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EDI Claims Inch Up to 34.1% 05/15/2007
State: FL | Segment: Regulatory | 166 | 0
The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation updated its electronic data interchange (EDI) statistics to show projected electronic filings will reach 34.1% of the claims documents filed during fiscal 2006-2007. The statistics show an increase in the electronic share of filings from 33.3%...Read More
Employers Repurchasing Stock, Paying Dividend 05/14/2007
State: NV | Segment: Business | 116 | 0
Only three months after going public, Employers Holdings on Friday announced that its board of directors has authorized a stock repurchase program for up to $75 million of the company's common stock. The carrier said it expects to purchase shares from time to time as prevailing market price...Read More
Electronic Records Initiative Wins House Vote 05/10/2007
State: TX | Segment: Top | 106 | 0
The Texas House of Representatives approved legislation Wednesday to create a nonprofit corporation to develop a framework for electronic medical records in Texas. House Bill 1066 by Rep. Dianne White Delisi, R-Temple, would establish the Texas Health Services Authority as a public nonpro...Read More
Endurance OKs Repurchase of 16M More Shares 05/10/2007
State: NA | Segment: Business | 154 | 0
Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. will buy back 18 million ordinary shares, the Bermuda-based insurer and reinsurer said Wednesday. The company's board of directors increased by 16 million shares the number the company can repurchase in the open market or privately negotiated transactions....Read More
Employee's Fall Caused by Condition of Carpet 05/07/2007
State: TN | Segment: Courts | 215 | 0
A claimant who was injured when she tripped on a carpet on her way out of a meeting was injured within the scope of her employment, the Supreme Court of Tennessee Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel said. The case was Ownby v. Marriott Hotel Services Inc., E2006-01901-WC-R3...Read More
Employer Can't Take Back Accepted Claim 05/04/2007
State: OR | Segment: Courts | 70 | 0
Oregon's workers' compensation statutes don't allow an employer to revoke a claim accepted in a written notice because it contained a clerical error, the Court of Appeals ruled. The ruling in City of Grants Pass v. Hamelin, A129285, 05/02/2007, denies the city a chance to reopen the...Read More
Entergy Facility Receives OSHA 'Star' Rating 05/04/2007
State: LA | Segment: Safety | 114 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration welcomed the Entergy Operations Jonesboro Service Center in Hodge, La., into the prestigious Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) at the "Star" level with a recognition ceremony held at the company's facility. The Entergy Operations Jonesbo...Read More
Erie Reports 14% Gain in First Quarter Net Income 05/03/2007
State: PA | Segment: Business | 107 | 0
Erie Indemnity Co. posted higher net and operating income in the first quarter, the Pennsylvania insurer said Wednesday. Net income was $56.4 million for the first quarter of 2007, a 13.9% increase from $49.5 million for the same period in 2006. Net operating income per share inc...Read More
Endurance Q1 Premium Surge on Comp Growth 05/03/2007
State: NA | Segment: Business | 71 | 0
Endurance Specialty Holdings reported that gross premiums surged to $147 million in the first quarter, an increase largely attributed to its workers' compensation business. The company's workers' compensation business, which began in the second quarter of 2006, added $61.6 million of addit...Read More
Exclusive Remedy Protects Joint Employer 05/03/2007
State: NC | Segment: Courts | 102 | 0
An injured worker's tort complaint failed because the subject of his complaint was his joint employer and its actions did not constitute willful and wanton misconduct, the North Carolina Court of Appeals held. The case was Lunsford v. Republic Services of North Carolina, LLC, COA06...Read More
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