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Workers' Compensation News

Citizens Selling New England Brokerages to Hub 03/02/2006
State: NA | Segment: Business | 103 | 0
Hub International Ltd. announced Wednesday that it will acquire three New England brokerages from Citizens Financial Group. Hub said it will purchase Citizens Clair Insurance Group, Brewer & Lord, and Feitelberg Insurance. The three brokerages had combined revenue of approximately $45 milli...Read More
CNA Executives to Address Financial Analysts 03/02/2006
State: NA | Segment: People | 110 | 0
CNA chief executive officers Stephen Lilienthal and James Lewis will speak Monday at the Association of Insurance and Financial Analysts Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. Lilienthal oversees CNA Financial Corp. and Lewis the Property & Casualty Operations. They will speak at 9 a.m. MST and 1...Read More
Chromium Standard Outrages Steelworkers Union 03/01/2006
State: NA | Segment: Regulatory | 99 | 0
The United Steelworkers union on Tuesday expressed outrage at OSHA's decision to set the new standard for hexavalent chromium five times higher than the agency originally proposed, and 20 times higher than the level originally sought by the union. "OSHA's decision guarantees that many more...Read More
California 1st Orders Reallocation of Settlement 02/28/2006
State: CA | Segment: Courts | 543 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
In an opinion not designated for publication, the First District of the California Court of Appeals ordered a reallocation of settlement proceeds from a loss of consortium claim that were structured to defeat a carrier's credit rights. In CNA Casualty of California v. WCAB (Kirkeby...Read More
California 2nd Rules on CIGA's Liability 02/28/2006
State: CA | Segment: Courts | 612 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Second District of the California Court of Appeals ruled that a State Employment Development Department (EDD) lien is not a "covered claim" that the California Insurance Guarantee Association (CIGA) is required to pay. In CIGA v. WCAB (White), No. B180525, 02/27/2006, the EDD...Read More
Connecticut OSHA Teaches Trenching, Excavation 02/28/2006
State: Natl. | Segment: Events | 7 | 0
The Connecticut Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA) will hold a class on trenching and exavation safety from 9 a.m. to noon March 7 in the conference room at 200 Folly Brook Blvd. in Wethersfield. The classes are free and registration is required. To register, call John A...Read More
Canada Observing RSI Awareness Day 02/28/2006
State: NA | Segment: Safety | 50 | 0
Canadian employers and employees today are observing RPI Awareness Day, which focuses on the No. 1-ranked occupational injury in that nation. Repetitive strain injuries (RPIs) are reportedly the leading type of occupational injury in Canada and include a variety of disorders that affect mu...Read More
CoreSource Acquires Michigan-based NGS 02/27/2006
State: NA | Segment: Business | 102 | 0
CoreSource, a national third-party employee benefit administrators, has acquired third-party administrator NGS American, it announced Friday. NGS American of St. Clair Shores, Mich., provides medical, dental and disability benefit administration, as well as COBRA administration, eligibility...Read More
CHSWC Holding Forum on Catastrophe Preparedness 02/24/2006
State: CA | Segment: Events | 64 | 0
California's labor-and-management workers' compensation advisory board is hosting a conference on preparing workplaces for catastrophes in San Francisco on April 7. The one-day forum is designed to give health, safety and workers' compensation professionals an opportunity to discuss and sha...Read More
Cigna Subpoenaed for Broker Information 02/24/2006
State: NA | Segment: Other | 37 | 0
The U.S. Labor Department has subpoenaed Cigna Corp. asking for information about an insurance broker, Cigna revealed in an annual report filed Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Cigna did not disclose the broker's identity in its filing to the SEC. Last fall, ...Read More
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