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Old Republic Buys Renewal Rights from Kemper 01/16/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 82 | 0
Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE: ORI) yesterday announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Old Republic Insurance Company, has reached a definitive agreement to purchase the renewal rights to certain large risk national accounts of the Kemper Insurance Companies. Old R...Read More
OR Study: Voc Rehab Beneficial to Workers 01/13/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 53 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Oregon Employment Department has published a study examining the state's post work injury vocational assistance program. Using data from 1997, the study concluded that those who availed themselves of the program had much higher success obtaining subsequent employment. Oregon provides voc...Read More
OR Drop in PD Attributed to SB 220 01/09/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 62 | 0
In 2001, the Oregon workers' compensation system granted or reinstated 13 awards of Permanent Total Disability (PTD) benefits and rescinded 14, for a net loss of 1 claim awarded PTD benefits. Declining PTD grants The figure of negative 1 net PTD award in 2001 is a record low and co...Read More
OR Voc Rehab Provider List Updated 01/08/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 58 | 0
The Oregon Workers' Compensation Division (WCD) has published an updated list of vocational rehabilitation providers. There have been several updates made to the list of authorized vocational rehabilitation providers that was posted on December 31, 2002. The updated list, dated January 6...Read More
Oryx Expands to PA - Contractor's Comp Programs 01/06/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 59 | 0
Oryx Insurance Brokerage Inc., of Binghamton, New York, announced on Friday its expansion into Pennsylvania, and appointed Timothy J. Cappellett as Director of Marketing. Cappellett joins Oryx with close to 10 years experience in the sales and marketing industry. Along with his sales...Read More
Ohio Public Employer Summit Schedule 01/06/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 62 | 0
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation says its Public Employer Summit is back. The upcoming new year allows an opportunity to reflect on the past and make plans for the year ahead. Of course, this includes Ohio's public employers. BWC suggests public employers resolve to improv...Read More
Ohio Woman Sentenced for Working While TTD 01/03/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 50 | 0
A Trotwood, Ohio, woman was sentenced to five years community service and ordered to pay back $29,335.89 for workers' compensation fraud, said the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC). Deborah Joiner, was sentenced Dec. 18 in Franklin County Common Pleas Court, according to bureau spo...Read More
OK Sup Crt - No Civil Bad Faith for WC Failure 01/02/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 59 | 0
The Oklahoma Supreme Court, in a split decision, ruled that an employee cannot sue his self-insured employer in bad faith for refusing to pay for his medication as ordered by a workers' compensation court, stating that the employee’s exclusive remedy lies in comp. In Kuykendall v. Gulfstrea...Read More
OK Job Injury Rate at All Time Low 12/23/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 92 | 0
Fewer Oklahomans suffered on-the-job injuries last year according to a report released today by the Oklahoma Department of Labor (ODOL). The drop continues the steady decline in workplace accidents since Labor Commissioner Brenda Reneau Wynn took office in 1995. The 2001state workplace inju...Read More
Oxnard Woman Gets Jail for Lying About TD 12/20/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 134 | 0
The Los Angeles Times reported yesterday that an Oxnard (Ventura County) woman was sentenced to a month in jail, and payment of nearly $12,000 in restitution in a work comp fraud case. 43-year-old Amelia Urango received the sentence after pleading guilty in October to fraud after getting ca...Read More
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