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Workers' Compensation News

BWC Offers Cash Prizes to Innovative Businesses 09/04/2015
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 407 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Safety innovations can be worth as much as $6,000 to a creative Ohio business. Entries in the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation’s annual safety innovation contest offering cash prizes between $1,000 and $6,000 are due by Sept. 30, ...Read More
BWC Says Investigations Netted $60.5 Million 09/01/2015
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 463 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Special Investigations Department of the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation announced last week it has identified $60.5 million in savings for the Ohio State Insurance Fund related to fraud committed by claimants, employers and medical providers during the past year. The investi...Read More
BWC Proposes 9% Reduction in Public Employer Rates 08/31/2015
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 359 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation Administrator and Chief Executive Officer Steve Buehrer proposed a 9% reduction in workers' compensation rates charged to public employers starting Jan. 1. If approved, public employers will have seen rates go down an average of 26.5% since 201...Read More
Bill Impacting WC Rate Filings Takes Effect Sept. 1 08/28/2015
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 419 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill that allows the Texas Insurance Department to keep proprietary and trade secret information in workers' compensation rate filings confidential is among several bills impacting the insurance industry that will take effect on Sept. 1, according to a ...Read More
Broker Gets 6 Months in Jail for Pocketing Premiums 08/27/2015
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 499 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Northern California broker was sentenced to six months in jail for embezzling more than $30,000 in insurance premiums, the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office announced. Ernie B. Morris, 46, pleaded no contest to 13 counts of identity theft, grand theft and theft of f...Read More
Bureau Accepting Only Electronic Assigned Risk Plan Filings After Sept. 8 08/26/2015
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 341 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The New Jersey Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau will launch an electronic system to submit applications for coverage through the state's assigned risk plan on Sept. 8. The bureau said it will not accept any paper applications for the Workers' Compensation Insurance Plan t...Read More
Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Providing False Proof of Coverage 08/24/2015
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 389 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Twinsburg, Ohio, business owner has pleaded guilty to lying to customers about having workers' compensation coverage and been ordered to pay more than $3,587.63 in restitution to the state Bureau of Workers' Compensation. The Summit County Court of Common Pleas sentenced Richard...Read More

Blocked Emergency Exit Leads to OSHA Sanctions 08/18/2015
State: CT | Segment: EAST | 349 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A continuing pattern of storeroom safety hazards has led to the second citation in four years Thursday against Family Dollar Stores of Connecticut by th...Read More
Board Suspends Doctor Convicted of DWI 08/17/2015
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 500 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board has temporarily suspended the authorization of a New York City physician convicted in November 2013 of driving while intoxicated in East Hampton, New York. SWCB Chairman Robert Beloten said in a ...Read More

Bumble Bee to Pay $6M for Safety Violations 08/14/2015
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 636 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Bumble Bee Foods agreed to pay $1.5 million in restitution to the family of a California man who was cooked to death in an industrial cooker as ...Read More
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