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  • *Swiss Re expects natural catastrophe price fall to slow. *Munich Re says risks must be priced right for long term. ZURICH/ MONACO, Sept 15- The world's biggest reinsurers put a brave face on the outlook for an increasingly crowded business on Monday, saying they expected a slowing decline in prices and new opportunities in some markets.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 5- The U.S. Treasury Department changed a rule last October to allow employees to roll over $500 of unspent Flexible Spending Account money, ending years of a use-it-or-lose it policy, but most workers have yet to reap its benefits.

  • New twists ahead for your employer's health plan Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    The nation's largest employers are projecting health-benefits costs will rise 6.5 percent in 2015, according to a new survey from NBGH.

  • Summer's busiest week for markets is here Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 6:10 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Friday.

    A crush of big cap earnings and arguably the most important economic reports until September make next week the busiest of the summer for markets.

  • *Investors drawn by steady earnings, Africa prospects. JOHANNESBURG, July 24- Shares in Alexander Forbes surged 12 percent on their return to the Johannesburg bourse on Thursday, valuing the retirement fund manager at almost $1 billion as it dazzled investors with the prospect of steady earnings and growth across Africa.

  • JOHANNESBURG, July 18- South African pension manager Alexander Forbes priced its stock market listing in the middle of its marketed range on Friday, raising 3.7 billion rand in Africa's second-largest initial public offering this year. The pricing points to fairly strong demand when the company lists on the Johannesburg bourse next Thursday, a trader said.

  • PARIS/ BOSTON, July 14- Insurers are eagerly eyeing exponential growth in the tiny cyber coverage market but their lack of experience and skills handling hackers and data breaches may keep their ambitions in check.

  • Why your boss wants you to see online doctors Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 3:34 PM ET

    Visiting a doctor online, which is also known as telemedicine, is gaining support among insurers and employers, and for good reason.

  • June 24- Coal miners such as Cloud Peak Energy Inc and Arch Coal Inc in the Wyoming basin are having to wait to ship out coal as crude and grains crowd the railroads. The delays are also forcing utilities to switch to more expensive natural gas.

  • The companies slashing pension costs the most Friday, 16 May 2014 | 3:54 PM ET

    Big firms are planning to cut the cash they put into employees' pensions this year. Investors are hoping to get their hands on the money instead—USAT.

  • Early movers: AZN, PFE, CVS, EL, KRFT, LKND & more Friday, 2 May 2014 | 7:39 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Employer health plan in 2025? Don't count on it Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 9:09 AM ET

    Although large employers are committed to providing their workers with health benefits now, the looming 'Cadillac' tax raises questions about the future.

  • Early movers: S, CVS, AAPL, GOOG, MMC, BCS & more Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 7:39 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on the evening of January 23, 2014 in New York City.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Squawking AOL and Obamacare; why Twitter tanked Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 12:57 PM ET

    This is Talking Squawk, the official "Squawk Box" blog, providing tidbits, insights and some sarcastic reflections.

  • Big changes for Walgreen employee health benefits Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 6:47 AM ET
    FILE - In this June 20, 2011 file photo, a Walgreens pharmacy sign is displayed in Philadelphia. The nation's largest drugstore chain says it earned $353 million, or 39 per share, in its 2012 fiscal fourth quarter. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

    Walgreen is moving its employees to a health insurance exchange from coverage provided directly from carriers, the company will announce Friday.

  • Early movers: TWX, DVN, AOL, FB & More Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 7:59 AM ET

    Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell on Wednesday:

  • Stock traders on the lookout for higher yields sting Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 10:05 PM ET

    Already cranky about the Fed, stock traders will be eyeing the Treasury's 10-year note auction Wednesday to see whether it helps drive interest rates higher.

  • ECB Seen Joining Central Banks With Rate Cuts Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 8:46 PM ET

    With reassurances that the Fed will keep on easing, markets turn their attention to the European Central Bank Thursday, hoping for a rate cut.

  • White Males' Diversity Skills Still Lacking Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 11:19 AM ET

    How are white male managers doing when it comes to diversity? Great! At least that's what the white male managers said in a recent survey. NBC News reports.

  • Hack Attacks Give Insurance Business a Boost Saturday, 2 Mar 2013 | 4:30 PM ET

    Death is one of the only guarantees in life — that and taxes. And now, perhaps, getting hacked can be added to the list, and that's been a boon to the cyber-insurance industry.