- NFL sues insurers over defense of player lawsuits
The National Football League has filed a lawsuit alleging that nearly three dozen commercial general liability insurers refused to defend the organization against at least 143 lawsuits filed by former players.
- Workers comp is exclusive remedy for widow of worker killed on the job: Court
The widow of an Illinois restaurant worker who was murdered by a co-worker cannot sue her husband’s employer for negligence because of exclusive remedy provisions for Illinois’ workers compensation law, a state appellate court says.
- California bureau to recommend 12.6% increase for workers compensation premiums
California’s Workers Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau will recommend a 12.6% average pure premium rate increase that would be effective Jan. 1, 2013, for new and renewing policies.
- Calif. workers comp bill would limit self-insurance, increase disability benefits
A workers compensation reform bill set to be proposed in California would limit some companies’ ability to self-insure for workers comp claims and would increase total permanent disability benefits for workers by $720 million per year, according to a…
- SOLUTION ARC: Workers Comp Pricing
Employers are facing increasing costs for workers compensation coverage, while insurance underwriters are less willing to offer guaranteed-cost policies, which cap an employer’s premiums regardless of adverse loss experience.
- OFF BEAT: British city bans use of common office supplies over risk of injury
The National Health Service in Manchester, England, has banned a sharp metal instrument that has been impaling workers recently: the file fastener.
- NCCI asks for 3.8% advisory workers comp rate reduction in Illinois
SPRINGFIELD, Ill.—NCCI Holdings Inc. has asked the Illinois Department of Insurance to consider a 3.8% decrease in advisory workers compensation rates for 2013, the department said in a statement Friday.