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FL 'FairCare' Proposal Picking Up Steam 01/03/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 79 | 0
The Florida Governor's Commission on Workers' Compensation (GCWC) has "conceptually" approved a number of recommendations that include some major components of the controversial FairCare reform proposal. The commission also voted to support the business/insurance coalition's proposal on construction...Read More
 
 
Florida Rates Affect State's Competitiveness 01/03/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 66 | 0
According to Actuarial & Technical Solutions Inc., a Ronkonkoma, N.Y.-based insurance industry consulting business, Florida's workers' comp rates are higher than those in any other state except California, and economic development officials say the high costs are keeping businesses from moving to th...Read More
 
 
FIC Says Kevin McCarty Top Pick as FL Director 12/20/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 69 | 0
The Florida Insurance Council says that applicants for the director, Office of Insurance Regulation, in the new Financial Services Commission include Deputy Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty. The deadline for applications was December 16. McCarty and seven others applied, FIC lobbyist G...Read More
 
 
FL Cleanup Billing Leads to Comp Investigation 12/19/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 87 | 0
A Naples, Florida, salvage company owner pleaded no contest last Friday to charges of failing to maintain workers' compensation insurance while working a cleanup job after a city boathouse fire in 1998. Joe Biasella, 58, owner of Del Rey Marine, was sentenced to four years probation under...Read More
 
 
First Notice and Bridium Form EDI Alliance 12/17/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 190 | 0
First Notice Systems, a provider of claim reporting solutions to the insurance industry, and Bridium, a leading insurance technology company, announced today the formation of a strategic alliance. This powerful combination integrates first report of injury (FROI) services with EDI state reporting to...Read More
 
 
First Health Added to NASDAQ-100 Index 12/17/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 62 | 0
Edward L. Wristen, President and Chief Executive Officer of First Health Group Corp. (Nasdaq: FHCC), announced that First Health has been added to the NASDAQ-100 Index(R). The NASDAQ-100 Index is composed of the premier, non-financial, growth companies and has become a financial benchmark for invest...Read More
 
 
FCCI Counters Allegations of Mismanagement 12/17/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 53 | 0
The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported Saturday that FCCI Insurance Group is fighting back from recent statements made to the Florida commission researching work comp reform that the carriers are misman...Read More
 
 
FCCI Counters Allegations of Mismanagement 12/17/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 80 | 0
The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported Saturday that FCCI Insurance Group is fighting back from recent statements made to the Florida commission researching work comp reform that the carriers are misman...Read More
 
 
FL Comp Attorney Guilty on Drug Charges 12/16/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 58 | 0
A Fort Pierce, Florida workers' compensation attorney faces disbarment after being adjudicated guilty Thursday in circuit court of two felonies and six misdemeanors. Vincent Lloyd, 55, was found guilty on four counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, two counts of cocaine posse...Read More
 
 
FL Ruling - Contractor Coverage Not Retroactive 12/13/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 89 | 0
Associated General Contractors Inc. and the Florida Home Builders Association have won an administrative ruling that recently enacted regulations in Florida requiring contractors working a public project in excess of $250,000 carry work comp insurance does not apply retroactively.The new law...Read More
 
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