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Appellate Judge: Clean Up Statute on Accidental Disability Retirement 02/16/2018
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 89 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
Labor advocates say they intend to push for legislation to fix the state law on disability retirements for state workers who suffer workplace injuries, after an appellate court judge said the statute's definition of "accident" is difficult to apply to first responders. ...Read More

Appalachian Underwriters Adds Alon Cohn to Sanford Office 02/16/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 38 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
Appalachian Underwriters Inc. has hired workers’ compensation underwriter Alon Cohn to work in the company’s office in Sanford, Florida. ...Read More

Appellate Ruling to Change How Workers Qualify for Vocational Assistance 02/15/2018
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: OR | Segment: Top | 152 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
The Oregon Court of Appeals has invalidated a rule that failed to take injured workers’ supplemental earnings into account when determining their eligibility for vocational assistance. ...Read More

AmComp Conference to Spotlight Industry's Challenges, Opportunities 02/06/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 97 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 46 min read
Cybersecurity, the future workforce and insure tech opportunities are among the topics that will be discussed during the American Society of Workers’ Compensation Professionals, or AmComp, annual conference next month. ...Read More

Apportionment of Liability Upheld in Case for Worker Who Nixed Surgery 02/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 105 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
The Supreme Court of Tennessee’s Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals panel ruled that a worker’s decision to forego corrective surgery because of his pre-existing heart condition did not justify a greater shift in liability from his employer to the Second Injury Fund. ...Read More

After Years of Runoff, ICA Placed Into Liquidation 02/02/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 244 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
Insurance Company of the Americas, or ICA, has been ordered into liquidation by a Florida court, a step that brings the workers’ comp carrier's years-long saga closer to an end. ...Read More

American Financial Group's P&C Earnings up 29% in 4Q 02/02/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 76 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 86 min read
American Financial Group Inc., the parent company of property and casualty carrier Great American Insurance Group, has reported fourth-quarter earnings of $166 million. ...Read More

AG Sues Car Wash for Alleged Wage Theft and Comp Fraud 02/02/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 134 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman is suing a Brooklyn car wash for alleged wage theft and underpaying workers’ compensation premiums. ...Read More

AIG Drops Spinal Kickback Lawsuit, Questions Probability of Financial Recovery 02/01/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 765 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
American Insurance Group and its affiliates dropped a civil lawsuit against two-dozen companies and providers it sued last year for unspecified damages resulting from the kickback scheme at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach. ...Read More

Assessments for Second Injury Fund Eliminated for 2018 02/01/2018
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: SC | Segment: Top | 180 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
Employers could get another round of rate reductions after notification by the Department of Insurance that insurers no longer will be forced to pay assessments into the Second Injury Fund. ...Read More
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