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Workers' Compensation News

Key Provisions Dropped from Reform Bill 04/18/2014
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CO | Segment: Top | 815 | 0 | Popular with Legal
After more than four months of negotiations with employers and insurance carriers, the Colorado AFL-CIO dropped two of three key provisions in workers’ compensation reform bill that was finally introduced this week.Rep. Angela Williams, D-Denver, filed ...Read More
KEMI Selects Analytics Firm 04/14/2014
State: KY | Segment: EAST | 480 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance has selected Boise, Idaho-based Clearwater Analytics to provide integrated investment accounting, reporting and analytics for its investment portfolio, Clearwater Analytics said in a release.The release said KEMI was seeking more flexible and ac...Read More
KEMI Promotes 3, Hires Claims Manager 03/31/2014
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: KY | Segment: EAST | 417 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Kentucky Employers' Mutual Insurance Co. on Friday announced the promotion of three employees and a new hire.Toni Howard has been promoted to director of application development. Howard has been with KEMI since 1998 and most recently served as software development manager. Howard is ...Read More
KKR Closes Purchase of Sedgwick, Stone Point Remains as Investor 03/04/2014
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 678 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Kohlberg Kravis Roberts investment firm has completed its acquisition of Sedgwick Claims Management, while former co-owner Stone Point Capital has joined as a minority investor, Sedgwick said in a press release.KKR announced in January that it has agreed to buy the Memphis, Tenn.-bas...Read More
KEMI Seeks Submissions from School by May 15 02/26/2014
State: KY | Segment: CENTRAL | 673 | 0 | Popular with Vendor | 38 min read
School boards may begin making submissions for coverage that begins July 1 to the Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance Co. on March 1, and all submissions must be received by May 15. The first agency to provide a complete submission will be recognized as a...Read More
KKR's Buy of Sedgwick Bodes Well for Workers' Comp Customers 01/28/2014
State: NA | Segment: Top | 3148 | 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 | 1144 | 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 | 375 | 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 | 356 | 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 | 347 | 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
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