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Workers' Compensation News

Beacon Mutual Part of R.I. Bribery Probe 06/17/2008
State: RI | Segment: Fraud | 205 | 0
A top-ranking union official who appeared before a federal grand jury last week was questioned in connection with an investigation of Rhode-Island based-Beacon Mutual Insurance Co., the Providence Journal reported.The grand jury on Thursday took testimony from George Nee, secretary-treas...Read More
Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Earns High Ratings 06/16/2008
State: NA | Segment: Business | 151 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A.M. Best Co. affirmed the "A++" financial strength rating and the "aa+" issuer credit rating for the Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies and six of its property/casualty group members.The credit rating organization said that it the six property/casualty group members included Cypress...Read More
Bristol-Myers Uses Exclusive Remedy Against Negligence Suit 06/11/2008
State: NJ | Segment: Courts | 582 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Bristol-Myers Squibb successfully defended itself with an exclusive remedy defense against a negligence suit brought by a former chemist who was exposed to an HIV inhibitor while pregnant, which caused her unborn twins to die and eventually led to the amputation of her arms and legs.The ...Read More
Bush Orders Crackdown on Contractors' Use of Illegal Immigrants 06/11/2008
State: NA | Segment: Regulatory | 63 | 0
The White House on Monday announced an order signed by President Bush last Friday requiring federal contractors to use the Internet-based E-Verify system to reduce the use of illegal immigrants.The system allows employees to check Social Security numbers provided to employees....Read More
Business and Labor Negotiating Emergency Bill on Failed Trusts 06/09/2008
State: NY | Segment: Top | 216 | 0 | Popular with Other
Representatives for labor, business and state regulators are negotiating to craft an emergency bill to address a steady string of failures of  group self-insured trusts before lawmakers go home around June 25, persons involved in the effort confirmed last week.Art Wilcox, who heads ...Read More
Bureau Report Cites Progress on Anniversary of Reform Bill 06/06/2008
State: OH | Segment: Regulatory | 114 | 0
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation issued a report Thursday detailing how it has progressed with reforms under House Bill 100, one year after the passage of legislation to overhaul the agency’s operations.HB 100 “triggered a series of organizational and operationa...Read More
Bredesen Signs Bill Removing Contractors Exemption 06/05/2008
State: TN | Segment: Politics | 101 | 0
Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen has signed House Bill 1645, a workers' compensation reform bill that will expand coverage requirements for 10,000 construction workers.Under the bill, sole proprietors and partners engaged in construction will be required to carry worker's compensatio...Read More
BrickStreet Hopes to Cover Out-of-State Workers 06/05/2008
State: WV | Segment: Business | 204 | 0
While private carriers wait to enter the West Virgnia's market when open competition begins July 1, the state's monopoly insurer is hoping to branch out to cover employees outside of the state six months later, the Charleston Daily Mail reported.The newspaper said BrickStreet Ins...Read More
Bills on Out-of-State Claims, Wage Calculation Take Effect July 1 06/05/2008
State: IA | Segment: Politics | 130 | 0
Three bills passed by Iowa lawmakers this year dealing with out-of-state claims, calculation of weekly wages and burial expenses are scheduled to take effect July 1.House File 2542 deals with work-related injuries suffered and claims made outside of Iowa. The measure reverses a 2003 Iowa...Read More
Builders Insurance Strikes Back in Home Builders' Proxy Fight 06/03/2008
State: GA | Segment: Top | 172 | 0
Builders Insurance Group countered what it called a "hostile take-over" move by Home Builders Association of Georgia (HBAG) with its own set of proxies to head off the replacement of the insurer's board of directors.Builders Insurance, a captive mutual carrier launched by HBAG as a s...Read More
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