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Insurance Department Streamlines License Application 12/03/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 113 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Department of Insurance said requiring individuals to pass an agent, broker or adjuster licensing exam before they apply for a license will improve the application process.License applicants will only pay the application fee – typically $128 – if they pass a te...Read More
IWIF Chief Appointed President of State Funds Group 11/30/2012
State: MD | Segment: EAST | 135 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Thomas Phelan, president and CEO of Injured Workers' Insurance Fund (IWIF) Workers' Compensation Insurance, has been appointed president of the American Association of State Compensation Insurance Funds (AASCIF).IWIF said in a news release that the AASCIF represents workers' ...Read More
ICA Opens Bidding for Vocational Rehab Provider 11/30/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 357 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Industrial Commission of Arizona is accepting bids from qualified firms to provide vocational rehabilitation services to injured workers in fiscal year 2013.The contractor will provide services that include job analysis, labor market research, vocational training and direct job place...Read More
Insurers Want DWC Review on Pain Management, Morphine Pumps 11/28/2012
State: TX | Segment: Top | 469 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau ChiefInsurers say the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation should expand its proposed 2013 medical quality review audit plan to include a broader look at pain management issues – inc...Read More
Insurance Division Adopts Electronic Licensing Requirements 11/28/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 124 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Insurance Division adopted new rules for producers that require anyone applying for a new license or a license renewal do so electronically, and also report all continuing education activities through the division’s website.The division said the new rules are necessary t...Read More
Industrial Commission Posts New Fax Numbers for Rehab Referrals 11/28/2012
State: NC | Segment: EAST | 307 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Industrial Commission (NCIC) has changed the fax numbers to be used for rehabilitation referrals.NCIC said the Medical Rehabilitation Nurses Referral Form should be faxed to 919-508-8350. The Notice of Commission Assignment of Rehabilitation Professional, Form 25N, sho...Read More
Injury Latent and Progressive, Statute of Limitations Not Tolled 11/27/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NE | Segment: CENTRAL | 399 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A claim by an injured worker who began to feel intense pain three years after his work injury was not barred by the two-year statute of limitations because his injury was latent and progressive, the Nebraska Court of Appeals ruled.Case: Wissing v. Walgreens Co., No. A-12-361, 11/20/2012....Read More
Investment House Buying Alliant Insurance Services 11/27/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 424 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. announced on Monday that it has reached an agreement to acquire Alliant Insurance Services, specialty insurance brokerage firm based in Newport Beach, Calif. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed."We are pleased to be partnering with KKR and apprec...Read More
Insurance Department Hosts Regulatory Summit in Columbia Dec. 6 11/20/2012
State: MO | Segment: CENTRAL | 287 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Insurance professionals doing business in Missouri are invited to the Dec. 6 Director's Regulatory Summit in Columbia, hosted by the Missouri Department of Insurance. The day-long summit will be held at the Reynolds Alumni Center on the University of Missouri campus.Direc...Read More
Insurance Division Rule on False Statements Takes Effect 11/16/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 345 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A rule amendment by the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission that prohibits insurers from making false or misleading statements to accountants auditing reports to the Insurance Division took effect on Thursday, according to a ...Read More
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