Monthly Archives: November 2010

West Virginia likely to tap homeowners in VFD areas; California commissioner rejects increase; some companies get relaxed rules in NY

Following up on previous coverage of workers’ comp insurance for the many volunteer fire fighters in West Virginia,  we see that homeowners are likely to be tapped one way or the other–either through increased rates for homeowners’ insurance in areas … Continue reading

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Texas workers’ comp agency cited for serious flaws in state audit report

[Continued from: South Carolina’s workers’ comp agency has more problems than delayed deposits of fines] Besides the problems revealed by a state agency’s audit of the South Carolina workers’ comp system, a similar audit has revealed problems in the Texas … Continue reading

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South Carolina’s workers’ comp agency has more problems than delayed deposits of fines

In South Carolina, an audit has revealed that the state’s workers’ compensation authority has broken state law by not delaying deposits of nearly a quarter-million dollars in fines. In Texas, a report issued by the state auditor’s office has slammed … Continue reading

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From over-the-top to routine, workers’ comp fraud a dangerous game to play

We cover workers’ comp fraud from all angles. Sometimes the point is to help workers be alert to scams that employers may try to pull on injured workers. Sometimes the point is to remind everybody that workers’ comp law can … Continue reading

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After voters deny I-1082 in Washington, L&I announces increase in workers’ compensation rates

One of the most closely watched workers’ comp contests in the recent elections was on the ballot in Washington State: Initiative 1082, commonly referred to as a business-backed “measure that,” according to a Nov. 3 post at BusinessInsurance.com, “would have … Continue reading

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Off-duty rescue personnel face tough choices when deciding to respond

Writing Nov.1 in the online edition of The Albuquerque Journal, Judge Alan M. Malott raises a question that we have explored before. In fact, we discussed one of the cases here, that of the widow of police officer Kevin Schulz, … Continue reading

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