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Baldwin & Lyons Names LoriAnn Lowery-Biggers to Board of Directors 09/18/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 373 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Baldwin & Lyons Inc., a holding company for specialty property and casualty insurance subsidiaries, has appointed LoriAnn Lowery-Biggers to its board of directors. ...Read More

BWC Secures 8 Fraud Convictions in August, Bringing Year's Total to 100 09/18/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 321 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation secured eight fraud convictions in August, bringing this year's total convictions to 100, the agency announced Friday. ...Read More

Bids Invited for Shares of Lumbermens Subsidiary 09/15/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 465 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Office of the Special Deputy Receiver in the Illinois Department of Insurance has issued an invitation for bids to buy all shares of stock of Specialty Surplus Insurance Co., a subsidiary of Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Co., which is in liquidation. ...Read More

Bill Would Allow Employers to Register Independent Contractors 09/14/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 328 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
State Rep. Fred Keller, R-Mifflinburg, has filed a bill that would allow employers to register independent contractors who work for them. ...Read More

Benefit Increases Take Effect Jan. 1 09/13/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 399 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Legislation increasing the cap on permanent total disability benefits to 133% of Oregon’s average weekly wage takes effect for injuries occurring on or after Jan. 1, the Workers’ Compensation Division said in an ...Read More

Brady Risk Management Opens New England Branch 09/12/2017
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 457 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Brady Risk Management Inc. has opened Brady Risk New England, a property and casualty managing general insurance agency in Portland, Maine, to serve retail insurance agencies in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts. ...Read More

Bakery Cited for Alleged Fire, Amputation Hazards 09/11/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 245 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A commercial bakery in Medley, Florida, is facing $129,145 in proposed penalties after federal safety inspectors found the company exposed workers to noise and the risk of amputation or fire. ...Read More

Bundled-Payment Addiction Program Starts Seeing Results 09/08/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 634 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Not all injured workers who have received treatment through a workers’ comp bundled-payment addiction program at the University of California, Los Angeles, have been on massive doses of opioids. ...Read More

Budget, Legislation on Agenda for WC Board Meeting 09/07/2017
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 281 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Alaska Workers’ Compensation Board will discuss legislation, its budget for fiscal year 2018 and proposed medical fee schedule amendments during a meeting in Anchorage Oct. 5-6. ...Read More

Board Revises Process to Withdraw From Representation of Claimant 08/30/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 365 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York Workers’ Compensation Board on Tuesday announced a new process for the withdrawal of attorneys and licensed representatives from the representation of claimants.  ...Read More
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