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N.D. WSI Looks to Replace Computer System 06/27/2006
State: ND | Segment: Regulatory | 169 | 0 | Popular with Legal
North Dakota's workers' compensation insurance agency is proposing to spend in excess of $10 million to improve its computer system and provide better service to customers. Workforce Safety and Insurance (WSI) officials have presented the plan to a legislative committee and are moving to pr...Read More
NAMIC Launches Insurance Politics Journal 06/26/2006
State: NA | Segment: Politics | 266 | 0
The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) has launched a new public policy publication, the NAMIC Review of Insurance Politics, that seeks to "illuminate the intersection of insurance and politics." The Review will be published on an annual basis. "The famili...Read More
New CRB Opinions Posted Online 06/26/2006
State: CT | Segment: Courts | 169 | 0
The Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission (WCC) posted three opinions issued this month by the Compensation Review Board (CRB) to the WCC Web site. The opinions are Buser v. G.R. Cummings Co. et al. (Case No. 4963 CRB-5-05-6), Chambers v. General Dynamics Corp./Electric Boat Divisio...Read More
New York Department General Counsel Named 06/26/2006
State: NY | Segment: People | 119 | 0
Superintendent of Insurance Howard Mills announced the appointment of Susan Donnellan as the New York State Insurance Department's deputy superintendent and general counsel. Donnellan had been the department's deputy general counsel since July 2000. As deputy general counsel Donnel...Read More
N.D. Settles with Universal Underwriters 06/23/2006
State: ND | Segment: Regulatory | 283 | 0
North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Jim Poolman announced a $148,874 compliance settlement affecting 25 North Dakota policyholders of Universal Underwriters Insurance Co. Poolman said the policyholders will receive refunds ranging from approximately $2 to more than $20,000. The c...Read More
NCCI: Residual Market Growth Slowed in 2005 06/23/2006
State: NA | Segment: Other | 220 | 0 | Popular with Array
After five years of growth, the size of the residual market pool administered by the National Council on Compensation Insurance dipped in 2005 and fewer employers applied for residual market coverage, NCCI said in a report released Thursday. The report said written premium in NCCI's residu...Read More
NAIC Pledges Support for European Solvency Standard 06/23/2006
State: NA | Segment: Regulatory | 134 | 0
National Association of Insurance Commissioners President Alessandro Iuppa, addressing delegates at the European Commission hearing in Brussels, Belgium on Wednesday, promised that NAIC and U.S. insurance regulators will work closely with their European colleagues to develop a regime of insurance s...Read More
Nebraska Voc-Rehab Meeting Set Today 06/23/2006
State: NE | Segment: Regulatory | 107 | 0
The Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court (WCC) posted the minutes of the March 17 Vocational Rehabilitation meeting between WCC staff and certified vocational rehabilitation counselors. The next informal meeting between court staff and counselors is set for 2 p.m. today at the court's offic...Read More
N.C. Court: Out-of-Town Assault Arose From Employment 06/22/2006
State: NC | Segment: Courts | 270 | 0
Employees whose work requires travel away from the employer's premises are within the course of their employment continuously during such travel,a North Carolina appellate court found. In Ramsey v. Southern Industrial Constructors Inc., no. COA04-1639 (6/20/06), the North Carolina C...Read More
New Regulations for Rating Doctors in Effect 06/22/2006
State: NV | Segment: Regulatory | 315 | 0
The Nevada Division of Industrial Relations (DIR) adopted revised regulations to require doctors and chiropractors to take more training and pass an examination to rate permanent partial disability, and setting out requirements for compensating injured workers. The regulations were proposed...Read More
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