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Sedgwick Hires VP of Inclusion and Social Responsibility 02/18/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 1649 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. has hired Ericka DeBruce to serve as the company’s vice president of engagement, inclusion and social responsibility. ...Read More
CIRMA Sees Drop in Frequency, Severity of Claims 02/18/2016
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 423 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Connecticut Interlocal Risk Management Agency, a workers’ compensation insurance pool, saw a decrease in the frequency and severity of claims in 2014-15, according to the agency’s ...Read More

Code of Civil Procedure's Savings Provision Is Inapplicable to Comp Claims 02/18/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 459 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that the savings provision of the Code of Civil Procedure for lawsuits that have been dismissed for want of prosecution does not apply to workers' compensation claims. ...Read More
Eastern Claims Conference Set for March 13 02/18/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 332 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Eastern Claims Conference, an educational conference focusing on life, disability, health, and accidental death and dismemberment claims management, is scheduled for March 13-15 at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City. Conference topics include preparation for depositions, chron...Read More
Comp Commission Postpones Argument on Whether ERISA Governs Opt-Out Plans 02/18/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 909 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Commission has pushed back the date for oral argument over whether employers who opt out of the state comp system are subject to the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Bob Burke, the attorney for Judy Pilkington and Jonnie Vasquez, said...Read More
L&I Announces Grant Funding for Safety, Return-to-Work Projects 02/18/2016
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 318 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Washington Department of Labor & Industries is accepting applications from employers for safety and health grants that help employers improve safety. L&I said in a press release that it is accepting applications for its Safety and Health Investment Projects until April 22. In ...Read More

1st DCA Says Police Department Must Pay for Diagnostic Tests for Injured Officer 02/18/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 429 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Florida appellate court ruled that a police department was liable for the costs of the diagnostic testing ordered by a doctor after one of its officers passed out during a training exercise. ...Read More

Legislature Passes Bill on Concurrent Wages 02/18/2016
State: SD | Segment: NORTH | 323 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill that clarifies how wages should be calculated for South Dakota claimants who work more than one job has passed both the House of Representatives and Senate without a single vote in opposition. ...Read More
Manager Resigns After Allegations of Bombs, Defecation Come to Light in Comp Hearings 02/18/2016
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 492 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The manager of a rural Colorado water district who promoted an employee despite complaints that he detonated makeshift bombs and attempted to defecate on co-workers has resigned from his post, the ...Read More
Employers Net Income Dips in 4th Quarter, Full Year 02/18/2016
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Employers Holdings on Wednesday reported net income of $26.7 million for the quarter that ended on Dec. 31, 2015, down 8% from $29.1 million from the final quarter of 2014. For the full year, the Reno, Nevada-based carrier reported net income of $94.4 million, 6% less than the $100.7 mill...Read More
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