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PARMA Conference in Monterey in February 11/08/2006
State: CA | Segment: Events | 188 | 0
A panel discussion on the pitfalls of utilization review is among the seminars to be offered during the Public Agency Risk Managers Association annual conference to be held in Monterey, Calif., Feb. 14-16. Other topics include "Ethical Dilemmas for Risk Managers," "Navigation Through the ...Read More
Poor-Servicing Record Costs Mass. Insurer 11/08/2006
State: MA | Segment: Top | 144 | 0
Massachusetts' largest workers' compensation insurer has failed to persuade an appeals court that its book of business in an assigned risk pool was worse than what other carriers were assigned. Eastern Insurance Co. argued unfair treatment as it tried to have a poor-performance penalty d...Read More
Plant Hit with 45 Citations, $237,200 in Fines 11/06/2006
State: MO | Segment: Safety | 153 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued 45 citations totaling $237,200 to a Missouri company for alleged safety and health violations at its facility in Olivette. FKI Logistex is a subsidiary of FKT plc., with headquarters located in the United Kingdom. OSHA re...Read More
Postal Facility Fined $44,250 After Inspection 11/02/2006
State: VT | Segment: Safety | 40 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued three citations with $44,250 in total fines to the U.S. Postal Service mail processing facility in White River Junction, Vt., for alleged violations of safety and health standards. OSHA began inspections in May in response to employ...Read More
Partnership Targets Kane County Judicial Center Project 11/01/2006
State: IL | Segment: Safety | 102 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and M.A Mortenson Co. signed a partnership agreement to promote the safety and health of employees working on a $40 million addition to the Kane County Judicial Center. The Illinois On-Site Safety and Health Consultation Program of the Ill...Read More
Premiums Increase 26% for James River Group 11/01/2006
State: NC | Segment: Business | 38 | 0
James River Group reported net income of $9.3 million for the third quarter of 2006, compared with a net loss of $9.5 million for the same quarter last year. The Chapel Hill, N.C.-based insurer said results for the third quarter of 2005 included $17.5 million in after-tax costs related pr...Read More
Palm Medical Appeal Arguments Delayed 60 Days 10/30/2006
State: CA | Segment: Top | 204 | 0 | Popular with Wcc
A decision is not coming any time soon in a legal battle pitting State Compensation Insurance Fund against a small Fresno clinic that feels it was illegally excluded from the giant insurers medical provider network. Lawyers for State Fund and Palm Medical Group agreed earlier this month...Read More
Public Sector Workers Injury Rates Hits All-Time Low 10/30/2006
State: OK | Segment: Safety | 134 | 0
The Oklahoma Department of Labor reported "another record-breaking year" for safety in the state's public sector workplaces with an injury and illness incidence rate falling to an all-time low of 5.6 per 100 workers. Labor Commissioner Brenda Reneau called the data "excellent news" but sa...Read More
Producers Continuing Education Requirements Reduced 10/30/2006
State: NH | Segment: Regulatory | 70 | 0
The New Hampshire Insurance Department announced changes in requirements on continuing education courses as part of its efforts to attain uniformity with other states belonging to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Effective with new licenses issued on or after Jan. 1, 2...Read More
Panel Setting Interviews for 1st DCA Vacancy 10/30/2006
State: FL | Segment: Courts | 74 | 0
The Florida 1st District Court of Appeal Nominating Commission will meet Nov. 13 to set a schedule for interviewing applicants to replace retiring Judge Richard W. Ervin III. Ervin will retire Jan. 1, after serving on the appeals court since 1977. Ervin served as chief judge of the appeal...Read More
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