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Obamacare Allies Scout Courthouses, Churches for Sign-Ups

Americans who get married, seek citizenship or lose jobs may find themselves invited to sign up for Obamacare by supporters trying to sustain momentum for the program as political attacks mount in its off-season.

July 1 Renewals Reveal Continued Double Digit Price Decreases Across Many Lines and Geographies, Reports Guy Carpenter

Alternative Capital Drives Record High Catastrophe Bond Issuance at Mid-Year

Keystone Insurers Group welcomes CF&H and Buttrey-Wulff-Mamminga

Keystone Insurers Group continues to expand its presence in Illinois, adding two more independent agencies, for a total of 17, to its franchise business in the state.

Valen Analytics Releases New “Risk Score” for Workers’ Compensation Insurers

Data and Analytics Company Launches First-to-Market Solution to Analyze Loss-Free Policies, Delivering Significant Loss Ratio Improvements

Travelers Executive Presented With Dach Award

Tom Davis volunteers with program which helps attract talent to insurance industry.

Cigna Achieves Goal of 100 Collaborative Care Arrangements Reaching One Million Customers

11 new arrangements started July 1 in seven states

CommunityConnect HealthPlan is Now Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Effective July 1, CommunityConnect HealthPlan, a managed care organization serving BadgerCare Plus members, was officially renamed Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

CBIZ Names Jim O’Connor National Practice Leader for Employee Benefits

CBIZ, Inc, one of the nationís largest providers of employee benefits and insurance advisory services, announces today the appointment of Jim OíConnor as National Practice Leader for Employee Benefits.

DOL Investigating Outsourcing Of Employee Benefit Plan Services

The Department of Labor says it is investigating the outsourcing of employee benefit plan services, including its legal framework under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, and benefit industry insiders are urging the department to remain flexible on the subject.

CPCU Society to Launch July Social Media Chat Series

The CPCU Society will host a Social Media Chat Series this month. Highlighting risk management and insurance-industry topics, series sessions will complement sessions scheduled for the 2014 CPCU Society Annual Meeting, which will take place September 20 through 23 in Anaheim, California.

Medicare Supplement Insurance Association To Broadcast From 2015 Conference

The American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance announced plans to stream a live feed of select sessions from the organization's 2015 National Med Supp Insurance Summit.

According to Munich Re, Comparatively Few Major Natural Catastrophe Losses in First Half-Year; Harsh Winter Impacts U.S.

The statistics for natural catastrophes for the first half of 2014 have been marked by pleasingly low levels of global claims.

Industry Veterans Launch New Specialty Insurance Group (SIG)

Specialty Insurance Group (SIG) has been launched by three specialty and risk insurance veterans.

Fitch: Full U.S. Adoption of International Accounting Standards Becoming Less Likely

Full U.S. adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) appears unlikely to occur in the intermediate-term as the major accounting standard setters continue to move away from full convergence of their standards, according to a Fitch Ratings report.

American Bar Association, Tort & Insurance Section has published: "The Insurance Fraud Deskbook".

The Insurance Fraud Deskbook

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