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February 2014

February 2, 2014 - Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Comp Cracks Down on Pain Pills
February 1, 2014 - NFL Workers' Comp Victory Comes At A Price

January 2014

January 21, 2014 - N.M. comp bill would deny benefits to workers under the influence
January 20, 2014 - Brothel's insurance claim rejected over bikie links
January 16, 2014 - Wal-Mart violated employees' rights after protests: NLRB
January 14, 2014 - CCC: How Vehicle Age, New Sales Affect Claims Severity, Frequency
January 10, 2014 - Prickly Liability Issues: Purposely Distract a Driver or Help an Adulterer - Who Will Pay?
January 10, 2014 - Ohio Roofer Admits to Human Trafficking, Tax and Insurance Fraud
January 10, 2014 - Former Texas Workers’ Comp Claims Chief Admits Stealing $500,000
January 8, 2014 - Worker sued employer too late for lapse in workers comp policy: Court
January 5, 2014 - Employers reduce workers comp costs by encouraging employee fitness
January 2, 2014 - Worker at increased risk from stairway use due comp benefits: Court

December 2014

December 29, 2014 - Rumored sale of Sedgwick could be valued at more than $2 billion. Potential deal may be tied to comp firming.

December 2013

December 27, 2013 - Pro Basketball Player’s Workers’ Comp Claim Rejected by California Court
December 20, 2013 - Sedgwick on the block for more than $2 billion: Sources
December 20, 2013 - State sells $370 million in bonds to resolve workers compensation claims
December 11, 2013 - Man ordered to pay $4.2 million for workers compensation fraud
December 11, 2013 - Resolution of workers comp claim does not prevent related negligence suit
December 10, 2013 - Ruby Tuesday to settle EEOC class action age discrimination lawsuit
December 9, 2013 - OFF BEAT: Marathon-running chiropractor faces prison time for fraud
December 2, 2013 - Confessions of an Insurance Subrogation Attorney
December 2, 2013 - 10 Strategies to Combat the Rx Abuse Epidemic - An Insurer's Perspective

November 2013

November 26, 2013 - Medical Bill Review and Claims: The Devil is in the Details
November 26, 2013 - Progressive Chairman Peter Lewis dies
November 26, 2013 - Former NHL players sue over concussion-related injuries
November 24, 2013 - Expect Big Impact on Workers Comp from Obesity Classification
November 20, 2013 - RICO Claim Against AIG for Workers' Comp
November 20, 2013 - Gallagher Bassett worker can proceed with tort claim for shoulder injury
November 20, 2013 - Workers compensation insurers see improved financial results: NCCI
November 19, 2013 - RMS: Midwest Storms Could Cost $1 Billion
November 18, 2013 - Tornadoes, Severe Storms Devastate Midwest
November 18, 2013 - NICB: Third Quarter 2013 Questionable Claims Increase 24% from 2011
November 14, 2013 - WCRI: Workers’ Compensation Costs Per Claim Moderating in Pennsylvania
November 11, 2013 - Insurer subrogation must start while work comp claim is pending: Court
November 8, 2013 - State Compensation Insurance Fund's lawsuit against Michael Drobot
November 8, 2013 - FBI: California Senator Tied up in Workers’ Comp Fraud
November 8, 2013 - FBI: California state senator aided alleged multimillion-dollar fraud
November 8, 2013 - Gerald Paul, M.D. Obituary
November 8, 2013 - State panel rejected injury claim by NFL's Dorsett
November 6, 2013 - Illinois passes same-sex marriage legislation
November 4, 2013 - No ‘undue pressure’ exerted on Zurich CFO prior to death: FINMA

October 2013

October 31, 2013 - California limits workers' compensation claims by professional athletes, including former NFL players with concussion-related injuries
October 30, 2013 - Compensation claim for rough sex falls over at High Court
October 28, 2013 - Penn States settles with 26 Sandusky victims for $59.7M
October 25, 2013 - Third Party Right For Direct Claim Against Liability Insurer
October 24, 2013 - UC Davis cop who pepper-sprayed protesters gets $38,000 comp settlement
October 22, 2013 - Dog vs. onion rings and other wild pet insurance claims
October 21, 2013 - Attorney sued over work comp case denies allegations
October 17, 2013 - Public portion: Gloucester County Freeholders settle workers' comp claims, OK $600K Hazard Mitigation grant
October 15, 2013 - Arizona Cardinals case part of big changes for workers’ comp claims in pro sports
October 13, 2013 - Lawsuit claims chemical spill at Armstrong caused worker's neurological disorder
October 9, 2013 - Gov. Jerry Brown signs athlete workers' comp bill
October 9, 2013 - California limits workers’ compensation for out-of-state athletes
October 9, 2013 - New Law Limits Workers' Compensation for Out-of-State Athletes
October 4, 2013 - New York Second in Nation for Questionable Workers’ Compensation Claims
October 4, 2013 - New Study Examines Workers’ Comp Claims Leaders’ Key Operational Issues
October 3, 2013 - Health care reform law may be boosting Calif. workers comp claims
October 3, 2013 - Jackson case will change the tune for concert, artist insurance
October 1, 2013 - Preventing Bad Faith with Active Claims Management
October 1, 2013 - Top 5 Most Likely States for Deer Collisions

September 2013

September 30, 2013 - The Changing Landscape of Defective Construction Claims and Commercial General Liability Policies
September 27, 2013 - Workers’ Comp Costs Could Rise for Missouri Businesses
September 24, 2013 - Questionable workers' compensation claims on the rise, study finds
September 23, 2013 - Social Media Spies Helping Sacramento Crackdown On Fraudulent Worker Comp Claims
September 23, 2013 - Severance pay cannot be used to waive workers comp claim: Court
September 19, 2013 - Dog owners, insurance companies clash over whether insurers can dump a policy if pit bull lives on homeowner's property
September 18, 2013 - The Great Recession’s Effect on Workers’ Comp Claims Frequency: NCCI
September 17, 2013 - Former Walmart worker claims she was wrongfully accused of stealing cakes
September 12, 2013 - Workers compensation claim frequency continues to decline: NCCI
September 12, 2013 - Workers compensation claim frequency continues to decline: NCCI
September 12, 2013 - Ackermann rejects blame for 'tragic' Wauthier suicide
September 11, 2013 - AIG seeks innovations in cyber risk, workers comp
September 11, 2013 - Tom de Swaan succeeds Ackermann as Zurich board chairman
September 9, 2013 - Bill limiting workers' comp claims by athletes is sent to governor
September 6, 2013 - Deion Sanders Filed for Workers’ Compensation for NFL Injuries Despite Bashing Concussion Lawsuit
September 6, 2013 - California bill limiting workers' comp claims by athletes advances
September 3, 2013 - 'Muscles' Davis workers' comp claims resurface

August 2013

August 29, 2013 - Government workers' compensation payments surge in New Orleans
August 27, 2013 - Calif. workers comp medical payments up 60% between 2005, 2011
August 26, 2013 - Ascent rolls out general liability add-on for small, mid-market firms
August 26, 2013 - Zurich Insurance Group CFO found dead at home
August 24, 2013 - Scranton probes firefighters' worker's compensation claim
August 22, 2013 - New Hampshire Court Outlines Drunk Defense in Workers’ Comp Claims
August 20, 2013 - Workers comp benefit costs rise on improving economy: Report
August 20, 2013 - CA Gov Signs Bill to Roll Back Prescription Copy Requirement
August 20, 2013 - Mom Plotted Baby Stroller Killing To Collect Insurance Money, Defense Claims
August 16, 2013 - Wells Fargo Insurance executive dies on business trip
August 16, 2013 - UC Davis cop fired over pepper spray expected to get comp benefits
August 15, 2013 - Department of Labor says continued drop in work comp claims bodes well for future rates
August 13, 2013 - Arthur J. Gallagher buys Bollinger for $276.5 million
August 13, 2013 - Rights of worker who failed to complete drug rehab not denied: Court
August 11, 2013 - Workers comp virtual conference focuses on how to reduce injury exposures
August 9, 2013 - The Hartford Broadens Professional Liability Offerings For Technology Companies
August 8, 2013 - AMA obesity classification could spike workers comp costs: Report
August 7, 2013 - 3.4% pure premium workers comp rate proposed for California
August 6, 2013 - Employers concerned about aging workforce: Study
August 5, 2013 - Ohio Supreme Court limits workers’ compensation psychological allowances
August 2, 2013 - Ill. employer lacking workers comp cover convicted of felony
August 1, 2013 - Iowa workers comp head sues governor for discrimination, partisanship

July 2013

July 30, 2013 - Aetna profit beats expectations as costs stay low
July 29, 2013 - ARAMARK’s Recipe for Containing Workers’ Comp Costs
July 29, 2013 - FPD Liability Claims At $228,032 In First Quarter
July 29, 2013 - The Public Eye: Sacramento County halts worker's comp to injured deputy
July 26, 2013 - Pepper spray cop files workers' comp claim
July 24, 2013 - Ron Beilke files workers compensation claim against Central Basin Municipal Water District
July 23, 2013 - Suit over pornographic emails not barred by workers comp exclusive remedy
July 22, 2013 - City worker can sue employer in co-worker rape case: Ohio Supreme Court
July 22, 2013 - Workplace Injuries Drop, but Claims of Employer Retaliation Rise
July 20, 2013 - Texas woman files Zoloft products liability claim in Phila. federal court, Pfizer defends pharmaceutical
July 19, 2013 - Maine trial of ex-selectwoman focuses on her workers' comp claims
July 17, 2013 - Gallagher Bassett names Gary Anderberg to lead claim analytics
July 17, 2013 - Man acquitted of workers comp fraud cannot sue insurer for bad faith
July 16, 2013 - No Bad Faith in the Workers’ Compensation Context
July 16, 2013 - Jed York and Laurence Baer: California's Workers Comp loophole for pro athletes hurts everyone
July 15, 2013 - Workers' Comp & Bad Faith: Unacceptable Oversights
July 12, 2013 - Fla. law that limits doctor dispensing cuts comp opioid usage: WCRI
July 12, 2013 - Zurich settles workers comp arbitration dispute with California
July 10, 2013 - Settlements reached in NFL workers comp claims in California
July 10, 2013 - Did This Medical Witness Defraud Thousands of Worker's Compensation Claims? (UPDATED)
July 9, 2013 - Jury rejects woman's claim of injury caused by falling candy dispenser
July 6, 2013 - Ohio Workers' Comp: Checks Are In The Mail
July 6, 2013 - R.I. high court will review the $1.07-million workers’ comp ruling in The Station fire case
July 5, 2013 - New Mexico Workers' Compensation Laws May Exploit Dairy Workers
July 2, 2013 - Lien Fees Working Out in California Workers’ Comp

June 2013

June 30, 2013 - Workers’ compensation claims usually cost more
June 25, 2013 - Del. bill requires listing job options for hurt workers
June 25, 2013 - Workers comp pricing to improve throughout 2013: Fitch
June 24, 2013 - Aging Workforce Changes Workers’ Compensation Trends
June 17, 2013 - Fireman's Fund names Andrew Torrance as new CEO
June 6, 2013 - Michigan Pair Plead Guilty to Embezzling from Workers’ Comp TPA
June 6, 2013 - 'Price Is Right' Appearance Foils Postal Employee's Workers' Compensation Scam
June 5, 2013 - Actor Jim Carrey’s Biz Has WC Coverage, NYS Workers’ Comp Board Says
June 5, 2013 - Wisconsin Bus Driver Who Chased Passenger Gets Workers’ Comp
June 2, 2013 - Jim Carrey 'fined $72,000 for failing to obtain workers' compensation insurance for art studio employees'

May 2013

May 31, 2013 - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation board OKs $1B rebate to employers
May 30, 2013 - Workers' Compensation bill creates tension between municipalities and state legislators
May 28, 2013 - CA Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Comp Announces Injury and Illness Prevention Training for General Industry
May 24, 2013 - Ohio Firm Launches Program Aimed at Opioid Abuse in Workers’ Comp
May 23, 2013 - Techniques to Control Run-Away Cost of Narcotics in Workers Comp
May 20, 2013 - Former Alaska DOT worker charged with workers' comp fraud
May 20, 2013 - Bill Limits California Workers’ Comp for Pro Athletes
May 16, 2013 - Workers’ Comp Sees Encouraging Signs in 2012 Results: NCCI
May 14, 2013 - MO bill would create workers' comp database
May 13, 2013 - Delaware panel seeks change in workers' compensation oversight
May 9, 2013 - Scar on neck qualifies worker for facial disfiguration benefits
May 8, 2013 - Firefighter with cancer can receive workers comp benefits under Nevada law: Court
May 7, 2013 - Oklahoma workers comp opt-out measure signed into law
May 7, 2013 - Editorial: Pro athletes who shop for workers' comp
May 3, 2013 - Workers comp claims by professional athletes may be limited in Calif.
May 3, 2013 - California overreacts to NFL workers’ compensation loophole
May 3, 2013 - League decries “rampant abuse” of California workers’ compensation system
May 2, 2013 - RIMS Rundown VIDEO: RIMS 2013 Wrap-up

April 2013

April 30, 2013 - Tennessee governor signs workers compensation reform bill into law
April 26, 2013 - North Dakota Workers’ Comp Handling More Out-of-State Claims
April 24, 2013 - Sheriff: Video disproves jail officer's injury claim
April 24, 2013 - Cook County prison employee accused of phony workers' compensation claim
April 24, 2013 - Pro sports leagues win legislative round on workers' comp
April 23, 2013 - RIMS Rundown VIDEO: RIMS 2013 Day Two
April 23, 2013 - Injured worker due disability despite taking new job: Neb. high court
April 17, 2013 - Sedgwick expands in Blue Ash to handle Kroger Co. (KR) workers comp claims
April 17, 2013 - Pro Athletes Fight Limits on California Workers’ Comp
April 15, 2013 - Retired athletes to protest workers' compensation bill
April 15, 2013 - Ex-N.Y. Giants player, workers comp adjuster accused of work comp fraud
April 15, 2013 - NFLPA to protest Calif. bill blocking out-of-state workers comp claims
April 11, 2013 - Liability Insurance Spikes of 10 Percent Seen
April 11, 2013 - Supreme Court rejects man’s claim for more in Workers’ Comp case
April 11, 2013 - Workers' comp changes will only hurt
April 10, 2013 - Union groups fight TN workers' comp overhaul
April 10, 2013 - Michael D. Drobot-Owned Pacific Hospital and Pharmacy Raided by Feds Suspecting Fraud
April 8, 2013 - Record $5M in damages awarded in worker's insurance claim
April 5, 2013 - California Regulatory Changes Expected To Affect Workers’ Comp Costs
April 2, 2013 - Judge upholds Chiefs win in workers' comp case

March 2013

March 28, 2013 - Florida time limit on workers comp TDD benefits disputed
March 28, 2013 - Liberty Mutual, AIG settle workers comp assessment case
March 26, 2013 - Three NFL workers comp lawsuits consolidated in California
March 25, 2013 - Liberty Mutual leads workers compensation insurers in premiums: NAIC
March 22, 2013 - End pro athletes' abuse of California workers' comp system
March 22, 2013 - Crop insurance claims total $16B after widespread US drought; cost stirs debate in Congress
March 18, 2013 - Hundreds filing insurance claims after hail storm
March 15, 2013 - Maine's largest workers comp insurer leaving rates unchanged
March 14, 2013 - Trucker due temporary disability benefits despite driving history
March 12, 2013 - Maine insurance bureau approves 3.9 percent workers’ comp rate increase
March 10, 2013 - State mulls changes to worker's comp for sports teams
March 8, 2013 - Marsh Names Mark Walls Workers’ Comp Market Research Leader
March 3, 2013 - Editorial: California workers' comp for out-of-state pro athletes?
March 1, 2013 - California Bill Battles Workers’ Comp Claims from Athletes

February 2013

February 26, 2013 - Worker injured on third party's premises can proceed with Ky. tort suit
February 25, 2013 - Deadline Extended for Isaac Flood Insurance Claims
February 23, 2013 - Athletes cash in on California's workers' comp
February 14, 2013 - Lake Steven roofing contractor sentenced to 60 days for Workers' Comp fraud
February 14, 2013 - Town of Greenwich to shell out nearly $500K in workers' comp
February 14, 2013 - Workers’ Comp Tops Oklahoma Small-Business Agenda
February 14, 2013 - Sacramento Bee editorial says Texas is last in workers’ compensation coverage
February 11, 2013 - Indian casino employee can't receive double compensation
February 11, 2013 - Indicted Maine Ex-Official Received Workers Comp
February 11, 2013 - Ohio Attorney Who Employed Injured Worker Guilty of Workers’ Comp Fraud
February 4, 2013 - Ohio Tow Truck Operator Owes $20,000 for Workers’ Comp Fraud

January 2013

January 30, 2013 - Zurich has no duty to defend company that won't cooperate: Court
January 25, 2013 - Can Job Termination Agreements Be Negotiated as Part of Workers' Compensation Settlements in New Jersey?
January 21, 2013 - Conn. Considers Expanding Workers’ Comp to Help Emergency Workers
January 16, 2013 - Risk management veteran Christopher Mandel joins Sedgwick
January 16, 2013 - Pinnacol Assurance CEO Ken Ross resigns
January 14, 2013 - OFF BEAT: Gardener digs himself into a hole over workers comp claims
January 10, 2013 - Obama signs Medicare Secondary Payer Act
January 8, 2013 - Missouri's Barton Mutual Back from Near Insolvency After Joplin Tornado
January 7, 2013 - Illegal immigrants covered by Nebraska workers comp system: Court
January 5, 2013 - Workers comp benefits allowed for victim of hostage situation
January 4, 2013 - Death threat does not warrant workers compensation benefits: Court
January 2, 2013 - Conn. lawmakers consider workers comp measures in wake of shooting

December 2013

December 29, 2013 - Firms win workers’ comp suit

December 2012

December 28, 2012 - Missouri Republicans To Tackle Workers' Compensation
December 27, 2012 - Mo. Republicans to tackle workers' compensation, again
December 26, 2012 - N.C. Farmer Pleads Guilty to Million Dollar Crop Insurance Fraud
December 24, 2012 - Elias: Lawsuit slams back at 'junk' health insurance
December 20, 2012 - Montana Supreme Court upholds dismissal of lawsuit by same-sex couples
December 19, 2012 - Employee raped at work entitled to maximum workers comp benefits: Court
December 18, 2012 - Newtown schools' workers comp covered by public entity risk pool
December 18, 2012 - Addressing Risks in Public Spaces After Newtown
December 16, 2012 - Appeals court tosses workers' comp verdict
December 12, 2012 - Spouse of workers comp claimant entitled to payment for his care
December 12, 2012 - City Cop Gets $17,010 in Workers Comp Case
December 12, 2012 - Profile: Workers’ Comp Fraud Expert Takes Old School Approach to Fraud
December 6, 2012 - Workers' Comp Costs
December 5, 2012 - DOCs workers compensation claims rise
December 4, 2012 - Fewer Texas employers opting out of state workers comp system
December 4, 2012 - Washington workers comp advisory rates to remain flat in 2013
December 3, 2012 - AIG launches AIG Europe to consolidate European insurance operations
December 3, 2012 - Calif. insurance commissioner recommends 2.8% workers comp rate increase
December 3, 2012 - Workers Comp Rates Remain Unchanged Going Into New Year
December 3, 2012 - Former NJ construction manager pleads guilty to workers comp fraud

November 2012

November 30, 2012 - No increase in state workers’ comp in 2013
November 28, 2012 - Workers comp claimants' medical information released by former employee of Berkshire unit
November 27, 2012 - Calif. Couple’s Fake Knee Injury Plot Exposed; Leads to Convictions
November 26, 2012 - Couple Allegedly Worked While Collecting $220K In Workers' Comp
November 26, 2012 - Ex-workers' comp arbitrator sees license suspended
November 21, 2012 - Former insurance broker sentenced for trying to bribe N.J. school superintendent
November 21, 2012 - Coventry to pay $3 million to settle Medicare set-aside investigation
November 20, 2012 - Widow of workers comp claimant entitled to survivor benefits: Appeals court
November 20, 2012 - Worker's inability to speak English appropriately considered in disability ruling: Court
November 16, 2012 - New York workers comp board considers changes to medical treatment guidelines
November 14, 2012 - Wal-Mart, claims manager settle workers comp class action in Colorado
November 9, 2012 - Seen these workers' comp fraud billboards around?
November 8, 2012 - Medicare set-aside claims see faster resolution, thanks to new review firm
November 6, 2012 - Employers may seek injured workers' health information from doctors: Supreme Court
November 3, 2012 - Bloomfield Hills Car Accident Lawyer Urges Caution After Experts Predict Increased Deer Crashes In Michigan
November 2, 2012 - Workers compensation premiums to grow by 9% in 2012: NCCI
November 1, 2012 - Property/casualty industry will survive Sandy damages with short-term challenges: Moody's, S&P
November 1, 2012 - Former Penn State president charged with conspiracy related to Sandusky child abuse case

October 2012

October 31, 2012 - Sandy Could Be 3rd-Costliest Hurricane Ever; Insured Losses up to $15 Billion: AIR
October 31, 2012 - A PC360 Reporter’s Firsthand Experience with Sandy (W/ Slideshow)
October 31, 2012 - Liberty Mutual net income improves to more than $1 billion for nine-month period
October 30, 2012 - Slideshow: Sandy's Aftermath
October 30, 2012 - Exclusive remedy does not apply in death of worker during robbery: Appeals court
October 30, 2012 - Exclusive remedy does not apply in death of worker during robbery: Appeals court
October 29, 2012 - CNA posts $221 million in net income for third quarter
October 26, 2012 - Florida set to approve 6.1% workers compensation rate hike
October 22, 2012 - Who was the employer?
October 22, 2012 - Workers' Comp for Dying on Super Bowl Sunday
October 22, 2012 - Liability premium relief good for doctors, unsettling for insurers
October 19, 2012 - Report: California's workers' comp premiums are third highest in U.S.
October 18, 2012 - Comp costs could be improved
October 16, 2012 - Authorities Shut Down N.Y. Nightclub for Skimping on Workers’ Comp
October 15, 2012 - Indiana claim not barred by Wisconsin settlement for accident
October 12, 2012 - Southern California Educator Arrested For Workers’ Comp Fraud
October 11, 2012 - Former Disney employee accused of falsifying $120,000 in liability claims
October 11, 2012 - Alaska tops rankings of state workers compensation rates: Study
October 10, 2012 - California governor signs workers comp drug change, vetoes other comp bills
October 10, 2012 - Lawmakers seek more oversight of compound drugs after meningitis outbreak
October 5, 2012 - Workers’ Comp Rates Climbing, but More Rate Needed
October 5, 2012 - McQueary, Witness in Sandusky Case, Files Whistleblower Suit Against Penn State
October 2, 2012 - Calif. bill easing domestic worker qualification for workers comp vetoed
October 2, 2012 - BrickStreet Remains Biggest Workers’ Compensation Writer in West Virginia

September 2012

September 29, 2012 - Los Angeles spends more on LAPD workers' comp claims than for all others combined
September 27, 2012 - Calif. workers comp reforms prompts change to 2013 rate filing
September 25, 2012 - Same-sex partner seeks workers comp survivor benefits in Alaska case
September 20, 2012 - Multitask, Schmultitask: I'm Going to Single Task... The Insurance Ninja shares a dirty little secret: Doing multiple things at the same time means you are working subpar on everything you do.
September 20, 2012 - Calif. Workers’ Comp Reform Law at ‘Halftime’
September 18, 2012 - California workers comp reform measure signed into law
September 14, 2012 - N.Y. Workers’ Comp Assessments Remain Highest in Nation: Report
September 14, 2012 - Court: Add tips to pay in workers comp claim
September 10, 2012 - Insurer Groups Skeptical of Cost Savings in California’s New Workers’ Comp Bill
September 7, 2012 - Gov. Brown used political muscle to revive workers' comp bill
September 4, 2012 - Workers' comp reform bill headed to governor

August 2012

August 31, 2012 - 18.8% workers comp rate hike for Massachusetts rejected
August 29, 2012 - California workers' compensation overhaul bill races the clock
August 29, 2012 - Early Isaac Loss Estimates In; State Farm and Allstate Most Exposed
August 29, 2012 - Convicted of Faking SUV Robbery, Man Collapses In Court
August 29, 2012 - Claims that include opioid prescription more likely to become catastrophic: Report
August 28, 2012 - Gulf Coast Prepares for Isaac -- Slideshow
August 27, 2012 - Injured worker entitled to benefits for related mental illness: Court
August 23, 2012 - Workers make fewer claims for psychological illnesses
August 21, 2012 - State renews fight over workers’ comp
August 17, 2012 - Calif. Workers’ Comp Deal Gains Support of Government
August 16, 2012 - Workers compensation rates for employers likely to increase
August 14, 2012 - Workers' Compensation Deal Faces Fierce Opposition
August 14, 2012 - Workers' comp reform bill expected soon
August 13, 2012 - Insurer escapes liability for delay in paying worker's benefits
August 10, 2012 - IL Dept of Insurance reviewing reduction of workers compensation rate
August 9, 2012 - Workers’ Comp Deal in the Works for California
August 8, 2012 - 'Super' Independent Adjusters Pursue Education
August 7, 2012 - Retired NFL player cannot file for workers comp benefits in Calif.: Court
August 7, 2012 - Marsh & McLennan reports 4.6% increase in first-half revenues
August 6, 2012 - Workers' comp insurers may need to charge more in 2013
August 2, 2012 - Lawmakers need to keep close eye on workers' comp reforms
August 2, 2012 - AIG unit's workers compensation arbitration request denied

July 2012

July 31, 2012 - The Hartford To Sell Woodbury Financial Services To AIG
July 30, 2012 - Post-injury retirement is not 'abandonment of employment': Court
July 30, 2012 - Chubb to cull professional liability business
July 26, 2012 - Average workers comp claim duration rises to 149 days: NCCI
July 24, 2012 - State Farm: Home Policy Has No Coverage for Sandusky Defense
July 24, 2012 - Insurer ACE's profit rises 54% in first half of 2012
July 24, 2012 - Workers comp is exclusive remedy for widow of 'borrowed employee': Court
July 23, 2012 - Zurich to add 150 jobs in downtown Chicago
July 20, 2012 - Banning Costumes at Theaters; Other Risk Management Lessons from Colorado Shooting
July 19, 2012 - State caps on prescription drug prices reduce workers comp costs: WCRI
July 18, 2012 - Companies Turning to Captives to Ease Rising Workers' Comp Costs
July 18, 2012 - Contents Claims Solved: The Case of the Glass Statue
July 17, 2012 - AIG confirms it has been repaid its Maiden Lane equity share
July 13, 2012 - Cop who shot, killed suspect does not qualify for workers compensation: Court
July 13, 2012 - Worldwide insured catastrophe losses hit $12B for first half: Munich Re
July 12, 2012 - Penn State had no risk management review to stop Sandusky abuse: Report
July 12, 2012 - Penn State Report Offers Outs for Insurers, ‘Roadmap’ for Attorneys
July 11, 2012 - Lump-sum settlements encourage injured employees to return to work: WCRI
July 11, 2012 - Chubb estimates second-quarter catastrophe losses
July 10, 2012 - California workers comp opioid use drops to lowest level since 2007
July 10, 2012 - FDA approves plan to fight growing opioid abuse
July 9, 2012 - Florida High Court Lifts Solicitation Ban on Public Adjusters
July 6, 2012 - AIG sues U.S. for refund of overpaid taxes
July 6, 2012 - Insurance Claims Mount From Colorado Wildfires
July 6, 2012 - Illinois Department Of Insurance Places 2 Insurers Into Rehabilitation
July 3, 2012 - Analysts: AIG to See up to $5.8B from Maiden Lane III Securities Sales

June 2012

June 29, 2012 - Officer hit by car while walking to get coffee due workers comp: Ore. court
June 25, 2012 - No common law recourse against insurers in workers comp case: Texas high court
June 25, 2012 - Workers' comp changes haven't hit bottom lines yet
June 25, 2012 - Fitch: Workers’ Comp Results Dragging Down P&C Industry’s Combined Ratios
June 21, 2012 - Workers comp beneficiary did not commit fraud working for wife's business: Court
June 19, 2012 - Obesity affects duration of workers compensation benefits: NCCI
June 8, 2012 - Spouse denied survivor benefits after injured employee's overdose of pain medication
June 8, 2012 - AIG to pay nearly $1 million to Mississippi
June 8, 2012 - AIG to Pay $15.6 M to Calif. for Underreporting Workers’ Comp Payments
June 5, 2012 - Narcotics Usage, Price Rising In Workers Comp: NCCI
June 1, 2012 - AIG Must Pay $146.5 Million To Settle Alleged Workers' Comp Premium Underreporting

May 2012

May 17, 2012 - Why Workers' Comp Claimants Hire Attorneys
May 11, 2012 - Death Benefits Awarded To Widow Of Worker Who Died From Hydrocodone Overdose
May 10, 2012 - Report: Workers’ Comp Claim Age Biggest Driver of Pharmacy Trends
May 8, 2012 - Questionable Slip and Fall Claims Increase 12 Percent. Small Retailers May Be Prime Targets.
May 3, 2012 - Top Ten Roadblocks To Fighting Fraud
May 3, 2012 - Hartford Q1 Profit Falls 81% on Runoff Operations

April 2012

April 30, 2012 - Workers' Compensation Drug Tests Raise Costs, Questions...
April 30, 2012 - 58 Massachusetts Workers Were Killed On Job in 2011
April 25, 2012 - MMA Fighter Turned Workers’ Comp Fraudster
April 22, 2012 - Medicare Reform Bill Backers See Benefits For Workers Comp
April 15, 2012 - Workers Comp Payers Backing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
April 5, 2012 - California Workers' Compensation Bureau Seeks Midyear Rate Increase
April 4, 2012 - North Carolina Vows Crackdown On Workers' Compensation Scofflaws

March 2012

March 30, 2012 - CNA reduces midmarket workers comp, but ups offerings for small businesses: CFO
March 15, 2012 - Liberty Mutual ‘Disappointed’ at $450M AIG Workers’ Comp Settlement
March 7, 2012 - Lawyer Claims Highest Known Workers’ Comp Settlement in California History

February 2012

February 21, 2012 - Missouri Senate Passes Bill Expanding Workers’ Comp to Diseases
February 17, 2012 - Hearing Set In Settlement By Wal-Mart, Others In Workers Comp Class Action
February 7, 2012 - Liberty Mutual Insurance Webinar Highlights Predictive Modeling’s Key Role in Better Managing Total Workers Compensation Costs
February 7, 2012 - Hartford Profit Falls 79% On Workers' Comp, Investments

January 2012

January 26, 2012 - Airline Insurance Claims Drop 66%
January 24, 2012 - Train Kills Man Standing On Tracks South Of San Francisco
January 23, 2012 - Rise In California Workers Comp Indemnity Costs May Be Due To Recession: Study
January 10, 2012 - Top 5 workplace injury causes make up 72% of direct workers comp costs: Analysis
January 9, 2012 - Worker Injured On Break Entitled To Workers Comp benefits: Court
January 8, 2012 - New, Stronger Pain Medications Raise Concerns. Workers comp industry readies safeguards to avoid complications.
January 1, 2012 - Workers Comp Cost Drivers Addressed By Lawmakers -- States addressing repackaged drugs, opt-out provisions
January 1, 2012 - Claims Adjuster Overtime Ruling A Win For Employers, Insurers -- Court Overturns Nonexempt Status Of Claims Adjusters

December 2011

December 30, 2011 - Report: News Intl. Ups Fund to Settle Illegal Hacking Claims to $155 Million
December 29, 2011 - Melbourne Storms Declared Catastrophe; Full Year Insured Losses = $4.5 Billion
December 22, 2011 - Indiana AG: 64 Claimants Accept State Fair Settlement Offers
December 20, 2011 - Police: Man Gave Up Own Hand for Insurance Money -- A Meat Cleaver and Two Insurance Policies Totaling $1M
December 19, 2011 - Stormy Skies and Crystal Clear Data
December 14, 2011 - Willis Places Cat Bond for Calif. State Fund
December 7, 2011 - Berkley: Market Is Hardening; Good Companies Can Seize Opportunities
December 6, 2011 - Commercial Soft Market Has Ended, Says MarketScout
December 6, 2011 - Staffing company lays off nearly 500 in Illinois - Milwaukee-based temporary staffing company blames workers' compensation benefits in Illinois for layoffs
December 6, 2011 - Workers' Comp Wrestlemania: the Insurance Industry vs. the Dispensing Physicians
December 6, 2011 - Great American Insurance Acquires Two Texas Workers' Comp Firms
December 6, 2011 - Rogue Physicians' Impact On Medical Malpractice Claims

November 2011

November 27, 2011 - Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc.; THIRD-PARTY ADMINISTRATORS: Expertise, Mid-Market Buyers (tie); Expertise, Large Buyers
November 11, 2011 - Florida Paramedic Charged With Workers' Comp Fraud
November 11, 2011 - Penn State Sex Abuse Scandal: From the Start, a Risk Management Nightmare
November 4, 2011 - California Workers' Compensation Cost Benchmark, Hike Approved
November 4, 2011 - AIG Posts Wider 3Q Loss of $4.1 Billion
November 4, 2011 - Medicaid Fraud Puts End To Lavish Living - Former Clinic Owner Gets 50 Months

October 2011

October 31, 2011 - Benefits of Using Structured Settlements in Claims Negotiations
October 31, 2011 - Willis Halloween Special: Our Scariest Risk
October 28, 2011 - Up On The Roof - Investiators Catch Man in Act of Workers' Compensation Fraud
October 26, 2011 - Workers' Comp Insurer Agrees to Pay Joplin Injury Claim
October 25, 2011 - Accident Fund Will Cover Comp Claim for Joplin Tornado Survivor
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October 24, 2011 - Florida Workers' Compensation Insurance Rates Hiked
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