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SAIF Board Meeting to Review Financial Statements, Strategic Plan 11/07/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 256 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The board of directors for Oregon’s SAIF Corp. will review a 2018 strategic plan, financial statements and discuss recommendations from a task force that is considering tapping into the carrier’s reserves or selling it to investors to address public employee pension shortfalls. ...Read More

Second Injury Fund Will Require 2018 Assessments 11/07/2017
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 220 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Indiana Second Injury Fund has enough of a fund balance to pay its obligations through the end of December but will require an assessment to beef up the fund next year, the Worker's Compensation Board says. ...Read More

State to Consider Expanding Use of Treatment Guidelines 11/06/2017
State: AZ | Segment: Top | 423 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Roughly one year after adopting treatment guidelines for the first t...Read More

Supreme Court Suspends Attorney Who Admittedly Lied to Clients 11/06/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 199 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Rhode Island Supreme Court last week suspended a longtime attorney for having provided incompetent representation to an injured worker and other clients. ...Read More

State Looks at Siphoning SAIF Surplus to Cover Employee Pensions 11/03/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: OR | Segment: Top | 408 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon officials have taken a step closer toward raiding the surplus of the state-chartered workers’ compensation carrier to help pay for public employee pensions — or even selling the carrier to investors. ...Read More

Safety National Re Hires Lydia Wilmot, Stephanie Wizner 11/03/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 302 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The risk management company Safety National has hired two executives to oversee sales of a reinsurance product out of its New York office.  ...Read More

Supreme Court Tosses Widow's $804K Award for Mesothelioma 11/03/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 500 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Connecticut Supreme Court tossed an $804,777 award to a worker’s widow after he died of mesothelioma, finding the widow had failed to carry her burden to prove her husband had been exposed to respirable asbestos fibers while working at a Sikorsky plant. ...Read More

Self-Insured Subsequent Injury Board Reviewing Claims at Wednesday Meeting 11/03/2017
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 424 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Nevada’s Board for the Administration of the Subsequent Injury Account for Self-Insured Employers will review requests for reimbursement from a half-dozen employers during a Wednesday meeting near Las Vegas. ...Read More
Samsung Fire and Marine to Transfer $190M in Liabilities to Catalina Subsidiary 11/01/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 191 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Catalina Holdings Ltd., through its wholly owned subsidiary Alea North America Insurance Co., has signed an agreement with Samsung Fire and Marine Insurance Co. Ltd. to transfer a portfolio of legacy U.S. insurance liabilities in run-off to Alea. The portfolio consists mainly of U.S. gene...Read More

Saleswoman Lies About Assault; Nurse Tripped Up by Video Surveillance 11/01/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 246 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A liquor saleswoman who lied about an assault at work was convicted on a theft charge, and a nurse who is accused of lying about a work injury so she could take the rest of the day off were highlighted in the latest edition of the Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority’s latest n...Read More
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