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ME: Legislature Sends Construction Workers' Comp Insurance Coverage Bill to Governor

AUGUST, ME - The Portland Press Herald reports that lawmakers on Tuesday passed LD 1565, which would boost state regulators' ability to issue stop-work orders at constructions sites operated by employers who have failed to provide for workers' compensation coverage. The bill now goes to the Governor...

Poizner’s Order Rejecting Rate Hike Undermines Wall Between WCIRB’s Role and Competitive Workers’ Compensation Insurance Marketplace

By Mark Webb On November 18, 2010, Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner denied the request of the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) to increase pure premium rates in the workers’ compensation system by an aggregate 27.7% over the prior approved pure premium. The Department’s...

PA: Roofing Contractors Cry Foul Over Amish Exemption From Workers’ Comp Insurance

Philadelphia roofing contractors claim that they are losing business to Amish contractors from Lancaster County, in part because the Amish contractors are exempt for religious reasons from paying for workers' compensation insurance. Read more at Philly.com .

NV: Restaurant Assoc. Names EMPLOYERS As Preferred Provider

Reno, NV (CompNewsNetwork) - The Nevada Restaurant Association (NvRA) has officially named EMPLOYERS(R), America's small business insurance specialist(R), its preferred provider for workers' compensation insurance for its members. NvRA selected EMPLOYERS because of its strong presence in Nevada...

Buyers Market For Workers' Compensation Insurance Expected To Continue in 2011

Marsh reports in its new report, Approach Your Risk with Clear Direction: North American Insurance Market Report 2011 , that the soft market for the insurance industry will likely continue from 2010 through 2011. Specifically, the report states that workers' compensation insurance rates declined...

NCCI Gauges the Economy and Implications for Workers’ Compensation Insurance

In its latest quarterly newsletter, National Council on Compensation Insurance, Inc. examines factors in the current economic environment that typically impact workers' compensation insurance. Read more at NCCI.com and download the January, 2011 edition of Gauging the Economy .

Health Care Reform’s Potential Impact to Pose Challenges for Workers Comp, Medical Liability Insurers

While it's still too early to quantify the exact impact of health care reform, implementation of the measure enacted last year will bring short- and long-term challenges to employers and the property/casualty insurance industry, attendees at the Casualty Actuarial Society's annual Ratemaking...

NCCI Forecasts Deteriorating Market for Workers' Compensation Industry

Dennis Mealy, NCCI's Chief Actuary, in a "State of the Line" report at NCCI's annual issues symposium on May 5, 2011, characterized the condition of the workers' compensation insurance market as "deteriorating." Most discouraging of all was his announcement that the combined...

Cost Containment Leads Employers’ Workers’ Comp Concerns for 2012

Cost containment is by far the number one workers' compensation insurance concern of employers for the next 12 months, a new study shows. Fifty-nine percent of employers say they are very or somewhat concerned about cost containment in 2012. Employers are also concerned about increasing exposures...

Walmart Opts Out

The Texas Tribune reports on Walmart's heavy blow to the Texas workers' compensation system when the retail giant decided to opt out in March 2012. Texas is currently the only state where employers can opt out of the workers' compensation system. Benefits for injured workers under private...

Missouri: Commission Pierces Corporate Veil for LLC Owners

Want to pierce the corporate veil? Go ahead, according to the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission in a 2-0 decision which found uninsured Missouri business owners operating out of their home personally liable for more than $72,000 for a claimant who fell from a ladder in 2008 while installing duct...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (9/17/2012)

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: Workers Comp Insurers Benefit From Private Sector Hiring, Economic Uncertainty Remains . Deloitte: Workers’...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (12/28/2012)

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: U.S. Senate Passes SMART Act to Streamline Medicare Secondary Payer Procedures . Moody’s Report...

California Workers' Comp Case Round Up (4/4/2013)

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 78 No. 3 March 2013 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE © Copyright 2013 LexisNexis. All rights...