workers’ compensation News

Safety National Introduces Oklahoma Alternative Workers’ Comp Policy

Safety National Casualty Corp. has introduced Oklahoma Elect, an employers’ excess indemnity policy that provides excess coverage over an occupational injury benefit plan, as well as excess employers’ liability coverage to Oklahoma qualified employers who choose this alternative to traditional …

California Water District Seeking Alternatives in Face of Insurance Loss

The Central Basin Municipal Water District said Wednesday it is looking at “alternatives” in the face of being tossed out of the state’s largest insurance pool for water districts. Central Baisn also said that it has responded to several serious …

Ohio Employers to Share $1.2B Workers’ Comp Premium Credit

Ohio private employers and local governments will soon receive a credit on their workers’ compensation bills totaling $1.2 billion, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) announced. The credit approved by the BWC board of directors will allow the transition …

Workers’ Comp Commissioner Says Claims on Decline in Texas

Declining workplace injuries and fewer claims for workers’ compensation benefits are leading to lower costs for employers, Texas Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation Rod Bordelon told lawmakers in testimony before the House Business & Industry Committee. Bordelon also told committee members …

California Water Authority Mum Over Possible Loss of Insurance

The battle over a California water district’s insurance coverage has been a bit chilly the last few days. The Central Basin Municipal Water District hasn’t done much to head off threats by the Association of California Water Agencies Joint Powers …

SeaFire Seeks Agency Partners for Dealership Programs in Oregon and Idaho

Overland Park, Kan.-based SeaFire Insurance Services is seeking new agency partners in Oregon and Idaho for its auto dealer and repair insurance program. SeaFire will consider appointments for retail insurance agencies with scale, brand, resources and auto dealer expertise. Agents can …

Dovetail Insurance Expands Workers Comp Product to Five Additional States

Dovetail Insurance, a supplier of cloud-based insurance product delivery services, has expanded its NetComp workers’ compensation insurance to independent agents in Virginia, and will also be adding Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan and Connecticut before the end of April.  As part of …

Aflac Claims Workers’ Compensation Claims Drop for Firms Offering Accident, Disability Insurance

A high percentage —  42 percent on average — of all companies providing access to voluntary accident and disability insurance report declines in their workers’ compensation claims, according to the results of an online survey released by Aflac, a leading …

NYS Comp Board, Comic Tina Fey’s Reps Clear Up Workers’ Comp Issue

The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board had filed a $79,000 judgment against comic Tina Fey on March 20 for an alleged “failure to carry workers’ comp ins.,” for a period from Nov. 20, 2012, to Feb. 02, 2014, according …

Penn. Workers’ Comp Insurance Rates to Decline for Some Employers

The Pennsylvania Departments of Insurance and Labor & Industry on Monday announced a 5.15 percent workers’ compensation rate reduction, effective April 1. The officials said the reduction would save millions of dollars for many Pennsylvania employers. The rate reduction is …