- Calif. workers compensation rates up 10% in first half of 2013
California workers compensation insurers increased rates about 10% on average during the first six months of 2013 compared with the second six months of 2012.
- Number of 'questionable' workers compensation claims up 28%
The number of “questionable” workers compensation claims is increasing despite falling claim frequency, according to a report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau.
- RICO lawsuit against Sedgwick, Coca-Cola dismissed
A federal appeals court dismissed a lawsuit alleging Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. and Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act in settling workers compensation claims.
- ProAssurance to acquire workers comp firm Eastern Insurance
Professional and products liability insurer ProAssurance Corp. announced Tuesday that it is expanding into the workers compensation insurance market by acquiring Lancaster, Pa.-based Eastern Insurance Holdings Inc.
- 104-week limit on workers comp TTD benefits constitutional: Court
A 104-week time limit on workers compensation temporary total disability benefits is not unconstitutional because claimants are eligible for permanent total disability payments once their TTD runs out, the Florida 1st District Court of Appeals said in a…
- Severance pay cannot be used to waive workers comp claim: Court
A severance payment issued to an injured worker who was terminated from his job cannot be used to waive his workers compensation claim, the Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled.
- Q&A: Frank X. Altiere III, PMA Management Corp.
Frank X. Altiere III is president of PMA Management Corp., a Blue Bell, Pa.-based third-party administrator and unit of PMA Cos. He assumed his position in 1999. Mr.
- Building design focused on safety can help mitigate injuries and comp claims
With slips, trips and falls remaining one of the top causes of workers compensation claims, safety experts say more emphasis must be placed on the ergonomic design of workplaces if companies hope to reduce the prevalence of such injuries.
- Health reform will aggravate doctor shortage and delay workers comp care
Millions of additional U.S. residents seeking medical attention under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are likely to delay treatment for workers compensation and disability insurance claimants by aggravating a nationwide doctor shortage.