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Zadroga Act Victim Compensation Fund Opens 10/04/2011
State: NA | Segment: EAST | 474 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund opened for registration on Monday under a mandate included in the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010.Sheila Birnbaum, special master of the $2.8 billion fund, said in a news release the fund will continue to open in phases t...Read More
Zurich Wins State Government Contract 09/12/2011
State: WV | Segment: EAST | 367 | 0 | Popular with Wcc
Zurich Insurance Co. has won a $19 million, one-year contract to replace BrickStreet Mutual Insurance Co. as the workers' compensation insurer for West Virginia state government, The Charleston Daily Mail reported.Acting Insurance Commissioner Michael Riley called the contract "the f...Read More
Zurich Offering Defense Base Act Coverage 07/26/2011
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 443 | 0
Zurich announced Monday that it is now offering Defense Base Act coverage to U.S. government contract workers employed overseas.The DBA, mandated by the U.S. government, requires all U.S. government contractors and subcontractors to secure workers' com...Read More
Zurich Relocating Regional Office to L.A. 07/13/2011
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 371 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Zurich North America will relocate its Southwest regional office from Glendale to Los Angeles on August 22.The regional office houses executive management and about 150 employees engaged in workers' compensation underwriting, underwriting and claims support, risk engineering and prem...Read More
Zenith's Timely Dispute Didn't Constitute Bad Faith, 8th DCA Rules 05/09/2011
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 405 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A claimant could not show that Zenith Insurance Co.'s decision to timely contest compensability was unreasonable or an act of bad faith, Texas' 8th District Court of Appeals concluded.  Case: Aleman v. Zenith Insurance Co., No. 08-09-00168-CV, 5/4/11, published.F...Read More
Zenith Hires Travelers Exec as Regional VP for Field Ops 03/30/2011
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 298 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Zenith National Insurance Corp. announced that it has hired Stephen O’Gorman as executive vice president of field operations and risk sharing for its principal operating subsidiary, Zenith Insurance Co. in Woodland Hills, Calif.O’Gorman has more than 19 years in the insurance...Read More
Zadroga Act Allows Claimants Who Settled to Pursue Larger Awards 12/28/2010
State: NA | Segment: Top | 227 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 183 min read
By John P. Kamin, Legal EditorApproval of the Zadroga Act by the Senate last week will bring additional compensation to claimants who have already settled for less than the total value of their claims, but the impact o...Read More
Zadroga Bill Tangled in Bush Tax-Cut Debate 12/13/2010
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 317 | 0
The push to pass a bill that would reopen the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund to responders to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks has become ensnared in the contentious debate over extending the Bush-era tax cuts, U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., said last week.Maloney said in a pres...Read More
Zadroga Bill Backers Say 9/11 Settlement Not Enough 11/23/2010
State: NY | Segment: Top | 363 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
Congressional backers of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act said Friday's settlement with more than 10,500 responders in the lawsuit against New York City and its contractors doesn't go far enough.But U.S Reps. Carolyn Maloney, Jerrold Nadler and Peter King aren&#...Read More
Zenith Taps Travelers' Paul Ramont for Chief Underwriter Job 10/05/2010
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 527 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Paul Ramont has joined Zenith Insurance Co. as executive vice president and chief underwriting officer, the company announced.Ramont has more than 30 years of underwriting experience, including most recently as vice president of workers’ compensation product and underwriting for Tr...Read More
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