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NCSI Announces Annual Meeting in June 03/13/2008
State: FL | Segment: Events | 162 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The National Council of Self-Insurers announced that its annual meeting will be from June 1-4 in Naples, Fla.The annual meeting will include presentations on contract mismanagement, occupational health, medical billing, workers' compensation law, and prescription costs. This event wi...Read More
NCRB Details Terrorism Changes for Assigned Risk 03/13/2008
State: NC | Segment: Regulatory | 277 | 0
The North Carolina Rate Bureau (NCRB) has issued a circular detailing the process for including terrorism coverage on assigned-risk policies written through the state Workers' Compensation Insurance plan.The bureau said assigned-risk carriers must attach all terrorism-related endorse...Read More
N.J. Carpenter Admits Stealing Benefits 03/12/2008
State: NJ | Segment: Fraud | 161 | 0
A carpenter who worked for the Scotch Plains, N.J.,  Board of Education has pleaded guilty to charges that he stole more than $4,500 from the state workers' compensation insurance fund, state Attorney General Anne Milgram announced.In a joint press release issued with Gregory A....Read More
N.Y. Alleges Bartender Used 'Alter-Identity' to Collect Work Comp 03/11/2008
State: NY | Segment: Fraud | 104 | 0
New York State Insurance Fund (SIF) investigators say a Brewster, N.Y., bartender used a fake name and two Social Security numbers to work an array of jobs while collecting more than $79,800 in workers' compensation benefits.SIF, the state's carrier of last resort, said Nicholas Maffei, ...Read More
NCRB Posts Residual Market Results 03/11/2008
State: NC | Segment: Regulatory | 139 | 0
The North Carolina Rate Bureau (NCRB) reported $5.2 million of premium in the assigned-risk market for February based on 2,374 policies with an average annual premium of $2,191.The agency said year-end premium totals were $95.4 million for 2007 based on 37,947 assigned-risk policies with...Read More
NCCI Establishes Special Code for Ga. Explosion 03/10/2008
State: NA | Segment: Regulatory | 124 | 0
The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) established a special catastrophe code last week to cover the Feb. 7 explosion at a Georgia sugar plant that killed 11 workers and spawned a fire that burned for more than five days near Savannah.The fire potentially affected workers ...Read More
N.Y. Firefighter Loses Carcinoma Claim 03/10/2008
State: NY | Segment: Courts | 122 | 0
A New York appellate court ruled that the combination of xylene exposure and sunlight were not causally related to a claimant's carcinoma.The 3rd Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court ruled that Michael Mayette, the claimant, was not entitled to benefits in Mayette v. V...Read More
N.J. Court Rules Couple's Working Lunch Injury Was Compensable 03/10/2008
State: NJ | Segment: Courts | 261 | 0
A workers' compensation carrier is liable for an accident suffered during a married couple's working lunch, according to a New Jersey appellate court ruling.The Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court affirmed a ruling stating that the employer's insurance carrier...Read More
Negative Organizational Culture Linked to 9-11 Health Impacts 03/10/2008
State: NA | Segment: Medicine | 300 | 0
For New York City office workers affected by the 9-11 terrorist attacks, a negative organizational culture at work is linked to more lasting effects on health and productivity, according to a study in the February Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the official publication of the Am...Read More
New York Court Finds Corporate Officer Personally Liable for Benefits 03/07/2008
State: NY | Segment: Courts | 138 | 0
A New York appellate court determined that the president of a corporation is personally liable for benefits that his corporation failed to pay. The 2nd Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York overruled a Kings County court ruling that had vacated four judgments against Robert...Read More
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