VA: Governor Lingle Signs PEO Act, 37th State to Standardize the $68 Billion Industry

ALEXANDRIA, VA - Senate Bill 1026 signed by Gov. Linda Lingle this week requires licensing and operation standards for professional employer organizations (PEOs) providing human resource management, employee benefits, payroll and workers' compensation on an outsourcing basis to 1,800 businesses employing...

OK: PEO Workers' Comp Insurer Pegasus Placed Into Receivership

OKLAHOMA COUNTY, OK - Wayne Stark, the owner of Pegasus Insurance Company, a professional employer organization workers' compensation carrier, has consented to the entry of an Order appointing the Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner as receiver for the rehabilitation of Pegasus. Read the consent order...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (11/3/2011) – Payroll Company Business Executive and Workers’ Comp Attorney Facing Theft Charges

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud...

California Workers’ Compensation Reform SB 863 Analysis: Self-Insurance Provisions

***WARNING: The following analysis is based on the 8/24/2012 version of SB 863. On 8/31/2012, the Legislature passed SB 863. Be sure to check the final version of SB 863 posted on the Legislature website.*** The proposed amendments in SB 863 to Labor Code Section 3700 et seq. would significantly...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (5/28/2013)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: Physician Fee Schedules Work More for Evaluation/Management, Not Surgery . Physician Dispensed Share...

Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) In Workers Compensation

by Rebecca Shafer, J.D. Professional Employer Organization (PEO) is a different approach many small and medium size employers take to obtain workers’ compensation insurance. The employer outsources the responsibilities of workers’ compensation insurance along with human resource services...