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House Panel Boosts TRIA by 15 Years 08/02/2007
State: NA | Segment: Top | 84 | 0
The U.S. House Financial Services Committee voted to extend the Terrorism and Insurance Act (TRIA) by 15 years Wednesday, turning away attempts by Republican lawmakers to limit the insurance program and eliminate coverage for nuclear, biological, chemical and radiological attacks. The Hou...Read More
House Panel Takes Up TRIA Today 08/01/2007
State: NA | Segment: Top | 126 | 0
A U.S. House committee expected to approve a 10-year extension to the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) on Tuesday postponed its "markup" session until today. The U.S. House Financial Services Committee spent Tuesday approving a final draft of HR 2895, which creates the National Afford...Read More
HRH Acquires Colorado-Based Brokerage 08/01/2007
State: NA | Segment: Business | 618 | 0
Hilb Rogal & Hobbs Co. has acquired Colorado-based brokerage Brown/Raynor Corp. for an undisclosed amount. Hilb Rogal & Hobbs (HRH) said the deal closed Tuesday for the insurance brokerage firm, which namesakes George "Hank" Brown and Walt Raynor founded in 1985. Their company grew into on...Read More
Higher Earning Power Warrants Benefit Modification 08/01/2007
State: PA | Segment: Courts | 147 | 0
A labor market survey indicating a claimant's earning power is higher than his current wages entitles the employer to a further modification of benefits, a Pennsylvania court ruled. In CRST v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board, 1954 C.D. 2006, 07/30/2007, the Commonwealth Court o...Read More
Hanover Shows Gains in Net Income 07/31/2007
State: NA | Segment: Business | 344 | 0
The Hanover Insurance Group Inc. Monday reported net income for the second quarter of $59.8 million, or $1.14 per share, compared with $50.9 million, or $0.99 per share in the second quarter of last year. The Worchester, Mass.-based company reported income from continuing operations was ...Read More
Hydra and Pfizer Ink $195M Deal for Pain Drug 07/30/2007
State: NA | Segment: Medicine | 229 | 0
Hydra Biosciences announced Thursday that it licensed a pain treatment from Pfizer Global Research & Development in a deal with up to a $195 million value. Under the terms of the agreement, Hydra will receive upfront and success-based development milestone payments totaling $195 million...Read More
H.K. Study: Flexing Wrist Increases Carpal Tunnel Risk 07/26/2007
State: NA | Segment: Medicine | 152 | 0
A Hong Kong study found frequently extending or flexing one's wrist can lead to an increased risk of carpal tunnel syndrome. Researchers performed a case-control study with 166 cases and 111 controls. The cases and controls, from Hong Kong in 2004, completed surveys on their health, smo...Read More
Hearing Set Sept. 23 on 2008 Assessment Rates 07/26/2007
State: OR | Segment: Regulatory | 41 | 0
The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services announced a hearing regarding the 2008 workers' compensation premium assessment rates will be from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Sept. 23 in conference room F in the basement of the Labor and Industries Building at 350 Winter St. N.E. in Salem. ...Read More
Hyland Teams with Sapiens to Integrate Software 07/26/2007
State: NA | Segment: Business | 368 | 0
Hyland Software Inc. on Wednesday announced a partnership with Sapiens International Corp. that will provide insurance clients with tighter integration between Sapiens' Insight insurance administration suite with Hyland's OnBase ECM software suite. Sapiens Insight provides policy, billi...Read More
House Panel Approves TRIA with Changes to the Trigger 07/25/2007
State: NA | Segment: Top | 170 | 0
A U.S. House subcommittee making Congress's first revisions to the proposed 10-year extension of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) voted Tuesday to drop the aggregate loss "trigger" that invokes the program from $100 million to as low as $5 million in the event of a widespread attack involving...Read More
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