NATL. - Church Mutual Appoints Assistant VP for Risk Control
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Church Mutual Insurance Co. announced Wednesday the appointment of Guy Russ as assistant vice president of risk control. He will report to Kevin Root, executive vice president for operations.
Church Mutual hired Russ in 2012 as director of program management. Since then, he has worked as information technology executive manager, assistant vice president of IT and assistant vice president of strategic resource management.
Russ worked as a consultant for Church Mutual for four years before becoming an employee.
Russ earned a bachelor of science degree in finance from Caroll C...
NY - Contractor to Pay Restitution for Failure to Provide Coverage
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An Upstate New York contractor was ordered to pay $8,500 in restitution and fines for failing to provide workers’ compensation insurance during a siding and roof repair project in Aurelius, the online edition of The Citizen newspaper reported.
Stephen Pollot, of Waterloo, pleaded guilty Tuesday to failure to provide coverage, a felony. He admitted that his business, D&S Home Improvements, failed to provide coverage for seven employees in June 2015.
Cayuga County Chief Assistant District Attorney Chris Valdina told the newspaper that New York State Police launched an investigation a...
RI - Division Again Cuts Assessment Fee
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The Rhode Island Division of Workers' Compensation has proposed another reduction in the assessment fee that goes to run the division, the agency announced this week.
The fee would drop, from 5.75% to 5.25%, and would mark the fourth straight year that the division has cut the fee. In 2015, the rate was 6.5%.
Based on last year's numbers, the decrease is expected to save insurers and self-insured employers more than $1 million.
Workers’ comp premiums are based on a company’s payroll. With the growth of the economy and more Rhode Islanders working, the premium base h...
NATL. - AIA, PCI Plan Merger
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The two largest workers' compensation insurance advocacy groups in the U.S. plan to merge, the groups announced Wednesday.
The American Insurance Association (AIA) and the Property Casualty Insurers Association (PCI) have been active as lobbyists and advocacy groups on workers' compensation legislation and regulation around the country for years.
“The respective boards of AIA and PCI believe there is great benefit in a more unified policy and advocacy voice for property-casualty insurers, given the unprecedented pace of change in the world and the resulting potential oppo...