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Arizona Proposing 15% Cut in Pharmacy Fee Schedule 04/02/2008
State: AZ | Segment: Top | 496 | 0
The Arizona Industrial Commission is recommending reducing prescription drug prices in its pharmacy fee schedule by up to 15% because a rule passed in 2005 to encourage the use of generics hasn't done enough to hold down cost increases.The commission is recommending reducing the fee ...Read More
Administrator Stresses 'Culture of Safety,' Bureau Reform Efforts 04/02/2008
State: OH | Segment: Safety | 318 | 0
Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Administrator Marsha Ryan opened the 78th annual Ohio Safety Congress and  Expo in Columbus Tuesday, with an address on the importance of developing a “culture of safety” and the bureau's current reorganization efforts....Read More
Ace Completed the Purchase of Combined Insurance from Aon 04/02/2008
State: NA | Segment: Business | 130 | 0
Ace Ltd. announced Tuesday that it has completed its acquisition of all outstanding shares of Combined Insurance Co. America and subsidiaries from Aon Corp. for $2.56 billion in cash.In accordance with the purchase agreement, the purchase price reflects on a dollar-for-dollar basis an in...Read More
ALJ's Failure to Consider Stipulated Evidence Harmless, Denies Benefits 04/01/2008
State: SD | Segment: Courts | 194 | 0
A South Dakota administrative law judge's decision is still valid despite his "harmless" failure to consider stipulated evidence, according to a decision by the state Supreme Court.The high court's decision rested primarily upon whether an administrative law judge's failure t...Read More
Appellate Court Transfers Liability to Fund for Reopened Cases 03/31/2008
State: NY | Segment: Courts | 493 | 0
A New York appellate court transferred an injured worker's case to the Special Fund for Reopened Cases after determining that her 1993 settlement proved that her case was "truly closed."In Sidorovski v. New Venture Gear, No. 502146, 3/27/08, the 3rd Appellate Division of the N...Read More
Arizona Officer's Off-Duty Gunshot Wound Compensable, Court Rules 03/27/2008
State: AZ | Segment: Courts | 390 | 0
A Tucson police officer began "acting in the course of employment" when he responded to an unknown group of people who shot at him and his friends during an off-duty bicycling trip, according to an appellate court decision.  Division 2 of the Court of Appeals set aside the decision ...Read More
Attorney's Lien Hearing Didn't Modify Previous Order, Court Rules 03/25/2008
State: NE | Segment: Courts | 418 | 0
The discussion during an attorney's lien hearing did not modify an injured workers' temporary total disability benefits award, according to Nebraska Court of Appeals ruling.In Holmes v. Chief Industries, Inc., No. a-07-550, 3/18/08, Edmon Holmes had received a temporary to...Read More
Arthur J. Gallagher Buying Pa. Health Care Brokerage 03/24/2008
State: PA | Segment: Business | 128 | 0
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is acquiring Healthcare Risk Solutions LLC, headquartered in Fort Washington, Pa., the brokerage announced Friday. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.Founded in 2002, Healthcare Risk Solutions is a property and casualty retail insurance broker provi...Read More
Aon Hires Former Marsh Exec for Construction Services in Hawaii 03/21/2008
State: HI | Segment: Business | 104 | 0
Aon Corp. announced Thursday that Chad Karasaki has joined Aon Construction Services Group as managing director in Hawaii.Karasaki will also serve as chairman and chief executive officer of the Aon Honolulu office. Aon said in a press release that he is the latest in a series of "stategi...Read More
AIG Charges Industry Underreported Work Comp Premiums 03/20/2008
State: NA | Segment: Top | 570 | 0 | Popular with Other
American International Group (AIG) alleged in a Chicago federal racketeering case Monday that since the 1980s, the nation's major workers' compensation carriers systematically underreported premiums to reduce the assessments they paid to the National Workers' Compensation Reinsurance Poo...Read More
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