• Family Plans

    What’s next for your clients? Conflicting state and federal laws turn sex marriage benefits into a quagmire.

    When the U.S. Supreme Court, in United States v. Windsor, struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional, it did not guarantee same-sex couples the right to marry. That right is still determined on a state-by-state basis.

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  • Defiance and Retaliation

    Iowa’s former workers comp commissioner squares off against governor alleging sexual discrimination.

    Christopher Godfrey was under the impression that six years equaled 72 months, 313 weeks or 2,191 days—the February 29 quadrennial included. The former Iowa workers compensation commissioner’s concept of time, it turned out, differed significantly from that of Governor Terry Branstad, who was elected in 2010. 

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  • Finding the Real Culprit

    The truth behind rising workers comp costs.

    If you take a balloon and squeeze one end, the other end gets larger. That analogy is frequently cited to explain why healthcare costs are greater in some geographic areas than in others. But it doesn’t quite tell the whole story.

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  • Soar Subject

    The Birds

    Domestic drones create a vast market for brokers but raise innumerable privacy and safety concerns.

  • EdgeNation—XL Group

    Heavy Lifting

    When you specialize in niche coverages, claims require a lot more expertise, a lot more staff and, yes, a lot more lawyers.

  • EdgeWorthy

    My Turn

    If nothing else, our cover story will confuse you, frustrate you and have you chomping at the bit about the prospects of insuring a whole new set of clients

  • Legislation

    Gristle in the Sausage

    Dodd-Frank has been sent back to the butcher to get the unintended junk out of the meat.