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N.Y. Auto Shop Owner Faces Fraud Charges 05/25/2006
State: NY | Segment: Fraud | 177 | 0
For the second time in two weeks, a business owner was charged in an alleged scheme to defraud the New York State Insurance Fund when an employee filed a claim for workers' compensation, NYSIF said in a press release. Authorities said David Haskins, 56, who owns Haskins Auto Repair in Cub...Read More
 
 
NIP Adds States to Winter Services Coverage 05/23/2006
State: NA | Segment: Business | 91 | 0
The LandPro TreePro program will expand snow-ice removal coverage to six states, allowing landscapers and tree services to obtain all of their coverages under one policy. Connecticut, New Jersey, Oregon, Colorado, Minnesota and Massachusetts will see increased eligibility and simplified ra...Read More
 
 
NCCI Posts Presentation Videos Online 05/22/2006
State: NA | Segment: Events | 294 | 0
The National Council on Compensation Insurance has posted videos of presentations made during this month's Annual Issues Symposium on its Web site. NCCI has posted opening remarks by President/Chief Executive Officer Steve Klingel, the "State of the Line" report by Chief Actuary Dennis Meal...Read More
 
 
N.Y. 3rd Awards Retiree Benefits 05/19/2006
State: NY | Segment: Courts | 379 | 0
The Third Judicial Department of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court ruled that a retired claimant is entitled to continuing benefits even though post-retirement employment is not sought. In Leeber v. Lilco, No. 99053, 05/18/2006, Frederick Leeber was employed as a ...Read More
 
 
N.Y. 3rd Finds No Voluntary Withdrawal 05/19/2006
State: NY | Segment: Courts | 451 | 0
The Third Judicial Department of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court held that a retired claimant's failure to seek employment does not constitute a voluntary withdrawal from the labor market. In Tipping v. National Surface Cleaning Mgmt., No. 99068, 05/18/2006, Ja...Read More
 
 
N.Y. 3rd: Rehabilitation Not Required 05/19/2006
State: NY | Segment: Courts | 336 | 0
The Third Judicial Department of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court ruled that a failure to cooperate with rehabilitation does not constitute a voluntary withdrawal from the labor market. In Pepe v. City & Suburban , No. 98645, 05/18/2006, Donald Pepe sustained a...Read More
 
 
N.Y. 3rd: Rape Not Compensable 05/19/2006
State: NY | Segment: Courts | 191 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Third Judicial Department of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court held that a rape victim's injuries are not compensable through the workers' compensation system even though the rape was committed on the employer's premises. In Mattaldi v. Beth Israel Medical Center...Read More
 
 
Nine Self-Insurers Renew Authorization 05/19/2006
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 195 | 0
Texas Workers' Compensation Commissioner Albert Betts approved the reapplications by nine private employers for certificates of authority to self-insure for a one-year period. Texas law allows some large private employers to self-insure for their workers' compensation liabilities while reta...Read More
 
 
NYSWCB Annual Report Available 05/18/2006
State: NY | Segment: Regulatory | 69 | 0
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board placed its 2005 annual report on its Web site. The 68-page report details activities by the agency for the past year, including the processing of more than 312,000 new and reopened cases. The report notes that the Office of Fraud Inspe...Read More
 
 
NCCI Appoints New Member to Board 05/16/2006
State: NA | Segment: People | 219 | 0
Members of NCCI Holdings Inc., the parent company of the National Council on Compensation Insurance, last week elected John T. Hill to the company's 2006 board of directors. Hill is the president and chief operating officer of Magna Carta Companies. Prior to joining Magna Carta in 1995, ...Read More
 
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