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After Chair Wants to Wait, Committee Approves Hand and Foot Benefits 09/26/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 102 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
The New Jersey Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee has approved Senate Bill 782, with some minor amendments, after hearing testimony from insurers and worker advocates. ...Read More

Alleged Delays in Adjudication of Claim Don't Allow Waiver of Social Security Offset 09/24/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 117 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
The Connecticut Appellate Court ruled that alleged delays in the adjudication of an injured worker’s comp claim did not allow her to avoid an offset for the old-age Social Security benefits she had begun receiving. ...Read More

AIG to Acquire Glatfelter Insurance Group 09/24/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 80 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
American International Group has entered into an agreement to acquire Glatfelter Insurance Group, a full-service broker and insurance company based in York, Pennsylvania. ...Read More

ARAWC Names Jeff Pettegrew as Chief Policy Officer 09/24/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 134 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 67 min read
The Association for Responsible Alternatives to Workers’ Compensation, a group that has advocated for workers’ comp opt-out programs, has appointed Jeff Pettegrew as its chief policy officer.  ...Read More

AmWins Promotes Kristin Downey to Chief Administrative Officer 09/21/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 111 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
AmWins Group Inc., a global distributor of specialty insurance products and services, has named Kristin Downey as its chief administrative officer. ...Read More

Austin City Council Drops Lawsuit Against Firefighter 09/20/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 85 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
Less than two weeks after an Austin firefighter complained to a news station about the city’s aggressive legal actions over her cancer claims, the City Council has voted to drop the lawsuit. ...Read More

Alliant Launches Specialty Subsidiary for Complex Risks 09/20/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 179 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
Alliant Insurance Services announced the launch of subsidiary, called Imperium Consulting Group, that will work with clients to better manage commercial risks, and resolve complex claims and disputes. ...Read More

Another Pharmacist Pleads Guilty in Compounding Kickback Scheme 09/19/2018
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 316 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
Another pharmacist has pleaded guilty in what federal authorities have said is the largest health care fraud case in Mississippi: a compounding pharmacy scheme that defrauded Tricare and other insurance programs of millions of dollars. ...Read More

Amendment to Statutory Interest Rate Doesn't Apply Retroactively 09/18/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 98 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 259 min read
The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that a 2017 change in the statutory interest rate for unpaid awards of compensation does not apply retroactively. ...Read More
Assigned Risk Rate to Decline 0.7% 09/17/2018
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 98 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Jessica Looman has approved a 0.7% decrease in the assigned risk rate, to take effect Jan. 1, the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Insurers Association announced last week. The Assigned Risk Plan will continue to use a pure premium multiplier of 2...Read More
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