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Pinnacol in Colorado Adds Golombek and Salazar to Board, Announces New Chair

Colorado workers’ comp insurer Pinnacol Assurance has added Ellen Golombek and Jesus Salazar to its board of directors, while farm and ranch representative Joseph A. Hoff will serve as board chair. Both Golombek and Salazar were appointed by Gov. Jared …

Pinnacol Donates $1.8M to COVID-19 Funds for Colorado Businesses, Workers

Pinnacol Assurance donated nearly $2 million to an array of funds that support businesses and workers in Colorado impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Through its philanthropic giving program, Pinnacol donated the following amounts to the following funds: $1 million to …

Pinnacol Assurance Distributing $70M in Dividends to Colorado Companies

Pinnacol Assurance announced it is distributing general dividend checks to its customers totaling $70 million. This is the fifth straight year Colorado’s largest workers’ compensation provider has distributed dividends. Most (95%) of Pinnacol’s policyholders are eligible to receive a dividend, …

Today is the Most Dangerous Day for Colorado Workers, Report Shows

Jan. 9 is the most dangerous day of the year for Colorado workers, a new report shows. Pinnacol Assurance analyzed data to identify the most dangerous day for workers in Colorado, and found that over the past five years that …

Colorado Ski School Workers Most at Risk for On-The-Job Injuries, Report Shows

Ski and ride school workers are most commonly injured on the job at resorts, with 67 reported injuries during the 2018-2019 season, a new report on Colorado’s ski industry shows. Workers’ compensation carrier Pinnacol Assurance analyzed its claims data over …

Workers’ Comp Claims in Colorado’s Cannabis Industry Not as High as You Think

It’s a safe bet that there are a number of those among us who envision workers in the marijuana industry as mostly a bunch of mellow bud-blazers haphazardly performing the daily tasks of trimming, potting, transporting or selling cannabis. Those …

Pinnacol Assurance in Colorado to Distribute $70M Dividends

Pinnacol Assurance announced on Monday it is distributing general dividend checks to its customers totaling $70 million. Pinnacol also recently lowered its rates by 10 percent on average. Both the dividend and the rate decrease marked the fourth consecutive year …

Pinnacol in Colorado to Drop Workers’ Comp Rates, Issue Dividend in 2019

Pinnacol Assurance’s Board of Directors has approved a plan to decrease workers’ compensation rates in 2019 by an average of 10 percent. The decrease will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2019, and will be the fourth straight year Pinnacol …

Pinnacol Assurance in Colorado Names O’Rourke to Executive Team

Pinnacol Assurance in Colorado has named Krista O’Rourke vice president of agency relations and safety services. O’Rourke replaces longtime Pinnacol executive Jon Scott, who retired Sept. 30. She will also oversee business development, agent retention and safety management. O’Rourke has …

Pinnacol Assurance in Colorado Retooling Leadership

Pinnacol Assurance in Colorado is revamping its leadership structure. Mark Isakson, who had been senior vice president of operations, now becomes the company’s chief customer officer. He will serve as the senior executive overseeing operations, information services and agency relations. …