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Business, Labor Groups Work to Draft 2009 Legislative Program 08/14/2008
State: AR | Segment: Top | 148 | 0
Arkansas business and labor organizations are working together to draft a proposed legislative program they plan to present jointly to the 2009 Legislature in January.And while no decisions have been made yet, both sides report one issue – benefits for workers who suffer mental inj...Read More
BREAKING: WCIRB Filing for 16% Increase in Pure Premium Rate 08/13/2008
State: CA | Segment: Top | 279 | 0
California pure premium rates would go up 16% on Jan. 1 under a recommendation announced Wednesday by the governing board of the Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Board  or by nearly 20% if state follows through with a proposed increase to permanent disability benefits.If ...Read More
Bell Resigns as Top Alabama Regulator 08/12/2008
State: AL | Segment: Politics | 95 | 0
Alabama Insurance Commissioner Walter A. Bell announced his resignation as the state's top insurance regulator Monday without explanation.Gov. Bob Riley, who appointed Bell to the post in January 2003, announced Bell's decision to leave the post at the end of August.B...Read More
Bronx Nursing Home Owner Faces Prison for Failing to Cover Workers 08/08/2008
State: NY | Segment: Top | 61 | 0
Authorities in New York on Thursday arrested the chief executive officer of a Bronx nursing home who is accused of illegally failing to secure workers' compensation insurance for hundreds of employees.Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo said the arrest is the first in New York state und...Read More
Blue Cross Asks Court to Dismiss Challenge of CompWest Purchase 08/06/2008
State: MI | Segment: Top | 512 | 0
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has asked the Ingham Circuit Court to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox challenging the $125 million capital contribution the insurer made toward the purchase of CompWest Insurance Co. of California.Cox contends Blue Cross ...Read More
Bryan Office Sets Session on Designated Doctors for Aug. 27 08/06/2008
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 64 | 0
The Bryan field office of the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation will host a “brown-bag” session on designated doctors Aug. 27.The free session will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in suite 185 at the field office at 4001 E. 29th St.The session is int...Read More
BrickStreet Makes Early Loan Payment 08/04/2008
State: WV | Segment: Business | 168 | 0
BrickStreet Mutual Insurance Co. said last week said it made good on a plan to make a $60-million early payment against the $200 million loan the state of West Virginia provided to launch the carrier in 2006. “We have now repaid $115 million toward the original $200 million lo...Read More
Bureau Announces Grants for Drug-Free Workplaces, Safety Equipment 07/31/2008
State: OH | Segment: Top | 172 | 0 | Popular with Wcc
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation announced Wednesday it will award employers in the state $4 million in workplace safety grants throughout fiscal year 2009.The bureau said $3 million will go to assist employers in purchasing safety equipment and $1 million to help employers...Read More
Bulletin Directs Carriers on Assisting Workers Affected by Hurricane Dolly 07/29/2008
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 118 | 0
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation Monday issued a bulletin directing workers’ compensation insurance carriers to assist injured workers affected by Hurricane Dolly with “all available means to provide…prompt and immediate relief.”That includes pro...Read More
Board of Chiropractic Examiners Urges Online License Renewals 07/29/2008
State: OK | Segment: Regulatory | 63 | 0
The Oklahoma Board of Chiropractic Examiners has reminded chiropractors they can save time – and save the state money – by renewing licenses online.Beth Carter, executive director of the board, said that instead of having licensees mail in their renewal forms, “we take ...Read More
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