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TRIA 'Insurer Affiliations' Explained 02/23/2005
State: NA | Segment: Regulatory | 84 | 0
NCCI issued an explanatory bulletin yesterday regarding the TRIA proposed rule on "Insurer Affiliations." The U.S. Treasury Department, through the Terrorism Insurance Program (TRIP), issued a Proposed Rule (PDF) on January 18, 2005 to clarify an aspect of the calculation of insurer deducti...Read More
TN Sup Crt: No Benefits Where One Lung and Smoker 02/22/2005
State: TN | Segment: Courts | 322 | 0
The Supreme Court of Tennessee Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel affirmed a judgment denying benefits for lung-related occupational disease to an employee with one lung and a history of chronic smoking. In Plemons v. Union Carbide Corp., No. E2004-01019-WC-R3-CV, 02/17/200...Read More
TX 5th Denies Credits Where Not Noted in Agreement 02/22/2005
State: TX | Segment: Courts | 211 | 0
The Fifth District of the Texas Court of Appeals upheld a trial court determination that the parents of a deceased quadriplegic were entitled to death benefits without credit for benefits previously paid because the carrier failed to object to a lack of credit provision in the settlement agreement....Read More
Tower Group Financials to be Released 2/25 02/21/2005
State: NA | Segment: Business | 97 | 0
Tower Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWGP) announced Friday that it plans to release its fourth quarter and year end 2004 financial results on Friday, February 25, 2005, prior to the market opening. Tower Group, Inc. will also host its earnings conference call and webcast on Friday, February 25th, 2005 at 10:...Read More
TN Manufacturer Recognized for Safety Excellence 02/21/2005
State: TN | Segment: Safety | 123 | 0
Eaton Aeroquip of Gainesboro, Tennessee will receive the state's Governor's Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health on Tuesday, February 22, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. (CST). The ceremony will take place at the facility located at 1107 North Grundy Quarles Highway in Gainesboro. ...Read More
TWCC 1/20 Meeting Minutes Posted 02/21/2005
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 130 | 0
The Texas Workers' Compensation Commission has released a copy of the minutes for the Public Meeting held January 20, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. The following is a reproduction of those minutes: Chairman Mike Hachtman, Commissioners Ed Sanchez, Carolyn Walls, and Bill Ledbetter were in attendance....Read More
TX 8th: Medical Testimony Unnecessary for New Injury 02/21/2005
State: TX | Segment: Courts | 452 | 0
The Eighth District of the Texas Court of Appeals ruled that it is not necessary to present expert medical testimony in order to establish a compensable new injury. In State Office of Risk Management v. Escalante, No. 08-03-00436-CV, 02/17/2005, Escalante was injured on 8/09/00 whil...Read More
TX Agency Owner Sought for Fraud 02/21/2005
State: TX | Segment: Fraud | 106 | 0
The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) is issuing a fraud alert pertaining to two San Antonio insurance agencies, The Insurance Center and The Insurance Connection, operating at the following locations: 539 South General McMullen, 924 S. Zarzamora, and 710 Bynum St. These agencies, operated...Read More
TWCC Approves Self-Insurance for 18 Employers 02/21/2005
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 159 | 0
The Texas Workers' Compensation Commission approved the initial application for a Certificate of Authority to Self-Insure for a one-year period by one private employer and the reapplications for Certificates of Authority to Self-Insure for a one-year period by seventeen private employers during a pu...Read More
TRIA Extension Bill Filed in Congress 02/21/2005
State: NA | Segment: Politics | 90 | 0
Two United States Senators on Friday introduced legislation that would extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) two years beyond its scheduled Dec. 31 expiration. The bill filed by Sens. Robert Bennett, R-UT, and Christopher Dodd, D-CT would also establish a commission to explore how t...Read More
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