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Cascade National Failure Provokes Suit 04/19/2006
State: WA | Segment: Courts | 111 | 0 | Popular with Wcc
Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has filed a lawsuit seeking damages from three out-of-state companies and their principals, alleging they defrauded workers' compensation carrier Cascade National Insurance Co. and precipitated the Bellevue insurer's collapse. Cascade went ban...Read More
Court Answers Questions on RFP 04/19/2006
State: NE | Segment: Courts | 92 | 0
The Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court responded to questions regarding its request for proposal (RFP) for workflow consulting services. Written questions were due to the court by April 14. The court has established a goal of achieving full "paperless functionality" by 2011....Read More
Contractor Fined $42,800 in Electrocution. 04/19/2006
State: FL | Segment: Safety | 97 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Fort Myers-based concrete pumping contractor Pumpco and proposed penalties totaling $42,800 following the electrocution of a worker-trainee at a construction site at Cape Coral, Fla. OSHA investigators reported that on Jan. 9 the...Read More
Crawford Hosting Investigation Seminar Today 04/19/2006
State: IL | Segment: Events | 75 | 0
Maria Mastrandrea of Crawford Investigation Services today will discuss surveillance techniques during the Claims Association of Greater Chicago's 2006 Spring Seminar at the DoubleTree Hotel in Oak Brook, Ill. The session from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. qualifies for four continuing education...Read More
Certified WC Specialist Course Set for June 04/18/2006
State: ID | Segment: Events | 145 | 0
The Idaho Industrial Commission has set its Certified Idaho Workers' Compensation Specialist training course June 7, 14 and 21 in Boise. The commission offers the course as part of its in-depth training and testing program focused on Idaho workers' compensation issues. The curric...Read More
Comments on Rates, Rate-Making Rules Sought 04/17/2006
State: OR | Segment: Regulatory | 11 | 0
The Oregon Department of Business and Consumer Services, Insurance Division, has called for comments on proposals to amend rules relating to workers' compensation insurance rates and rate making. Comments are due by May 26. The first rule, relating to insurer reporting of workers' ...Read More
Claimant Attorney Wants Dignity for Injured 04/17/2006
State: PA | Segment: People | 15 | 0
Workers' Compensation applicants often must suffer insult along with injury, says Todd O'Malley, an applicant attorney and founding partner at O'Malley & Langan in Pennsylvania. The law firm, founded in 1990, bills itself as "The voice of the working man." "We have a firm with 10 lawye...Read More
Contractor Draws $141,700 in Penalties 04/17/2006
State: AR | Segment: Safety | 177 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited an Arkansas contractor with $141,700 in penalties for alleged trenching and excavation hazards following inspections at three locations in the state. Co-Bar Contracting of North Little Rock received citations for three willful, eight s...Read More
California SCIF Human Resource Manager Appointed 04/14/2006
State: CA | Segment: People | 229 | 0
Andreas Acker has been appointed human resources manager for California State Compensation Insurance Fund, where he has worked throughout his career in personnel. Acker, 37, started his State Fund career in 1992 when he joined the organization's Human Resource Department as a personnel cons...Read More
Crawford Integrated Names Wedel Sales VP 04/14/2006
State: NA | Segment: People | 162 | 0
Willis Group executive Brad Wedel has joined the newly formed Crawford Integrated Services unit as vice president of national sales, the company announced today. Wedel has 25 years of experience in the insurance, risk management, and third-party administrator industries. Wedel was respons...Read More
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