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Court Rules Florida Workers’ Comp Rate Hike to Remain, For Now

Florida’s workers’ compensation rate increase of 14.5 percent will remain in effect while a Florida appeals court reviews a legal challenge to the state’s recent ratemaking process. The First District Court of Appeals granted an extension to the stay issued …

Midwest Regulation Report Card: States’ Grades Range from A to D

Grades assigned to the insurance regulatory systems in the Midwest states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin range from A to D in a report recently released by a conservative-leaning …

Percentage of Texas Workers’ Comp System Non-Subscribers Declines

The percentage of companies that don’t participate in the Texas workers’ compensation system has fallen to the lowest level since 1993, the agency that regulates this line of insurance in the state has reported. In its Biennial Report to the …

Kansas Universities Mulling Increase in Earthquake Insurance Coverage

Regents system universities in Kansas are reviewing earthquake insurance policies after several quakes were reported in the state this year. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the universities’ chief financial officers decided to review the policies out of “due diligence.” University …

10th Annual IICF Northeast Charitable Gala in New York Raises Record $1.4M

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a nonprofit organization working with the insurance industry to help communities and enrich lives, had more than 900 insurance professionals attend its 10th annual Northeast Benefit Dinner at New York City’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel on December …

How Brokers Can Help SMBs Reduce Cyber Risk

Only recently, and mostly due to pressure created in the media by high-profile cyber attacks, executives at large companies have a new awareness of cyber risks to business. As a result, companies are spending more to reduce cyber threats. However, …

East Regulation Report Card: Vermont Ranks Best for 3rd Straight Year

The R Street Institute, an industry think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C., found Vermont has the best insurance regulatory environment in the U.S. for the third straight year in its annual Insurance Regulation Report Card. The fifth annual report, written …

What to Expect in EPLI Under President Trump

What to Expect in 2017 There is no shortage of liability issues hanging over employers these days as the Trump Administration assumes office. Some controversial rules could be rewritten while others could be rolled back or eliminated altogether. Employer issues …

California DIR Releases Overview of New Laws

The California Department of Industrial Relations released its 2016 Legislative Digest, which summarizes new laws that impact workers and employers. Most of the chaptered bills took effect on Jan. 1. Highlights of those new laws include: Wage and Hour Laws …

Top 10 Personal Auto Insurers and Today’s Market: A.M. Best

The U.S. personal auto insurance industry saw net premiums written grow 5.1 percent in 2015 — a rate of growth that may not be repeated as rising loss ratios weaken both underwriting and operating results, according to an A.M. Best …

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