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KKR's Buy of Sedgwick Bodes Well for Workers' Comp Customers 01/28/2014
State: NA | Segment: Top | 3011 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Monday's announcement that global investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts is buying Sedgwick Claims Management Services for $2.4 billion shows the claims-management industry has become an attractive portfolio addition to big player investors and managers, industry observers say....Read More
Kansas, R.I. Fight Debtors' Bid for Surety Bonds 01/27/2014
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1016 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Peter Mantius, Northern Bureau ChiefState officials in Kansas and Rhode Island are strenuously objecting to efforts by debtors in a federal bankruptcy case in New York to claim a portion of funds held as mandated self-insurance security for payments of workers&rsq...Read More
Kimberly Springer to Head Ace USA's Kansas City Office 12/12/2013
State: MO | Segment: CENTRAL | 323 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Ace USA announced that it has appointed Kimberly Springer as the branch manager of its Kansas City office.Springer will work closely with insurance brokers in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska to help expand the carrier's presence in those markets. She will also oversee distribution, pro...Read More
Kitzman Rejoins Private Sector with Appointment as VP at Starr Cos. 12/11/2013
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 311 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Starr Companies announced Tuesday the appointment of former Texas Insurance Commissioner and South Carolina Insurance Director Eleanor Kitzman as vice president of Starr Insurance Holdings Inc.  Kitzman has more than 25 years of experience as a leader in both the insurance industry ...Read More
Knee Replacement Compensable, despite Preexisting Condition 12/04/2013
State: LA | Segment: CENTRAL | 305 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A claimant's total knee replacement is compensable, despite a preexisting condition, because a work-related incident caused additional damage to his knee, a Louisiana appellate court ruled. Case: Henderson v. Graphic Packaging International, No. 48,491-WCA, 11/20/13, published....Read More
KWCEA Schedules Annual Education Conference in Louisville 11/12/2013
State: KY | Segment: EAST | 761 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Kentucky Workers' Compensation Education Association will hold its annual conference on Dec. 12-13 at the Louisville Marriott East in Louisville, Ky.The conference will focus on medical issues relating to addiction to opioids and other prescription drugs and will feature presenta...Read More
Key Risk Names Dezarn Chief Information Officer 11/07/2013
State: NC | Segment: EAST | 298 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Laura Dezarn has been named chief information officer and vice president at Greensboro-based Key Risk, which provides risk-management, claims and managed-care services to workers' compensation clients in eight eastern states. The appointment is effective immediately.Dezarn has a back...Read More
KEMI Announces $6.2 Million Dividend and Rate Cut 09/05/2013
State: KY | Segment: EAST | 383 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Kentucky Employers' Mutual Insurance Co. has announced it will issue a dividend of $6.2 million for policyholders who meet criteria set for workplace safety and effective claims management.KEMI, Kentucky's state-chartered carrier, said in a news release that dividend payments are...Read More
KESA To Use Valen's InsureRight Product 07/10/2013
State: KY | Segment: CENTRAL | 380 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Fund has signed up to use Valen Analytics' InsureRight technology to help improve underwriting performance and customer service.The InsureRight Platform, which was launched in April 2013, combines predictive modeling, industry data, portfolio ...Read More
Knicks Challenge Player's Ability to Bring Cumulative Trauma Claim 07/03/2013
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 916 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Sherri Okamoto, Legal ReporterThe New York Knicks are appealing a ruling by the California Workers' Compensation Appeals Board to assert jurisdiction over a cumulative trauma claim by a former player who played two dozen games in the state during his nine-year career, a decis...Read More
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