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Travelers ordered to pay over $500M in asbestos case

Published July 22, 2014 CST

(Reuters) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday said Travelers Cos. should pay more than $500 million to satisfy asbestos-related claims stemming from its coverage of policyholder Johns-Manville Corp.

Most employers don't measure cost of worker absences: Survey

Published July 23, 2014 CST

The majority of employers don't measure the impact of absence on their bottom line, despite the fact that it costs about 8% of payroll on average, according to an Aon Hewitt survey released Wednesday.

New California law adds to employers' heat safety obligations

Published July 20, 2014 CST

Broiling summer heat, an aging workforce and a booming construction industry in some areas of the country are raising concerns about heat-related illness risks for workers.

Pa. employers needn't notify comp claimants of utilization review: Court

Published July 18, 2014 CST

Pennsylvania employers aren’t obligated to notify claimants when seeking utilization reviews of their treatment, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has ruled.

Travelers sues NFL, insurers over former players' prescription drug lawsuit

Published July 14, 2014 CST

Travelers Cos. Inc. is suing the National Football League and more than two dozen other insurers in New York state court, saying it has no obligation to defend the NFL in a prescription drug-related lawsuit filed by more than 500 former players.

Ohio workers comp bureau agrees to pay as much as $420M in settlement

Published July 24, 2014 CST

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has settled its long-standing legal dispute with a group of small business owners.

Pleading the Fifth on immigration status no bar to workers comp benefits in Pa.

Published July 23, 2014 CST

A Pennsylvania employer should not have stopped payment of workers compensation benefits to an employee who declined to testify about his immigration status during a hearing, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled.

All Risks offers specialty workers comp class for home healthcare risks

Published July 23, 2014 CST

All Risks Ltd.’s workers compensation specialty division has announced a specialty class workers compensation for home healthcare risks.

Rules changes give Texas workers comp commissioner greater authority

Published July 22, 2014 CST

The Texas Division of Workers Compensation has adopted rules that will give its commissioner increased authority next month over cases heard by the state Office of Administrative Hearings, which handles disputes over workers comp medical care and provider reimbursement.

Florida packing plant's workers accused of workers comp fraud

Published July 22, 2014 CST

The vast majority of workers at a Naples, Florida, produce packing plant are accused in a scheme to commit workers compensation fraud, the Florida Department of Financial Services said Tuesday.

Liberty Mutual enters multibillion-dollar reinsurance deal with National Indemnity

Published July 17, 2014 CST

Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. has entered into a multibillion-dollar retroactive reinsurance transaction with Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s National Indemnity Co. to cover asbestos-related and other long-term liabilities.