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Bill Proposes Giving DWC Authority to Penalize Uninsured Employers 02/12/2016
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 1125 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Alaska Division of Workers' Compensation, rather than the Workers' Compensation Board, would be allowed to assess penalties against uninsured employers that fail to abide stop-work orders and businesses that misclassify workers as independent contractors under a bill introduced in the...Read More
House Passes Bill to Bar Workers Fired for Misconduct from Collecting TD 02/12/2016
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 1823 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
The New Mexico House of Representatives passed a bill that would prohibit workers fired for misconduct after returning from an injury from going back on temporary disability or using modifiers to increase their permanent disability benefits. Lawmakers on Feb. 9 voted 36-27 to pass ...Read More
Coventry's Medical Director to Join ACOEM Board 02/12/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 1335 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Dr. Melissa Bean, medical director at Coventry, has been elected to the board of directors of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. ACOEM will install Bean and other new board members during its annual membership meeting on April 12. The remainder of the board m...Read More
Connecticut Announces its 10th Captive Insurer 02/12/2016
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 421 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A specialty concrete company based in New York is establishing a captive insurance operation in Connecticut. RCX Insurance Co., the captive insurance operation of RC Structures of Syosset, New York, is the 10th licensed captive insurer in Connecticut. The move was announced Thursday by Co...Read More
Governor Names Interim Director of Insurance Department 02/12/2016
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 445 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed three different leaders for the state Department of Insurance since August 2015, most recently naming Leslie Hess interim director of the agency. Hess has 25 years of experience in the insurance and financial services industries, the Insurance Departm...Read More
Thomas Considine is NCOIL's New CEO 02/12/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 3354 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The National Conference of Insurance Legislators has named Thomas Considine as the organization’s chief executive officer. ...Read More

Senate Passes Bill to Divert Comp Fund Tax Revenues to Budget Shortfall 02/12/2016
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 1348 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The West Virginia state Senate voted unanimously Thursday to approve a bill that will take $92 million in revenues from a tax on coal and natural gas producers that had been dedicated to paying off the debts of the state's workers' compensation fund to make up for a shortfall in the state...Read More

Chemical Hazards Bring $72,100 in OSHA Fines 02/12/2016
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 419 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A New Jersey chemical manufacturer is facing $72,100 in fines after the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration found workers fire and explosion hazards. ...Read More
OSHA Issues 25 Citations to Railcar Repair Firm 02/12/2016
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 454 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Fall hazards, exposure to moving parts and lack of personal protection equipment and safety training led to $59,200 in proposed penalties against a railcar repair service, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration said. OSHA cited Warren Railcar Services in Warren, Pennsylvan...Read More
Former DOT Employee to Pay Restitution for Double Dipping 02/12/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 1702 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former New York state worker must pay $9,940.49 in restitution and serve three years of probation after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of workers' compensation fraud, the state attorney general's office said. Corey Cragnolin of Rochester resigned from his position with ...Read More
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