People’s United Insurance Agency Acquires Kesten-Brown in Connecticut

People’s United Bank N.A., a Bridgeport, Connecticut-based regional bank with nearly 400 retail locations in six states, announced that its subsidiary, People’s United Insurance Agency, has acquired Kesten-Brown Insurance, a Bridgeport, Connecticut-based insurance brokerage. People’s United Bank said the acquisition … Source: Insurance News

Why Australia’s IAG Decided to Halt China Expansion Plans

When Insurance Australia Group, the country’s largest general insurer, announced ambitious plans in June to ramp up its business in Mainland China, several institutional investors including Jason Kim were seriously concerned. Kim, a portfolio manager at Nikko Asset Management which … Source: Insurance News

Obamacare Sets 2016 Enrollment Goal of 10 Million

The Obama administration released a new Obamacare enrollment goal for 2016 that’s less than 1 million higher than this year’s projected total, acknowledging how hard it’s going to be to get more people to sign up for and maintain health … Source: Insurance News

AIG Makes Leadership Changes at Commercial Insurance

American International Group (AIG) announced leadership appointments in its Commercial Insurance business, including a new chief underwriting officer and the newly-established roles of global head of Cyber, and presidents of Credit Lines and Portfolio Solutions. Madhu Tadikonda, who had served … Source: Insurance News

Many Moms Refuse to Believe Kids Are Obese

Many mothers are more willing to recognize their own obesity than to see it in their child, which could hinder the child from getting help to lose weight, researchers say. The study team in Ireland analyzed data from a national sample of nearly 8,000 mothers and their… Source: Diet and Fitness

Tough Alcohol Policies Lower Deaths From Liver Damage

States with strong alcohol control policies have lower death rates connected to alcohol-related liver damage, a new study finds. Researchers gave states scores based on their alcohol control policies, such as taxes, retail price restrictions and hours-of-sale limits. The… Source: Diet and Fitness