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Study: Medical Spending No Influence on Outcomes 02/23/2006
State: NA | Segment: Medicine | 247 | 0
Injured workers in states that spent more money on medical treatment reported worse outcomes than states that spend less money, according to a study to be released today by the Workers' Compensation Research Institute. The report says that of 12 states studied, Florida, California, Tennes...Read More
S.C. Panel OKs Shrinking Second Injury Fund 02/23/2006
State: SC | Segment: Politics | 142 | 0
A South Carolina House subcommittee approved a bill Wednesday that could rescue the Second Injury Fund from the chopping block and cut its annual losses by an estimated 95%. The House Labor, Commerce and Industry subcommittee approved House Bill 4427, which stops short of eliminating the i...Read More
Senator's Bill Would Help Gulf War Veterans With MS 02/23/2006
State: NA | Segment: Politics | 86 | 0
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray of Washington met this week with Gulf War veterans to discuss a piece of legislation that would make veterans with multiple sclerosis eligible for disability, regardless of how long it takes to diagnose. The VA automatically grants a disability rating to any solider w...Read More
Safeco Speeds Quotes Using InsuranceNoodle XML 02/23/2006
State: NA | Segment: Business | 90 | 0
Seattle-based insurer Safeco has added InsuranceNoodle's newly developed XML electronic quoting capability, reaching InsuranceNoodle's network of independent insurance agents with Safeco quotes for small-commercial accounts within 10 seconds. InsuranceNoodle has implemented XML quoting for ...Read More
South Dakota Issues Bulletin Addressing Rating Program 02/22/2006
State: SD | Segment: Regulatory | 96 | 0
The South Dakota Division of Insurance issued a bulletin on Tuesday addressing rules applicable to the state's Schedule Rating Program effective March 1, 2006. The Schedule Rating Plan is optional, the division notes. Changes made to the program include: --Risks of all pre...Read More
S.C. Business Owners Favor Big Changes 02/21/2006
State: SC | Segment: Politics | 47 | 0
South Carolina's small-business advocate said a survey of members showed solid support for shifting the balance in workers' compensation. According to the recently completed The National Federation of Independent Business/South Carolina survey, nine out of 10 members who responded favor ch...Read More
Small Loss-Cost Decreases OK'd for Nevada 02/21/2006
State: NV | Segment: Regulatory | 178 | 0
The Nevada Insurance commissioner announced that she has approved an average decrease of 0.3% for workers' compensation voluntary insurance loss costs and an average decrease of 1.8% for assigned risk rates. The changes are effective for policies with anniversary rating dates on or after M...Read More
Senate Delay of Asbestos Bill Disappoints AIA 02/16/2006
State: NA | Segment: Politics | 84 | 0
The American Insurance Association (AIA) on Wednesday urged the U.S. Senate not to shelve national asbestos litigation reform after the chamber delayed debate on a bill that critics say is underfunded and would wind up costing U.S. taxpayers billions to bail out. The full Senate voted Wed...Read More
State Fund Raises $102K for United Way 02/14/2006
State: CA | Segment: Business | 293 | 0
California State Compensation Insurance Fund employees have raised over $102,000 in donations for United Way in its annual Bay Area California State Employees Charitable Campaign Drive, the insurer announced Monday. "I'm pleased at our employees' commitment to make a positive impact in t...Read More
Safety Council Introduces New VP for Global Affairs 02/14/2006
State: NA | Segment: People | 77 | 0
The National Safety Council has appointed Government Services Executive Director Leo Carey to a newly created position over international affairs. Carey, who held his government services title since joining the council in 1998, has nearly 30 years' experience in national and international ...Read More
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