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Hearing on SCIF Hiring Freeze Set for 10/24 10/21/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 33 | 0
On Thursday, October 24, the California Senate Industrial Relations Committee will hold a hearing to inquire as to why the state Department of Finance has ordered SCIF to abide by the state's hiring freeze, despite the fact that the insurer is not dependent on taxpayer funds.SCIF's volume ha...Read More
Hartford and Ace Team Up for Int'l Risk 10/02/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 56 | 0
The Hartford Financial Services Group (NYSE: HIG) has entered into a strategic alliance with ACE American Insurance Company, one of the ACE Group of Companies, to provide The Hartford's U.S.-based business customers with insurance protection for international operations and risks. The Hart...Read More
Hawaii's Work Comp Market Remains Competitive 09/10/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 68 | 0
Hawaii's Insurance Commissioner Wayne Metcalf said that the state's workers' compensation insurance market remains competitive. "Hawaii's workers' compensation market remains sound. Insurers continue to write business in a competitive environment, and while we are no longer witnessing t...Read More
Hartford Survey - 1/3d Clueless About Work Comp 08/28/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 49 | 0
Employees who work in blue-collar jobs expect to be injured on the job more frequently than white- collar workers -- and they are. But many workers have little understanding of workers' compensation, the system that provides medical coverage and salary benefits for workers injured on the job. ...Read More
Hearing Set on OR Rate Rule Changes 08/23/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 45 | 0
The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) has set a public hearing for October 9, 2002 regarding proposed increases in various workers' compensation assessment rates for the 2003 calendar year.Amendments are proposed for Rule 440-045-0020, the assessment to be levied aga...Read More
Hearing Set on Proposed CA Reg Amendments 08/21/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 36 | 0
The California Department of Industrial Relations has set forth dates for public hearing on all of the various regulatory changes that have been proposed for the implementation of AB 749, as well as judicial expediency recommendations arising out of the recent Rand study on the Workers' Compensation...Read More
Henry Mayo Tries to Force WC into BK, DIR Mad 08/15/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 41 | 0
The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and its Office of Self Insurance Plans (SIP) is opposing the bankrupt Henry Mayo Hospital's attempt to force injured workers to resolve unpaid workers' compensation claims in U.S. bankruptcy court rather than before the state's Workers' Compens...Read More
Hospital Stops Accepting Elective WC Surgeries 08/08/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 35 | 0
In what may be the start of a trend across California, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula has told carriers that starting September 1, 2002, any elective workers compensation surgeries will be accepted only on a case by case basis unless a fee agreement with the responsible carrier has pre...Read More
Hartford to Open Claims Office in Riverside, CA 08/02/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 43 | 0
The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported yesterday that The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. has hired 20 workers and will transfer 35 to 40 from its Brea office to open a new office in Riverside at the newly built Hunter Technology Park. The Connecticut company should be operational i...Read More
Harleysville - 18% Increase, Comp Still Troubled 07/29/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 45 | 0
Harleysville Group Inc. (Nasdaq: HGIC) Friday reported an 18 percent increase in its second quarter 2002 diluted operating earnings per share, continued growth in its small commercial business and improved profitability in most business lines. "We had outstanding operating results du...Read More
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