workers’ compensation insurance News

Workers’ Comp Carrier ClearPath Mutual Expands into Indiana, Tennessee

ClearPath Mutual Insurance Co. has expanded its workers’ compensation insurance offering into Indiana and Tennessee. According to ClearPath Mutual, when it began operations in 2018, the company applied for licenses in Tennessee and Indiana to better serve its existing Kentucky …

New Empire Underwriters Standalone Workers Comp Offering Targets Staffing Firms

Empire Underwriters, a national insurance wholesaler, excess and surplus lines facility and program manager has released a standalone workers comp program for staffing companies available nationwide and backed by several “A” rated carriers. With the launch of the new Standalone …

New Hampshire High Court Rules Board Wrong to Deny Workers’ Comp for Medical Pot

The New Hampshire Supreme Court has ruled that a labor appeals board was wrong to determine that workers’ compensation insurance can’t reimburse an employee for the cost of medical marijuana. The court found that under the state’s medical marijuana law, …

4K Texas Businesses Share $3M in Early Qualifier Dividends from Texas Mutual

Austin-based workers’ compensation insurer, Texas Mutual Insurance Co., has paid more than $3 million in early qualifier dividends to approximately 4,000 newer policyholder owners across the state. This payout is the final component of the company’s $280 million record dividend …

ICW Group Expands Workers’ Comp Coverage Into 5 New States

ICW Group Insurance Companies, a group of property and casualty carriers, is now writing workers’ compensation insurance in five new primary states — Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota and Missouri, the company’s regional and national presence. The company has expanded the …

Glatfelter Adds Workers’ Compensation Coverage to Program Business Offerings

Glatfelter Program Managers (GPM) has added workers’ compensation to its program business offerings, effective Nov. 1. Educational institutions, independent school bus contractors, water/sewer entities, senior living facilities, hospices, home health care agencies and religious institutions are among those who may …

Texas Mutual Creates $10M Fund for Policyholders Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Workers’ compensation insurance provider Texas Mutual Insurance Co. has established a grant of $10 million to policyholders affected by Hurricane Harvey. The grant program is intended to support the recovery of business operations throughout the Gulf Coast region. Grant applications …

Vermont Has No Amusement Park Ride Safety Oversight

Vermont has no direct safety oversight of the rides at the fairs, carnivals and field days held across the state every summer and fall, and efforts to require such oversight have gone nowhere, officials said. The state does require amusement …

Massachusetts Worker Injured on the Job Wins $750K Jury Award

A Massachusetts jury has recently awarded $750,000 to a man who suffered severe leg injuries while working for a landscaping business that did not carry workers’ compensation insurance. A lawyer for 52-year-old Jose Hernandez tells The Berkshire Eagle that her …

Texas Workers’ Comp Nonsubscriber Reports Due April 30

Texas employers that do not provide workers’ compensation insurance must submit two types of forms to the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC). DWC is offering a temporary grace period for employers that have not previously filed these reports — allowing …