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Garamendi Says SCIF Reserves ARE Short 07/23/2003
State: CA | Segment: Top | 176 | 0
California Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi issued the following statement yesterday following SCIF's announcement of audit results, and their ongoing dispute with the Commissioner's office:"Since taking office in January I have worked to address the growing workers' compensation system...Read More
 
 
Garden City Group Plans West Coast Expansion 07/15/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 74 | 0
David A. Isaac, president of The Garden City Group, Inc. (GCG), a Crawford & Co. subsidiary, recently announced the expansion of the company's operations to include a west coast office in Seattle, Washington, which will be headed up by Jennifer Keough, a seasoned class action business analyst....Read More
 
 
GA: State's WC Cost per Claim Among Lowest 07/11/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 63 | 0
Workers' compensation costs per claim in Georgia were low relative to costs in the other states analyzed in a national study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI), although indemnity costs per claim were higher, driven by permanent partial disability and lump-sum payments. ...Read More
 
 
Genex's Kent Confirmed to PN Horse Racing Comm 07/11/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 117 | 0
It was announced yesterday that Genex founder and CEO, Lawrence J. Kent, has been confirmed as one of two appointees to the Pennsylvania state Horse Racing Commission by the State Senate. The other nominee to be confirmed was F. Eugene Dixon.Kent was confirmed on July 7, 2003 unanimously...Read More
 
 
Garamendi Likes Move of Bills to Conference 07/10/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 29 | 0
Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi commended lawmakers today for moving workers' compensation bills into a Legislative Conference Committee, and consequently moving the reform of the system closer to passage. The Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee a...Read More
 
 
Garamendi Appoints Baum Chief Deputy Ins. Comm. 07/08/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 34 | 0
Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi announced yesterday the appointment of Richard D. Baum as Chief Deputy Insurance Commissioner of the California Department of Insurance (CDI). Baum, who held the same title during Garamendi's first term as Commissioner, will assume the position on July 21....Read More
 
 
Gregory Fills Vacancy on S.C. WC Commission 07/08/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 33 | 0
The Associated Press reported yesterday that attorney Harry B. Gregory, partner and shareholder of Columbia-based Tally & Gregory, LLC, will succeed Holly Saleeby Atkins on the seven-member South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission. The vacancy was created by Atkins' resignation. ...Read More
 
 
Guaranty Funds Sue PN Comm re Reliance $$ 07/07/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 117 | 0
The aftermath of the Reliance Insurance Co. meltdown progressed last week when a consortium of 25 state guaranty gunds filed suit against Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner, Diane Koken, seeking exclusive rights to policyholder reimbursements for claims paid by the funds under the large-deductible ...Read More
 
 
Garamendi Publishes OpEd Pushing Reform Plan 07/02/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 83 | 0
California Insurance Commissioner, John Garamendi, wrote an Opinion Editorial for the Ventura County Star in which he recounts stories he has heard from various employers as he toured the state in his campaign for workers' compensation reform. Garmendi put quotes of various constiutents in h...Read More
 
 
Group Starts Ad Blitz vs. Hatch Asbestos Plan 06/23/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 39 | 0
On behalf of asbestos victims nationwide, USAction Friday urged members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to reject a proposal to substitute a trust fund for current and future litigation. Sponsored by Judiciary Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, (R-Utah), USAction said the current versio...Read More
 
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