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Workers' Compensation News

AIA Lauds Appointment of LaPorte to NACE 12/09/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 27 | 0
The American Insurance Association Friday applauded U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine Chao for appointing George LaPorte of Kemper Insurance Companies to the National Advisory Committee on Ergonomics. "George LaPorte is an industry leader in ergonomics. He has vast knowledge of ergonomics-related...Read More
ASSE and OSHA Join for Ergo Programs 12/06/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 56 | 0
The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have joined forces in an effort to help reduce workplace ergonomic injuries through education, sharing of best practices and solutions, and access to practitioners' expertise. Er...Read More
Administaff Secures $36M Financing 12/06/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 30 | 0
Administaff, Inc. (NYSE: ASF), one of the nation's larger Professional Employer Organization (PEO), yesterday announced it has secured a binding commitment letter from General Electric Capital Business Asset Funding Corporation for a $36 million mortgage that is expected to close later this month....Read More
Assoc Claims Mgmt Loses Round vs. Hospital 12/05/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 35 | 0
Associated Claims Management lost a round in a suit against it brought by St. Jude Hospital yesterday when a California Court of Appeals ruled that the case does not belong in arbitration, stating that the matter did not involve interstate commerce and was thus outside of the jurisdiction of the Fed...Read More
AIA Announces New Director Public Affairs 12/04/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 39 | 0
The American Insurance Association yesterday announced that Elizabeth Northrup has joined the organization as director of public affairs for the Mid-Atlantic region. Northrup will be responsible for media relations, strategic planning and grassroots activities in the seven-state region. She is based...Read More
Alaskan PT Gets Occupational Safety Award 12/03/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 75 | 0
Alaskan Physical Therapy Inc. is the sixth company to be recognized by the Alaska Occupational Safety and Health (AK OSH) Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). The award ceremony took place November 26 at the company site in Soldotna. Cliff Hustead, Assistant Chief of Consultati...Read More
Australian Couple Plead Guilty to $100K Fraud 12/03/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 47 | 0
A couple from Dubbo, Australia, pleaded guilty last week to defrauding various Australian governmental entities, including workers' compensation, of almost $100,000. Donald Sidney Kelly, 65, and his wife Joyce Anne Kelly, 60, were both charged earlier this year with one count of defraudin...Read More
Accident Fund's New EX VP is an Actuary 12/03/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 31 | 0
Several words come to mind when describing Accident Fund's new Executive Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer: bright, energetic, tenacious, creative -- a visionary, an actuary. An actuary? In fact, Liz Wiesner's 16-year career in the insurance industry began as an actuary ...Read More
AL: Struck by Lightning is Not Extraordinary Risk 12/02/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 61 | 0
An Alabama worker was struck by lighting, and was granted workers' compensation benefits, but was denied on appeal. Now his case is set for appellate reconsideration, and most likely the state's Supreme Court.Richard Byrom, 33, was a manager of Skill Lube in Madison when he was talking on t...Read More
Agents Say Terror Bill Will Strengthen Economy 11/27/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 49 | 0
The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National) today praised President Bush for his leadership in securing a terrorism insurance backstop bill. Bush signed the Terrorism Risk Protection Act of 2002 this morning. "President Bush's steadfast leadership on this impor...Read More
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