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Maine Admin Fund Assessment Up to 1.97% 06/19/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 111 | 0
NCCI reported yesterday that the estimated annual assessment for the Maine Administrative Fund will be increased to 1.97% effective July 1, 2003. NCCI says that the Maine Workers Compensation Board will issue its notice to all insurers in the near future.The WCB Insurance Company as...Read More
MT State Fund to Raise State Agency Rates 34% 06/18/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 52 | 0
The Associated Press reported yesterday that Montana State Fund (MSF) will be raising average state agency workers' compensation rates by 34 percent beginning next month.However, the Fund is taking heat because at the same time it will seek pay raises for some of its employees. Laure...Read More
MS Firm Cited $46K for Worker Electrocution 06/18/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 113 | 0
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Marlin Contracting Co., Inc., and proposed penalties totaling $46,800, for safety hazards at a Wortham and Saucier-Lorena Road, Gulfport, powerline project where one worker was seriously injured. On Jan...Read More
Montpelier Re Gets AM Best 'A', Moody 'A3' 06/18/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 78 | 0
Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd. (NYSE - MRH) announced yesterday that Moody's Investors Service has assigned an "A3" (Good) rating to its reinsurance subsidiary, Montpelier Reinsurance Ltd. ("Montpelier Re"). Montpelier Re is already rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. Montpelier Re is...Read More
MO in Top 25% for Work Deaths, Declining 06/13/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 87 | 0
Missouri ranks in the top 25 percent of all states for workplace deaths, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Only 12 states had more deaths. More than 130 Missourians were killed in the workplace in 2002, says Missouri's Division of Workers' Compensation. Leading culprits includ...Read More
Massage Parlor Sued: No Comp = Unfair Advantage 06/12/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 72 | 0
The California Central Valley is continues with the clean up of massage parlors that fail to purchase workers' compensation insurance.San Joaquin County prosecutors took a very unusual tactic by filing a civil lawsuit against Big Valley Spa, a Lodi massage parlor, alleging that its failure t...Read More
MD High Court Conforms State to Rest of Nation 06/11/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 80 | 0
Maryland's highest court, on June 6th, issued an opinion striking the state's restriction that accidental workplace injuries must result from unusual activities to be compensable under the state's Workers' Compensation Act. In Vernell Harris vs. Board of Education of Howard County (No. 43, 0...Read More
MO Bill on WC Deductible Taxes Goes to Gov 06/10/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 47 | 0
The Missouri General Assembly passed a new law that modifies how taxes are calculated for workers compensation policies with deductible options.SB 385 establishes that when calculating administrative surcharges, the amount shall be based upon the total premiums that would have been paid for ...Read More
MA DIA Actively Recruiting Impartial Physicians 06/09/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 63 | 0
The Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents is actively promoting its Impartial Physician Program as it continues to recruit physicians to participate in helping to fairly resolve medical disputes in workers' compensation cases. In 1991, the Massachusetts Legislature acted to elim...Read More
MN's WCB Gets Budget, Forced to Face Issues 06/06/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 53 | 0
Yesterday workcompcentral learned that Maine Governor John Baldacci is reversing course and will in fact approve a budget for the Maine Workers Compensation Board.Just days ago, the Gover...Read More
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