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Mercator Appoints Professional Liability VP in New York 10/06/2006
State: NA | Segment: Business | 112 | 0
Mercator Risk Services announced Thursday it added Dena Cusick Magyar to its expanding management and professional liability practice as vice president. Magyar will be based in the New York office. Prior to joining Mercator, Magyar served as a senior account manager at Rand In...Read More
Medical Fee Schedule Increases 3.8% 10/04/2006
State: IL | Segment: Regulatory | 87 | 0
The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission announced that rates in the state's workers' compensation medical fee schedule will increase by 3.8% effective Jan. 1, 2007. The commission reported the increase was triggered by provisions in the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act, which tied m...Read More
McCarty Wants National Search for Citizens President 10/02/2006
State: FL | Segment: Politics | 82 | 0
Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty on Friday head-butted with Citizens Property Insurance Corp. Board Chairman G. Bruce Douglas over a replacement for the quasi-public insurer's outgoing president. McCarty urged the board to conduct a nationwide search for a new president to rep...Read More
Meeting on WC Study Project Set 09/29/2006
State: MT | Segment: Regulatory | 91 | 0
The Montana Department of Labor and Industry will hold a "status meeting" from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 6 on the Workers' Compensation Study Project. The meeting will be in the second floor conference room of the Employment Relations Division at 1805 Prospect Ave. in Helena. The ...Read More
Maritime Worker Eligible for Both Longshore, State Benefits 09/29/2006
State: PA | Segment: Courts | 271 | 0
Because an employee was injured in a graven dry dock while the ship was not afloat, he has access to both the Longshore Act and state workers' compensation benefits, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled. In McElheney v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board, No. 806 C.D. 2006, 0...Read More
Mercator Appoints VP in San Francisco 09/28/2006
State: CA | Segment: Business | 96 | 0
Mercator Risk Services, a wholesale insurance broker with offices in Atlanta, Chicago, and New York, appointed David Novak as senior vice president of the West Coast Property Practice, to be based in San Francisco. "With the expansion of our San Francisco operation, we have significantly...Read More
Merastar's Guidewire Project Finalist for E-Fusion Award 09/28/2006
State: NA | Segment: Business | 122 | 0
Guidewire Software announced Wednesday that its client, Merastar Insurance Co., was selected as a finalist for a 2006 A.M. Best E-Fusion Technology Award in the claims management category. The selection was based on Merastar's Guidewire ClaimCenter implementation project, Guidewire said i...Read More
Medical Advisory Board Sets Nov. 21 Meeting 09/27/2006
State: RI | Segment: Regulatory | 474 | 0
The Rhode Island Workers' Compensation Court Medical Advisory Board will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 21 in room 4M at One Dorrance Plaza in Providence. Entrance to the meeting will be through the rear personnel doors and attendees may be asked to sign in. The proposed agenda includes d...Read More
Md. Appeals: Mold Doc's Methods Scientific Enough 09/25/2006
State: MD | Segment: Courts | 149 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A medical expert's testimony about mold exposure was allowable despite the fact there were opposing viewpoints based upon other generally accepted methodologies, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals has ruled. Montgomery Mutual Insurance Co. v. Chesson, No. 1270 September Term 2005...Read More
Mandatory Comp May be Back on Agenda in Texas 09/21/2006
State: TX | Segment: Top | 95 | 0
AUSTIN, Texas -- Requiring Texas employers to carry workers' compensation insurance likely will return as an issue for the 2007 legislature, but stands less chance of approval than other workers' compensation issues that may be on the agenda, experts who spoke Wednesday during the Insurance Council ...Read More
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