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Employer Not Liable for Unpaid Balance of PTD Award After Worker Died 07/13/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: MD | Segment: Top | 507 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
Maryland's highest court this week unanimously ruled that a worker's daughter was not entitled to the balance of his disability benefits after he died for reasons unconnected to his industrial injury. ...Read More

SAWCA's 68th Annual Convention Set for July 25-29 07/13/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 776 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
The Southern Association of Workers' Compensation Administrators will hold its 68th Annual Convention July 25-29 at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in Destin, Florida. ...Read More

Survey: More P&C Insurers Using Predictive Analytics, but 25% Doubt Efficacy 07/13/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 720 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
More property and casualty insurers are using predictive analytics in underwriting this year, though a portion of them doubt the tool's efficacy, Valen Analytics' second annual survey found. ...Read More

BrickStreet Will Keep A- Financial Strength Rating After HM Acquisition 07/13/2016
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 414 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
BrickStreet Mutual Insurance Group will retain its A- (excellent) financial strength rating after acquiring HM Insurance Group's workers' compensation block of business, insurance rating source A.M. Best announced. ...Read More

WCA Reports Slight Increase in Premiums in 2015 07/13/2016
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 435 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
Carriers earned $290.1 million in premiums in 2015, about 1% more than the $287.1 million earned in 2014, according to the New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration’s latest annual report. ...Read More

Certificate Verifying Insurance Coverage Wasn't Contract for Indemnification 07/13/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 704 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that a certificate of insurance verifying coverage is not evidence of an agreement to indemnify the certificate holder for claims brought by an insured’s employee against the holder, as a matter of law. ...Read More
Advisory Council Meeting July 20 07/13/2016
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 559 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 69 min read
The New Mexico Advisory Council on Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Disease Disablement is meeting July 20 in Albuquerque. The advisory council is scheduled to discuss independent medical examinations and an ongoing workers’ compensation system study. Members will also t...Read More
BBSI Back in Compliance With Nasdaq Requirements 07/13/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 382 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
Barrett Business Services Inc. is back in compliance with Nasdaq listing standards, the company announced on Monday. BBSI had been out of compliance with Nasdaq’s listing standards for failing to timely file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission its 10-Q report for quarte...Read More

Employer Can Take Offset of Comp Benefits for Wages Paid to Employee on Leave 07/13/2016
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 526 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
Maryland's intermediate appellate court ruled that a worker who used his accrued sick and personal leave time to cover his period of disability after an injury was still subject to having his comp benefits reduced to offset his employer's payment of his full salary while he was on le...Read More
Industrial Commission Meeting Thursday 07/13/2016
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 603 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 170 min read
The Industrial Commission of Arizona will map out plans for 2016 during a Thursday meeting in Prescott. Most of the agenda is focused on approving proposed penalties for uninsured employers or for safety violations. The commission is scheduled to discuss possible fines for six employers a...Read More
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