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Education: Key to Lowering Work Comp Costs 03/19/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 30 | 0
A.M. Best, in their Best's Review publication of March 1, 2003, ran an article basically concluding that risk managers today don't understand workers' compensation and that they need better education on the topic.The most important issues, according to the Best article, include return-to-wo...Read More
ESIS Launches the International Safety Academy 03/14/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 68 | 0
ESIS, Inc., the risk management services arm of ACE USA, and Syntrio, Inc., a provider of complete online training solutions, announced yesterday the launch of International Safety Academy (ISA) e-Learning, a web-based risk management training solution. Designed to help ESIS clients proact...Read More
Endurance Specialty Announces Key Promotions 03/07/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 45 | 0
Endurance Specialty Holdings (Holdings) (NYSE: ENH) announced yesterday that Thomas Bell has been appointed President of its Bermuda operating subsidiary, Endurance Specialty Insurance Ltd. (Endurance Specialty). Mr. Bell, who joined Endurance Specialty in December 2001 as Executive Vice Presid...Read More
Employers Whine About 10% Rate Hike in MA 03/04/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 23 | 0
The Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau has proposed raising rates in the state an average of 10.8 percent, which will be the largest single increase in rates for the state in a decade, according to The Boston Herald in a story published Saturday.Facing the press...Read More
Erie Indemnity Posts Increased Net in 4Q & Y02 02/27/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 29 | 0
Erie Indemnity Company (Nasdaq: ERIE) on Tuesday announced results for the fourth quarter and full-year 2002. For the fourth quarter: -- Net income increased to $33.9 million, up from $5.9 million for the same period in 2001. -- Net income per share increased to $.48...Read More
Erie Indemnity to Host Financial Webcast 02/24/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 18 | 0
Erie Indemnity (Nasdaq: ERIE) will host an audio webcast with the financial community to discuss financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2002 on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at 11 a.m. Eastern Time (ET). Erie Indemnity will issue a press release reporting its results the evening of ...Read More
Employees May Sue Investigating Officers, USCA9th 02/13/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 28 | 0
Six former employees of a company investigated by Washington state law enforcement officers may sue the officers for allegedly holding them incommunicado and threatening them with further detention in order to gain their cooperation, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. In Ganw...Read More
Enrollment in OR MCOs Grows 02/11/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 19 | 0
The percent and number of Oregon employers covered by workers' compensation managed care organizations (MCO) in 2001 increased slightly from 68 percent (57,532) in 2000 to 69 percent (58,884) in 2001. This represents a gain of over 1,300 employers covered by MCO contracts in October 2001. The perc...Read More
Employer Tip Leads to Arrest - Working on TTD 02/04/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 37 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Illinois woman was sentenced Jan. 23 to community control and ordered to pay restitution for committing one count of felonious workers' compensation fraud, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) announced. Barbara Harris, formerly of Jackson, Ohio, was sentenced to five years of...Read More
Employer's Tip Leads to Arrest of IW Working on TD 02/04/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 26 | 0
A Franklin county judge sentenced Timothy Panko on Jan. 23 to pay $19,479.36 in restitution to the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC), the agency announced today. Panko was found to be working while receiving temporary total disability (TTD) benefits from BWC for an occupational in...Read More
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