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MT Laws: Review of Fund Sale and Reform Passed 05/06/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 74 | 0
The National Association of Independent Insurers (NAII) noted that the Montana legislature has closed its regular session, and that workers' compensation laws that were passed include S.B. 304, which calls for a study of the feasibility of selling or restructuring the Montana State Fund. The...Read More
Marsh Sued for Placing Times Mirror with Reliance 05/05/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 84 | 0
Media reports through out the nation on Saturday revealed that Marsh & McLennan Cos. has been sued in Los Angeles Superior Court by the Tribune Co., owner of several newspapers including the Los Angeles Times and 26 television stations, for recommending that the company transfer its workers' compens...Read More
MSF Raises Rates an Average 12% Starting 7/1 05/05/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 27 | 0
In addition to election of Laurence Hubbard as President/CEO, the Board of Directors of the Montana State Fund on Friday instituted a 12 percent average rate increase.While some businesses could see their rates go up by as much as about 43 percent, others will see their rates fall by as much...Read More
Morgan Stanley Rates ACE, St Paul, Chubb 05/01/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 83 | 0
On the heals of earnings releases by ACE Ltd, St. Paul Cos. And Chubb Corp., brokerage firm Morgan Stanley, which recently settled charges that its analysts violated conflict of interest laws, released securities ratings on the stocks.On Tuesday Morgan Stanley cut its rating on ACE Ltd (NYSE...Read More
MN DL&I to Honor Med Ctr for Safety Achievements 04/29/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 75 | 0
Workplace safety and health representatives from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry will recognize New Ulm Medical Center for its achievements as a MNSTAR (Minnesota Star) worksite during a ceremony at 10:30 a.m., April 30, in New Ulm, Minn. MNSTAR is a Minnesota Occupational Sa...Read More
MA Work Deaths Down Except for Immigrants 04/29/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 189 | 0
Massachusetts recorded 49 workplace deaths in 2002, down dramatically from 58 in 2001, according to the Boston Globe.The positive trend was attributed to the recession and changes in the economy, primarily a decline in dangerous industries in the state, by labor analyst Tom Juravich, a prof...Read More
Medi-Cal Lien Rights Defined - Cal App 3rd 04/28/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 49 | 0
The California Third District of the Court of Appeals on Friday released an opinion that explains the relationship between Medi-Cal, direct medical providers, defendants in workers' compensation cases and the rights of those various parties before the WCAB. In Boehm & Assocs. v. WCAB (No. C0...Read More
MT WCC - Stavenjord Fees to be Withheld 04/28/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 40 | 0
The Montana Workers' Compensation Court (MWCC) late last week issued an opinion holding that Liberty Northwest and Liberty Mutual, and all Plan II insurers and Plan I self-insured employers are authorized to withhold amounts claimed by petitioner's counsel in the Stavenjord case as attorney fees fro...Read More
Medicare FAQ: All Lump Sums Targeted 04/28/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 270 | 0
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Department of Health and Human Services last week issued their Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) on workers' compensation and the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) Act. The Medicare regions received the FAQ's last Monday afternoon and workcompcentr...Read More
Medical Pay for Performance Seminar 8/11-12 04/25/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 70 | 0
In an effort to demonstrate value, healthcare purchaser, payer and provider executives are beginning to structure contracts with incentives to reward high quality care. While this national trend has not yet hit the work comp markets in any large scale, emerging developments and ideas may transcend t...Read More
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