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Procedures for Updating Information Posted 04/11/2006
State: CT | Segment: Regulatory | 84 | 0
The Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission announced procedures effective May 1 for updating information required to be reported by all insurance companies authorized to write workers' compensation insurance for Connecticut employers. Insurers will be required to report old and new o...Read More
Producer Compensation Bulletin Posted 04/11/2006
State: RI | Segment: Regulatory | 63 | 0
The Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation posted requirements for producer compensation disclosure to its Web site. Insurance Bulletin No. 2006-2 was issued Feb. 27 and amended March 31. The bulletin sets out how a producers is to comply with state requirements for disclos...Read More
Public Safety Benefit Bill Wounded by Amendments 04/10/2006
State: FL | Segment: Politics | 292 | 0
A controversial plan to boost benefits and lift a cap on attorneys' fees for Florida law enforcement officers, emergency medical technicians, paramedics and firefighters limped out of a House committee amid a flurry of insurance legislation last week. But insurance experts say it may have ...Read More
PCI Hopeful on Reform Despite Oklahoma Loss 04/10/2006
State: NA | Segment: Politics | 363 | 0
Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) reported that while defeat of tort reform legislation in Oklahoma shows "the difficulty of achieving tort reform" there are positive signs that reforms "are having an impact across the country." PCI director of commercial lines David G...Read More
Petrochemical Plant Hit with $148K Penalty 04/07/2006
State: TX | Segment: Safety | 437 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited a Texas-based petrochemical company with $148,000 in penalties for alleged failure to protect employees from flash-fire hazards. OSHA cited Formosa Plastics Corp. of Point Comfort with one willful and 13 serious violations following a ...Read More
Pharmacy E-Billing System Kicks Off Next Week 04/05/2006
State: MN | Segment: Regulatory | 132 | 0
Starting next week, Minnesota pharmacists will be able to start billing workers' comp carriers electronically -- the same way they do business with the rest of the insurance industry. At least in theory. Regulations by the Minnesota Workers' Compensation Division that take effect...Read More
PBM HealthTrans Hires Jasper as Sales Leader 04/04/2006
State: NA | Segment: People | 203 | 0
Pharmacy-benefit management company HealthTrans announced recently that Glenn Jasper has joined the company as head of sales in the South. The Greenwood Village, Colo.-based pharmacy company named Jasper a vice president of regional sales. He formerly owned a chain of retail pharmacies, an...Read More
Pennsylvania Inspection Finds Mines Safe 04/04/2006
State: PA | Segment: Safety | 97 | 0
A month-long re-inspection of Pennsylvania's underground mines ordered by Gov. Edward Rendell in February after four separate accidents killed 16 miners in West Virginia found the facilities to be operating safely, a statement from the governor's office reported. "While a substantial number...Read More
Poor Engineering Controls Led to Explosion 04/03/2006
State: CA | Segment: Safety | 263 | 0
An explosion that injured four workers at a Southern California medical products sterilization facility could have been avoided if managers had implemented safety recommendations issued by the facility's manufacturer four years earlier, according to a final investigative report released by the U.S. ...Read More
PCI Applauds Florida Reform Bill 04/03/2006
State: FL | Segment: Politics | 71 | 0
The Property Casualty Insurance Association of America said Florida lawmakers "took another important step" toward improving the state's civil justice system by repealing the doctrine of joint and several liability. House Bill 145 removes exceptions in Florida law permitting "joint and seve...Read More
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