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Lawmakers Looking at Scaling Back Construction Industry Crackdown 11/03/2009
State: TN | Segment: EAST | 119 | 0
Members of the Tennessee General Assembly are mapping strategies to scale back their planned crackdown on uninsured construction subcontractors and have held a series of meetings even before the new law takes effect, The Tennessean reported Sunday.The Nashville newspaper said a legislati...Read More
 
 
Lindeen Appointed to Federal Legislation Committee 11/02/2009
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 150 | 0
Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Monica J. Lindeen announced Friday that she has been appointed to the North American Securities Administrators Association’s (NASAA) Federal Legislation Committee, a key committee as Congress continues the work of reforming the nation’s fi...Read More
 
 
Labor Department Posts Procedures for Disputing URs 11/02/2009
State: TN | Segment: EAST | 187 | 0
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development has posted a set of instructions outlining procedures for disputing utilization reviews.The agency said workers, their attorneys and their treating physicians have the right to appeal the decisions of utilization reviews to the ...Read More
 
 
Lubbock Office Sets Nov. 17 Program on ADA, Health Care Providers 11/02/2009
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 62 | 0
The Lubbock field office of the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation will host a free program Nov. 17 on “Title II: Americans with Disabilities Act” and “Comp Connection for Health Care Providers.”The session is set for noon to 1 p.m. in suite A of the fi...Read More
 
 
League of Cities May Bail Out Schools Insurance Pool 10/30/2009
State: KY | Segment: Top | 251 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 7 min read
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau Chiefmike@workcompcentral.comThe Kentucky League of Cities is working with state insurance regulators on a plan that would allow it to take over management of a financially troubled se...Read More
 
 
Liberty Mutual is Pulling Back in Calif. with a Close Eye on Fla. 10/29/2009
State: NA | Segment: Top | 224 | 0 | Popular with Array
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau Chiefmike@workcompcentral.comLiberty Mutual Group, the nation's largest workers' compensation carrier, is reducing its exposure in California and warned this week that steep rate redu...Read More
 
 
Lufkin Office Sets Program Nov. 20 on ADA, Health Care Providers 10/29/2009
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 88 | 0
The Lufkin field office of the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation will host a free program Nov. 20 on “Title II: Americans with Disabilities Act” and “Comp Connection for Health Care Providers.”The session is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in suite 100 at...Read More
 
 
Liberty Mutual Reports Net Income of $265 Million in Third Quarter 10/28/2009
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 163 | 0
Liberty Mutual Group on Tuesday reported net income of $265 million for the third quarter, compared to just $6 million during the third quarter of 2008.“We and the industry benefited in the quarter from improved asset values and favorable weather," said Chairman, President and Chie...Read More
 
 
Labor and Industries Plans Prompt Claims Notification 10/28/2009
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 286 | 0
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries has updated its website to inform employers of how it will notify them in the event an employee files an injury claim.The Department of Labor and Industries (L&I), to ensure prompt notification, will send notifications to the cl...Read More
 
 
L&I Holds Hearings on 2010 Rate Hikes 10/27/2009
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 207 | 0
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries is reminding stakeholders that it's holding a series of hearings this week to discuss a proposed 7.6% average increase in workers' compensation rates next year.To increase participation, the Building Industry Association of ...Read More
 
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