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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 | 385 | 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 | 605 | 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

Court Upholds Award of Death Benefits to Widow of Worker 07/13/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 488 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that the widow of a worker with a host of health problems was entitled to an award of death benefits because there was competent evidence to support a finding that the worker's industrially caused asbestosis had contributed to his demise. ...Read More

Worker Fired for Reporting Mold Gets $105,000 in Lawsuit Against Company 07/13/2016
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 558 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A woman who was fired for reporting a serious mold hazard at her Biglerville workplace will receive $105,000 to settle her discrimination lawsuit and worker's compensation claim, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced. ...Read More
State WCB to Move Central Office 07/13/2016
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 503 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 78 min read
Maine's Workers' Compensation Board is moving its central office five miles up the road, from the Deering Building at 90 Blossom Lane to leased space at 442 Civic Center Drive. The board will occupy Suite 100. Only the physical location is changing. The board's phone number, f...Read More

Barry Peters Joins Alliant Americas as Executive Vice President 07/13/2016
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 493 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Insurance brokerage firm Alliant has hired Barry Peters to lead its Alliant Americas division, which provides businesses with risk management, insurance and consulting services, ...Read More
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