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Workers' Compensation News

Deadline Nears for Blue Cross Reply in CompWest Lawsuit 07/29/2008
State: MI | Segment: Top | 433 | 0
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is scheduled to file a reply on Monday in a lawsuit seeking to force the health care provider to divest itself of CompWest Insurance Co. of California or repay $125 million that it transferred to a subsidiary to make the purchase.Earlier this summer, it...Read More
Dinallo Calls for Infusing Bond Market with Another $2 Billion 07/29/2008
State: NY | Segment: Regulatory | 100 | 0
The New York State Insurance Department announced Monday it has arranged a funds transfer that will infuse financially troubled bond insurer XL Capital Assurance (XLCA) with $2 billion in cash and stock.State Insurance Superindent Eric Dinallo said the arrangement calls for XL Capital Li...Read More
DOI Recovers $56 Million For CIGA 07/25/2008
State: CA | Segment: Top | 210 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Insurance Guarantee Association will get $55.9 million to help pay off its $2.2 billion debt thanks to a settlement negotiated by the Department of Insurance with Continental Casualty Co. Continental Casualty Co. agreed to pay $56.25 million to settle the state's claim...Read More
Division Clarifies Agenda for Tuesday Workers' Comp Networks Meeting 07/25/2008
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 163 | 0
The Texas Department of Insurance issued a clarification on agenda items involving fee disputes and independent review organization (IRO) decisions set for the workers’ compensation networks stakeholders meeting on Tuesday.The meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday in room 102 of ...Read More
DIR Hands Out Large Fine For Farmworker's Death 07/24/2008
State: CA | Segment: Safety | 227 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Merced farm labor contractor has been slammed with six citations and hit with a $262,700 fine in connection with the death of a 17-year-old farmworker who died in May of heat stroke.The Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Occupational Safety & Health issued the ci...Read More
DLSE Nets 47 Citations in So. Cal. Carwash Sweep 07/24/2008
State: CA | Segment: Fraud | 241 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The State Division of Labor Standards Enforcement hit Orange and Los Angeles country car washes with 47 citations totaling $356,000 in fines this week, including 19 citations against businesses that did not carry workers' compensation insurance.The raids are part of an effort to addr...Read More
Division, Stakeholders Discuss Designated Doctor Automation Issues 07/24/2008
State: TX | Segment: Top | 154 | 0
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation’s workgroup on designated doctor automation issues Wednesday discussed changing the designated doctor request form, with an eye towards eliminating current problems and promoting future automation.Staff members said problems with th...Read More
Department Reminds Stakeholders of e-Filing Requirements 07/24/2008
State: KS | Segment: Regulatory | 241 | 0
The Kansas Insurance Department has reminded stakeholders it will require paperless filings starting Jan. 1.In a departmental newsletter, the agency noted that filings must to be made using the System for Electronic Rate and Form Filing (SERFF) next year.“SERFF enables ...Read More
Department Seeks Proposals for Comp Assigned Risk Plan Services 07/24/2008
State: MN | Segment: Regulatory | 149 | 0
The Minnesota Department of Commerce has requested proposals by Aug. 1 to manage operation of the Minnesota Workers' Compensation Assigned Risk Plan.Department spokesman Bill Walsh said Wednesday that the request for proposals is being issued because the current vendor received a thr...Read More
Delphi Reports a 37% Decline in Net Income for the Second Quarter 07/23/2008
State: NA | Segment: Business | 117 | 0
Delphi Financial Group on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $26.9 million, down 37% from the $42.9 million in profits reported for the second quarter of 2007.Delphi said its net income for the second quarter of 2008 included after-tax realized investment losses of $12.7 milli...Read More
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