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NCCI to Collect Employee Leasing Loss Data 10/14/2009
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 217 | 0
Nevada Insurance regulators have decided that the National Council on Compensation Insurance will collect, tabulate and report statistical information from employee leasing companies on behalf of the state, the Insurance Division said in a bulletin issued Tuesday.Bulletin 09-008 explains...Read More
NCCI Releases Experience Rating Report 10/14/2009
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 236 | 0
The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) on Monday released its annual update to the experience rating report.The report includes revisions to experience rating values, a section on the impact of data availability on experience ratings and an updated worksheet format with im...Read More
NCCI Plans 2010 Symposium for May 6 and 7 10/14/2009
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 167 | 0
The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) announced Monday it will host its 2010 Annual Issues Symposium May 6-7 at the Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando.The Boca Raton, Fla.-based rate maker said the sessions will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST) on May 6 and from 8 a.m. until ...Read More
Newspaper Questions Payments to Comp Judges for Commuting 10/13/2009
State: CT | Segment: Top | 113 | 0
The Hartford Courant reported Sunday that more than 200 workers' compensation judges in Connecticut are the only state employees paid mileage to travel to and from their primary work sites.Newspaper columnist Jon Lender reported the judges collected about $853,000 for driving 1,496,6...Read More
NCRB Lists Top 30 Errors in Electronic Reporting 10/13/2009
State: NC | Segment: EAST | 117 | 0
The North Carolina Rate Bureau (NCRB) has posted a list of the 30 most frequent errors occurring with the electronic reporting of policy information.NCRB said carriers most frequently failed to include the coding for original policies when submitting policy-change information. The rate b...Read More
NCCI: Shrinking Economy Driving State Comp Trends 10/12/2009
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 316 | 0
Florida is outpacing the region and the nation in job losses as part of a trend that also is shrinking payrolls and reducing wage growth, the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) told stakeholders earlier this month.The Boca Raton, Fla.-based rate maker held its annual Flori...Read More
New Video Depicts Deadly Imperial Sugar Refinery Explosion 10/08/2009
State: GA | Segment: EAST | 221 | 0
The Chemical Safety Board Wednesday released a nine-minute safety video on the combustible dust explosion at the Imperial Sugar refinery in Port Wentworth which claimed the lives of 14 workers, injured 36, and caused extensive property damage on Feb. 7, 2008.The video, “Inferno: Du...Read More
Newman Warns Against Replacing Annuities 10/05/2009
State: TN | Segment: EAST | 146 | 0
Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Leslie Newman warned consumers last week to be cautious about replacing or liquidating their annuities – particularly those underwritten by American International Group (AIG).Newman said her agency is monitoring high-press...Read More
Network Medical Claim Cost, Utilization Exceed Non-Network Claims 10/01/2009
State: TX | Segment: Top | 326 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau Chiefbillkidd@texas.netTexas workers’ compensation health care networks – created with the idea of reducing costs and overuse of services – had higher average medical claim costs ...Read More
NCCI: Medical Costs Play Greater Role in State's Comp System 10/01/2009
State: AL | Segment: EAST | 242 | 0
Medical benefits account for 75% of workers' compensation claims costs in Alabama, outpacing the 58% national average, reports the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI).As in other states analyzed by the Boca Raton, Fla.-based rate maker, medical costs continued to rise f...Read More
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