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Workers' Compensation News

Meadowbrook Gets Fee for Service Deal w/ MO 01/10/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 51 | 0
Meadowbrook Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE: MIG) announced today that Meadowbrook, Inc. has entered into two new fee-for-service agreements with the Director of the Missouri Department of Insurance in his capacity as Rehabilitator for Casualty Reciprocal Exchange and Equity Mutual Insurance Company...Read More
Moody's Says P&C Will Continue to Deteriorate 01/09/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 97 | 0
Moody's Investors Service investigates whether or not the credit quality of the US property & casualty insurance industry is bottoming out in the most recent update to its Top Ten Ratio study. Based on the most recent data, Moody's ratio analysis of rated P&C insurance companies' year-end 2001 finan...Read More
MN Costs Reverse Trend, Increased 10% in 01 01/07/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 54 | 0
Workers' compensation costs increased 10 percent in 2001, after falling nearly in half from 1994 through 2000, according to a newly released report from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI). The Workers' Compensation System Report estimates cost rose to $1.44 per $100 of pay...Read More
Magnitude IS Hires Chroscielewski to SR VP 01/07/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 50 | 0
Magnitude Information Systems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MAGY), a developer of ergonomic software solutions for government agencies, Fortune 500 corporations and consumers announced yesterday the hiring of Mark Chroscielewski to Senior Vice President of Business Development responsible for Sales and...Read More
Mining Deaths at Record Low 01/06/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 63 | 0
For the second consecutive year, fatal injuries at mines in the United States declined to an historic new low, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The data indicate that 67 miners died in on-the-job accidents na...Read More
Meth Labs a Growing Work Comp, Safety Issue 01/02/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 57 | 0
Methamphetamine labs are apparently causing a workers' compensation problem for enforcement agencies whose jobs are to shut down the illegal operations. Chemical fumes created during the cooking of a batch of methamphetamine are so volatile that local, state and federal officers in Californ...Read More
MN Injury Rate at Record Low, Higher than Nation 12/23/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 80 | 0
Minnesota's rate of workplace injuries and illnesses reached a historic low in 2001, according to statistics from the annual Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses released by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI). The survey, administered by DLI and agencies in other states fo...Read More
MA DIA - New Form 1/1/03 for Lump Sum Conf. 12/23/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 60 | 0
The Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents has released Circular Letter 311 setting forth standards and procedures for requesting section 46a conference in conjunction with lump sum under section 48. Beginning January 1, 2003 the new Departmental Form 46A "Request For Conferenc...Read More
MA Prison Guard Indicted - TD & Karate Don't Mix 12/23/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 65 | 0
A Fall River, Massachusetts man was indicted on charges he collected more than $82,500 in workers' compensation while simultaneously running a karate school.Last Wednesday, Ricci DeGaetano, 35, who was employed as a corrections officer at MCI-Bridgewater before alleging industrial injuries, ...Read More
Montana State Fund Seeks Restructuring 12/19/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 110 | 0
The Montana State Fund will be seeking to restructure in the coming new year to operate more like private sector carriers, according to Montana paper, the Daily Missoulian. The State Fund provides workers' compensation insurance for the state and some 26,000 Montana businesses. In Au...Read More
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