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Travelers' Net Income Hits $709M in Q3 as Catastrophe Losses Dip 10/19/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 55 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 74 min read
The Travelers Co. Inc. on Thursday reported net income of $709 million for the third quarter, up from $293 million in the prior-year quarter, as catastrophe losses decreased by more than half. ...Read More

Trump Plan to Put Drug Prices in TV Ads Could Affect Comp Costs 10/17/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 636 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
A new federal proposal that would require drugmakers to post the prices of drugs on their TV ads could have ripple effects — good and bad — on workers’ compensation drug costs, industry analysts said. ...Read More

Terms of Pretrial Stipulation Allowed Worker to Make Amendment Before Final Hearing 10/17/2018
Source: WorkComoCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 131 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
A Florida appellate court ruled that an injured worker was entitled to amend the pretrial stipulation related to his claim for additional medical treatment, since it was more than 30 days before the final hearing. ...Read More

Taxi Owner Must Pay $55,000 in Lapsed Premiums 10/09/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 127 | 0
A taxi company owner must pay more than $55,000 in back premiums to the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation after pleading guilty last month to failure to comply. ...Read More

Town Cancels Beloved Fire Drill Team Because of WC Costs 10/04/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 146 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
The town of Copenhagen, New York, has canceled its participation in a popular fire drill competition because town officials say the cost of injuries and workers' compensation premiums are too high. ...Read More

Treatment for Opioid Dependence Varies Among States, Study Finds 10/02/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 342 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
As workers’ comp payers have become more open to the idea of treating injured workers for opioid dependence, a new study has found differences among individual states and regions in how opioid abuse and dependence are treated. ...Read More

Two Plead Guilty to Working While Collecting Injury Benefits 09/25/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 165 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
Just a few weeks after claiming he was injured in 2016 while working at a restaurant, a Cleveland-area man went back to work. Now, he must pay some $4,000 in restitution and a $500 fine after pleading guilty last week to workers' compensation fraud. ...Read More

TDI Proposes Rules to Implement Captive Legislation 09/20/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 260 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Texas Department of Insurance has proposed rules to implement legislation passed in 2017 intended to make it easier to form captive insurance companies. ...Read More

Texas Mutual Pays $1 Million Dividend to Auto Dealers Association 09/18/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 143 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 142 min read
Texas Mutual Insurance Co. has awarded a dividend of $1,060,313 to the Lone Star Auto Dealers Association safety group, bringing the total dividend payments to LSADA to more than $9 million, the company announced in a news release. ...Read More

Texas Mutual Surplus Grows, to $3.5B, in 2017 09/11/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 171 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
Texas Mutual Insurance Co. has reported a net income of $232 million for 2017, compared to net income of $319 million the previous year. Gross pr...Read More
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