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OK: House Passes Comprehensive WC Reform

Oklahoma City , OK (CompNewsNetwork) - Legislation that would improve the state’s workers’ compensation system for injured workers and reduce costs for Oklahoma employers passed the House today. Senate Bill 1973, by Rep. Dan Sullivan, makes a number of changes to the state’s workers’...

OK: House OKs Bill to Stop Fraudulent Misclassification of Employees

Oklahoma City , OK (CompNewsNetwork) - Legislation approved today by the Oklahoma House of Representatives would reign in the practice of misclassification of employees in order to avoid payroll taxes and workers’ compensation. Senate Bill 1384, by state Sen. Andrew Rice and state Rep. Cory...

OK: Insurance Commissioner Takes Control of Imperial Casualty and Indemnity Co.

Oklahoma County District Court Judge Noma Gurich has given Insurance Commissioner Kim Holland control of the insolvent Imperial Casualty and Indemnity Co., an Oklahoma domestic insurer issuing casualty, marine, workers’ compensation and other coverage in 47 states. Source: Insurance & Financial...

OK: Bill to Allow State Agencies an Alternative to CompSource Now Before Senate

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - The state Senate is now considering a bill to enable state agencies to purchase workers' compensation insurance on the open market instead of through CompSource, the state-backed provider. The House of Representatives already approved H.B. 2658 by a vote of 54-43. Source: InsuranceNewsNet...

OK: House Passes Workers' Comp Reform Package

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - The Oklahoman reports that the House passed four bills on Thursday that supporters say would make the workers' compensation system more efficient for injured workers and reduce costs for employers. One of the measures - HB 2652 - would require Senate confirmation of workers'...

OK: Governor Signs Workers' Comp Bills on Adjuster Licensing Requirements, Claim Process

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Governor Brad Henry on Tuesday signed the following workers' compensation bills: HB1611 - Workers' compensation; relating to insurer requirements; establishing licensing requirement for certain adjusters; relating to continuing education requirements for claims adjusters;...

OK: IFA Applauds Wise Treatment of Franchises in New Oklahoma Workers Comp Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new law in Oklahoma recognizes the important role that franchised businesses play in the economy and clarifies the definition of franchisees and employees, the International Franchise Association said today. In defining the term “employee,” the new law, signed June 11...

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...

OK: WCC Posts 2010 Summary of Workers' Comp Legislative Changes

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - The Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Court has provided a general overview of the various workers' compensation and related changes were enacted in 2010. Read the summary Source: Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Court