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Liberty Mutual Reports on Asbestos Exposure 01/13/2006
State: MA | Segment: Business | 127 | 0
Liberty Mutual Group on Thursday announced that an external review of the insurer's abestos exposure came back with a favorable outlook. "The company's asbestos exposure will be shorter tailed than many commercial insurers'," consulting acturaries noted, "because the company mainly wrote p...Read More
Law Firm Posts TRIA Extension Analysis 01/11/2006
State: NA | Segment: Courts | 98 | 0
A national law firm has released an analysis of new regulatory guidance implementing the Terrorism Risk Insurance Extension Act and a comparison of the old federal backstop with its scaled-down replacement. Insurance attorneys with Morris, Manning & Martin LLP, a nationally recognized law f...Read More
LUBA Paying $2.2M in Dividends to Policy Holders 01/11/2006
State: LA | Segment: Business | 547 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Louisiana United Business Self Insurers Fund (LUBA) announced Tuesday that it has returned $2.2 million in dividends to policy holders. LUBA said the latest distribution was the 12th year in a row it paid dividends, and has now returned more than $20 million to its policyholders. ...Read More
L.A. Comp Seminar Open to Spanish Speakers 01/06/2006
State: CA | Segment: Events | 168 | 0
The California Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) will conduct a free Spanish-language seminar about workers' compensation benefits and laws on Jan. 11 in Los Angeles. The seminar is designed for workers who recently filed a workers' compensation claim with their employers. However, a...Read More
Large Indiana County Takes Self-Funded Route 01/06/2006
State: IN | Segment: Other | 77 | 0
Indiana's third-largest county believes that it might sock away more than $400,000 for a rainy day by self-funding its workers' compensation program for the next couple of years. Allen County's board of commissioners voted this week to self-insure rather than to participate again in the In...Read More
Lockheed EHS Team Visits Alcoa Plant 12/22/2005
State: CA | Segment: Events | 25 | 0
Alcoa Fastening Systems (AFS) recently hosted a team of safety professionals from Lockheed Martin for a benchmarking event at Alcoa's facility in Carson, Calif. Lockheed Martin's Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) corporate directors, plant EHS managers and their consultants Lockheed Ma...Read More
LSU Physicians Network Selects IMBILLS Software 12/21/2005
State: NA | Segment: Business | 86 | 0
The Hospitalist Program within the physician network associated with Louisiana State University (LSU) Health Sciences Center has selected IMBILLS -- Web Edition to better automate the daily routines of physicians while rounding, software developer Ingenious Med said. Ingenious Med's IMBILLS...Read More
Latino Group Receives $1M for Nursing Scholarships 12/20/2005
State: CA | Segment: Medicine | 245 | 0
The California Latino Medical Association (CaLMA) announced Monday that it has received a $1 million contribution from Blue Cross of California Foundation, to support and champion their first nursing scholarship program. CaLMA said the contribution from Blue Cross, a subsidiary of Wellpoi...Read More
Lawmakers in K.C. Push OSHA to Do More 12/16/2005
State: NA | Segment: Safety | 290 | 0
Following a weekend Kansas City Star report about the low dollar amounts of fines issued against companies for fatalities and serious injuries, one Missouri congressman said that he would support a bill that sets the fines. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, a Missouri Democrat, said this week that he s...Read More
Lost-Time Work Injuries Continue to Decline 12/15/2005
State: NA | Segment: Safety | 189 | 0
The number of lost-work-time incidents continued to decline last year when U.S. companies reported 1.3 million injuries and illnesses, the Labor Department said this week. The reported number was 56,000 fewer than in 2004, or a 4.3% decrease, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. ...Read More
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