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WV WCC Files 5 Injunctions On Default Accounts 10/22/2003
State: WV | Segment: Top | 87 | 0
The West Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission recently filed injunctions against four state employers and one out-of-state employer whose accounts with the Commission are in default. Injunction was filed in Kanawha County Circuit Court against the following: - Smathers...Read More
WI Voc Rehab Places 3% More Disabled Workers 10/22/2003
State: WI | Segment: Top | 529 | 0
Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle and Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Roberta Gassman announced yesterday that the department's Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) successfully placed almost 3% more people with disabilities in employment than were placed in Federal Fiscal Year...Read More
WCCP's Orlando Fall Seminar 11/11 - 12 10/21/2003
State: FL | Segment: Top | 459 | 0
The Association of Workers' Compensation Claims Professionals (WCCP) presents its Orlando Fall Claims Seminar November 11th and 12th at the Orlando Marriott Lake Mary. WCCP will offer two days of indepth coverage of the new 2003 Amendments and a suite of advanced claims topics. Th...Read More
Wagenfeld Levine Absorbs Kemper Legal Ofcs 10/17/2003
State: FL | Segment: Top | 407 | 0
Wagenfeld Levine, a Miami-based law firm that focuses on self-insured defense, is opening new offices in St. Louis and Philadelphia to serve its growing corporate clientele. Beginning immediately, Wagenfeld Levine will absorb Kemper Insurance Companies' field litigation offices in Miami, S...Read More
WCF to Sell Advantage Under Idaho Pressure 10/15/2003
State: UT | Segment: Top | 194 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
Time is up for Utah's Workers Compensation Fund (WCF). Idaho's insurance commissioner gave the fund a Nov. 1 deadline to cut all ties with Utah government or get out of Idaho. WCF has decided, as a result, to sell its out-of-state subsidiary, Advantage. Advantage writes comp businesses in I...Read More
WCRI Conference Scheduled 10/22 & 23 In Boston 10/14/2003
State: MA | Segment: Top | 150 | 0
The Workers' Compensation Research Institute is having its ANNUAL ISSUES & RESEARCH CONFERENCE: MANAGING CHANGE October 22 and October 23, 2003 in Boston, Massachusetts. Program Sessions: -The Future of Workers' Compensation: Opportunities and Challenges This all-day se...Read More
Woman Forges Dead Mom's Signature for 13 Years 10/07/2003
State: WA | Segment: Top | 224 | 0
A 64-year-old Idaho woman has been charged taking $182,000 in workers' compensation checks that were intended for her deceased mother. The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries had mailed checks for 30 years to Irene Arnold whose husband died following an industrial accident. ...Read More
WV WCC Now Independent Agency 10/06/2003
State: WV | Segment: Top | 81 | 0
West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise told employees of the state's recently liberated Workers' Compensation Commission that the agency will remain free of the political pressures that are largely credited with nearly bankrupting the system.Under emergency legislation passed earlier this year, the Com...Read More
WA Contractor Busted; 'Repeat Offender' 10/02/2003
State: WA | Segment: Top | 118 | 0
The Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) has ordered a Yakima contractor to pay $107,112 for inaccurately reporting hours for workers' compensation insurance. Jude Doty, owner of Doty House Moving, has been served a Notice of Assessment for collection of back premiums and rela...Read More
WCIRB Publishes Amended Rate Filing 10/01/2003
State: CA | Segment: Top | 328 | 0
At a California Department of Insurance (CDI) public hearing held on September 29, 2003, the WCIRB submitted an amended January 1, 2004 Regulatory Filing. The amended filing reflects the WCIRB's estimate of cost savings resulting from Assembly Bill 227 (AB 227) and Senate Bill 228 (SB 228). These bi...Read More
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