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PIWA Elects 2nd-Generation President 09/25/2009
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 494 | 0
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Presumptive Illnesses Among Topics on Advisory Council's Agenda 09/23/2009
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 150 | 0
The Montana Labor-Management Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation will hold a panel discussion on presumptive illnesses and discuss several other issues during a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 29.Jerry Keck, administrator for the state Employment Relations Division, attorney Oliver G...Read More
Paterson Reopens 9/11 to Non-Comp Claims Against Government 09/22/2009
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 147 | 0
New York Gov. David Paterson has signed legislation reopening the period during which workers injured as a result of rescue and clean-up efforts at the World Trade Center can file negligence and wrongful death claims against their public employers.A spokesman for the New York State Worke...Read More
Plant Draws $58,887 in Fines for 44 Alleged Violations 09/22/2009
State: GA | Segment: EAST | 253 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued $58,887 in fines for 44 alleged safety and health violations after inspecting Precision Hose, a metal hose manufacturing plant in Stone Mountain, that employs approximately 55 workers.OSHA began the investigation following a co...Read More
Pinnacol Committee Takes Aim at Comp Industry as a Whole 09/21/2009
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CO | Segment: Top | 298 | 0
By Jim Sams, Senior Editorjim@workcompcentralWhat began as a legislative review of Pinnacol Assurance's operations has ended as the potential foundation of a wider effort to place greater restrictions and new penalties on...Read More
Premier Wins $92,697 From Attorney in Lien Dispute 09/18/2009
State: CA | Segment: Top | 312 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Jim Sams, Senior Editorjim@workcompcentral.comPremier Medical Management — the Southern California firm that is fighting a lien battle at the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board against insurers who accuse it...Read More
Pinnacol Drops Bid for Greater Autonomy 09/18/2009
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 341 | 0 | Popular with Wcc
Pinnacol Assurance dropped its proposal for legislation to grant it greater autonomy from the state of Colorado after policyholders urged it to continue operating under current law, the Denver Post reported.Pinnacol in July had proposed paying taxes to the state in exchange for independe...Read More
Premium Down 18% in 2008, Loss Ratios Continue Climb 09/17/2009
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 421 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Total workers' compensation premium dropped 18% from the year year at the half way mark in 2008, but losses were increasing a tad less rapidly than first thought, according to the second-quarter experience report posted by the Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau.As of W...Read More
PCI Urges Changes on Draft Billing Records Requirements 09/17/2009
State: TX | Segment: Top | 215 | 0
By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau Chiefbillkidd@texas.netProperty Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) says informal draft rules proposed by the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation for medical billing and proces...Read More
PMSI Repairing Wheelchairs, Scooters and Modifying Homes 09/17/2009
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 606 | 0
PMSI on Wednesday announced the launch of a new wheelchair, scooter and home-modification service.Demand in the U.S. for personal mobility devices is projected to grow 5% annually through 2010, and PMSI forecasts this will drive an increased need for repairs, the Tampa, Fla.-based compan...Read More
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