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Governor Vetoes State Fair's Request to Leave State Comp Pool 06/03/2010
State: KS | Segment: CENTRAL | 163 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Kansas State Fair has lost its bid to opt out of the State Self-Insurance Fund and purchase workers' compensation insurance in the commercial market.Kansas lawmakers had agreed to the fair's proposal in Senate Bill 572, an appropriations bill sent to Gov. Mark Parkinson....Read More
Guard Insurance Founders Retire; Foguel Becomes President 06/03/2010
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 462 | 0
Guard Insurance Group on Wednesday announced the promotion of two executives following the retirement of the company's founders.Chief Executive Officer Sy Foguel has assumed the role of president and former Chief Administrative Officer Carl Witkowski was promoted to chief operating o...Read More
Georgia Announces Claims Release 3 Training 06/02/2010
State: GA | Segment: EAST | 128 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation (SBWC) announced plans to provide training on the use of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Claims Release 3 in conjunction with the annual Southern Association of Workers' Compensation Administrators (SAWCA) conference scheduled for July 19-23...Read More
Governor Reports Picks for Optometry, Pharmacy, Other Boards 05/28/2010
State: MI | Segment: CENTRAL | 146 | 0
Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm has announced appointments and reappointments to the Board of Optometry, Board of Pharmacy and Osteopathic Medicine Advisory Board.Choices for the Board of Optometry for terms expiring June 30, 2014, include:Gregory L. Patera of Lake Odessa, ...Read More
Great American Insurance Promotes Bull and Lonneman 05/27/2010
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 263 | 0
Great American Insurance Group announced Wednesday the promotions of Kirk A. Bull and Mark R. Lonneman.Bull was promoted to divisional president of the company’s Great American Custom Division. Bull has served as divisional senior vice president of Great American Custom’s cas...Read More
Governor Picks Members for Chiropractic, Health-Related Boards 05/18/2010
State: MI | Segment: CENTRAL | 474 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm has announced appointments to boards and other governing bodies dealing with chiropractic, nursing, podiatry and physicians' assistants. Granholm appointed three members to the Michigan Board of Chiropractic to represent the general public for terms ex...Read More
Gov. Brewer Approves Privatization of SCF Arizona 05/12/2010
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 310 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The state-controlled workers' compensation insurer SCF Arizona said Tuesday it is prepared to compete as a private company now that Governor Jan Brewer signed a bill approving the privatization.Senate Bill 1045 repeals and amends the state statute to direct SCF Arizona to become a mu...Read More
Governor Signs 2 Workers' Comp Bills 05/05/2010
State: TN | Segment: EAST | 454 | 0
Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen has signed bills dealing with future medical benefits in workers' compensation cases and the operation of captive insurance companies.Senate Bill 3731 by Sen. Joe Haynes, D-Nashville, establishes a procedure for handling disputes involving future medical ...Read More
Governor Picks Members for Safety, Risk Management Agencies 05/05/2010
State: IN | Segment: CENTRAL | 217 | 0
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels announced appointments to three boards and commissions that deal with safety and risk management issues.Vincent C. Cooke of French Lick, director of employee safety and security at Kimball International, was appointed to the Board of Safety Review for a term ex...Read More
Governor Reappoints 7 to Medical Board Review Committees 05/05/2010
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 95 | 0
Gov. Rick Perry has reappointed seven members to the Texas Medical Board district review committees for terms to expire Jan. 15, 2016.Committee members evaluate doctors' medical practice and professional competency and make recommendations on investigations conducted by the board....Read More
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