- 3.4% pure premium workers comp rate proposed for California
California’s Workers Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau on Wednesday proposed a 3.4% increase in advisory pure premium workers compensation rates for 2014.
- Pain medication monitoring firm Ameritox acquires Prium
Ameritox Ltd., a Baltimore-based pain medication monitoring company, has acquired Prium, a leading provider of medical cost management services serving the worker’s compensation market.
- Employers concerned about aging workforce: Study
Employers are concerned about health and wellness issues connected with an aging workforce, but most haven’t implemented strategies to manage safety and leave for an older population.
- Meadowbrook to issue policies under State National after rating downgrade
Meadowbrook Insurance Group Inc. said it will replace some of its insurance policies with paper provided by State National Insurance Co. after A.M. Best Co. downgraded Meadowbrook’s rating to B++ (stable) on Friday.
- OFF BEAT: Man injured while drunk not entitled to workers comp benefits
An Oregon longshoreman who drunkenly took a six-foot tumble while urinating from one of his employer’s docks cannot receive workers compensation benefits for his fall, a federal court has ruled.
- Ill. employer lacking workers comp cover convicted of felony
Illinois said it has won its first felony conviction of an employer for failing to obtain workers compensation insurance as mandated by state law.
- Minn. employers must pay comp benefits to surviving same-sex spouses
While gay couples rushed to wed in Minnesota, the state’s Department of Labor and Industry said Thursday that employers are now responsible for paying workers compensation benefits to legally married, surviving same-sex spouses.
- Insurers file lawsuit over N.Y. workers comp law amendment
An amendment to New York’s workers compensation law generated by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2013-2014 budget plan will cost insurers and self-insured employers up to $1.6 billion in unfunded liability, a lawsuit claims.
- Iowa workers comp head sues governor for discrimination, partisanship
Iowa’s workers compensation commissioner is suing Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and other defendants alleging they reduced his salary because he is gay and because of political partisanship.