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Workers' Compensation News

TPA Ward Changes Company Name, CEO 10/11/2006
State: CA | Segment: Business | 73 | 0
Ward North America, a third party administrator and claims-service provider for workers' compensation and other insurance lines, changed its name to NovaPro Risk Solutions. The company also announced Randall Goss has succeeded Jeffrey S. Ward as the company's president and chief executiv...Read More
The Hartford Announces New Liability Product 10/10/2006
State: NA | Segment: Business | 135 | 0
The Hartford announced Monday that it is offering professional liability insurance for the business service sector. Hartford Financial Products (HFP), a unit of The Hartford, introduced The Hartford Professional Choice Liability Policy, a new miscellaneous professional liability policy fo...Read More
Treating Doctor Change 'Brown-Bag' Set for Victoria 10/10/2006
State: TX | Segment: Events | 47 | 0
The Victoria field office of the Texas Division of Workers' Compensation will host a "brown-bag" educational session on the change of treating doctor from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 25 at Citizens Hospital at 2701 Hospital Drive. The division reported the free session is intended for health care...Read More
Texas Mutual Adds Machinery Purchasing Group 10/10/2006
State: TX | Segment: Business | 111 | 0
Texas Mutual Insurance Co. announced Texas Machinery and Equipment Dealers has become the insurer's newest workers' compensation purchasing group. The group represents machinery and equipment dealers including, but not limited to, farm and industrial machinery, packaging machinery, constr...Read More
Two Employers, One Claimant Arrested in Fla. 10/09/2006
State: FL | Segment: Fraud | 174 | 0
Insurance investigators have arrested two central Florida employers and a former Little League umpire on charges of workers' compensation fraud, including one business owner who failed to provide coverage for a worker killed in a fall on a high-rise construction project. Chief Financial O...Read More
Treatment Planning Rules Draw Criticism, Praise 10/06/2006
State: TX | Segment: Top | 99 | 0
AUSTIN, Texas -- Treatment planning rules could reduce payment disputes but also could create additional burdens for doctors and insurance carriers, witnesses told a Texas Division of Workers' Compensation hearing before Commissioner Albert Betts. Division deputy director Allen McDonald ...Read More
Texas Docs Don't Agree on Treatment Guidelines 10/06/2006
State: TX | Segment: Top | 132 | 0 | Popular with Legal
AUSTIN, Texas -- Feuding guideline writers and unconvinced doctors could not agree at a hearing Thursday on which -- if any -- guidelines should be adopted by the Texas Division of Workers' Compensation. Representatives for the Work Loss Data Institute and the American College of Occupati...Read More
Texas Purchasing Group Gets $297K Dividend 10/06/2006
State: TX | Segment: Business | 104 | 0
Hotchkiss Insurance Agency on Thursday announced a $297,098 dividend to the Texas Green Industry (TGI) workers' compensation purchasing group. The announcement marked the second dividend payment for the group by Texas Mutual, the program underwriter, Hotchkiss said in a press release....Read More
Two More Health Care Networks Win State Approval 10/05/2006
State: TX | Segment: Top | 160 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Department of Insurance approved two more health care networks for treating injured workers, bringing the number of networks certified to 15. The Physicians Cooperative of Texas "PCTexas" and "The Hartford Workers' Compensation Health Care Network FH" are the newest entries int...Read More
Technical College Signs OSHA Alliance 10/05/2006
State: WI | Segment: Safety | 102 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration signed an alliance with Chippewa Valley Technical College to promote workplace safety in the greater Eau Claire, Wis., area. The alliance is designed to prevent "some of the most common workplace injuries and illnesses," OSHA reported....Read More
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