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ID Industrial Commission Offering Courses 04/06/2005
State: ID | Segment: Events | 289 | 0
The Idaho Industrial Commission is offering an in-depth training and testing program focused on Idaho workers' compensation issues. The curriculum includes: *Compensability *Claims reporting and processing requirements *Medical fee payment and disputes *Average weekl...Read More
Injured Workers Dominate PDRS Hearing 04/05/2005
State: CA | Segment: Politics | 477 | 0 | Popular with Legal
SAN FRANCISCO -- Administrative Director Andrea Hoch got an earful from injured workers in red t-shirts on Monday, during a four-hour hearing that started with a tongue lashing from a former state Senate president and toward the end brought a lecture on morality by a lobbyist. California A...Read More
IL Arbitrators Unavailable 4/11-15 04/05/2005
State: IL | Segment: Other | 189 | 0
The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission announced that all arbitrators will be in a judicial training program April 11  15.As a consequence, arbitrators will not be available to hold hearings or approve settlement contracts. Susan Piha, Manager of Research and Education for...Read More
IBA West, Garamendi Again at Odds 04/04/2005
State: CA | Segment: Politics | 230 | 0
California insurance brokers are in another scrap with John Garamendi, this time over a bill the insurance commissioner backs that would require brokers to find out what their clients want in terms of price, quantity and quality of coverage before recommending policies. IBA West said in ...Read More
IL 2nd: Amount of Time Irrelevant to RT 04/01/2005
State: IL | Segment: Courts | 609 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Second District of the Appellate Court of Illinois, Workers Compensation Commission Division, held that a certain percentage of an employee's work day does not need to be spent engaged in a certain activity to prove repetitive trauma. In Edward Hines Precision Components v. The Ind...Read More
IBA West: Privacy Rules Still Apply 03/29/2005
State: CA | Segment: Regulatory | 124 | 0 | Popular with Legal
IBA West on Monday reminded agents and brokers that state privacy regulations still exist, even though the California Department of Insurance has shelved plans for conducting random audits. In a press release, the organization said even though the department has concluded it doesn't have ...Read More
IBA West Offering Safety Program 03/29/2005
State: CA | Segment: Business | 103 | 0
IBA West and OSHA Fast Fix, Inc. are offering insurance brokers a new product that they say will answer the question about whether companies have a formal written safety program on supplemental insurance applications. IBA West said on a press release Monday that its members are looking f...Read More
IBA West Accepting Scholarship Applications 03/29/2005
State: NA | Segment: Other | 155 | 0
The IBA West Young Brokers and Agents Committee is accepting submissions for two scholarships available to deserving young insurance professionals. The Harlan Miller Scholarship and the Anthony J. DiBuduo Award will be presented at the 2005 IBA West Young Brokers and Agents Conference at t...Read More
IL Sup Crt: Causal Connection Mandates Benefits 03/28/2005
State: IL | Segment: Courts | 354 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois Supreme Court held that where there is a causal connection between a heart attack and employment activities, no exception to compensation can defeat the claimant's right to recovery. In Twice Over Clean, Inc. v. The Industrial Commission, No. 98748, 03/24/2005, Howard ...Read More
ITSPA: Remember HIPAA Deadlines 03/25/2005
State: NA | Segment: Business | 367 | 0
The Information Technology Solution Providers Alliance on Thursday issued a reminder that on April 20 small to medium-sized businesses will have to comply with the new regulations required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) that protect the electronic security of pati...Read More
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