaches out to me to give help, I’ll give help,” Swedish said. Joseph Swedish, chief executive of Anthem, the largest member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association,… Continue Reading In Anthem-Cigna Merger Trial, Fortune 500 Said Not at Risk

In September, insurance brokerage Willis Towers Watson Plc agreed to pay $120 million to settle one of the lawsuits brought by former investors. In a separate Stanford-related case, the Supreme Court in 2014 ruled that investors in the Ponzi scheme can sue lawyers, insurance brokers and others who worked with… Continue Reading Supreme Court Rejects Stanford’s Appeal of Ponzi Scheme Conviction

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited provides reinsurance and insurance coverage to clients in various domestic and global markets through wholly-owned subsidiaries and offices in Australia, Bermuda, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States. DUAL Commercial LLC is a specialty program administrator… Continue Reading DUAL Commercial, Aspen Insurance Partner on Management Liability Program

Seats are limited. Early bird pricing ends March 15, 2017. To find out more and to register for the event, visit: https://superregional.net. For sponsorship information, email: superregional@insurancejournal.com. The Grand Geneva Resort & Spa was originally the famed Lake Geneva Playboy Club Hotel. It’s home to one of the best golf… Continue Reading Plans Underway for Super Regional P/C Insurer Conference 2017 for C-Suite Professionals

Great American Insurance Group’s Alternative Markets Division operates four businesses: Agency Captive Programs, Group Captive Programs, Elite Programs and Cyber Risk. Hub International Northeast has been creating insurance and risk management products for the elevator industry for more than 40 years. The program offers specialized insurance coverage to elevator contractors,… Continue Reading Great American, Hub International to Offer Program for Elevator Contractors

The authors note that their study does not seek to measure whether a community or a coastline is resilient because there “is clearly no agreement on how this would be accomplished.” However, the methodology offers stakeholders an opportunity to understand the concept of resilience and scenarios and, based on this… Continue Reading How to Bring Coastal Community Stakeholders into Disaster Planning

The case is Cote v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., 1:15-cv-12945, U.S District Court, District of Massachusetts (Boston). Cote’s spouse, whom she married in Massachusetts in 2004, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012 and later lost her own health insurance, according to the complaint. Massachusetts was the first U.S. state to… Continue Reading Wal-Mart to Settle Bias Suit Over Gay Benefits for $7.5 Million

“When young people have to choose between paying student loans and paying health insurance,” Rice said, “it seems like the easier option is to pay attention to more pressing things.” That’s not uncommon, said Ebonee Rice, national strategic partnerships director at Enroll America. Many people don’t know about available assistance… Continue Reading On Eve of Trump Repeal Effort, Obamacare Campaigns for ‘Young Invincibles’