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Workers' Compensation News

Insurance Commissioner Approves 10.7% Cut to Loss Costs 03/02/2018
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 241 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 266 min read
Montana Insurance Commissioner Matt Rosendale approved a 10.7% loss cost reduction that goes into effect July 1. The 2018 rate cut is the largest since 2011, when then-Comm...Read More

Insurance Committee to Review Auditor's Work Comp Fraud Recommendations 02/28/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 737 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
The Assembly Insurance Committee will hold an informational hearing today to discuss fraud recommendations released by the California auditor in December. ...Read More

Injured Truck Driver Can't Proceed With Premises Liability Claim 02/23/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 184 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that an injured truck driver could not proceed with a premises liability claim against the owner of the property where he hurt his shoulder while making a delivery. ...Read More
Insurance Superintendent Approves 12% Loss Cost Decrease 02/22/2018
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 216 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 218 min read
Maine Insurance Superintendent Eric Cioppa has approved a 12% average decrease in workers’ compensation loss costs, effective April 1. The decrease, recommended by the National Council on Compensation Insurance, marks a 59.5% cumulative decrease in loss costs since major reforms wer...Read More

Illinois Casualty Co. Profit Down 74% for 2017 02/21/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 180 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
Net earnings dropped by 63% in the fourth quarter, to $452,000, at ICC Holdings Inc., the parent company of Illinois Casualty Co. For the full ye...Read More

Insurance Conference Spotlights Acquisitions, Reserves 02/16/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 807 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
W. R. Berkley Corp. hasn’t had a sizable acquisition for several years, and some suggest that’s because the company is “cautious and cheap,” W. R. Berkley President and Chief Executive Officer Robert Berkley said during a conference on Wednesday. ...Read More

Injured Employee Can Proceed With Tort Claims Against General Contractor 02/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 303 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that an injured worker employed by a subcontractor could proceed with a tort claim against the general contractor that did not “provide” him with workers’ compensation insurance coverage. ...Read More
Industrial Commission Cancels Proposed Increase to Compromise Settlement Fee 02/15/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 265 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The North Carolina Industrial Commission has withdrawn a proposed amendment that would have temporarily increased the fee for compromise settlements, from $400 to $430. The increase would have been in effect from March 1 of this year to July 1, 2021, at which point it would have reve...Read More

Insurance Adjuster Can Proceed With Claims of Discrimination, Retaliation 02/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 320 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 6 min read
A federal trial court judge in Illinois ruled that an insurance adjuster can proceed with his claims of discrimination and workers’ compensation retaliation against his former employer. ...Read More

Injured Police Officers Remain Subject to Adjustment of Pension Benefits 02/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 239 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 7 min read
A narrowly divided Rhode Island Supreme Court ruled that an injured police officer-turned-attorney was subject to having his disability pension adjusted to account for income from his new profession, and that he was required to undergo annual independent medical evaluations. ...Read More
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