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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Monday, March 28, 2016  

Industry news, expert analysis, and daily updates on the most significant insurance coverage legal developments—from the insurance and legal experts of The National Underwriter Company.


Automobile Insurance
What Magic Words Are Needed to Make a "Demand" for Arbitration?
An appellate court in Illinois has reversed a trial court's decision that an automobile insurance policy required "an unequivocal demand for arbitration" of an underinsured motorist ("UIM") claim and that a "request" for arbitration was insufficient.  Read More

Employee Benefits
Worker Who Used Her Own Car To Deliver Company's Products Was an Employee, N.Y. Court Rules
A New York court has ruled that a worker who used her own car to deliver newspapers within a designated geographic area was an employee and that the publisher was liable for unemployment insurance contributions on remuneration paid to the worker and others similarly situated.  Read More

Professional Liability Insurance
N.Y. Appeals Court Finds Coverage for Claims Against Home Health Services Company Alleging Violation of Federal Laws
An appellate court in New York, reversing a trial court's decision, has ruled that an insurance company that issued a healthcare general liability insurance policy and a healthcare professional liability insurance policy to a health services company was obligated to pay settlement and defense costs incurred by the company in an action charging that it had violated several federal laws.  Read More

Boiler and Machinery
9th Circuit Refuses to Limit "Efficient Proximate Cause" Doctrine to "All Risk" Policies
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, applying Nevada law, has refused to limit the "efficient proximate cause" doctrine – to "all risk" policies and, instead, has affirmed a district court's decision applying the doctrine to a boiler and machinery policy.  Read More

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In the States

Oklahoma's Insurance Department Doesn't Need Any State Funding, Commissioner Says
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak has requested that the Oklahoma Insurance Department no longer receive appropriated funds from the legislature, which is dealing with a $1.3 billion budget shortfall.  Read More

Health Insurance
California Insurance Commissioner Approves Centene's Proposed $6.8 Billion Acquisition of Health Net – With Conditions
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has approved the acquisition of control of Health Net, Inc., and Health Net Life Insurance Company by Centene Corporation.  Read More

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Jacqueline Hunt to Lead Asset Management and U.S. Life Insurance at Allianz SE; Günther Thallinger to Head Investment Management   Read More

Starr Companies Launches Cyber and Terror Response   
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Joachim Wenning to Become New CEO at Munich Re in 2017   
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Everest Insurance Rebrands Its U.S. Specialty Commercial Portfolio  
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