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Workers' Compensation News

WorkWell Cofounder Departs, New CEO Named 11/09/2015
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 306 | 0 | Popular with Legal
WorkWell Prevention and Care has announced that Director George Vieth will immediately assume the role of chief executive officer following the departure of CEO Liz Griggs. Griggs has left WWPC to join a new health care and technology private-equity backed acquisition business, the c...Read More
NCCI Submitting Supplemental Information on Rate Filing 11/09/2015
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 611 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Instead of filing for a 5.1% rate decrease as requested by Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty, the National Council on Compensation Insurance said Friday that it has submitted supplemental information to the Office of Insurance Regulation. NCCI in August proposed a 1.9% rate decrea...Read More

David Young Appointed to Paradigm Board of Directors 11/09/2015
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 573 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Former Coventry CEO David Young has been appointed to the board of directors of Paradigm Outcomes, the company announced on Thursday. ...Read More
Alliant Names Chief Information Officer 11/09/2015
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 3858 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Alliant Insurance Services has named Steve Sampiere as its new chief information officer. Sampiere is a 35-year technology veteran who has been the company’s chief technology officer. In his new role, Sampiere will direct initiatives focusing on innovation, security and facilit...Read More
Labor Commission Reports Reduction in Injury and Illness Rates 11/09/2015
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 522 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The combined public and private sector industry rate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses dropped to 3.3 per 100 full-time workers in 2014 from 3.4 in 2013, the Utah Labor Commission announced. In the private sector, the overall incidence of injuries fell to 3.2% from 3.4% in 2...Read More
Countertop Manufacturer Allegedly Fails to Protect Workers' Hearing 11/09/2015
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 497 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
An Acton-based manufacturer of granite countertops has been cited by OSHA for allegedly not correcting safety violations discovered in an inspection last year, including failing to protect workers’ hearing. Mass-Granite Inc. was issued four failure-to-abate notices and citations for...Read More

Insurance Commissioner Approves 3.9% Loss-Cost Reduction 11/09/2015
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 833 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Katharine L. Wade announced Friday that she has approved a 3.9% reduction in voluntary market loss costs and a nearly 8% reduction in assigned risk plan rates. ...Read More
Supreme Court Clarifies Standard for Approving Medical Treatment 11/09/2015
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 569 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Hawaii Supreme Court overturned the denial of a worker's request for treatment for his tinnitus and ordered the reinstatement of his temporary total disability benefits. Case: Pulawa v. Oahu Construction Co., No. SCWC-11-0001019, 11/04/2015, published. Facts: Benjamin Pula...Read More

Fall and Forklift Hazards Bring $61,500 in OSHA Penalties 11/09/2015
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 2198 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Pennsylvania construction company faces $61,600 in penalties by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration after an inspector observed forklift hazards and employees exposed to fall hazards up to 26 feet. ...Read More

Hilb Group Appoints President and COO 11/09/2015
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 453 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Hilb Group, a national insurance brokerage headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, announced Friday that it appointed David Hobbs as president and chief operating officer effective Oct. 1. ...Read More
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