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NAMIC Backs Delay of Market Conduct Plan 07/14/2008
State: NA | Segment: Politics | 94 | 0
The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) has joined a panel of state lawmakers in pushing to postpone a requirement that carriers be required to include market-conduct data with the annual financial statements they now submit to the National Association of Insurance Commissione...Read More
 
 
NAIC Comments on Insurance Bills Before Congressional Subcommittee 07/14/2008
State: NA | Segment: Politics | 95 | 0
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners last week gave conditional support to two bills and commented on a third bill before the U.S. House's Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises. In letters to Reps. Paul Kanjo...Read More
 
 
N.Y. Removes Four Doctors from Comp System 07/14/2008
State: NY | Segment: Regulatory | 121 | 0
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board has barred four doctors from treating injured workers, based on actions taken by the State Board of Professional Medical Conduct.The board said last week that it removed Dr. Michael Cesar of Williamsville, N.Y., from the list of board-au...Read More
 
 
NAIC Official Gives Conditional Nod to Insurance Exchange 07/11/2008
State: NY | Segment: Top | 67 | 0
New Jersey Banking and Insurance Commissioner Steven M. Goldman threw his conditional support behind talks in neighboring New York of resurrecting the two-decade-old New York Insurance Exchange."I don't know the details. I'm passingly familiar with it. But it would provide some ...Read More
 
 
N.Y. Closing More Than a Third of its Hearings Offices 07/11/2008
State: NY | Segment: Top | 443 | 0
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board has sparked opposition from claimants' lawyers and some state lawmakers with plans to shut down 11 of its 30 customer service centers in response to a demand by Gov. David Paterson that all state agencies trim their budgets by 3.35%....Read More
 
 
NYSIF Launches Electronic Payment System for Policyholders 07/11/2008
State: NY | Segment: Business | 263 | 0
The New York State Insurance Fund launched a system that allows policyholders to pay workers' compensation and disability premiums by electronic-funds transfer from a bank account free of charge.NYSIF executive Director David P. Wehner said this week that eCheck allows users to make ...Read More
 
 
N.Y. Patient Transport Co. Pleads Guilty to Medicaid Fraud 07/11/2008
State: NY | Segment: Fraud | 70 | 0
A Williamson, N.Y., medical transport company and its owner pleaded guilty to grand larceny charges stemming from the use of unqualified drivers in a scheme that investigators say triggered $971,267 in false billings to the state Medicaid program over a four-year period.State Attorney Ge...Read More
 
 
New Jersey Resolves Complaints about AIG Responses 07/10/2008
State: NJ | Segment: Regulatory | 88 | 0
New Jersey Chief Workers' Compensation Judge Peter J. Calderone notified judges and attorneys in the state system this week that he appears to have resolved a series of complaints against American International Group (AIG) alleging the insurance giant failed to respond to claims and enforcement ...Read More
 
 
NCCI Revises 2006 Underwriting Results 07/10/2008
State: SC | Segment: Regulatory | 70 | 0
The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) said this week it has added South Carolina figures to its calendar-year accident results for 2006.The Boca Raton, Fla. rate maker reports the results to reflect premium transactions occurring during a given year, along with loss exper...Read More
 
 
NCRB Announces 31st Annual Meeting 07/10/2008
State: NC | Segment: Events | 150 | 0
The North Carolina Rate Bureau (NCRB) announced Wednesday it will hold its 31st annual meeting at the Grandover Resort and Conference Center in Greensboro on Oct. 28.The bureau, which recommends rates for workers' compensation coverage, will elect new members to the bureau's six-...Read More
 
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