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Michigan's Commissioner Suddenly Resigns 02/24/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 83 | 0
On Friday, February 21, 2003, Michigan Financial and Insurance Services Commissioner Frank M. Fitzgerald suddenly announced that he was leaving his position effective at the end of that day. Governor John Engler appointed Fitzgerald as commissioner of insurance in January 1999. He assumed ...Read More
Missouri 'Dominant Factor' Bill Moves Thru House 02/21/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 41 | 0
The Missouri House of Representatives moved forward a bill Wednesday that proponents say will make the state's workers' compensation laws less liberal and will fix the exodus of business from that state.HB321, sponsored by Kevin Wilson, R-District 130, redefines occupational diseases for the...Read More
Missouri Chamber Seeks Changes to Comp Laws 02/20/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 70 | 0
The Missouri state Chamber of Commerce and Industry began debating changes to that state's worker's compensation law that they want to send to the legislature. At issue are the effects of a 1983 court ruling that the employer lobby says resulted in many more workplace related injuries being ...Read More
Maryland Pending Work Comp Legislation 02/20/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 41 | 0
The 2003 Maryland legislative session is at the halfway point, with a crop of insurance-related bills still working their way through the process, including workers¬タル compensation benefits, noted the NAII. "With the 2003 Maryland legislative session already half over, there are still a ...Read More
Miller Reappointed to Maryland WC Committee 02/17/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 50 | 0
The Washington Post reported that Maryland's first Republican governor in three decades, Robert. L. Ehrlich Jr., has appointed the law partner of Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Prince George's) to the Workers Compensation Committee. Ruffling some party feathers, Ehrlich appare...Read More
Max Re Fitch Rating Affirmed 'A' 02/14/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 87 | 0
Max Re Capital Ltd. (Nasdaq: MXRE) (BSX: MXRE BH) announced yesterday that Fitch Ratings has reaffirmed the A (Strong) rating of its principal operating subsidiaries, Max Re Ltd. and Max Re Europe Limited. Fitch Ratings issued the following press release on February 6, 2003: ...Read More
MedSolutions Awarded NCQA Certification 02/11/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 54 | 0
MedSolutions announced yesterday that the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA) has awarded certification to its utilization management (UM) program, signifying the company's operations have met an extensive set of quality requirements for its UM services. MedSolutions provides ra...Read More
MO Legislature Hears Testimony on Reform 02/10/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 50 | 0
Committees in the Missouri House and Senate Wednesday heard testimony from business owners and leaders claiming that a change in the state law to require a "dominant factor" standard in workers' compensation claims was necessary to preserve jobs in the state reported the Columbia Daily Tribune. Labo...Read More
Missouri Debates Change in Compensable Std. 02/07/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 48 | 0
The Missouri legislature continues to battle over a small but significant change to its workers' compensation laws that will have a major impact on who, and who doesn't, get work comp coverage.Changing the standard from "a substantial" factor to "the dominant" factor is the centerpiece of co...Read More
MAGY Software Basis of Lockheed Safety Award 02/07/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 43 | 0
Magnitude Information Systems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MAGY), a developer of ergonomic software for government agencies, Fortune 500 corporations and consumers, yesterday announced that its patented Anti-Injury(TM) software suite was the basis for an award to Lockheed Martin by the National Safety...Read More
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