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NAII Says Prepare Now for Terrorism Bill 11/14/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 58 | 0
Members of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners yesterday recommended that insurers take steps to prepare for action by Congress on the Terrorist Risk Insurance Act of 2002. According to NAIC President and Iowa Insurance Commissioner Terri Vaughan, insurers should familiarize themselv...Read More
NH Safety Summary Form Due; File Electronically 11/13/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 56 | 0
The New Hampshire Labor Department has issued a reminder that the biennial Safety Summary Form will be due 1/1/03.Effective November 15, 2002 the biennial Safety Summary Formcan be filed electronically at their websi...Read More
NAII Promotions Announced 11/12/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 66 | 0
National Association of Independent Insurers' (NAII) President Jack Ramirez announced the promotion of five staff members. The promotions were approved by the Association's Board of Governors at the 57th NAII Annual Meeting in late October, and are effective November 1. The promotions i...Read More
NCCI Claim Characteristics Data Available 11/12/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 72 | 0
An updated, electronic version of the NCCI Workers Compensation Detailed Claim Characteristics publication is now available on their Web site. NCCI says that Workers Compensation Detailed Claim Characteristics offers the most comprehensive statistics a...Read More
NM Case: IW Not Liable for Employer's Fees 11/11/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 49 | 0
The Albuquerque Journal reported Friday that the state Appeals Court ruled workers' compensation judges can not punish employees who file frivolous claims by making them pay employers' attorney fees. The state Legislature "did not authorize the shifting of attorney's fees from an employer to a worke...Read More
ND Man Arrested for Working While TD 11/08/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 88 | 0
A Grand Forks man has been charged in with filing false claims with North Dakota Workers Compensation (NDWC). Eddie Roberts has been charged in District Court in Grand Forks County was a class C felony, punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine. NDWC's Special Inves...Read More
NY Men Arrested For Working and Getting Comp 11/08/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 60 | 0
A former city subway conducter and an ex-shop teacher on Staten Island, New York, have been arrested on charges they filed false disability and work comp claims, cheating the state out of nearly $500,000 in workers compensation benefits, Newsday, NY, reports. Jose Solis, 49, of Florida an...Read More
Nebraska Sets New Mileage Rate 11/08/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 88 | 0
Effective January 1, 2003, the mileage reimbursement rate in Nebraska will become 36¢ per mile.The new rate covers travel to seek medical treatment or while participating in a vocational rehabilitation plan. This rate conforms to the reimbursement rate paid to State of Nebraska emplo...Read More
NAII Comments on Elections Around Country 11/08/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 54 | 0
The Republican Party regained control of the U.S. Senate, expanded its majority in the House of Representatives and re-elected all of its incumbent governors except one in a history-making election last night. President Bush joins Franklin Roosevelt and Bill Clinton as the only presidents in the pa...Read More
New CA Carrier Application Pending 11/07/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 47 | 0
An application for a new workers' compensation insurance company has been received by the California Department of Insurance. Ron Groden and Jim Little, both formerly executives of Fremont Compensation Insurance Co., are starting a new company and are in the process of trying to place reinsu...Read More
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