Business Insurance - _Workers Comp http://businessinsurance.com/section/news08 http://www.businessinsurance.com en-us Thu, 5 Mar 2015 19:29:25 EST 10 Providers tap capitated health plans and workers comp for payment http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150305/NEWS08/150309901 20150305/NEWS08/150309901 BOSTON — States with a significant number of workers in capitated health plans are likely to see medical costs shifting from group health plans to workers compensation insurance, according to preliminary data from the Workers Compensation Research... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:51:44 EST Analyses, court case question equity of workers comp system http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150305/NEWS08/150309906 20150305/NEWS08/150309906 Independent research and upcoming oral arguments in a highly anticipated case are raising questions about the equity of the U.S. workers compensation system. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:55:05 EST Liberty Mutual reduces its comp exposures http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150305/NEWS08/150309908 20150305/NEWS08/150309908 Liberty Mutual followed through on its announced plan to reduce its workers comp exposures and reported lower comp premiums for 2014. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:10:10 EST Travelers wrote most workers comp insurance in 2014 http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150304/NEWS08/150309926 20150304/NEWS08/150309926 Travelers Cos. Inc. was the largest workers compensation insurer in the nation last year, followed by Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. and American International Group Inc. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 12:45:46 EST Man charged with faking injuries, using Seahawks' names to get drugs http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150304/NEWS08/150309931 20150304/NEWS08/150309931 A man in Washington state has been charged with faking work-related injuries and using the last names of Seattle Seahawks players to obtain opioids and other drugs, the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries said. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:09:19 EST Nursing home not liable for injured worker’s knee replacement http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150303/NEWS08/150309956 20150303/NEWS08/150309956 An Alabama worker with preexisting arthritis is entitled to workers compensation benefits, but not knee replacement surgery, the Alabama Court of Appeals has ruled. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 14:40:26 EST Liberty Mutual tops 2014 with strong fourth quarter profit http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150303/NEWS08/150309958 20150303/NEWS08/150309958 A focus on “deliberate underwriting actions and solid investment results” boosted profits and premiums in 2014 for Liberty Mutual Holding Co., though the insurer’s workers compensation business declined last year. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 13:53:08 EST Claims decline, billing change lead to 10.8% Ohio comp premium decrease http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150303/NEWS08/150309959 20150303/NEWS08/150309959 Private employers in Ohio will see a 10.8% workers compensation rate decrease as of July 1, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation said. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:29:13 EST Comp sole remedy for disabled worker, wife who alleged settlement delays http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150302/NEWS08/150309981 20150302/NEWS08/150309981 Workers compensation is the exclusive remedy for a permanently disabled worker and his wife who allege that an insurer and its claims administrator delayed, discouraged and denied benefits for 10 years, the Texas Supreme Court has ruled. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 14:31:58 EST States consider workers compensation reform http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150301/NEWS08/303019963 20150301/NEWS08/303019963 Illinois and Wisconsin are expected to lead the way in state legislation proposed in 2015 to reduce workers compensation system costs, though sweeping comp reforms are not expected in most states this year. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 06:00:00 EST