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Workers comp insurer to distribute dividend to policyholders

By: Donna Mahoney

Published May 27, 2016 - 10:14am CST

Texas Mutual Insurance Co. said qualifying policyholders will share a company-record $240 million dividend distribution.

RIMS sounds alarm on latest OSHA injury-reporting rules

By: Donna Mahoney

Published May 26, 2016 - 3:50pm CST

The new electronic recordkeeping rule issued by OSHA has drawn concern from the risk management community, the Risk & Insurance Management Society Inc. said Thursday.

FDA approves first implant to treat opioid addiction

By: Thomson Reuters

Published May 26, 2016 - 2:54pm CST

(Reuters) — The first-ever implant to fight addiction to opioids, a class of drugs that includes prescription painkillers and heroin, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday.

Lawsuit filed in connection with San Bernardino terror shooting

By: Stephanie Goldberg

Published May 25, 2016 - 4:23pm CST

The following story has been corrected to reflect the correct workers compensation policyholder.

Battle lines emerge over OSHA electronic injury reporting rules

By: Gloria Gonzalez

Published May 25, 2016 - 3:46pm CST

With Jan. 1 implementation looming, two sides square off before the House subcommittee on workplace protections.

NFL hall of famer guilty in workers comp scheme

By: Donna Mahoney

Published May 24, 2016 - 2:43pm CST

San Diego Charger turned workers comp lawyer sacked in tax fraud.

Former AIG exec to run Everest risk management unit

By: Joyce Famakinwa

Published May 24, 2016 - 1:43pm CST

David Sandler finds niche at new Everest Re operation.

Retailer Pier 1 cited for blocked exits, other hazards

By: Gloria Gonzalez

Published May 23, 2016 - 4:33pm CST

Company faces $101,000 in penalties for safety violations at store in Glendale, Wisconsin.

Comp insurer to pay policyholders $21 million dividend

By: Stephanie Goldberg

Published May 23, 2016 - 11:42am CST

More than 19,000 businesses to share in payout equal to 10% of their premiums.

Stucco firms cited after scaffold safety questioned

By: Gloria Gonzalez

Published May 23, 2016 - 10:37am CST

Two Pennsylvania contractors are facing a combined $236,390 in proposed federal fines over repeat violations.

Comp reform efforts target old concerns

By: Stephanie Goldberg

Published May 22, 2016 - 12:01am CST

First responders, medical cost management and the definition of an employee still bigger issues for employers than medical marijuana and opt-out efforts.

2016 Women to Watch nominations open

Published May 22, 2016 - 12:01am CST

Help Business Insurance acknowledge 25 women leaders doing exceptional work in commercial insurance, reinsurance, risk management, employee benefits, and related fields such as law and consulting.

Injury records rule may lead to more citations

By: Gloria Gonzalez

Published May 22, 2016 - 12:01am CST

OSHA's anti-retaliation provision set to take effect in three months raises concerns for employers.

State high court says comp attorney fee schedule unconstitutional

By: Stephanie Goldberg

Published May 20, 2016 - 1:38pm CST

“We are persuaded at this time that the absence of a fee schedule will allow injured workers the flexibility to negotiate appropriate fees with their attorneys,” Utah court says in its ruling.

Locked fire exit opens door to flood of safety violations for food firm

By: Gloria Gonzalez

Published May 19, 2016 - 1:33pm CST

Oaxaca Mexican Products faces $112,000 in fines for problems including fall hazards.

Trucking firm must reinstate safety chief who reported hazards

By: Gloria Gonzalez

Published May 19, 2016 - 10:29am CST

The company also must pay $190,547 to the safety manager, who was suspended, demoted and eventually forced to resign.

Could Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny be subject to OSHA oversight?

By: Gloria Gonzalez

Published May 18, 2016 - 4:02pm CST

Emergency services may have to find ways to protect first responders in nonemergency situations, such as parades.

Injury reporting rule raises privacy concerns

By: Gloria Gonzalez

Published May 18, 2016 - 3:36pm CST

Businesses worry that employees' personal information could be inadvertently released through electronic OSHA injury data.

State prescription drug monitoring program hits a dead end

By: Stephanie Goldberg

Published May 18, 2016 - 3:09pm CST

Missouri heads back to the drawing board on creating a program that could help prevent addiction and misuse of controlled substances.

Ohio names workers comp bureau CEO

By: Donna Mahoney

Published May 18, 2016 - 12:18pm CST

Sarah Morrison is the new top executive of Ohio's monopoly workers comp insurer after acting in the position since last month.

Effort targets emergency response after Texas fertilizer plant disaster

By: Gloria Gonzalez

Published May 18, 2016 - 11:05am CST

Emergency responders should actively engage with communities about chemical hazards to assess vulnerabilities, a proposal says.

Not all workplace injuries created equal

By: Stephanie Goldberg

Published May 17, 2016 - 1:56pm CST

Inflammation causes employees to be away from work longer than other common workplace injuries, according to a Travelers report.

Challenging 2016 predicted for property/casualty insurers

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published May 17, 2016 - 1:35pm CST

U.S. commercial property/casualty underwriting performance appears likely to fall short in 2016, according to Fitch Ratings.

Arizona to require prescribers to monitor prescription drug database

By: Stephanie Goldberg

Published May 13, 2016 - 4:14pm CST

Health care providers in Arizona will be required to check the state's prescription monitoring program before prescribing Schedule II, III and IV controlled substances.

Receptionist stands up to high heel requirement

Published May 13, 2016 - 2:18pm CST

Beauty is pain, according to some workplace dress codes.

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