April 24, 2017

NCCI Releases March 2017 Quarterly Economics Briefing

NCCI Holdings, Inc.

Boca Raton, FL – In its latest Quarterly Economics Briefing newsletter, NCCI examines the current state of the economy and the implications for workers compensation insurance. This edition also focuses on manufacturing. The report includes a survey of state manufacturing presence and also discusses how the rise of automation…[Continue Reading]

CA WCIRB Submits July 1, 2017 Filing


Oakland, CA – The WCIRB recently submitted a July 1, 2017 Pure Premium Rate Filing to the California Department of Insurance (CDI) proposing advisory pure premium rates that average $2.02 per $100 of payroll effective July 1, 2017. The average proposed advisory pure premium rate is 16.5% lower than the corresponding…[Continue Reading]

Hanover Stone Partners Creates Practice to Help Employers Control WC Costs

Hanover Stone Partners

New York, NY – Risk management services firm Hanover Stone Partners recently announced it has established a dedicated, national practice group to help employers manage workers’ compensation costs. Barry E. Thompson, a widely recognized expert with more than 30 years of experience in all areas of workers’ compensation cost…[Continue Reading]

Montana Department of Labor & Industry Launches New Workforce Health Portal

Montana State Seal

Helena, MT – The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (MTDLI) recently announced the launch of the Montana Occupational Health & Safety Surveillance (MOHSS) website. This portal will provide the public with information about work-related illnesses and injuries, and workplace safety issues for the state. Information on the website…[Continue Reading]

National Safety Council Accepting Nominations for Four Prestigious Safety Awards

National Safety Council

Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council is accepting nominations for four prestigious awards that honor individuals and organizations with steadfast commitment to the safety of colleagues, families and communities. Winners model safety excellence and a dedication to continuous improvement. “Nominees will understand that keeping each…[Continue Reading]

Pinnacol Assurance Issues $50M in General Dividends to Colorado Employers

Pinnacol Assurance

Denver, CO – Pinnacol Assurance recently announced that it is distributing $50 million in workers’ compensation dividend checks this month to its policyholders. More than 53,000 employers throughout the state — roughly 94.2 percent of the company’s policyholders — will receive a dividend in recognition of maintaining safe workplaces…[Continue Reading]

Ohio Employers Earn Cash & Kudos for Creative Solutions at BWC Safety Innovation Awards

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) recently presented individual awards of up to $6,000 to five Ohio employers who developed innovative solutions to reduce potential workplace injuries. The bureau’s annual Safety Innovation Awards were presented during the 2017 Ohio Safety Congress and Expo, BWC’s…[Continue Reading]

SAIF: Is a Home Office a Workplace Hazard?


Salem, OR – For many Oregon businesses, telecommuting employees are becoming more and more common. But what if a worker has an accident while working at home? Are they covered by workers’ comp? Often, the answer is yes. Since Organize Your Home Office Day was March 14, consider reminding your telecommuting employees…[Continue Reading]

Hays Companies Selects Guidewire Predictive Analytics


Foster City, CA – Hays Companies, one of the fastest growing, privately-held risk management, insurance, and employee benefits advisors in the country, and Guidewire Software (NYSE: GWRE) recently announced that Hays Companies is utilizing Guidewire Predictive Analytics™ for Claims as an integral part of their Risk Management…[Continue Reading]

Oregon State Organizations Align on Worker Health & Safety


Salem, OR – Representatives from three Oregon worker safety organizations recently signed an agreement to form an alliance that will improve the health, safety and well-being of Oregon workers. The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences at OHSU, Oregon OSHA and SAIF committed to partnering on Total Worker Health…[Continue Reading]

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