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Marsh names exec to lead research for its workers compensation excellence center

By: Stephanie Goldberg

Published September 19, 2014 - 11:44am CST

Tom Ryan has been named workers compensation market research leader for Marsh L.L.C.'s Workers' Compensation Center of Excellence, the insurance broker said Friday.

Ayurvedic treatment in India not eligible for workers comp in Pennsylvania: Court

By: Stephanie Goldberg

Published September 18, 2014 - 3:00pm CST

The Ayurvedic treatment a Pennsylvania nurse received in India is not eligible for workers compensation benefits, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has ruled.

Sedgwick expands with specialized insurance claims service acquisition

By: Stephanie Goldberg

Published September 17, 2014 - 11:52am CST

Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire T&H Global Holdings L.L.C. and its subsidiaries, the Memphis, Tennessee-based third-party administrator said Wednesday.

OSHA tightens reporting requirements for fatalities, injuries and illness

By: Stephanie Goldberg

Published September 15, 2014 - 11:14am CST

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a new rule to tighten its fatality, injury and illness reporting requirements as of 2015.

Wearable devices can be used by employers to track worker health and safety

By: Stephanie Goldberg

Published September 14, 2014 - 6:00am CST

Wearable devices could help employers improve the health and safety of their workers.

NCCI recommends lower workers compensation rates for 15 states

By: Sheena Harrison

Published September 14, 2014 - 6:00am CST

An improving workers compensation market is driving the National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc. to recommend more decreases in state workers comp rates for next year.

2013 California workers comp reforms will define market for years to come

By: Bill Kenealy

Published September 14, 2014 - 6:00am CST

DANA POINT, Calif. — Legislative actions at the state and federal level will continue to define the California workers compensation market for years to come, according to experts monitoring the effect of recent workers comp reforms in the state.

Workers comp industry needs strategies to combat opioid abuse: Panel

By: Bill Kenealy

Published September 11, 2014 - 2:56pm CST

DANA POINT, California — Workers compensation professionals need a comprehensive strategy to address the risk of opioid abuse among injured workers, speakers said at the 2014 California Workers' Compensation & Risk Conference.

Man pleads not guilty to fraud in 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak

Published September 11, 2014 - 10:43am CST

(Reuters) — The first person to face criminal charges linked to a 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people and sickened 700 in 20 states pleaded not guilty on Thursday to claims that he knowingly shipped a tainted medication.

California may see stable workers comp pricing despite rate hike: Panel

By: Bill Kenealy

Published September 11, 2014 - 7:45am CST

DANA POINT, California — The conditions that have caused the California Workers Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau to recommend an increase in workers comp rates will not necessarily affect pricing in the near term.

Missouri workers comp law bars negligence lawsuit against co-worker: Court

By: Stephanie Goldberg

Published September 10, 2014 - 2:11pm CST

A construction worker can't file a negligence action against his supervisor despite the fact that the exclusive remedy provisions of Missouri's workers compensation law didn't cover co-workers at the time he was injured.

American Apparel settles unsafe workplace charges for $1M

By: Sheena Harrison

Published September 10, 2014 - 11:07am CST

Clothing company American Apparel L.L.C. will pay a $1 million settlement for failing to provide a safe workplace after an employee died at a company worksite in Garden Grove, California.

Illinois workers comp rates to drop 5.5% in 2015

By: Stephanie Goldberg

Published September 09, 2014 - 1:51pm CST

Illinois businesses will see a 5.5% cut in workers compensation rates as of Jan. 1, 2015, a spokesman for the state said Tuesday.

California comp rating bureau reduces rate-hike request

By: Sheena Harrison

Published September 05, 2014 - 12:05pm CST

The California Workers Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau amended its workers comp rate filing Wednesday to request a smaller-than-anticipated increase.

August property/casualty insurance rates up slightly: MarketScout

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published September 05, 2014 - 11:07am CST

Commercial property/casualty insurance rates rose an average of 1% in August, Dallas-based electronic insurance exchange MarketScout reported Friday.

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