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HIPAA Price Tag in the Billions and Ongoing 04/22/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 41 | 0
A.M. Best says that preparation of the insurance industry to meet the new privacy rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act has cost insurers billions of dollars. HIPAA rules essentially required an overhaul of providers and health plans, and in some cases P&C carri...Read More
 
 
HIH Commission: Criminal, Civil Action Warranted 04/17/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 101 | 0
The HIH Royal Commission in Australia that was assembled to investigate the collapse of one of the world's largest insurance companies two years ago has finally issued its report recommending criminal action against executives, as well as civil remedies. HIH Insurance Group collapsed in Mar...Read More
 
 
Harleysville: Earnings to be Lower than Expected 04/17/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 31 | 0
Harleysville Group Inc. (Nasdaq: HGIC) announced yesterday that it expects 2003 first quarter diluted operating earnings to be lower that prior analyst expectations, in the range of $0.22 to $0.26 per share. For the comparable period in 2002, the company reported diluted operating earnings of $0.43 ...Read More
 
 
Health Workers Want Fed Regs on SARS 04/17/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 35 | 0
Reuters news service reports that U.S. health-care workers are requesting OSHA to set standards for the containment of air-borne illnesses in hospital and other medical settings, including isolation rooms and other technologies.Though the pervasiveness of SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndr...Read More
 
 
Hooper Holmes 1Q Earnings Release on 4/24 04/16/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 34 | 0
Hooper Holmes, Inc. (Amex: HH) announced yesterday that it will release first quarter financial results before the open of the market on Thursday, April 24, 2003. Jim McNamee, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Fred Lash, Chief Financial Officer, will host a conference call which will be broa...Read More
 
 
HIPAA Effective Yesterday; NAII Concerned 04/15/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 22 | 0
While privacy regulations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accessibility Act (HIPAA) do not apply directly to property/casualty insurers, the industry is expecting a significant impact due to health care providers' misunderstanding about the requirements and because insurers' requests for ...Read More
 
 
Harleysville to Release 1st Q Earnings on 4/25 04/14/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 36 | 0
Harleysville Group Inc. (Nasdaq: HGIC) will release its first quarter 2003 earnings on Friday, April 25, 2003, prior to the start of regular trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market. The company will host a live Webcast on Friday, April 25, 2003, beginning at 9:00 a.m. (ET) to discuss its ...Read More
 
 
Home Insurance Rehabilitation Impact Unknown 04/11/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 38 | 0
The New Hampshire Insurance Department announced that, on March 5, 2003, Commissioner Paula T. Rogers obtained an Order of Rehabilitation appointing her as Rehabilitator of The Home Insurance Company, a New Hampshire domestic company that has not written any new business since 1995 and that has b...Read More
 
 
HI Court: Unwitnessed Idiopathic Fall Compensable 04/11/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 72 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Hawaii Court of Appeals ruled that an employee was entitled to workers' compensation benefits for head injuries she suffered in an unexplained "idiopathic fall" in the work place.In Cathleen W. Miyamoto v. Wahiawa General Hospital (NO. 22930, 03/27/03) Claimant on February 21, 1996, whil...Read More
 
 
Harleysville Files w/ SEC for $200M Securities Sal 04/11/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 29 | 0
Harleysville Group Inc. (Nasdaq: HGIC) today filed a Form S-3 shelf registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the issuance by Harleysville Group, at such times as it deems advisable, of one or more of: common stock, preferred stock, depositary shares, de...Read More
 
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