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Advisory Council to Interview Judicial Candidates Tuesday 10/24/2014
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 235 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Advisory Council will interview and rate judicial candidates during a meeting in Boston on Tuesday. According to the Division of Industrial Accidents' website, the six-year term for Industrial Accident Board members Dennis Maher, Cheryl Jacq...Read More
Administrative Hearing Commission Can't Order Reinstatement of Injured Worker, with Accomodations 10/23/2014
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: MO | Segment: Top | 364 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former state employee who lost his job after getting hurt at work has also lost his challenge to his termination. On Tuesday, a unanimous panel from the Western District of the state Court of Appeals ruled that the Administrative Hearing Commission – the agency with jurisdiction o...Read More
Ace Ltd. Net Income Dips 14% in 3rd Quarter, to $785M 10/23/2014
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 264 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Ace Ltd. on Wednesday reported net income of $785 million during the third quarter, down 14.2% from the $916 million in profits reported for the same quarter last year. For the first nine months of 2014, Ace reported net income of $2.3 billion, down 16.7% from the $2.76 billion reported i...Read More
Author of Rate-Ranking Study to Deliver Keynote at Seminar 10/23/2014
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 306 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Idaho Industrial Commission announced that the author of the Oregon study comparing workers' compensation costs throughout the U.S. will deliver the keynote address at its annual seminar today. Michael Manley, research coordinator at the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business ...Read More
Adjusted Payroll Requirement for Seasonal Workers Goes Up 2.08% 10/23/2014
Source: Texas Division of Workers' Compensation
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 432 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation has determined that the adjusted annual payroll requirement of an employer has increased by 2.08% over last year, Commissioner Ryan Brannan announced in a release. The annual payroll requirement increased to $54,229, more than $1,000 great...Read More
Atlas General Teams with Torus to Offer Workers' Comp 10/22/2014
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 262 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Atlas General Insurance Services, a multiline program manager, has teamed up with specialty insurer Torus National Insurance Co. to offer a new workers' compensation program for small- to medium-sized accounts. San Diego-based Atlas General said the program will target classes, includ...Read More
American Academy of Actuaries Names New President, Officers 10/17/2014
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 247 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The American Academy of Actuaries' Board of Directors has elected a president to serve the organization for the 2015-16 term. Tom Wildsmith, who is Aetna's public policy manager in Washington, D.C., will take on the role, according to a Wednesday ...Read More
Appeals Court Rules Claimant Didn't Timely File Petition to Controvert 10/16/2014
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 273 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A claimant did not timely file a petition to controvert within the one-year statute of limitations, the Court of Appeals of Mississippi found in reversing a decision of the full Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission. Case: Leggett & Platt and Fidelity and Guaranty In...Read More
AIF Opposes Medical Marijuana Measure, Citing Impact on Comp 10/15/2014
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 283 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Associated Industries of Florida has announced that it’s opposing Amendment 2, a ballot measure seeking to legalize the use of medical marijuana, in part because of its potential impact on workers’ compensation laws. AIF President and CEO Tom Feeney said in a release Monda...Read More
A.M. Best Affirms Texas Mutual's Financial Strength, Credit Ratings 10/15/2014
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 184 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A.M. Best Co. affirmed its financial strength rating of “A” for Texas Mutual Insurance Co., and its issuer credit rating of “a,” the insurer announced in a release. A.M. Best said the ratings reflect Texas Mutual’s “superior risk-adjusted capitalization...Read More
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