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Maiden Holdings Buying GMAC's Reinsurance Operations 11/04/2008
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: Business | 71 | 0
GMAC Insurance (GMACI) and Maiden Holdings Ltd. announced Monday that they have closed an agreement for the acquisition of GMACI's reinsurance operations, GMAC Re, by Maiden Holdings' wholly owned U.S. subsidiary.The acquisition forms a dedicated U.S. reinsurance group, Maiden Re...Read More
 
 
Mich. Releases New Disclosure Questionnaires 10/31/2008
State: MI | Segment: CENTRAL | 151 | 0
The Michigan Workers' Compensation Agency released new disclosure questionnaires on its website. The agency posted two new forms – the work history, work qualifications and training disclosure questionnaire (WC-105A) and the employer disclosure questionnaire (WC-105B). ...Read More
 
 
Mo. Lowers Work Comp Tax for 2009 10/30/2008
State: MO | Segment: CENTRAL | 85 | 0
Missouri is dropping a tax on employers for workers' compensation benefits from 1% to 0.5% beginning next year.The state is lowering the workers' compensation administrative tax and administrative surcharge from 1% to 0.5%, also beginning on Jan. 1. However, the Secon...Read More
 
 
McCarty Approves 18.6% Cut 10/30/2008
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 470 | 0
Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty made it official Wednesday and issued a final approval of an amended rate filing by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) that calls for reducing worker's compensation rates by 18.6% effective Jan. 1.But McCarty warned the ...Read More
 
 
Medical Board Disciplines Two Physicians 10/30/2008
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 93 | 0
The Texas Medical Board announced Wednesday disciplinary action against doctors in Dallas and Brownwood.A board panel suspended the license of Harold Clay Henderson, M.D., of Dallas, license number G3937, after determining that his continuation in the practice of medicine “presents...Read More
 
 
MCN Receives Federal Contract to Provide Medical Opinions 10/30/2008
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 144 | 0
The Medical Consultants Network (MCN) announced that it received a federal contract to provide services for the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs' Seattle office. The business will continue to provide medical second opinions for civilian federal employees who submit worker...Read More
 
 
Minn. Carriers Need to Start Using New Field in Oct. '09 Reports 10/30/2008
State: MN | Segment: CENTRAL | 399 | 0
The Workers' Compensation Insurance Organizations announced a change to where carriers report the experience modification effective date to the Minnesota Workers' Compensation Insurers Association (MWCIA). Carriers that report data to the MWCIA with the Workers' Compensation ...Read More
 
 
MWCIA Releases New Policy View Application 10/30/2008
State: MN | Segment: Regulatory | 356 | 0
The Minnesota Workers' Compensation Insurers Association (MWCIA) announced a new software application that will allow member carriers  to view their policies online.The new Policy View application allows members to view the electronic and hard-copy policy data they reported to t...Read More
 
 
McCarty Joins Call for Lawmakers to Intervene in Murray Debate 10/28/2008
State: FL | Segment: Top | 298 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty has joined business groups and insurers in calling on lawmakers to take action following last week's decision by the Florida Supreme Court to strike down the 2003 cap on claimants' attorneys' fees in workers' compensation cases....Read More
 
 
McCarty Names Business Regulation Official as Top Lobbyist 10/28/2008
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 213 | 0
Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty named the chief performance officer at the Department of Business and Professional Regulation as the top lobbyist for the Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR).McCarty announced Monday that he appointed John McBride, chief performance officer a...Read More
 
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