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Workplace Deaths Down says CDCP 04/27/2001
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 106 | 0
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), workplace deaths in the United States have dropped by nearly half over the last two decades. The Center credits new technology, stricter safty regulations, and a shift in the economy toward safer service-industry jobs. The C...Read More
Washington to Review if Examiners Practice Law 04/13/2001
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 116 | 0
According to WestLaw, the Washington Supreme Court has agreed to an appeal of a lower state court decision that held that an insurance adjuster was practicing law without a license when she persuaded an automobile accident victim to waive her rights to sue in return for a settlement that covered onl...Read More
Wausau Binding Comp On-Line 03/28/2001
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 118 | 0
Small business owners can now apply for workers...Read More
WCIRB Foregoes Rate Increase Recommendation 03/23/2001
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 107 | 0
After reviewing statewide yearend 2000 loss data, the WCIRB has elected to not to file for an interim July 1, 2001 increase in advisory pure premium rates. An interim filing was being considered as losses have been deteriorating throughout 2000. The WCIRB's review of the yearend 2000 ...Read More
Work Comp Profits Down 86% in 2 Years 03/08/2001
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 119 | 0
Profits in the workers' compensation insurance industry have declined an astonishing 86 percent since 1998. The first nine months of 2000 saw an industry total profit of $144 million compared to $1 billion during the same period in 1998, according to Weiss Ratings, Inc. The general property...Read More
Workplace Injuries Down 7th Year in a Row 01/08/2001
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 93 | 0
The U.S. Department of Labor reports that workplace injuries and illnesses declined nationally for the seventh year in 1999. The rate for 1999 was the lowest since the Bureau began reporting this information in the early 1970s . ...Read More
Western Growers Deal with Paula 11/30/2000
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 114 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The WorkComp Executive reported today that Western Growers Insurance Co. signed an agreement with Paula Insurance Co. allowing Paula to renew and obtain new business from Western Growers. Western Growers has been in the news of late having been ...Read More
Western Growers to Announce End?? 11/29/2000
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 107 | 0
According to the WorkComp ExecutiveWestern Growers Insurance Co. is preparing to plans to cease writing new business in California at the beginning of the year. Per the Executive web site, Don Dressler, president of the agriculture-specific insurance compa...Read More
Washington State Comp Rates to Fall 11/24/2000
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 110 | 0
The Washington Department of Labor & Industries said that workers' compensation insurance rates are going to fall an average 2.2 percent next year. The actual amount will be different for different industries and among the several funds. Rates for the Accident Fund, which provides wage and...Read More
White Mountain Wants Safeco 09/28/2000
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 89 | 0
The Seattle Times reported on 9/28/00 that White Mountains Insurance Group out of Bermuda, who closed a purchase of CGU Insurance Co. yesterday has Safeco Insurance Co. in its targets. 'I would love to own Safeco,' Byrne told Bloomberg News. 'It was a great company once. I would love to tal...Read More
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