KS - Brokerage Dismayed That School District Is Joining Risk Pool
The owner of a Topeka insurance brokerage whose family has been doing business with a local school district for 50 years says he is dismayed that the district will be joining a risk pool, the Topeka Capital-Journal reports.
Topeka Unified School District 501 representatives say the district will pay roughly $154,000 less in premiums in the coming year as a member of the risk pool.
Dennis Payne of Brier Payne Meade Insurance told USD 501 that he was "sick to death" over their decision. He said he and his father had a "long history" with the district, and he was upset that .
TN - Ex-Owner of PEO Sentenced to 8 Years for $15M Rip-Off
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A Knoxville-area woman who pleaded guilty to pocketing $5.4 million in workers' compensation insurance premiums without providing policies has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports.
Andrea Ball Rudd, 38, was also ordered to pay more than $15 million in restitution.
In addition to pocketing insurance premiums paid to her professional employer organization, HR Comp LLC, she also stole $10.4 million in payroll taxes, prosecutors said.
Rudd founded HR Comp in 2010 and began fleecing small businesses almost immedia.
OR - Temp Rules Adopted to Define Hiring Hall Wage Calculations
Insurers will be required to assume that those employed through union hiring halls work 40 hours over a five-day work-week when calculating compensation under temporary rules adopted by the Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division.
The division said in a rule-making notice that amendments it adopted Jan. 1 to its rules governing compensation calculation removed the explanation of how to determine the weekly wage paid to people finding work through a union hiring hall.
“Many of these workers are employed full-time, but work for multiple employers within a single week,” the.