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  • What's behind IAG's robust FY results     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 9:07 PM ET

    Mike Wilkins, CEO of Insurance Australia Group, outlines the factors that lifted its full-year net profit and discusses how the acquisition of Wesfarmers will bolster its performance going forward.

  • Patient advocates say insurers avoiding the sick Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 6:36 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation's health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers.

  • Groups claim insurance discrimination in new forms Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | 7:27 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation's health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers.

  • ZURICH, Aug 16- The former head of Zurich Insurance and lead director of Goldman Sachs James Schiro has died at the age of 68, the bank said. Our thoughts are with his wife and children, " Goldman Sachs said on its Twitter feed on Friday. In 2002, Schiro became the first non-Swiss to lead Zurich Financial Services, later renamed Zurich Insurance.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 15- Insurer American International Group is ramping up its lobbying team in Washington, almost six years after it halted such efforts following its rescue by the U.S. government during the financial crisis.

  • Post-election committee leadership changes and growing momentum behind bipartisan fixes may lead to tweaks to the 2010 Dodd-Frank law for the smallest community banks, larger firms such as PNC Financial Services of Pittsburgh and Regions Financial of Birmingham, Alabama, and insurers, lobbyists and congressional staffers said.

  • Aug 14- A bond insurance company fired back at Detroit's attempt to invalidate $1.45 billion of pension debt, claiming in a court filing late Wednesday that it was "fraudulently" led to guarantee payments on the debt.

  • Homeowner insurance fair?     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 2:18 PM ET

    According to Bankrate.com, homeowners with poor credit pay 91 percent more for homeowners insurance than people with excellent credit. Laura Adams, Insurancequotes.com senior analyst, discusses whether this is fair.

  • Aug 14- A bond insurance company fired back at Detroit's attempt to invalidate $1.45 billion of pension debt, claiming in a court filing late Wednesday that it was "fraudulently" led to guarantee payments on the debt.

  • Shrinking Obamacare enrollment?     Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 2:53 PM ET

    Who is dropping out of Obamacare? Avik Roy, Manhattan Institute senior fellow, says the data will come in about the next 6 months. Dan Mendelson, Avalere Health CEO, explains why people may be dropping out.

  • Get ready to pay more out of pocket     Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 1:40 PM ET

    The National Business Group on Health's survey says large employers plan to push employees to be more cost-conscious about their medical costs in 2015, reports CNBC's Bertha Coombs.

  • AP Top Financial News At 12:15 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 12:15 PM ET

    US indexes move higher; Amazon gains, Macy's drops Entrepreneurship the answer for some with autism Amazon debuts mobile payment app and card reader Macy's 2 Q profit falls short; sales outlook cut US retail sales flat in July Decision could boost use of popular weed killer Jaguar Land Rover recalling nearly 41,000 vehicles Deere takes a hit as farm economy weakens US businesses boosted stockpiles 0.4 pct. in June Insurer WellPoint plans name change to Anthem

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 12:11 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 12:11 PM ET

    US indexes move higher as traders shrug off global concerns; Amazon gains, Macy's drops People with autism find purpose, income and joy by starting their own small businesses Amazon to offer credit-card reader and mobile app for small businesses Macy's trims sales outlook as it reports 4 pct increase in 2 Q profit US retail sales basically flat in July; recent job growth fails to boost consumer spending EPA to decide whether to boost the use of popular weed killer 2,4- D Jaguar Land Rover recalls nearly 41,000 LR2s, Range Rover Evoques because of air bag problem Deere 3rd- quarter profit slips with equipment sales weakening at home and abroad US businesses boosted stockpiles 0.4 pct. in June; sales slowed from previous rapid gains Insurer WellPoint plans name change to Anthem, the brand linked to many of its health plans

  • AP Top Financial News At Noon EDT Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 12:02 PM ET

    US indexes move higher; Amazon gains, Macy's drops Entrepreneurship the answer for some with autism Amazon debuts mobile payment app and card reader Macy's 2 Q profit falls short; sales outlook cut US retail sales flat in July Decision could boost use of popular weed killer Jaguar Land Rover recalling nearly 41,000 vehicles Deere takes a hit as farm economy weakens US businesses boosted stockpiles 0.4 pct. in June Insurer WellPoint plans name change to Anthem

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At Noon EDT Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 12:02 PM ET

    US indexes move higher as traders shrug off global concerns; Amazon gains, Macy's drops People with autism find purpose, income and joy by starting their own small businesses Amazon to offer credit-card reader and mobile app for small businesses Macy's trims sales outlook as it reports 4 pct increase in 2 Q profit US retail sales basically flat in July; recent job growth fails to boost consumer spending EPA to decide whether to boost the use of popular weed killer 2,4- D Jaguar Land Rover recalls nearly 41,000 LR2s, Range Rover Evoques because of air bag problem Deere 3rd- quarter profit slips with equipment sales weakening at home and abroad US businesses boosted stockpiles 0.4 pct. in June; sales slowed from previous rapid gains Insurer WellPoint plans name change to Anthem, the brand linked to many of its health plans

  • AP Top Financial News At 11:28 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 11:28 AM ET

    Entrepreneurship the answer for some with autism Amazon debuts mobile payment app and card reader Macy's 2 Q profit falls short; sales outlook cut US retail sales flat in July US indexes edge higher; Amazon gains, Macy's drops Decision could boost use of popular weed killer Jaguar Land Rover recalling nearly 41,000 vehicles Deere takes a hit as farm economy weakens US businesses boosted stockpiles 0.4 pct. in June Insurer WellPoint plans name change to Anthem

  • Gains at E.ON and Swiss Life steady European equities Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 10:53 AM ET

    *Nagging worries over Ukraine crisis limit gains. LONDON, Aug 13- European stock markets were steady on Wednesday, supported by gains in the shares of utility E.ON and reinsurer Swiss Life after forecast-beating results.

  • 4 keys to appealing a rejected insurance claim Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 10:34 AM ET

    Keep calm and take notes. Stay true to this principle and you can improve your odds of successfully fighting a health insurer's claim rejection. "Take down notes and get the language down as cleanly as possible," said Stephen Parente, a professor of health finance and insurance at the University of Minnesota.

  • Insurer WellPoint plans name change to Anthem Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 9:09 AM ET

    INDIANAPOLIS— WellPoint, one of the biggest players on the health care overhaul's new insurance exchanges, wants to switch its corporate name back to the Anthem brand its customers know by the end of this year. WellPoint sells coverage using its Anthem name in several states, including California, Kentucky and its home state of Indiana.

  • E.ON and Swiss Life prop up European stock markets Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 6:45 AM ET

    *Nagging worries over Ukraine crisis limit gains. LONDON, Aug 13- European stock markets were steady on Wednesday, supported by gains in utility E.ON and reinsurer Swiss Life shares after forecast-beating results.

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