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Workers' Compensation News

PA: Subrogation Permitted vs Malpractice Case 12/18/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 86 | 0
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has held that if an injured employee sues his lawyer for mishandling his personal injury case, his insurer can recoup its workers' comp payments from the proceeds of the malpractice suit. In WILLIAM R. POOLE, JR., v. WORKERS' COMPENSATION APPEAL BOARD (WAR...Read More
Poochigian Pushes Plan to Delay CA Increases 12/12/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 97 | 0
California Senator Chuck Poochigian, R-Fresno, unveiled a plan yesterday to delay the implementation of the increases in workers' compensation indemnity schedules instituted by AB 749.Stating that businesses are a "new class of victims in this state", Poochigian wants to delay the increases ...Read More
PMA Insurance Named a Best Employer in PN 12/11/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 148 | 0
The PMA Insurance Group, a regional property casualty and the largest write of workers' compensation in Pennsylvania, has been named one of the "Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania" for the second year in a row. PMA, now ranked #30 among large employers in the Keystone State, was honored a...Read More
Poll - Work Comp 7% of Small Business Gross 12/04/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 89 | 0
Few of the small businesses polled in September 2002 said that they had dropped their business insurance coverage altogether, despite rising premiums costing, on the median, up to seven percent of their gross sales. That's according to the recently released "Business Insurance" study, the latest Nat...Read More
Premiums Earned by OR Carriers Up 5.9% 12/03/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 55 | 0
Premiums earned by Oregon workers' compensation insurers for calendar year 2001 totaled $648.4 million, up 5.9 percent from the 2000 premium level of $612.0 million. This was the second increase after four consecutive years of decreases in Oregon's premium volume. The insurance commissioner appr...Read More
President's Speech Signing Terrorism Risk Act 11/27/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 69 | 0
The following are remarks by the President on signing the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002: The East Room 9:30 A.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all. Thank you. Good morning and welcome to the White House. Today we're taking action to strengthen...Read More
Proposed Rule Hearing in OR Set for 12/23 11/27/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 66 | 0
The Oregon Workers' Compensation Division (WCD) will be holding a public hearing on proposed Administrative Rules (OAR), chapter 436, division 035.The hearing will take place on December 23, 2002 at 9:30 a.m. at the Labor & Industries Building, 350 Winter St. NE, Room F, Salem OR 97301....Read More
P2P Link and MedRisk Team for Med Billing 11/26/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 213 | 0 | Popular with Vendor | 133 min read
P2P Link LLC, developer of the first Web-based billing and reporting service for workers' compensation claims, has announced an alliance with MedRisk, Inc., a leading national medical services company providing specialty networks and claims management technology to the workers' compensation industry...Read More
Pennsylvania Chamber to Address Work Comp 11/19/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 57 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Unprecedented rates of employee litigation, high employee turnover, skyrocketing benefit costs, and Workers' Compensation fraud are just a few of the tough issues facing Pennsylvania employers today -- any one of these can make or break any type of company, and all of which will be addressed in deta...Read More
Paula Net Down; Underwriting Liquidation Included 11/18/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 152 | 0
PAULA Financial (Nasdaq:PFCO) Friday announced net income for the third quarter of 2002 of $0.02 per share compared to $0.20 per share for the 2001 period. For the nine months ended September 30, 2002, the Company had net income of $0.06 per share compared to $0.27 per share for the 2001 period. ...Read More
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