Business Insurance - _Workers Comp http://businessinsurance.com/section/news08 http://www.businessinsurance.com en-us Thu, 2 Oct 2014 05:14:23 EST 10 Calif. law makes companies share wage, comp liability with labor contractors http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141001/NEWS08/141009980 20141001/NEWS08/141009980 California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill that imposes liability on companies when labor contractors fail to pay wages or provide workers compensation premium. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:14:58 EST National Council proposes workers comp rate hike for Hawaii in 2015 http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141001/NEWS08/141009982 20141001/NEWS08/141009982 The National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc. has proposed a 3.2% rate increase in Hawaii workers compensation advisory rates for 2015. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:26:23 EST Sedgwick acquires specialized claims services provider T&H http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141001/NEWS08/141009986 20141001/NEWS08/141009986 Third-party administrator Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. said on Wednesday that it has finalized its previously-announced acquisition of T&H Global Holdings L.L.C. and its subsidiaries. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:30:05 EST Cyber breaches inevitable; business leaders advised to be prepared http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141001/NEWS08/141009987 20141001/NEWS08/141009987 CHICAGO — When it comes to data breaches, it's not a matter of “if,” but “when,” speakers said during the National Risk Retention Association's conference in Chicago. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:24:05 EST Oklahoma comp commission seeks more funding for current, next fiscal years http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140930/NEWS08/140939985 20140930/NEWS08/140939985 The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission has approved requests for additional funding in the current fiscal year and a budget of nearly $7 million for fiscal year 2016, the commission confirmed Tuesday. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:35:26 EST Illinois workers not required to give notice before seeking treatment: Court http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140929/NEWS08/140929863 20140929/NEWS08/140929863 Courts rule that Illinois employers can't require workers to provide notice prior to seeking medical treatment for workplace injuries. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:09:38 EST OSHA toughens injury reporting requirements http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140928/NEWS08/309289960 20140928/NEWS08/309289960 Employers are not convinced stricter federal requirements on reporting workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses will greatly improve workplace safety, but they say they will spend more time and money on compliance. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 06:00:00 EST Ohio workers comp bureau proposes 9.1% cut in local government rates http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140925/NEWS08/140929902 20140925/NEWS08/140929902 Ohio’s cities and school districts are catching a break, thanks to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:06:26 EST NCCI recommends Kansas workers comp rate cut of 10.4% in 2015 http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140925/NEWS08/140929904 20140925/NEWS08/140929904 The National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc. has proposed a 10.4% decrease in Kansas workers compensation advisory rates for 2015. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:27:55 EST Illinois workers comp medical fee rates to increase 1.7% in 2015 http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140924/NEWS08/140929928 20140924/NEWS08/140929928 Illinois workers compensation medical fee schedule rates are set to increase 1.7% next year, the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission said. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:38:20 EST