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Illinois Casualty Co. Profit Down 74% for 2017 02/21/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 159 | 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 | 720 | 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 | 281 | 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 | 245 | 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The North Carolina Industrial Commission has withdrawn a proposed amendment that would have temporarily increased the fee for compromise settlements, from $400 to $430.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 | 295 | 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 | 223 | 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

Interpreter Fee Schedule, Formulary Refinement and UR Rules on Tap for 2018 02/13/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1947 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
LOS ANGELES — The California Division of Workers’ Compensation expects to soon post a proposed interpreter fee schedule to fulfill one of the last remaining mandates from Senate Bill 863. ...Read More

Interim Committee Discussing Future of Montana State Fund 02/13/2018
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 278 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
An interim legislative committee is discussing the future of the state-chartered Montana State Fund and whether the carrier should be privatized or possibly even dissolved. ...Read More
Injured Cop Advocates To U.S. Senator: Officers Need Help Navigating Benefit Process 02/09/2018
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 188 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 89 min read
An injured former police officer from Berkeley County is among those encouraging U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, to introduce legislation to help injured first responders who lose their health insurance, ...Read More

IME, Peer-Review Services Company Opens Location in Phoenix 02/07/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 164 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
A Boston-based company that provides independent medical examination and peer-review services to the workers’ compensation, automotive, disability and group health markets opened its eighth location last week. ...Read More
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