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Board Announces Out-of-State Comp Requirements 06/21/2007
State: NY | Segment: Regulatory | 94 | 0
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board announced that effective Sept. 9 all out-of-state employers with employees working in New York State will be required to carry "a full, statutory NYS workers' compensation insurance policy." An employer has a full, statutory New York State wo...Read More
Bureau Notes 50/50 Plan Available 06/20/2007
State: OH | Segment: Regulatory | 131 | 0
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation reminded employers that the "50/50 payment plan" is available to them. The bureau noted the plan is for the Jan. 1 to June 30, 2007, reporting period. To participate employers must use the plan service offering, have an active coverage ...Read More
Bureau Publishes Tables for 16.9% Decrease 06/19/2007
State: MA | Segment: Regulatory | 134 | 0
The Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau published two circular letters Monday showing changes in rates under an overall decrease of 16.9% effective Sept. 1. The rate changes were approved earlier by the state insurance commissioner. The changes also...Read More
BREAKING: Ten-Year TRIA Extension Introduced 06/18/2007
State: NA | Segment: Top | 102 | 0
House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank, D-Mass., and others filed legislation late today that would extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) by another 10 years and add acts of domestic terrorism to the federal backstop. HR 2761, which is scheduled for its first su...Read More
BREAKING: Suit Charges State Fund Self Dealing 06/15/2007
State: CA | Segment: Top | 158 | 0
A Southern California construction company has filed a lawsuit against State Compensation Insurance Fund and former and current executives, alleging they schemed to misappropiate $25 million that rightfully belongs to policyholders. Acro Contractors, based in Burbank, Calif., seeks class-...Read More
Boston Office to Mark Bunker Hill Day Monday 06/15/2007
State: MA | Segment: Regulatory | 70 | 0
The Boston office of the Department of Industrial Accidents will be closed on Monday for Bunker Hill Day. The department's regional offices located in Fall River, Lawrence, Springfield and Worcester will be open for telephone inquiries and document filings. The Boston office wi...Read More
Bloomberg Names WTC Medical Working Group 06/14/2007
State: NY | Segment: Politics | 81 | 0
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg created the World Trade Center Medical Working Group and appointed a World Trade Center health coordinator based upon recommendations from a February 2007 city report on health risks from exposure to the dust generated by the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Bloomb...Read More
Board: Unsafe Work Practices Caused Explosion 06/13/2007
State: MS | Segment: Safety | 94 | 0
A case study report released Tuesday by the Chemical Safety Board stated that "unsafe work practices" led to a fatal explosion and fire last year at a Mississippi oilfield. The board recommended that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration increase inspections of the region's oi...Read More
Bickmore Risk Services Expands Actuarial Services 06/11/2007
State: CA | Segment: Business | 95 | 0
Bickmore Risk Services announced Friday the expansion of its actuarial practice area to state and local governmental agencies nationwide seeking to demonstrate compliance with Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Statements 43 and 45. The company said in a press release its ser...Read More
Board Insists on Medical Reports Before Conferences 06/11/2007
State: NY | Segment: Top | 117 | 0
New York State Workers' Compensation Board (SWCB) officials made it clear last week that no pre-hearing conferences will go forward in disputed claims cases without a report of prima facie medical evidence. Chairwoman Donna Ferrara said in a bulletin, labeled Subject No. 046-188, that Gov...Read More
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