AIG to add 200 jobs here in coming years

Financial services titan to lease space in planned Seven Springs building
Sep 2, 2014 11:26 AM

Fisher Brown Bottrell to open Nashville office

Location will be Tennessee's Fisher Brown
May 19, 2014 8:36 AM

Murfreesboro insurer selling to Ohio conglomerate

Pending approvals, local company will become 11th entity under Motorists umbrella
May 12, 2014 1:17 PM

Surety bond specialists name EVP, SVP

Execs joined commercial group in '07, '12
Jan 29, 2014 9:34 AM

Marsh exec jumps to global rival

Dixon had led broker's financial and professional products group in Tennessee
Jan 24, 2014 6:50 AM

Oliver Wyman opens Nashville office

Atlanta transplant to oversee actuarial service company's local presence
Jun 3, 2013 9:58 AM

Survey: State's small biz owners want workers' comp reform

Members of the National Federation of Independent Business in Tennessee strongly support major reforms to Tennessee’s workers’ compensation system, according to a recently conducted survey released Monday.

Jim Brown, state director of NFIB/Tennessee, said his group "will support comprehensive workers’ comp reforms to include a tighter definition of injury causation and shifting the resolution of disputed claims to a purely administrative process.”

“Tennessee’s processes are bureaucratic, which leads to high costs for employers and delays in medical treatment, return to work and disability payments for employees," said Brown (pictured). "Gov. [Bill] Haslam’s administration has identified many much needed reforms, and we look forward to working with him and members of the General Assembly to improve our workers’ comp system.”

Brown said NFIB, the state’s largest small business association, also will work with leaders to ensure Tennessee small business owners are guaranteed a fair, impartial appeals process for disputes that arise through tax audits.

“Tennessee taxpayers deserve to have their tax hearing appeals heard by an independent body, rather than the same department that decided the case in the first place,” said Brown, noting most states have established an independent appeals process. “Smaller taxpayers who cannot afford to file a lawsuit especially need a less expensive, expeditious and independent forum. Tennessee can accomplish this important goal with almost no additional bureaucracy.”

Preliminary survey results from NFIB/Tennessee’s 2013 Member Ballot indicate the following:

• 77 percent of members oppose Medicaid expansion, while 11 percent favor and 12 percent are undecided
• 79 percent believe Tennessee should prohibit taxpayer-funded government entities from competing directly with private business, while 11 percent oppose and 10 percent are undecided
• 75 percent believe Tennessee should prohibit local governments from enacting minimum or living wages, while 17 percent oppose and 7 percent are undecided
• Members were split on establishing a state-run health exchange (41 percent support, 38 percent oppose and 20 percent are undecided)
• Members were split on legislation that would require insurance companies to cover oral chemotherapy drugs (41 percent support, 36 percent oppose and 23 percent are undecided).

The 108th Tennessee General Assembly is schedule to convene today.

Jan 8, 2013 7:15 AM

Zander sues CPAs over tax advice

Agency wants more than $2M from Indy firm
Sep 21, 2012 12:28 PM

Spann Insurance aligns with Keystone

Keystone Insurers Group has added Nashville-based Spann Insurance as its 15th franchise partner in Tennessee.

Pennsylvania-based Keystone is a property and casualty insurance broker.

Spann Insurance Principal Lee Spann said the partnership will allow the independent insurer, founded in 1959 and based in Berry Hill, to enhance its offerings and programs.

With property/casualty premiums exceeding $1.6 billion, KIG ranked fifth on Insurance Journal's 2011 list of Top 100 privately held property/casualty insurance agencies.

Jan 13, 2012 7:35 AM

Appeals Court overturns Chancery decision, workers' comp fine against insurer

Judges say agency changed interpretation of unambiguous rule
Jan 12, 2012 1:08 PM