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Maine Needs to Overturn Kotch Case - AIA 04/25/2002
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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
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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
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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
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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
Minnesota Employers Win $25M Refund 02/28/2002
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Minnesota businesses have won an initial victory against that state...Read More
More Rate Increase Requests in SC 02/20/2002
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Six more companies have submitted requests for rate increases in South Carolina ranging from .1 percent to 18 percent. St. Paul Fire and Marine Co., a division of St. Paul Companies in Minnesota has requested a 15 percent rate increase. Harrisburg, Pa.-based Pennsylvania National Mutual Casual...Read More
Major Changes Created by AB 749 02/18/2002
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AB 749 makes sweeping changes to the California workers...Read More
Majority of Worker Have Psyche Issues 01/18/2002
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Employee Benefit News reports that a recent University of Michigan Institute for Social Research study, about 66 percent of adults have difficulty concentrating, 52 percent felt depressed at one point, and 62 percent have been restless at least once per week. Up to 20 days of work annually are m...Read More
Minnesota Reinsurance Rates Dropping 12% 12/28/2001
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The Workers' Compensation Reinsurance Association (WCRA) announced that it is reducing the reinsurance rates it charges to self-insured Minnesota employers and insurance companies by an average of 12 percent. The rate reductions have been adopted by the WCRA Board of Directors and approved by...Read More
Man Falsified History, Arrested for $88K Fraud 11/16/2001
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Yesterday investigators with the California Department of Insurance (CDI) Criminal Investigations Branch's Fraud Division arrested a Modesto man on four felony counts of insurance fraud. Chester Green, 36, was arrested today at his business and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail. Bail was ...Read More
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