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Health Insurers Hiring Faster Than Medical Industry 09/20/2007
State: NA | Segment: Top | 177 | 0
Employment in the health insurance industry has grown by 52% over the past decade, while the number of health services providers, such as nurses and doctors, grew by half as much, according to government figures. In August 1997, there were 293,000 employees in the health insurance indus...Read More
Hearing Set on Non-Facility Fee Schedule 09/20/2007
State: MT | Segment: Regulatory | 292 | 0
The Montana Department of Labor and Industry will hold a public hearing at 10 a.m. Sept. 28 on a proposed non-facility fee schedule using the Resource Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS) developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The hearing will be held in Department of ...Read More
Hub Buys Specialty Brokerage in Canada 09/20/2007
State: NA | Segment: Business | 147 | 0
Hub International Limited announced Wednesday that one of its subsidiaries entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the stock of Totten Insurance Group, a Canadian specialty insurance wholesaler that develops niche products and provides solutions for unusual lines of business. ...Read More
Hawaii Cuts Loss Costs 38% Without Reform 09/18/2007
State: HI | Segment: Top | 260 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The National Council on Compensation Insurance is recommending a 16.8% decrease in loss costs for Hawaii, which would produce a cumulative reduction of 38% since 2005 -- even though the state bucked a national trend by rejecting proposed cost-saving reforms. The reduction will be even lar...Read More
High Court Denies Challenge to 1st DCA's Authority 09/14/2007
State: FL | Segment: Top | 193 | 0
The Florida Supreme Court summarily rejected what attorneys say is the first challenge in recent memory to a 1979 reorganization that assigned all appeals of workers' compensation cases cases to the 1st District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee. The Supreme Court did not issue a formal opin...Read More
Hazardous Waste Company Awarded for Safety 09/14/2007
State: WA | Segment: Safety | 110 | 0
The Washington Department of Labor & Industries announced Thursday that American Ecology Corporation's subsidiary, Hanford-based US Ecology Washington, was designated as a Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) "Star" company for its exceptional safety record and training programs. Achieving ...Read More
Hand Injury Probe Prompts $40,150 in Fines 09/14/2007
State: NY | Segment: Safety | 189 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued 18 citations and a total of $40,150 in fines to Sodus Cold Storage Co. of Sodus, N.Y., in relation to a March 21 incident in which an employee was injured when his hand became caught in an unguarded augur on a conveyor system. OSHA ...Read More
Hearing Officer's Solution Filled 'Statutory Vacuum' 09/13/2007
State: ME | Segment: Courts | 115 | 0
A hearing officer conducted a reasonable compromise for a monthly pension payment in light of the "statutory vacuum," a Maine appellate court held. In Foley v. Verizon, WCB-06-341, 09/11/2007, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruled that the hearing officer's compromise was better ...Read More
Health Symposium for Firefighters Scheduled for Oct. 09/12/2007
State: IL | Segment: Events | 29 | 0
The International Association of Fire Fighters will host a symposium on the occupational health of the fire service in October in Chicago. The John P. Redmond Foundation's 19th Symposium on the Occupational Health and Safety Hazards of the Fire Service advertises a dual emphasis on provi...Read More
Hub Names Goldsmith Chief Finance Officer 09/11/2007
State: NA | Segment: Business | 103 | 0
Hub International Ltd. announced the appointment of Daniel Goldsmith, to the position of chief financial officer. Goldsmith has experience with public and private companies in accounting, treasury, mergers, acquisitions, information technology and operations. He most recently served as chi...Read More
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