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2 Plead Guilty to Illegally Cashing Checks for Undocumented Workers 07/11/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 506 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
Two Broward County men — one already serving time for workers' compensation fraud — pleaded guilty to conspiring to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business. ...Read More

OSHA: Worker's Death at Tonawanda Coke Was Preventable 07/11/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 427 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 70 min read
A New York worker who died after getting pulled into the rotating shaft of a coal elevator six months ago was not properly trained, OSHA’s Buffalo office has determined. ...Read More
A.M. Best: Resurgent Catastrophe Losses Hit P/C Industry in Q1 07/11/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 412 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
High levels of catastrophe losses led to a deterioration of underwriting results for the U.S. property and casualty industry in the first quarter of 2016, according to an A.M. Best report. The industry posted an underwriting gain of $2.1 billion for the quarter, down from $3.9 billion in ...Read More

Vendor Gets $700,000 Even Though Workers' Comp Contract Was Canceled 07/11/2016
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 705 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
A poorly negotiated contract between a Houston vendor and the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission could cost taxpayers $700,000. Met...Read More

State Senator Becomes Workers' Compensation Administrative Law Judge 07/11/2016
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 748 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
A former state senator officially became a workers' compensation administrative law judge after Gov. Jay Nixon confirmed his appointment last week. ...Read More

Governor Signs Bill Increasing Work Comp Penalties 07/11/2016
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 531 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
Hawaii employers will face higher fines for not carrying mandatory workers’ compensation coverage, and carriers could be hit with bigger penalties for not paying benefits as prescribed by law under a bill signed by Gov. David Ige. ...Read More

Ambulance Company Faces $290K in OSHA Fines 07/11/2016
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 508 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 70 min read
An ambulance company in Altamont, Illinois, that allegedly failed to follow guidelines to protect workers from blood-borne pathogens has received citations for 24 safety violations from the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. ...Read More
Officer Trainee Who Injured Knee Playing Football Pleads Guilty to WC Fraud 07/11/2016
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 501 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
A former corrections officer trainee who collected workers' compensation benefits from the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office injured himself while playing football, not during training, ...Read More

Fitch: Workers' Comp Losses Expected Next Year After Period of Profit 07/11/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 540 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
After many years of losses, underwriting performance for the workers’ compensation line generated a significant profit in the U.S. in 2015, according to a new report from Fitch Ratings. ...Read More
Cobbs Allen Opens Office in Houston 07/11/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 430 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 24 min read
Cobbs Allen, a risk management firm specializing in commercial insurance, employee benefits, personal insurance and alternative risk financing services, is opening an office in Houston this month. Three senior vice presidents will lead the Houston office. They are Josh Kirklin, previously...Read More
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