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Workers' Compensation News

Paterson Says $13.6 Million Recovered in 2nd Q 08/07/2009
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 63 | 0
New York Gov. David A. Paterson said the New York State Insurance Department (NYSID) recovered $13.6 million from insurance companies on behalf of nearly 3,000 consumers and health care providers during the second quarter of 2009.Paterson said recoveries between April 1 and June 30 were ...Read More
Possible Rate Hike has Business and Labor Trading Jabs Over Comp 08/05/2009
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: WA | Segment: Top | 180 | 0
A potential 15% to 20% hike in a premiums and a possible move by Boeing Corp. to build airplanes outside Washington state has spawned a debate between business and labor about the efficiency of the state's monopoly workers' compensation system.The two sides started trading jibes ...Read More
PMA Capital Reports 2nd Quarter Net Income of $2.6 Million 08/05/2009
State: PA | Segment: NATIONAL | 75 | 0
PMA Capital Corp. reported net income of $2.6 million for the second quarter of 2009, a 35% drop from net income of $4.02 million during the same prior last year. The corporation, which owns several insurers within its PMA Insurance Group, realized net income of $10.81 million for the fi...Read More
ProPublica: Labor Department Probing AIG Affiliate 08/05/2009
State: NA | Segment: EAST | 319 | 0
The U.S. Labor Department has asked its inspector general to investigate allegations that an employee of a company used by American International Group (AIG) to check defense contractor injury claims flashed an identification card suggesting he was a government agent, the independent, nonprofit news...Read More
Pharmacy Board Prepares to Tackle 'Data-Mining' Study 08/04/2009
State: TX | Segment: Top | 132 | 0
The Texas State Board of Pharmacy is preparing to launch a study ordered by the 2009 Legislature on so-called “data mining” of information from prescription records containing patient-identifiable and practitioner-identifiable information by pharmacy benefit managers, insurers and others...Read More
Plattsburgh Plant Receives 7 Citations, $109,400 in Fines 07/31/2009
State: NY | Segment: Safety | 221 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued seven citations with fines totaling $109,400 to composite train seat maker Multina USA of Plattsburgh for alleged repeat and serious violations of safety and health standards, and for failing to correct a previously cited violation at its ...Read More
Producers Warn of Flaws in Disclosure Rule 07/28/2009
State: NY | Segment: Top | 428 | 0
New York's top groups of agents and brokers are warning regulators that a draft rule mandating the disclosure of commissions and other compensation remains vague in some areas and too tough in others.Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York (IIABANY), Professional Insurance Agents ...Read More
Proposed Rules Would Create State's First WC Adjuster Certification 07/28/2009
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 115 | 0
Montana labor officials on Monday released proposed rules that would create the state's first certification for workers' compensation claims adjusters.The rules would lay the framework for a voluntary program that recognizes the unique knowledge base required by professionals in ...Read More
Plan to Reclassify Fraud Crimes as Misdemeanors Not in Budget 07/23/2009
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 146 | 0
The budget deal agreed to by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders on Monday does not include a controversial provision that would have prevented district attorneys from prosecuting some insurance fraud offenses as felonies, according to a partial budget outline obtained by WorkCompCent...Read More
PMSI Says Set-Aside Study Shows Need for Revision 07/23/2009
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 296 | 0
PMSI Settlement Solutions said Wednesday that a study by the California Workers' Compensation Institute showing that 27% of proposed Medicare set-asides were too low points to even higher rejection rates in the future.As reported July 16 by WorkCompCentral, preliminary findings from ...Read More
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