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NCCI Proposing Policy Rate Decrease 09/26/2008
State: CT | Segment: Regulatory | 205 | 0
The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) is proposing that workers' compensation policy rates for Connecticut employers decrease by an average of 1.4% in 2009, but that assigned risk rates increase by 1.6%. NCCI filed a report with the Insurance Department on proposed vo...Read More
NYSID Attorney Will Serve on ABA Commission 09/26/2008
State: NY | Segment: People | 47 | 0
Alan Rachlin, a principal attorney with the New York State Insurance Department’s (NYSID) Office of General Counsel, has been chosen to serve as a commissioner of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Commission on Mental and Physical Disability.Rachlin will serve a one-year t...Read More
N.Y. Probing Insurers and Agents Foraging for AIG Business 09/24/2008
State: NY | Segment: Top | 98 | 0
The New York State Insurance Department has launched a criminal and civil investigation of insurers and agents who may be using a variety of ploys to strip American International Group (AIG) subsidiaries of their policies, officials confirmed Tuesday.Steve Nachman, deputy New York insura...Read More
New Commissioner Targets Dispute Backlog, Safety and E-Billing 09/24/2008
State: TX | Segment: Top | 160 | 0
AUSTIN, Texas – Recently appointed Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Rod Bordelon told stakeholders Tuesday he has selected safety, e-billing and eliminating some 11,000 backlogged hospital-fee disputes as some of his first priorities for the Division of Workers’ Compensation....Read More
New Standards Proposed for Determining Hospital Charges 09/24/2008
State: ID | Segment: Regulatory | 327 | 0
The Idaho Industrial Commission is proposing new standards for determining the acceptable workers' compensation charges for hospital services and adopted a 3.2% increase in allowable charges for most service categories covered by its medical fee schedule. Hearings on the proposed hos...Read More
Nevans Nomination May Fall Victim of Politics 09/23/2008
State: CA | Segment: Top | 295 | 0 | Popular with Wcc
Carrie Nevans' nomination to her post as permanent administrative director of the Division of Workers' Compensation is dying and nobody seems to know if it can be revived.Both labor and business leaders are voicing support for Nevans, while lamenting she is the victim of a politi...Read More
Nonsubscription Includes Fewer Employers, but More Workers 09/23/2008
State: TX | Segment: Top | 296 | 0
A report by the Texas Department of Insurance shows the percentage of nonsubscribing employers in Texas dropped from 37% in 2006 to 33% in 2008, but the percentage of employees working for nonsubscribers rose from 23% to 25%.The report also shows more employers – particularly large...Read More
NAIC and AIA Back at Loggerheads over OII 09/23/2008
State: NA | Segment: Top | 169 | 0
The American Insurance Association (AIA) and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) are squaring off again over the issue of federalizing insurance regulation in the wake of the Federal Reserve's agreement to provide an $85 billion loan to bail out the world's largest ins...Read More
No Vote on Nevans Until PDRS Published 09/22/2008
State: CA | Segment: Top | 576 | 0 | Popular with Wcc
California’s $104 billion budget deal announced Thursday between Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders does not necessarily mean there will soon be a vote on the confirmation of Division of Workers’ Compensation Administrative Director Carrie Nevans.Sources in Se...Read More
NCOIL and AIA Letters Offer Polar Views of AIG Crisis 09/22/2008
State: NA | Segment: Politics | 511 | 0
While the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) Friday applauded Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi for blocking House Resolution 5840, the Insurance Information Act, from Wednesday's suspension calendar, former Montana Gov. Marc Racicot urged the U.S. Treasury Department to immed...Read More
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