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Workers' Compensation News

NCCI Names 3 Directors, Chair 05/21/2013
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 174 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The National Council on Compensation Insurance has added three executives to its board of directors and named a chairperson.The new additions are William Berkley Jr., president and COO of W.R. Berkley Corp.; Tracy Ryan, executive vice president and chief product officer for Liberty Mutua...Read More
NICB: Questionable Comp Claim Referrals Increase 28.5% in 2012 05/20/2013
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 214 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The number of questionable workers’ compensation claims referred to the National Insurance Crime Bureau in 2012 increased 28.5% compared to the previous year, the largest increase of any line, other than personal property, identified in the bureau’s latest report. NICB report...Read More
NYCIRB Seeking 16.9% Hike in Loss Costs 05/17/2013
State: NY | Segment: Top | 949 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefThe New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board is seeking a 16.9% increase in workers' compensation loss costs, effective on Oct. 1, 2013, based in part on a key reform included i...Read More
NCCI: Comp Market still Limping, but Trends 'Encouraging' 05/17/2013
State: NA | Segment: Top | 809 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By David Dankwa, Senior ReporterORLANDO, Fla. − An illustration used during Thursday's presentation of the state-of-the-line report by the National Council on Compensation Insurance showed a man on a tightrope, steadily and maybe even limping toward a stable platform ahead. L...Read More
NAIC to Host Financial Summit May 29 to 31 in San Diego 05/07/2013
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 145 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners will host a conference on financial solvency and related topics at the Marriott Marquis and Marina in San Diego on May 29 to 31.The 8th Financial Summit: 2013 Leadership Initiatives is designed to educate regulators who are directly inv...Read More
No Retroactive Application for Amended Statute, High Court Rules 05/07/2013
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NE | Segment: CENTRAL | 495 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A 2007 revision to Nebraska's workers' compensation statute to allow a worker to collect benefits for a scheduled injury based on a loss-of-earning capacity does not apply to workers with dates of injury prior to Jan. 1, 2008.Case: Smith v. Mark Chrisman Truc...Read More
New Law Allows WCC to Send Decisions and Orders Electronically 05/06/2013
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: MD | Segment: EAST | 273 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has signed into law a bill that will allow the Workers' Compensation Commission to send copies of its decisions and orders electronically, with the consent of the attorneys involved.According to a notice in Friday's edition of the Maryland Regist...Read More
New Rule Allows Commission to Audit Premium Tax Payments 05/06/2013
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: AR | Segment: CENTRAL | 302 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Arkansas workers' compensation carriers will be required to submit policyholder information to the Workers' Compensation Commission so that it can verify accurate payment of premium taxes under a new rule that takes effect July 1, according to a notice in the latest edition of the ...Read More
Nalikak Appointed to WCB 04/30/2013
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 236 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell appointed Ronald Nalikak to a four-year term as a management representative on the state’s Workers’ Compensation Board.Nalikak, of Anchorage, is a safety and security manager for Arctic Slope Regional Corp. He formerly served with the Barrow Volunteer...Read More
National Guaranty Fund Group Names New Chairman 04/30/2013
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 332 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Brandon LaSalle, government affairs counsel for American Family Insurance Group, has been appointed chairman of the National Conference of Insurance Guaranty Funds.LaSalle, who was appointed at NCIGF’s 2013 annual meeting in Phoenix on April 17, is expected to serve a one-year term...Read More
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