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Bevin Appoints CFO to Represent Labor on Funding Commission 10/19/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 34 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 881 min read
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed Timothy Densler to the Kentucky Workers' Compensation Funding Commission. ...Read More

Declining Frequency, Severity Drive 5% Rate Cut 10/19/2018
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 86 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 14 min read
Declining frequency and average claim severity in New Mexico helped drive a 5% rate cut for 2019, according to the National Council on Compensation Insurance’s State Advisory Forum. ...Read More

Labor Commission Proposes Reduction in Reinsurance Fund Assessment 10/19/2018
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 26 | 0
The Utah Labor commission is proposing to cut next year’s assessment by 33% for the Employers' Reinsurance Fund, which had a deficit of $6.8 million as of June 30. ...Read More

Travelers' Net Income Hits $709M in Q3 as Catastrophe Losses Dip 10/19/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 45 | 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
Average Monthly Wage Increases 2.5% 10/19/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 39 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 71 min read
The average monthly wage in Arizona has increased 2.5%, resulting in a commensurate increase in maximum indemnity benefits for workers injured on or after Jan. 1, 2019. The maximum wage will increase, to $4,741.57, from $4,625.92 at the start of the year. Injured workers receive i...Read More

York Appoints Tom Hebson as Insurance GM 10/19/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 95 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
Tom Hebson has been named general manager of the insurance client segment at York Risk Services Group. ...Read More

Court Upholds SLU Award for Amputation of Worker's Fingers 10/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 91 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A New York appellate court upheld a 42% schedule loss of use award to a worker who suffered the partial amputation of three fingers on his right hand. ...Read More

L&I Surplus Grows Due to Surge in Investment Earnings 10/19/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 31 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 83 min read
Washington state’s monopoly workers’ compensation insurer spent more on losses and expenses than it earned in premiums during the past fiscal year, but tripled its investment earnings and finished the year $1.383 billion in the black, according to ...Read More

Court Vacates Property Owner's Default to Personal Injury Action by Bus Driver 10/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 91 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a property owner deserves a chance to defend itself from an injured worker’s claim for damages from a fall under allegedly dangerous conditions. ...Read More

Court Tosses Finding of Retaliation Due to Ambiguity 10/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 98 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
The Tennessee Court of Appeals overturned a judge’s decision that had been in favor of an injured worker on his claim of retaliation. ...Read More
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