Wed, 10 Aug 2022 17:06:25 +0000
A Miami woman now living in North Carolina is awaiting sentencing after she was convicted of paying kickbacks and defrauding insurers of more than $34 million for physical therapy services that were never provided. A federal jury in Miami last …
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 16:19:33 +0000
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. agreed to pay $20 million to an estimated 13,000 current and former employees of its restaurants in New York City to settle a claim that the chain repeatedly violated laws governing sick leave and scheduling. The …
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 15:55:05 +0000
Jobs are up, wages are up, inflation is up, and recession is unlikely in the short term. National Council on Compensation Insurance’s (NCCI) newly released Quarterly Economics Briefing – Q2 2022 examines these factors and their potential impact on work...
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 15:40:04 +0000
AM Best has upgraded the ratings of workers’ compensation insurer Synergy Comp Insurance Co. based in Sharon Pennsylvania. The rating organization upgraded the Financial Strength Rating to A (Excellent) from A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Cred...
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 15:09:07 +0000
Hundreds of Amazon.com Inc.’s UK workers are planning walkouts in the coming days after logistics workers clashed with managers over pay. A series of walkouts and slowdown protests at at least seven facilities in Essex, Coventry, Bristol, Swindon, Ches...
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 14:56:26 +0000
The IMA Group, a provider of independent medical examinations and case management in workers’ compensation, continues to expand with its acquisition of Florida-based Mollie Kallen Case Management. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. IMA, headquar...
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 14:33:34 +0000
California’s largest wildfire so far this year has so far burned more than 60,000 acres, but it is now 60% contained. The McKinney Fire broke out on July 29 in an unpopulated area in Klamath National Forest. The fire has …
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 14:21:50 +0000
A laborer who fell and was injured after he stood on an inverted bucket to reach a cable has nobody to blame but himself under New York law. The worker, Angel Morales, did not need to use a bucket, ladder …
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 13:49:03 +0000
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday certain samples of sitagliptin, a compound in Merck’s diabetes drugs Januvia and Janumet, were contaminated with a possible carcinogen. The agency said it would temporarily allow Merck to distribute...
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 13:09:45 +0000
It’s been a bumpy stretch for adherents of investment strategies based on environmental, social and governance data. Much has been written about how Vladimir Putin’s February invasion of Ukraine raised geopolitical questions about why ESG-focused funds...
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 12:43:39 +0000
The cost of paying auto claims is running particularly high in Britain and the United States, insurer Admiral’s chief said on Wednesday, after the company posted a 48% fall in pretax profit due to a “more turbulent cycle.” Motor insurers …
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 11:54:22 +0000
Pennsylvania officials have identified three dozen employers that are currently not carrying workers’ compensation insurance as required by state law. Pennsylvania’s Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) released lists of employers that have violated on...
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 10:00:29 +0000
A 20-year-old worker’s attempt at clearing a jam in an industrial cardboard baler at a Grand Island, Nebraska waste disposal company turned tragic when the worker fell into the baler, became caught and suffered severe amputation injuries. OSHA alleges ...
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 09:30:36 +0000
An Ohio law set to go into effect next month amends workers’ compensation benefit requirements for employees who sustain an injury while working from home. House Bill 447 states than a work-from-home employee’s injury is compensable under Ohio’s worker...
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 09:21:25 +0000
Financiers are helping to fuel a rise in U.S.-style class-action lawsuits in the UK courts, lured by the promise of big payouts. The British litigation finance industry — which pays legal fees upfront and shares in any eventual payout — …
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 08:00:49 +0000
President Joe Biden approved Governor Mike Parson’s request August 8 for a major disaster declaration for Missouri in response to the severe flooding that impacted the St. Louis region from July 25 to July 28. The disaster declaration makes the …
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 08:00:25 +0000
An employee fired for unsolicitedly sleepwalking into a colleague’s hotel room during an out-of-town conference has no disability discrimination claim, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last month. Jennifer Harkey, a sa...
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000
Commissioner Jim Donelon announced the Louisiana Department of Insurance (LDI) recovered funds of $129 million in addition to the original amounts offered by insurance companies in Fiscal Year 2021-2022. The additional money is the result of consumers ...
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 06:53:56 +0000
South Korean repair crews took advantage of a lull in torrential rainfall to drain flooded train stations and fix damages after one of the worst storms in over a century hit Seoul, killing at least nine people including two Chinese …
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 06:34:35 +0000
KUALA LUMPUR – Former workers at Malaysian rubber glove maker Brightway Holdings filed a lawsuit in the United States against Kimberly-Clark Corp. and Ansell Ltd., accusing them of “knowingly profiting” from the alleged use of forced labor at the sup...
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 06:22:28 +0000
UK finance firms are struggling with its worst job vacancy rates on record, underlining the skills shortage caused by digitization in banking, investing and insurance. The industry had more than five vacancies unfilled for every 100 jobs between April ...
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 05:46:20 +0000
Taylor Swift says she couldn’t have ripped off the lyrics to her hit “Shake It Off” from a song she’d never heard before. Swift defended herself as the sole songwriter of the 2014 song in a sworn declaration filed Monday, …
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 05:38:59 +0000
Young homeowners are more concerned about the damage climate change-related extreme weather could do to their homes, according to a new survey from Policygenius. The survey found that 72 percent of young insured homeowners (age 18 to 34) believe it …
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 05:01:22 +0000
Tennessee regulators, who for years have touted the state as a comfortable home for captive insurance companies, have announced that the state government has created its own captive. The state is self-insured for property and general liability, but the...
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 05:01:06 +0000
Michael Smith has joined the Palomar Insurance Corp. sales team as an account executive specializing in transportation risk management. Palomar Insurance is headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama, with offices in Georgia, Tennessee, and South Carolina. I...
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 05:00:43 +0000
Eastern Insurance Group announced it has acquired the John T. Burns Insurance Agency in Newton, Massachusetts. Family-owned since 1892, Burns Insurance offers personal auto and home insurance from carriers including Arbella, Safety, Plymouth Rock, Hano...
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 05:00:21 +0000
PCF Insurance Services acquired A Insurance Agencies in Utah. A Insurance is a personal lines insurance provider specializing in life, home, auto, and business. The firm has offices in Syracuse, Kaysville, and Marriott-Slaterville. Lehi, Utah-based PCF...
Tue, 09 Aug 2022 20:52:45 +0000
Gabby Petito’s family this week notified Utah officials of plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that police failed to recognize their daughter was in a life-threatening situation last year when officers investigated a fight between her and h...
Tue, 09 Aug 2022 19:52:43 +0000
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Jeff Nelson as the Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation at the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) for a term set to expire on February 1, 2023. TDI’s Division of Workers’ Compensation regulates the workers’ co...
Tue, 09 Aug 2022 18:58:59 +0000
When the going gets tough, the tough get going. That might be the most apropos slogan for Axe Insurance Group. The logging industry may be about as tough of a business as one will find. Not only is it well-known …