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Business Group Warns Against Tapping Into SAIF Surplus 09/22/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 460 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Oregon business group warned against a proposal to tap into SAIF’s $1.6 billion surplus to help pay for unfunded public pension liability in a column published by the Oregon Bu...Read More

BIIA Announces Possible Changes to Rules of Practice and Procedure 09/20/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 651 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Washington state Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals is considering revising its rules of practice and procedure to allow for the disposition of appeals when the Department of Labor and Industries or a self-insured employer must initially present its case in chief, and the appellant does no...Read More

Blind Worker's Volunteer Activities Weren't Inconsistent With PTD Status 09/19/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 372 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a legally blind worker’s activities to support an amateur football team did not belie his representation that he was permanently and totally injured from a prior work accident. ...Read More

Baldwin & Lyons Names LoriAnn Lowery-Biggers to Board of Directors 09/18/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 376 | 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 | 467 | 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 | 329 | 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 | 400 | 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 | 458 | 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 | 246 | 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
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