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Executive VP Appointed for Specialty Markets Plus 01/11/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 318 | 0 | Popular with Legal
SMP Consulting Group, a national premium-audit consulting firm, announced that its subsidiary company, Specialty Markets Plus, has appointed Edward Ragan as executive vice president. Ragan brings 35 years of experience in the insurance and reinsurance marketplace to his position at Specia...Read More
New Workforce Commission Director Takes Over 01/11/2016
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 627 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Following her appointment by incoming Gov. John Bel Edwards, Ava Dejoie takes over as executive director of Louisiana's Workforce Commission Monday, succeeding Curt Eysink. Dejoie has worked for 15 years in public administration and workforce development, most recently as a ...Read More

WCS Holding Basic Orientation Training Jan. 21 01/11/2016
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 419 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Nevada Workers' Compensation Section is holding two orientation sessions covering the basics of the state's comp program on Jan. 21. The free training sessions will cover regulatory requirements for handling workers' compensation claims, as well as an overview of forms nee...Read More
Industrial Commission Chair Named New State Budget Director 01/11/2016
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 565 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Drew Heath, chairman of North Carolina's Industrial Commission, will take over as the state's budget director from next month. ...Read More
Advice for Treatment of Psychological Pain Coming Soon 01/11/2016
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 468 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Medical protocols for psychological pain will be introduced in Connecticut from next month, the state's Workers' Compensation Commission announced Friday. Practitioners, insurers and Connecticut's Medical Advisory Panel were consulted ahead of the introduction of the protocols...Read More
Maximum Weekly Benefit Increasing to $978 01/11/2016
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 347 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Maximum weekly workers' compensation benefits in Pennsylvania for 2016 increased 2.9% to $978 due to an increase in the state's average weekly wage, the Department of Labor & Industry announced last week. The maximum benefit was $951 for dates of injury in 2015 and $932 for da...Read More

Defense Firm Adds Former JCC to Ft. Pierce Office 01/11/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 324 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Florida defense firm of Hurley, Rogner, Miller, Cox & Waranch on Friday announced the addition of Paul Terlizzese, a former judge of compensation claims, to its Ft. Pierce office. “It is a great honor and very exciting to welcome Paul to the firm,” HRMCW co-founder and...Read More

OSHA Cites Construction Company Following Fatal Fall 01/11/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 377 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A construction framing company based in Naples, Florida is facing proposed federal fines of $53,900 following the death of an employee who fell 19 feet while working on a new home. ...Read More
False Claim Leads to 12 Days in Jail for Claimant 01/11/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 454 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Columbus, Ohio woman served 12 days in jail and was ordered to pay a $250 fine after state Bureau of Workers' Compensation investigators determined she had submitted a false workplace injury claim. ...Read More

Horsemen Hires Former HEMIC Exec as Director of Operations 01/11/2016
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 421 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Horsemen Inc., a private investigations firm that serves the insurance industry, has appointed Mike Redman as director of island operations in Hawaii. ...Read More
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