August 22, 2017

Retailers Casualty Insurance Company Announces Policyholder Dividend

Retailers Casualty

Baton Rouge, LA – The Retailers Casualty Insurance Company board of directors has declared a $1.7 million dividend for the 2015 policy year. Each dividend is in proportion to qualifying policyholder premium and loss ratio—the better their record, the higher the return. The average amount of dividend paid to qualifying policyholders…[Continue Reading]

MEMIC Reaches Out to Injured Workers Affected by Maine’s New Opioid Law

MEMIC

Portland, ME – The MEMIC Group recently announced that it is notifying injured workers in Maine taking certain medications that they should contact their prescribing physician as they may be affected by Maine’s new opioid law, LD 1646, which became effective on January 1, 2017. Prescribing physicians may recommend treatment alternatives…[Continue Reading]

CA Nonfatal Worker Injuries, Illnesses Remain Stable for 2015

CA DIR

Oakland, CA – The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) recently posted California’s 2015 occupational injury and illness summary data on employer-reported injuries. According to the estimates provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII), California’s overall incidence rate…[Continue Reading]

WA Construction Firm Recognized by L&I for Safety Excellence

WA Department of Labor and Industries

Tumwater, WA – Bayley Construction in Mercer Island has been recognized with a safety and health award from the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) for its exemplary safety and health prevention program at two worksites. Bayley Construction is the first construction company – and only the sixth company in the state – to achieve… [Continue Reading]

LA Auto Shop Owner Pleads Guilty to Felony in Workers’ Compensation Case

LA Workforce Commission

Slidell, LA – The Louisiana Workforce Commission recently announced that Keith G. Dorr Sr., owner of Dorr’s Automotive LLC in Slidell, has plead guilty to willfully failing to provide workers’ compensation coverage for his employees, some of whom suffered job-related injuries for which they were not covered by a workers’ comp policy… [Continue Reading]

NY PPI: Workers’ Comp Costs Remain Barrier to Economic Growth & Job Creation

PPI New York

Albany, NY – The Public Policy Institute of New York State Inc. (PPI), the research arm of The Business Council of New York State Inc., recently released a new study, Workers’ Comp Costs – Revisiting the Reforms, that examines the rising cost of workers’ compensation for New York employers and how costs have been influenced by 2007 legislative… [Continue Reading]

OR DCBS Announces 2013 Workers’ Compensation Rates

Oregon DCBS

Salem, OR – Workers’ compensation costs will increase slightly in 2013 in Oregon to track growth in medical claims costs, the Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) announced today. The department approved a 1.7 percent change in “pure premium,” which is the portion of the premium employers pay insurers to cover… [Continue Reading]

PMSI Releases 2011 Annual Drug Trends Report

PMSI

TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PMSI, one of the nation’s largest and most experienced companies focused solely on workers’ compensation, today announced the release of its 2011 Annual Drug Trends Report. The 2011 report findings are based on data analysis of PMSI’s 5.4 million retail and mail order transactions during calendar years 2008 – 2010. “For 35 years,… [Continue Reading]

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