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(subscription required)Workers comp sector improves on higher pricing and improved underwriting

Published April 12, 2015 CST

Higher pricing and improved underwriting are credited for workers compensation insurers' better financial performance in 2014, after years of struggle.

Drywall contracting firm hit with $1 million comp repay

Published April 15, 2015 CST

The owner of a former Washington state drywall contracting firm has been ordered to pay $1 million in delinquent workers compensation premiums and penalties after a state insurance board found that he misclassified his employees as co-owners to avoid paying premiums, according to the state Department of Labor and Industries.

Tennessee comp insurer of last resort to get new administrator

Published April 17, 2015 CST

The National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc. will serve as the plan administrator for Tennessee’s residual workers compensation market as of July 1, according to the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance.

Patient transport helps build bridge back to work

Published April 16, 2015 CST

Providing injured workers with nonemergency transportation services can improve outcomes and return-to-work times.

Revised settlement offer filed in NCAA concussion lawsuit

Published April 16, 2015 CST

Lawyers representing the NCAA and a group of former football players who are suing the association for head injuries in U.S. District Court in Chicago have presented a new settlement offer to a federal judge.

OSHA allies with chemical hazard group to boost safety

Published April 13, 2015 CST

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced on Monday a renewed alliance with the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication to help mitigate worker exposure to chemicals hazards.

(subscription required)Courts determine when a work injury fails to qualify as workers comp claim

Published April 12, 2015 CST

Workers compensation payers should consider the increased risk test when evaluating benefits for injured workers in light of recent court rulings.

Ford not required to grant worker's telecommuting request under ADA

Published April 10, 2015 CST

Telecommuting was not a reasonable accommodation for a disabled Ford Motor Co. worker under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Friday.

Safety concerns rise at big Texas refinery a decade after disaster

Published April 06, 2015 CST

(Reuters) — U.S. workplace regulators are probing accident data reported by Marathon Petroleum Corp. at its huge Texas refinery, as laborers and union representatives raise concerns that safety practices implemented a decade ago are being rolled back.