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Indiana WC Board Goes Paperless 08/13/2003
State: CA | Segment: Top | 333 | 0
The Workers' Compensation Board of Indiana has eliminated paper notices of hearing, pretrial conference and continuances, beginning with cases set for September. Instead it has implemented a docket management tool that will give parties the ability to run personalized, customizable searches through ...Read More
 
 
ID: No Benefits for IW Who Fails IME Questionnaire 08/12/2003
State: CA | Segment: Top | 145 | 0
The Idaho Supreme Court affirmed an Industrial Commission holding that an insurance carrier is justified in terminating benefits where an injured worker fails to completely cooperate with an Independent Medical Examination.In Cynthia Brewer vs. La Crosse Health & Rehab (2003 Opinion No. 63, ...Read More
 
 
ID Sup Crt: No Comp for Church if Not Pecuniary 08/12/2003
State: CA | Segment: Top | 167 | 0
The Idaho Supreme Court ruled that a pastor need not be covered by workers' comp insurance where a church does not operate for pecuniary gain.In State of Idaho, Ex Rel., Industrial Commission v. Bible Missionary Church (2003 Opinion No. 60, 05/21/03), the Idaho Industrial Commission (Commi...Read More
 
 
IL: Insurance Guaranty Fund Triggered re Legion 08/11/2003
State: CA | Segment: Top | 100 | 0
From the Illinois Industrial Commission:Orders of Liquidation were entered against Legion and Villanova Insurance Companies on July 25, 2003. These orders trigger the obligations of the Illinois Insurance Guaranty Fund for workers'' compensation claims. The orders also trigger a 120...Read More
 
 
Insurance Groups Support NCOIL Model Law 08/06/2003
State: CA | Segment: Top | 120 | 0
The country's major property-casualty trade associations yesterday announced their support for efforts by the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) to develop a model state law on market conduct reform. The Alliance of American Insurers, American Insurance Association, ...Read More
 
 
IRC:New Yorkers More Likely To File False Claims 07/25/2003
State: CA | Segment: Top | 208 | 0
According to a new study released by the Insurance Research Council (IRC), respondents residing in New York State were more likely than respondents nationwide to agree that it is acceptable to increase an insurance claim by a small amount to make up for insurance premiums paid when no claims wer...Read More
 
 
IRC Survey: 1 in 3 Feel Okay with Claim Padding 07/25/2003
State: CA | Segment: Top | 239 | 0
One in three U.S. adults -- 33 percent -- say that it is all right to exaggerate insurance claims under certain circumstances, according to a recent Insurance Research Council (IRC) survey. These respondents agreed that it is acceptable to increase the amount of an insurance claim by a small amount ...Read More
 
 
IL Manufacturer Faces $150K Fine for Amputation 07/23/2003
State: CA | Segment: Top | 241 | 0
R.G. Ray Corp., a Buffalo Grove, Ill., based manufacturer, is facing $150,300 in fines proposed by the U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) following an accident on Jan. 20, 2003 in which an employee lost three fingers in an improperly maintained power punch p...Read More
 
 
IL: Backlash on User Fee Legislation 07/23/2003
State: CA | Segment: Top | 203 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Reaction to recently passed Illinois legislation that allows insurance companies to add a 1.5% surcharge to the workers' compensation insurance policies while self-insured employers get by with a fee of 0.045% of the previous year's payroll has been fierce in the state's business community as well a...Read More
 
 
Insightful Selects S-PLUS for Asset/Fin Solutions 07/18/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 27 | 0
Insightful Corporation (Nasdaq:IFUL), a provider of software solutions for analysis of numerical and text data, yesterday announced that analysts at Delphi Capital (NYSE:DFG) have selected S-PLUS for asset allocation and financial modeling. Analysts at Delphi Capital Management Inc.,...Read More
 
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