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Majestic Rating Affirmed by Best 06/05/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 78 | 0
A.M. Best Company, one of the most authoritative source of insurance company ratings and information, has re-affirmed the A- (Excellent) rating for Majestic Insurance Company, a San Francisco-based workers' compensation insurance carrier. This rating category is assigned to companies that have, on b...Read More
Missouri WC rose 2.75% in 2001, 1st Since 1994 05/20/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 24 | 0
Overall workers compensation rates for Missouri businesses rose 2.75 percent in 2001 as insurers nationwide began emphasizing greater profitability. Missouri rates rose in general for the first time since the state deregulating premiums on Jan. 1, 1994. Actually, more companies sti...Read More
MI Sup Crt Defines Compensable Mental Injury 05/15/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 41 | 0
The Michigan Supreme Court last month issued a ruling defining the requirements of when a mental disability is compensable under that state...Read More
Michigan Court - Parent's Death Claim Barred 05/09/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 36 | 0
The Michigan Supreme Court, enforcing that state...Read More
Maine Limits 'Kotch' Decision 05/01/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 73 | 0
Last Thursday, April 25, the Maine state legislature overturned the Maine judicial Supreme Court's decision on Kotch v. American Protective Services in passing L.D. 2202/S.B. 822. The new law was heavily lobbie...Read More
MA Medical Costs Still Lowest Despite Recent Hikes 04/29/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 117 | 0
The average cost per claim for the medical care of injured workers under the Massachusetts workers' compensation system rose significantly in recent years, according to a new study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). In spite of this increase, the average medical payment...Read More
Maine Needs to Overturn Kotch Case - AIA 04/25/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 42 | 0
The Maine State Legislature must overturn a costly court decision on workers' compensation cases for the good of the state's economy, according to the American Insurance Association (AIA). In February, the State Supreme Court ruled in Kotch vs. American Protective Services that non-job-rela...Read More
Maryland Fund Guilty of Wiretapping 04/11/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 67 | 0
The Baltimore Sun reported that the Maryland Court of Appeals ruled that the Injured Workers Insurance Fund (the state...Read More
Michigan Opens Consolidated WC Bureau 04/10/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 121 | 0
Michigan Department of Consumer & Industry Services (CIS) Director Kathy Wilbur announced the newly created Bureau of Workers' & Unemployment Compensation (BWUC) is now official. 'The Governor's Executive Order creating the new bureau within CIS became effective April 7,' Wilbur said. 'The...Read More
More Regulatory Changes Proposed in CA 03/27/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 68 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California DWC has released more proposed regulation changes. The following is a list of newly proposed regulatory changes as of 3/21: Sections related to the Subsequent Injuries Fund: 10940, 10942 and 10946 primarily substitute ...Read More
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