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PEO Scam Pocketed $217M for Bogus Insurers 05/21/2007
State: FL | Segment: Fraud | 325 | 0
Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink said the scheme to collect workers' compensation premiums based on an international string of bogus insurers associated with Miralink Group netted $217 million before state and federal investigators moved in and shut it down. On Friday, Sink issue...Read More
 
 
Pa. Court Says No to Non-Record Documents 05/18/2007
State: PA | Segment: Courts | 166 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Pennsylvania appellate court told a city contesting a penalty that documents not admitted into evidence at the trial can't be considered in the appeal. The city of Philadelphia argued that it had paid the disability benefit to its injured police officer, and that the judge erred in asses...Read More
 
 
Pure High Net Worth Insurance Deploying Guidewire 05/18/2007
State: NA | Segment: Business | 194 | 0
Guidewire Software announced Thursday that Pure High Net Worth Insurance, property and casualty insurer that specializes in wealthy individuals and families, has deployed Guidewire's ClaimCenter system. Guidewire ClaimCenter will support the end-to-end claims process for all of Pure's lines...Read More
 
 
PD Schedule Shaping Next Calif. Court Battle 05/17/2007
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1634 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Appellate courts within California are taking up separate cases to settle when to use the 1997 or the 2005 Permanent Disability Rating Schedule, meaning that final resolution could be stalled by conflicting opinions. San Francisco, Sacramento and San Jose appeals courts are compiling per...Read More
 
 
Pitney Bowes Honored for Efforts to Reduce Obesity 05/15/2007
State: CT | Segment: Safety | 85 | 0
The National Business Group recognized Pitney Bowes Inc. as a Best Employer for Healthy Lifestyles for its ongoing commitment and dedication to combating obesity and promoting a healthy lifestyle for its employees. Recent studies, including one done at Duke University, attributed increases...Read More
 
 
Principal Recognized for Workplace Wellness 05/14/2007
State: NA | Segment: Safety | 352 | 0
The Principal Financial Group recently received a Platinum award at the third annual Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles awards reception presented by the National Business Group on Health. The Principal was honored for the comprehensive health benefits and amenities offered to its mor...Read More
 
 
Puerto Rico Groups, OSHA Renew Alliance 05/09/2007
State: NA | Segment: Safety | 207 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration renewed its alliance Tuesday with the American Industrial Hygiene Association's Puerto Rico Local Chapter, the University of Puerto Rico's Graduate School of Public Health Medical Sciences campus and the Puerto Rico Occupational Safety and Health Adm...Read More
 
 
Pinnacol Promotes Four to Senior Positions 05/09/2007
State: CO | Segment: Business | 117 | 0
Pinnacol Assurance announced the promotions of four employee to senior staff positions at Colorado's largest workers' compensation provider. Mark Andreatta was promoted to the role of associate vice president. Andreatta joined Pinnacol in 1988 and served previously as a team business dir...Read More
 
 
Panel Extends Benefits to Some Rocky Flats Workers 05/08/2007
State: NA | Segment: Top | 448 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Former employees who developed cancer from a shuttered nuclear bomb plant outside Denver won a narrow victory last week in the battle over benefits for the nation's Cold War defense workforce. The Advisory Board on Radiation of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIO...Read More
 
 
Palm Medical and State Fund Present Arguments 05/07/2007
State: CA | Segment: Top | 306 | 0
The attorney representing Palm Medical Group quotes Thomas Jefferson to back up his argument that a San Francisco judge erred when he threw out a jury's verdict awarding $1.1 million to his client from State Compensation Insurance Fund. State Fund counters that allowing the jury verdict t...Read More
 
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