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Obamacare Oversight Picks Up for Elections: Health Week Ahead

House Republicans are picking up the pace of their Obamacare investigations, reversing a lull after the presidentís administration took a victory lap upon signing up about 8 million Americans for the health program.

John Hancock Investments Names Charles S. Fry to Sales Team

John Hancock Investments has named Charles S. Fry IV to its sales team, with responsibility for covering the wirehouse channel in North Carolina, South Carolina and southeastern Virginia.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Acquires Foundation Strategies, Inc.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. today announced the acquisition of Foundation Strategies, Inc. in Katy, Texas. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Vanbridge Holdings, Ltd. Selects Universal Insurance Services in Strategic Alliance

Insurance intermediary, capital markets advisory, life insurance and executive benefits combine to advise the Private Equity, Corporate and Funds Space.

EPIC Purchases Jenkins Insurance Services

The shareholders of Jenkins Insurance Services, a Leavitt Group agency, have sold 100 percent of their shares in Jenkins to EPIC.

Clubfinance Selects iPipeline’s Direct-to-Consumer Technology to Launch Low-Cost Insurance Site

New Technology Deployment Rivals Big Comparison Industry Sites for Self-Select Protection Quotations

Riverbed SteelCentral Enables Allianz to Cut Server Response Times in Half with End-to-End Visibility into Application and Network Performance

Riverbedís proactive performance monitoring results in 50% faster time to resolution of issues, improved productivity and a better customer experience

Connecture Webinar to Discuss the Seven Building Blocks Of A Successful Private Exchange

The nation's largest provider of private exchanges will present brokers with an interactive webinar on the key strategies of a "pure play" private exchange

NAMIC Hails Senate Vote to Protect Economy from Terrorism

Legislation passed by the Senate will help prevent long-term economic damage from terrorist attacks by ensuring that insurance coverage for acts of terrorism remains available and affordable, the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies said today.

Millennials Most Likely to Prefer Cash as Long-Term Investment

Aversion to Risk Could Hinder Millennials' Retirement Savings, Other Future Goals

Best’s Briefing: Federal Terrorism Backstop Bills Would Place Greater Onus on Insurers

Two recently introduced pieces of legislation that aim to extend the current Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act signal bipartisan support to extend the federal back stop; however, the two bills increase the insurance industryís liability, according to a Bestís Briefing.

Fitch: More FHLB Lending to Captive Insurers Introduces Risks

The expansion of the Federal Home Loan Banks' lending beyond traditional financial institutions to include captive insurance companies introduces underwriting risk, increases competition amongst FHLBs, and is attracting further scrutiny from the FHLB's federal regulator

Integro Appoints New U.S. Leadership

International insurance brokerage and risk management firm Integro Insurance Brokers today announced the appointment of Ruth Kilduff as Chairman, and Anne Anderson as President of its United States operations, Integro USA.

NFP Life Hires Matthew Douglas to Deepen International Insurance Expertise

Douglas will help expand international platform globally

Liberty Mutual Insurance Enters into Reinsurance Agreement with National Indemnity Company

On July 17, 2014, Liberty Mutual Insurance reached a definitive agreement with National Indemnity Company, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

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