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Lobbyists and Lawyers to Speak at PARMA Conference in Sacramento 01/06/2010
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 346 | 0
Seminars on sports and recreation risk management, how to handle employee lawsuits and future health trends under the Obama administration are part of the  Public Agency Risk Managers Association annual conference, to be held  Feb. 16-19 in Sacramento.PARMA posted detailed info...Read More
Lockton Re Appoints 3 Executives for U.S. Expansion 01/05/2010
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 409 | 0
Lockton Re announced Monday that it has appointed three executives to its offices in New York City and Kansas City as it expands its presence in the U.S. market.Larry Hunter-Blank joins Lockton Re as an executive director working from the top ten global broker's Kansas City headquart...Read More
Labor and Industries Posts Details of WC Revisions 01/05/2010
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 165 | 0
Changes to the workers' compensation classification plan and revised premium rates that took effect Jan. 1 are available on a state website.The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) is required by law to establish and maintain a workers' comp classificatio...Read More
Liverpool Doctor Reinstated to SWCB List 01/05/2010
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 118 | 0
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board (SWCB) has lifted the suspension imposed Nov. 18 on the authorization by Liverpool, N.Y., physician Dr. Bruce N. Silverstein to treat injured workers.The board had suspended Silverstein's authorization for a year effective Nov. 18. B...Read More
Large Crowd Shows Up to Bid on SEUS Assets 12/30/2009
State: GA | Segment: Top | 689 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Georgia Department of Insurance auctioned off all-terrain vehicles, houses, and other assets that used to belong to Southeastern U.S. Insurance Co. on Tuesday.The auction firm of Hudson & Marshall announced on its website that the Georgia Department of Insurance chose it to help ...Read More
Law Firm Notes Compliance Issues on Surgical Center Payments 12/28/2009
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 113 | 0
The Downs and Stanford law firm in Austin has issued an advisory to clients regarding the Texas Division of Workers' Compensation's memorandum correcting the calculation of ambulatory surgical center fully implemented reimbursement rates for 2010."The importance of this advisory ...Read More
Labor Department Cuts Medical Mileage by a Nickel 12/23/2009
State: NH | Segment: EAST | 96 | 0
The New Hampshire Department of Labor announced this week that the reimbursement rate for medical mileage has been cut from 55 cents to 50 cents effective Jan. 1.The announcement and a link to an historical table of mileage rates are at ...Read More
L&I Is On Board With Social Networking 12/21/2009
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 197 | 0
If home insulation can be "sexy," as President Barack Obama suggested last week, then workers' compensation can be cool and worthy of a good "tweet."The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has launched a Twitter site as its newest “social networking” feature. I...Read More
LWCC Adapts Video Game Technology to Driver Safety Training 12/21/2009
State: LA | Segment: CENTRAL | 145 | 0
Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corp. (LWCC) has turned to video game technology to provide defensive driving training to employees of its policyholders.LWCC offers a driving simulation tool created by Virtual Driver Interactive that allows students to experience actual behind-the-...Read More
Livery Reforms Enter Next Stage 12/16/2009
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 111 | 0
New York Governor David Paterson's 2008 workers' compensation reform of the state's unusual livery system has reached the next phase with a requirement that dispatch bases provide local authorities with proof of workers' compensation coverage for drivers.The July 26, 2008...Read More
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