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Oklahoma: Civil Action Against Comp Insurer Barred by Exclusive Remedy Rule
Posted on 16 Feb 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

Plaintiff’s civil action against a workers’ compensation insurance insurer alleging that it failed to timely provide reasonable and necessary medical treatment, as ordered by the Workers’ Compensation Court, was appropriately dismissed... Read More

Worksite Wellness Programs: Why Workers’ Comp Insurers and Small Businesses Should Team Up
Posted on 17 Mar 2015 by Robin E. Kobayashi

By Robin E. Kobayashi, J.D., LexisNexis Legal & Professional Operations Small businesses employ 56 percent of the U.S. workforce. They get pounded each year with the high costs of doing business, and they often lack the financial resources, staffing... Read More

The Profitability of the Workers' Compensation Insurance Industry
Posted on 17 Nov 2014 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

John Burton's Workers' Compensation Resources Research Report analyzes the latest A.M. Best report As explained in the November 2014 issue of Workers' Compensation Resources Research Report (WCRRR), the operating ratio is the "most... Read More

New Bill Proposes to Exclude Private Carriers from DBA Insurance Market
Posted on 14 Jun 2012 by John Kawczynski

By John E. Kawczynski, Field, Womack & Kawczynski, LLC, South Amboy, New Jersey Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), the Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has introduced the “Defense Base Act Insurance... Read More

WA: L&I Will Propose 2011 WC Rates After Nov. 2 Election
Posted on 16 Sep 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Tumwater, WA (CompNewsNetwork) - The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) announced today that it will propose workers’ compensation rates for 2011 in November after the results of the fall election and the outcome of Initiative 1082.... Read More

Workers' Comp Time Bomb for Insurers
Posted on 23 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Edmund "Ted" Kelly, the CEO of Liberty Mutual, warns that when inflation shoots up, workers' compensation coverage will become more costly for insurers. Read more at the Wall Street Journa l Read More

TX: DWC Announces Performance Based Oversight Results For Insurance Carriers
Posted on 10 Dec 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Austin, TX (CompNewsNetwork) - The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC) today announced the results of the latest Performance Based Oversight (PBO) assessment of insurance carriers in the workers’ compensation... Read More

Sooner Rather Than Later: In the year 2020 Claim Control Will Begin Earlier in the Process
Posted on 27 Aug 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Sarasota, FL (CompNewsNetwork) – As more companies take on more risk through higher risk retentions (higher deductibles and self-insurance) they will likely become more interested in controlling their costs. The best way to do that is to TAKE CHARGE... Read More

New Bill Proposes to Exclude Private Carriers from DBA Insurance Market
Posted on 14 Jun 2012 by John Kawczynski

By John E. Kawczynski, Field, Womack & Kawczynski, LLC, South Amboy, New Jersey Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), the Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has introduced the “Defense Base Act Insurance... Read More