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NCCI Announces Improved Filing Guide 05/14/2008
State: NA | Segment: Business | 176 | 0
The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) announced Tuesday that it has added a new feature to its Filing Guide for Rates and Forms, the online manual for filing an array of forms and obtaining fee information.The Filing Guide allows carriers to download state filing forms, h...Read More
 
 
New IIABNY Chairman Warns Insurers Favor Cost over Coverage 05/13/2008
State: NY | Segment: Business | 179 | 0
The new chairman of Independent  Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York (IIABNY) warned following his election Friday that insurers are often focused on holding down costs rather than providing coverage and service in a practice that may earn the industry a terrible public perception....Read More
 
 
N.Y. Landlord Not Liable Because of 'Storm-in-Progress' Rule 05/13/2008
State: NY | Segment: Courts | 151 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 667 min read
A property owner is not liable for a City of New York employee's injuries after he slipped while checking a water meter, because of the “storm in progress rule,” an appellate court ruled. The 2nd Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court reversed a lower court'...Read More
 
 
No Change in Interim Pure Premium Rate Advisory 05/12/2008
State: CA | Segment: Regulatory | 535 | 0
Confident that reforms have stabilized the California workers’ compensation insurance market, Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner announced this week there will be no interim pure premium rate advisory issued by his department.It is the first time in six years the Department of In...Read More
 
 
N.Y. Appeals Court Denies Motions in Sanitation Worker Case 05/12/2008
State: NY | Segment: Courts | 182 | 0
A New York appellate court denied a plaintiff's and third-party defendant's motions for summary judgment in a civil suit, after determining that triable issues of fact existed regarding both parties' liability.The case, Boston v City of New York, No. 2007-05949, 5/9/08...Read More
 
 
New Executive in Charge of PMSI as Part of Organizational Change 05/12/2008
State: NA | Segment: Business | 212 | 0
AmerisourceBergen Corp. put a new executive in charge of PMSI as part of an organizational change, the company announced Friday.Steven H. Collis, executive vice president of AmerisourceBergen and president of AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group (ABSG), will expand his responsibilities to ...Read More
 
 
NCCI to Release Analysis of TRIA Extension in June 05/09/2008
State: NA | Segment: Politics | 273 | 0
ORLANDO, Fla. – The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) announced Thursday it has completed its analysis of the impact of Congress' seven-year extension of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) and will release a national item on  new rates, loss costs and classificati...Read More
 
 
N.Y. Employer Defeats Indemnification Claim From Property Owner 05/09/2008
State: NY | Segment: Courts | 209 | 0
A New York water company lost its bid for indemnification from an employer after a worker fell from his ladder while removing a water tower from the company's property. The 3rd Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court affirmed the granting of an employer's motion for summ...Read More
 
 
N.J. Labor Chief Calls for New Enforcement Powers 05/07/2008
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 153 | 0
New Jersey Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner David Socolow asked lawmakers to give workers' compensation judges and regulators new powers to crackdown on stakeholders who deliberately drag out cases and who misclassify workers to skirt mandatory workers' compensation coverage....Read More
 
 
Newark Man Indicted for Witness Tampering in Insurance Fraud Case 05/07/2008
State: NJ | Segment: Fraud | 114 | 0
An Exxex County, N.J. grand jury indicted a Newark man for allegedly tampering with a witness in connection with a pending insurance fraud case, Attorney General Anne Milgram announced in a press release Tuesday.Louis Campbell, 63, of Newark, was indicted on a charge of third-degree tamp...Read More
 
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