Insurance Roundup, July 14, 2017

Global Risk Insight

Claims Journal

  • Montana Man Challenges State Standard for DUI Marijuana

    on 2017-07-14 at 09:49A Billings, Montana, man charged with vehicular homicide while under the influence of marijuana is challenging the state standard at which a person is considered to be under the influence. Public defender Gregory Paskell says the THC blood level set … […]

  • Pot-Positive Drivers Increasing, Alcohol-Positive Drivers Decreasing

    on 2017-07-14 at 09:43In just seven years, the number of marijuana-positive drivers increased 50 percent, according to the 2013-2014 National Roadside Survey of Alcohol & Drug Use by Drivers. On the flip side, the percentage of alcohol-positive drivers decreased 77 percent between 1973 … […]

  • Texas Doctor Accused in Overdose Deaths of at Least 7 Chronic Pain Patients

    on 2017-07-14 at 09:36A Texas doctor wrote unnecessary prescriptions for powerful drugs that contributed to the overdose deaths of at least seven people over a four-year period, according to a federal indictment unsealed Wednesday. Howard Gregg Diamond, 56, was arrested Tuesday on charges … […]

  • Improving Workers’ Compensation Correspondence

    by Gary Blake on 2017-07-14 at 09:25Like their brethren in property/casualty and life/health, workers’ compensation claims professionals write a lot. They write to physicians, lawyers, claimants, employers and many others. Like so many others in the world of claims, many workers’ comp people mistakenly think that … […]

  • People News: Marsh, PDC, AIG

    on 2017-07-14 at 09:23Marsh Appoints Durvasula Chief Digital Officer, Chief Data Analytics Officer Marsh announced the appointment of Sastry Durvasula to the newly created role of chief digital officer and chief data & analytics officer, effective August 14, 2017. He will be based … […]

Insurance Journal

Asia Insurance Review

  • Australia: Code for insurance in super to be ready this year

    on 2017-07-14 at 20:14The Insurance in Superannuation Working Group (ISWG) has indicated that the code of practice which it is preparing to cover insurance in superannuation would be ready by yearend. […]

  • Singapore: Women in reinsurance in career mentoring initiative

    on 2017-07-14 at 20:14The Singapore Reinsurers’ Association’s Women-in-Reinsurance (WiRE) Sub-Committee has launched its first mentoring initiative – “Mentoring on the Move”, a speed coaching and networking session sponsored by Aon Benfield Asia, with 12 senior executives serving as Mentors to reinsurance practitioners […]

  • India: Regulator makes big step to improve policyholder protection

    on 2017-07-14 at 20:14The IRDAI has effected a new regulation which is seen as a big move to protect policyholders’ interests, including stipulating that insurers are to settle claims in a timely manner and defining the penalties that could be imposed on insurers for delays. […]

  • Hong Kong: New insurance regulator to draft Code of Conduct

    on 2017-07-14 at 20:14The Insurance Authority (IA), which started operations last month, will work with the industry to draw up a code of conduct and other requirements for the licensing and training of salespeople over the next two years before licensing applications begin. […]

  • Taiwan: Forex pressures ease in June for life insurers

    on 2017-07-14 at 20:14Taiwanese life insurers are expected to see an easing of foreign exchange pressures as the pace of appreciation of the New Taiwan dollar has slowed, the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) has said. […]

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