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Risk Strategies Co. Names John Scroope Managing Director 10/13/2017
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 441 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Risk Strategies Co., a national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has hired John Scroope to manage its New England regional operations. Scroope will also lead the company’s corporate headquarters office in Boston. ...Read More

Russell Michiels to Manage LUBA Claims Department 10/12/2017
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 216 | 0 | Popular with Legal
LUBA Workers’ Comp has promoted Russell Michiels to manager of its claims department. ...Read More

Risk Pool Challenging Whether Companion Should Receive Death Benefits 10/12/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 339 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Pearland police officer’s companion is attempting for a third time to receive death benefits under the city’s workers’ compensation fund following his death at the hands of a drunk driver,  the ...Read More

Rate Decrease Would Mean Lawmakers Have No Stomach for Reforms 10/09/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 964 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The enthusiasm of the business community and lawmakers to pass workers’ compensation reforms, particularly limiting claimants’ attorney fees, has waned in the wake of a proposed overall 9.3% rate decrease, stakeholders said. ...Read More

Report Says Health Care Networks Are Reducing Medical Costs 10/04/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 583 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Health care networks created by Texas lawmakers in 2005 reform legislation are lowering costs and improving outcomes in the state, according to the Division of Workers' Compensation's latest analysis. ...Read More

Rates to Drop 5.8% in 2018 10/03/2017
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 430 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Idaho Department of Insurance said workers’ compensation rates will drop an average of 5.8% next year. The department said the National Counc...Read More

Ramsey County Selects Insurity's SIMS Claims System 10/03/2017
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 244 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Insurity, a provider of software and services to property and casualty insurers, has announced that Ramsey County, Minnesota, has selected its SIMS Claims system for administering workers’ compensation claims. ...Read More

Report: Insurance Industry Lost Jobs in August 10/02/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 268 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. economy lost 300 insurance jobs in August, according to preliminary numbers in a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. ...Read More

Rigid Leave Policies May Conflict With ADA, Employers Warned 09/29/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 991 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Having a maximum-absence policy that is set in stone can cause an employer to run afoul of the Americans with Disabilities Act, disability experts said in a recent webinar. ...Read More

Rating Bureau Says It Will Pull Rate Filing Increase With Protz Fix 09/28/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 455 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The state’s rating bureau on Wednesday pledged to withdraw an “unprecedented” interim loss cost filing with a recommended 6.06% increase if legislators quickly craft a “fix” to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s recent Protz decision. ...Read More
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