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IBA West to Install Officers During Annual Meeting 01/17/2006
State: NA | Segment: Events | 142 | 0
President-Elect, J. Stewart Sawyer, III, MAAA, ACAS of Acordia Northwest, Inc. will be installed as president of IBA West at the organizatin's 2006 Annual Meeting, Product Fair & Reception, and Installation of Officers & Directors Luncheon this week. Sawyer is vice president and actuary ...Read More
Illegal Contractor Nailed Three Times in a Month 01/13/2006
State: CA | Segment: Regulatory | 287 | 0
A Placer County man who allegedly took on work without a contractors license was nailed and jailed three times in a month, according to the California Contractors State Licensing Board. The saga of Louis Wildon Euer began Oct. 11 when authorities showed up at his Loomis home and booked him...Read More
ICA Says Financial Troubles Already Resolved 01/13/2006
State: FL | Segment: Regulatory | 118 | 0
The president of a company that is under examination by Florida insurance regulators said Thursday he has already met the terms of a consent order issued in November. James Kernan, president of Insurance Company of the Americas (ICA), said in an interview with WorkCompCentral that his com...Read More
Injured Maid Sues State Fund Claims Manager 01/12/2006
State: WV | Segment: Courts | 140 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A maid with a compensable ankle injury who developed a painful condition called reflex sympathetic disorder has sued a case manager with the former West Virginia state fund. Claimant Kathy Egnor sued Shirley Armstead, an employee with the former Workers' Compensation Commission. ...Read More
Insurer Makes House Calls to Miners' Families 01/12/2006
State: WV | Segment: Other | 149 | 0
West Virginia's new workers' compensation insurer reportedly began meeting Wednesday with the families of the 12 men who died last week after an explosion at the Sago Mine. The Charleston Daily Mail reported that a claims executive at BrickStreet Mutual planned to meet with the miners' fam...Read More
Idaho Trencher Company Inspected After Fatality 01/11/2006
State: ID | Segment: Safety | 163 | 0
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Tucker Excavation and Pipeline of Sandpoint, Idaho, for alleged safety violations found during an inspection following a fatal trenching accident last year. The fatality occurred on July 21 at a Kootenai, Idaho, work s...Read More
Industry Exec Picked for Insurance Commissioner 01/10/2006
State: MD | Segment: Politics | 228 | 0
Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich announced Monday that he has selected R. Steven Orr to serve as the state's insurance commissioner. Orr succeeds Alfred W. Redmer, who resigned in October 2005 to join the private sector, the governor's office said in a statement. "It is a pleasu...Read More
Insurers Say Calif. Data Reporting Rules Too Costly 01/09/2006
State: CA | Segment: Regulatory | 301 | 0
The voice of the California insurance industry says a new electronic reporting requirement for medical data is too expensive and complicated, but the state Division of Workers' Compensation shows no sign of backing off the mandate. The DWC closed public comment on the proposed regulation ...Read More
IBA West to Lobby Wash. Lawmakers Feb. 1 01/09/2006
State: WA | Segment: Politics | 78 | 0
Washington state insurance brokers hope to present a united front during an annaul lobbying day with state lawmakers on Feb. 1. The Pacific Northwest chapter of IBA West said the property and casualty industry's "All Industry Day" at the state Capital in Olympia will give brokers and agen...Read More
IIABNY Posts Group Trust Status Report 01/06/2006
State: NY | Segment: Regulatory | 55 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of New York posted the state's latest financial status report for the state's workers' compensation self-insurance trusts on its Web site Thursday. The report, dated Dec. 23, was produced by the state Workers' Compensation Board, which had prev...Read More
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