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Advisory Council Meeting July 20 07/13/2016
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 553 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 69 min read
The New Mexico Advisory Council on Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Disease Disablement is meeting July 20 in Albuquerque. The advisory council is scheduled to discuss independent medical examinations and an ongoing workers’ compensation system study. Members will also t...Read More
 
 

Advisers Say New Drug Formulary Will Reduce System Costs by Nearly 3% 07/13/2016
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 517 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 132 min read
The implementation of a drug formulary this year will save 2.7% in overall system costs, the Tennessee Advisory Council on Workers’ Compensation states in its annual report. ...Read More
 
 

Award to Widow Must Be Based on Worker's AWW at Time of Injury 07/12/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 496 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an award of benefits for a worker's death from complications of surgery related to an industrial injury 12 years earlier had to be calculated using the worker's average weekly wage at the time of his injury. ...Read More
 
 
AASCIF Conference Set for Salt Lake City 07/12/2016
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 800 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
The American Association of State Compensation Insurance Funds is holding its annual meeting July 23-27 in Salt Lake City. The conference will include educational sessions in several areas such as audit, claims, communications, underwriting and national issues. In the area of...Read More
 
 

Applied Underwriters Pushing Court to Enforce EquityComp Document Invalidated by CDI 07/11/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1506 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
A Berkshire Hathaway affiliate on Friday asked a federal court to halt a civil case alleging fraud and unfair business practices relating to its EquityComp program and enforce a mandatory arbitration clause contained in a side agreement the California Departme...Read More
 
 

A Tougher Bill, Mandating Checks to Fight Opioid Abuse, Cycles Through Assembly 07/11/2016
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1149 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
A bill that would require California's doctors to consult a drug-monitoring database before prescribing controlled substances has garnered broad support from state and national organizations invested in decreasing opioid abuse. ...Read More
 
 
A.M. Best: Resurgent Catastrophe Losses Hit P/C Industry in Q1 07/11/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 406 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
High levels of catastrophe losses led to a deterioration of underwriting results for the U.S. property and casualty industry in the first quarter of 2016, according to an A.M. Best report. The industry posted an underwriting gain of $2.1 billion for the quarter, down from $3.9 billion in ...Read More
 
 

Ambulance Company Faces $290K in OSHA Fines 07/11/2016
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 501 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 70 min read
An ambulance company in Altamont, Illinois, that allegedly failed to follow guidelines to protect workers from blood-borne pathogens has received citations for 24 safety violations from the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. ...Read More
 
 

Auto Parts Maker's Failure to Guard Machines Yields $75,000 OSHA Fine 07/08/2016
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 1138 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 17 min read
A Kansas City auto parts plant didn't guard machines, monitor noise or label chemicals on the factory floor, leading to a federal inspection that yielded a $75,000 fine, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Kansas City area office announced. ...Read More
 
 
American Financial Group Raises Offer for Stake in National Interstate 07/07/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 449 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
American Financial Group Inc. has increased its offer to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of National Interstate Corp. that are not currently owned by AFG’s wholly owned subsidiary, Great American Insurance Co., to $32 per share in cash. The offer is a $2 per share ...Read More
 
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