Business Insurance - _Workers Comp http://businessinsurance.com/section/news08 http://www.businessinsurance.com en-us Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:12:26 EST 10 Ship worker injured at sea due remuneration despite pre-existing condition: Court http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140730/NEWS08/140739982 20140730/NEWS08/140739982 The owner of a commercial fishing vessel must pay for lodging, food and medical expenses for a ship crew member who suffers from long-term anemia after a 2008 accident on the boat, even though his condition may have been related to his prior hepatitis C... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:48:49 EST Workers injured while traveling from supervisor's party not due comp: N.C. court http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140730/NEWS08/140739984 20140730/NEWS08/140739984 Two state employees who sustained injuries — one of whom was paralyzed from the chest down — while driving back to work after a lunch hosted by their supervisor are not entitled to workers compensation benefits, the North Carolina Court of... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:42:52 EST Same-sex partner of murdered woman due comp death benefits: Alaska high court http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140729/NEWS08/140729811 20140729/NEWS08/140729811 The same-sex partner of a woman who was murdered while working in an Anchorage, Alaska, hotel is eligible for workers compensation death benefits, the Alaska Supreme Court has ruled. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:07:49 EST IronHealth offers Medicare set-aside liability policy http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140729/NEWS08/140729818 20140729/NEWS08/140729818 IronHealth is offering a Medicare set-aside liability policy for self-insured employers and workers compensation insurers that choose not to seek approval from the U.S. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:04:23 EST RPM reaches $797.5M deal to resolve Bondex asbestos claims http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140728/NEWS08/140729838 20140728/NEWS08/140729838 (Reuters) — RPM International Inc. announced a $797.5 million deal to resolve asbestos claims against its Bondex International Inc. unit, which filed for protection from creditors in 2010 after mounting personal injury lawsuits. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:37:58 EST West Virginia workers comp rates to decrease 9.1% on Nov. 1 http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140728/NEWS08/140729841 20140728/NEWS08/140729841 West Virginia workers compensation rates are set to decrease 9.1% this fall, which the state says will result in $32 million in premium savings for employers. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:31:32 EST Ohio workers comp bureau agrees to pay as much as $420M in settlement http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140724/NEWS08/140729894 20140724/NEWS08/140729894 The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has settled its long-standing legal dispute with a group of small business owners. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:16:23 EST All Risks offers specialty workers comp class for home healthcare risks http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140723/NEWS08/140729912 20140723/NEWS08/140729912 All Risks Ltd.’s workers compensation specialty division has announced a specialty class workers compensation for home healthcare risks. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:23:08 EST Pleading the Fifth on immigration status no bar to workers comp benefits in Pa. http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140723/NEWS08/140729914 20140723/NEWS08/140729914 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. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:00:19 EST Most employers don't measure cost of worker absences: Survey http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140723/NEWS08/140729915 20140723/NEWS08/140729915 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. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:24:28 EST