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Workers' Compensation News

Slide in Workers' Comp Rates Noted in March 04/11/2006
State: NA | Segment: Business | 258 | 0
Workers' compensation rates were off 7% in March as property and casualty insurance rates continued to soften across all lines, an online insurance exchange reported Monday. The rates across all property and casualty lines were down 6% in March, which MarketScout noted was a slight softeni...Read More
SRS Appoints Vice President for Benchmarking 04/11/2006
State: NA | Segment: People | 286 | 0
Specialty Risk Services announced that it has hired Stephen R. DiCenso as vice president and actuary for the company's Benchmarking Division. Based in SRS' headquarters in Hartford, Conn., DiCenso will be responsible for overseeing the actuarial services of SRS providing statistical analys...Read More
S.D. High Court Finds Willful Misconduct 04/10/2006
State: SD | Segment: Courts | 345 | 0
The Supreme Court of South Dakota affirms denial of workers' compensation benefits based on the injured employee's willful refusal to utilize a safety mechanism. In Holscher v. Valley Queen Cheese Factory , No. 2006 SD 35, 04/05/2006, Chris Holscher was injured as the result of a ch...Read More
Slim Pickings in Hunt for Good Guidelines 04/10/2006
State: NA | Segment: Politics | 268 | 0 | Popular with Legal
As California discovered and Texas is now learning, there's no easy way to meet demands by state lawmakers that workers' comp treatment conform to objective, evidence-based guidelines. According to a California study, there just aren't any good, comprehensive guidelines out there. And in ...Read More
Sago Mine Corrects Numerous Alleged Violations 04/10/2006
State: NA | Segment: Safety | 300 | 0
The operator of the Sago Mine in West Virginia reported Friday has corrected more than 100 electrical citations issued by federal inspectors looking into a New Year's explosion that killed a dozen miners, the company announced Friday. The federal Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA...Read More
Self-Insurers Note Recent Appointments 04/10/2006
State: MI | Segment: Business | 144 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Michigan Self-Insurers Association posted recent state appointments to its Web site. Those appointments include the Workers' Compensation Board of Magistrates and the Workers' Compensation Appellate Commission. MSIA noted that Jennifer Crawford of Grand Haven, attorney and part...Read More
SmartComp Adds Two to Executive Team 04/10/2006
State: NA | Segment: People | 375 | 0
SmartComp, a workers' compensation physical medicine network, on friday announced that it has hired Chris Feeney as executive vice president of sales and marketing and Ken Hannigan as senior vice president of development. Feeney is responsible for all corporate and revenue growth, managing ...Read More
Study OKs Hanford Site's Self-Insurance 04/10/2006
State: WA | Segment: Regulatory | 134 | 0
A study commissioned by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries concluded the Hanford Site's workers' compensation system meets state standards for self-insurers but could be improved in a number of areas. The study was conducted by Miller and Miller of Seattle. L...Read More
San Quentin Officer Arrested for Comp Fraud 04/07/2006
State: CA | Segment: Fraud | 227 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Insurance Department announced Thursday the arrest of a correctional officer on workers' compensation fraud charges. Sgt. Steven Michael Shadden, 32, was booked into the Sacramento County Jail with $115,000 bail, the department said in a press release. He was charged with one...Read More
Summit Hires Neyrey as Southwest Region Director 04/07/2006
State: LA | Segment: People | 184 | 0
Summit announced Thursday that it has hired Chris Neyrey to fill the company's new position of Southwest Region director of sales and agency relations. Neyrey will oversee Summit's sales operations in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas. Neyrey will be based in Summit's Ba...Read More
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