Normandy Insurance Company Now Writing Workers’ Comp in Pennsylvania

Normandy Insurance Company, a Deerfield Beach, Fla.-based workers’ compensation carrier, is now offering coverage plans to small, mid-size and large businesses in Pennsylvania. This marks the third major expansion by the multi-state insurer in recent months, and its first venture in the Northeast. Earlier this year, Normandy announced that it received authorization to provide workers’ …

Insurers told to catch up on advances in HIV treatment and other medical conditions

The long-term outlook of people living with HIV has been improving for years and last month it was revealed that a child in South Africa had been “virtually cured” of the disease. Research published earlier this year revealed that young people receiving the latest HIV drugs now have a “near-normal” life expectancy. Yet despite such profound changes in the …

Maybe it’s time to pull the plug on health insurance

There’s nothing like the sight of Republicans and Democrats working together and scrambling to save big time government aid to super-rich corporations. Whether it’s a bailout for major banks, tax credits for Big Oil, or big subsidies for large agriculture businesses, this kind of crony capitalism seems to anger almost everyone but nobody really does …

Standard Life says it will complete Aberdeen Asset Management merger next week as it lifts profits

Standard Life said its plan to deliver £200mln in cost synergies through its planned merger with Aberdeen was “progressing well” Standard Life plc (LON:SL.) said it is on track to complete its £11bn merger with Aberdeen Asset Management plc (LON:ADN) next week as it reported a 6% increase in first half operating profit. In its last set of …