In 2015, the D&O market as a whole experienced a competitive environment, with new and increased capacity leading to healthy premium decreases for some companies.
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Directions newsletter is a monthly publication of the Benefits & HR Consulting operations of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. The February 2016 issue includes healthcare reform updates, a technical bulletin, webinar information and a variety of benefits and HR news.
The U.S. dollar has been steadily strengthening against most major currencies in recent years, as the economy recovery at home has outpaced growth abroad.
Maintaining robust funding levels for defined benefit pension plans is always a struggle and has become increasingly difficult over the past year.
Technical Bulletin – 2016 Issue 2 – Supreme Court Sends ERISA Plans Racing to the Courthouse for Subrogation Recoveries
The Supreme Court recently issued a ruling that may affect the subrogation rights of employers sponsoring ERISA health plans. This Technical Bulletin, co-published with the law firm of Cozen O’Connor, discusses that decision.
There is welcome news of steady rates for MPL, Crime and K&R, allowing us all time to focus on the greater challenges elsewhere in healthcare – including patient care, wage & hour and M&A. Our final item below looks at the consequences of not reading policies.
As a trusted advisor, Gallagher has developed its Compliance Playbook series to help employers identify targeted employee benefits compliance issues as part of an overall game plan. The February edition focuses on summary plan disclosures and their non-ERISA equivalents.
Fox and Lawson’s COMPDOCTOR article outlines a target labor market and compensation structures based on 50th percentile or 60th percentile of market. (IPMA HR News Magazine, 2/2016)
From April 2016, the amount that can be saved tax efficiently within a pension will be reduced for those with an ‘adjusted income’ in excess of £150,000. This article explains the basic facts and identifies who will be affected by these changes.
A leading indicator of the Employment Practices Liability (EPL) marketplace is the number of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) claims filed and the number of EEOC claims is directly related to the fortunes of the economy. As a result of the ongoing recession, by 2011, the number of discrimination complaints reached an all-time high of 100,000. However, as the economy improved, EEOC claims decreased, and by 2014, EEOC claims were back to pre-recession trends.