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The Hanover Expands BOP Offering to 6 Western States, D.C. 04/07/2011
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: WEST | 247 | 0
The Hanover Insurance Group said Wednesday that it will further expand its small commercial capabilities in six Western states: Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington, and also in the District of Colombia.The Hanover said it will make its business owner's policy (BOP)...Read More
Tomblin Signs $5 Million Rescue Plan for VFD Comp System 04/06/2011
State: WV | Segment: EAST | 230 | 0
Acting West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin on Monday signed legislation that will provide $5 million to cover anticipated increases in workers' compensation premiums for the state's more than 400 volunteer fire departments (VFDs).Tomblin included House Bill 3271 in a package of 2...Read More
Turlock Postal Worker Charged with Work Comp Fraud 04/04/2011
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 332 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Federal prosecutors announced Friday the indictment of a Turlock, Calif., Postal Service worker on 30 counts of mail fraud and two counts of federal workers' compensation fraud.Karina S. Beard, 44, is accused of lying about the extent of her injuries in order to collect benefits from...Read More
Trust Rescue Plan Getting High Marks from Stakeholders 04/01/2011
State: NY | Segment: Top | 254 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefThe 11th-hour rescue plan for New York's troubled group self-insured trust system hammered out by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers this week is getting high marks from stakeholders r...Read More
Texas Mutual Pays $1,759,699 Dividend to Manufacturers Group 03/31/2011
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 109 | 0
Texas Mutual Insurance Co. presented a $1,175,699 dividend Wednesday to the Texas Association of Manufacturers group purchasing program.The dividend was based largely on the group’s overall loss ratio, Texas Mutual reported.Texas Association of Manufacturers members hav...Read More
Trucking Company Owner Charged with Failing to Carry Comp 03/29/2011
State: PA | Segment: EAST | 142 | 0
The owner of an Erie, Pa., trucking company that hauled mail for the U.S. Postal Service is facing criminal charges for failing to carry workers' compensation insurance, The Erie Times-News reported Saturday.The newspaper said Douglas A. Pifer, 53, was arraigned in Greene Township, P...Read More
Task Force Finds 6 Postal Service Contractors Lacked Comp 03/25/2011
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 303 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A task force created by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation's Special Investigations Department, in collaboration with the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (USPS OIG), has uncovered workers’ compensation fraud at six businesses that have contracted with the Postal...Read More
Towers Watson: Commercial Insurance Prices Still Flat 03/25/2011
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 445 | 0
Commercial insurance prices were relatively flat for the eighth consecutive quarter, while accident-year loss ratios deteriorated relative to the same period in the prior 12 months, according to Towers Watson's most recent Commercial Lines Insurance Pricing Survey (CLIPS).Commercial ...Read More
Tom Whalen Picked to Head Insurance Producers Division 03/24/2011
State: KS | Segment: CENTRAL | 217 | 0
Kansas Commissioner of Insurance Sandy Praeger has appointed Tom Whalen as director of the Kansas Insurance Department’s Producers Division, the department announced Wednesday.The division is responsible for the qualification and supervision of Kansas insurance agents and agencies,...Read More
Texas Mutual Reports Contractor Indicted on Fraud Charges 03/18/2011
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 238 | 0 | Popular with Media
Texas Mutual Insurance Co. reported Thursday that a Travis County grand jury has indicted Howard Douglas Whiddon of Dripping Springs and his Austin business, Whiddon Masonry and Stucco, Inc., on workers’ compensation fraud-related charges.Whiddon Masonry and Stucco was in the mason...Read More
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