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IAIABC Notes New Work Comp Leaders 01/14/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 40 | 0
The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions has put together a list of some of the new chief executives to be appointed to head up work comp systems throughout the state. The list includes: Minnesota Jane Volz is the new Commissioner of the Minn...Read More
IL Chamber Says Comp Drives Business Away 01/14/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 51 | 0
Illinois business leaders say that workers' compensation costs are keeping businesses from locating to the state, and causing existing businesses to leave. The Illinois Chamber of Commerce conducted a survey of more than 4,000 businesses around the state. 5 percent of those to whom surveys ...Read More
Ins Co of the West S&P Rating Lowered 01/13/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 56 | 0
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today said it lowered to 'BBpi' from 'BBBpi' its counterparty credit and financial strength ratings on Insurance Co. of the West (83.5%) and its qualifying inter-affiliated pool members, The Explorer Insurance Co. (15.0%) and Independence Casualty & Surety Co. (1.5...Read More
Insurity to Provide Upgrade for Harco Nat'l 01/09/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 64 | 0
Insurity Inc., a ChoicePoint(R) company (NYSE: CPS), has signed a licensing agreement with Harco National Insurance Company for an upgraded commercial P&C policy administration system. A subsidiary of IAT Reinsurance Company Ltd., Harco utilizes Insurity's Commercial Intellisys system to process pol...Read More
InsureZone Passes 2,500 Agent Milestone 01/09/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 56 | 0
InsureZone, a national Internet-based insurance agency, announced yesterday that it closed out 2002 with more than 2,500 agents across the nation approved to submit business using the advanced single-entry, multiple-company interface (SEMCI) its XML-based MarketSecure(TM) technology platform support...Read More
IAIABC Explains Small Pox Vacination & Comp 01/07/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 75 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Homeland Security Act of 2002, if it can improve the security of the US against domestic attacks, will also be a benefit to workers' compensation systems. As the Sept. 11 attacks taught us, workers' compensation systems can be taxed to the limit by these horrific acts of violence. One part of t...Read More
Injured Worker Donates Kidney, Saves 5-Year Old 01/06/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 48 | 0
If you're off work recovering from a work injury, you might as well help another human, felt David Harper, Mount Morris, Wisconsin, as he read a copy of the classifieds in the Rock River Times. An advertisement for a kidney donor for a 5-year-old girl with type O positive blood caught the a...Read More
Iowa DWC says Don't Call, if Number is Good 01/03/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 52 | 0
The Iowa Division of Workers' Compensation has issued an advisory stating it is no longer necessary to phone the division to give the number where you are to be telephoned for the hearing IF the telephone number listed on the petition/pleading is the correct contact number. The call will be...Read More
IAIABC 2003 Agenda Announced 01/03/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 176 | 0
The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) says the year ahead will emphasize new and expanded educational and training initiatives for members and others in the field of workers' compensation. Among the exciting prospects for 2003 are the International Iss...Read More
ISO: P&C 3Q Net $9.3B, But Surplus Down 12/18/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 222 | 0
Thanks to strong premium growth and lower catastrophe losses, the U.S. property/casualty industry earned $9.3 billion in net income after taxes through nine-months 2002, in sharp contrast to the $2.6 billion net loss through nine-months 2001. But the industry's surplus, or net worth, fell 5.6 percen...Read More
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