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United States: California’s Guaranty Fund For Insolvent Carriers Need Not Reim-burse CMS
Posted on 24 Oct 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

Reversing a decision by a federal district court sitting in California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals found that the California Insurance Guarantee Association (“CIGA”) need not reimburse Medicare for conditional payments Medicare had... Read More

Georgia: Uninsured Fund May Not Challenge Constitutionality of Statutory Amendment Expanding “Covered Claims”
Posted on 13 Sep 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

A public entity, such as the Georgia Insurers Insolvency Pool, created as it was by the Georgia legislature to pay the covered claim of an insolvent insurance company for the protection and benefit of the company's named insured, could not bring constitutional... Read More

South Carolina: Guaranty Association Ordered to Pay Penalties and Interests Where It Failed to Pay Claim in Timely Fashion
Posted on 17 Jan 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

The Supreme Court of South Carolina recently held in relevant part that with regard to the handling of claims related to insolvent workers’ compensation carriers, the "covered claim" limitation applies only in the context of claims deriving... Read More

California: Top 25 Noteworthy Panel Decisions (January-June 2015)
Posted on 24 Jun 2015 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

LexisNexis has picked the top “noteworthy” panel decisions issued by the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board during the period January through June 2015. The list features a number of split-panel decisions, including bonus... Read More

IL: Statutory Cap Does Not Apply to Guaranty Fund Payments Related to Excess Comp Coverage
Posted on 25 Oct 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

A divided Illinois Supreme Court recently held that a $300,000 cap on payment of individual claims related to obligations of insolvent carriers by the Illinois Insurance Guaranty Fund does not apply to excess coverage policies providing workers’... Read More