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WV: Workers' Comp Task Force Created to Address Volunteer Fire Dept. Dilemna
Posted on 7 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

CHARLESTON, WV - The Charleston Daily Mail reports that Governor Joe Manchin has asked State Revenue Secretary Virgil Helton to form a task force to figure out a permanent solution to the significantly higher workers' compensation costs facing volunteer... Read More

WV: Governor Announces One-Year Extension Agreement With BrickStreet Insurance
Posted on 17 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

CHARLESTON, WV - Governor Joe Manchin announced that there will be no increase in workers' compensation rates until July 2011, this after a deal was reached with BrickStreet Insurance and after much concern by lawmakers and others about the impact... Read More

WV: VFDs to Get Broadform Coverage From BRIM
Posted on 28 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

CHARLESTON, WV - The Charleston Gazette reports that the Governor announced yesterday that volunteer fire departments will receive broadform coverage through the State Board of Risk and Insurance Management. Read More

WV: Volunteer Fire Depts. See Significant Hike in Workers' Comp Premiums
Posted on 6 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

West Virginia - BrickStreet has changed the way it calculates premiums by basing premiums on a paid firefighter's average wage instead of a volunteer's regular job, resulting in a significant hike in workers' comp premiums for volunteer fire... Read More

WV: Insurance Commissioner Defends Workers' Comp Premium Increase for Volunteer Fire Depts.
Posted on 27 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

CHARLESTON, WV - The Charleston Gazette reports that State Insurance Commissioner Jane Cline told the legislative Joint Committee on Government and Finance that "there is significantly more being paid out in losses for volunteer firemen than is being... Read More

WV: Workers' Comp Coverage Problems Continue for Volunteer Firefighters
Posted on 20 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

CHARLESTON, WV - The Charleston Daily Mail reports that leaders of the West Virginia State Firemen's Association held a press conference yesterday, saying they are losing "broad form" liability coverage because of ambiguity in state law... Read More

WV: Insurance Commissioner Disputes Notion That VFDs Need Broadform Coverage
Posted on 27 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

CHARLESTON, WV - The Charleston Gazette reports that Insurance Commissioner Jane Cline disputed claims by Volunteer Fire Departments that they would have to shut down once BrickStreet Insurance cancels the broadform coverage for officers and directors... Read More

WV: House Speaker Requests Delay in Raising Workers' Comp Premiums for Volunteer Fire Depts.
Posted on 16 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

CHARLESTON, WV - The Charleston Daily Mail reports that House Speaker Rick Thompson has asked Insurance Commissioner Jane Cline to delay what will be a significant increase of workers' compensation premiums for volunteer fire departments, citing concerns... Read More