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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 …

Vermont to See Decrease in Costs for Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Vermont Governor Phil Scott has announced that workers’ compensation insurance will cost less for most Vermont employers when new rates approved by the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation (DFR) become effective on April 1. This is Vermont’s first rate decrease …

Delaware City to Pay at Least $9M to Cover Injured Firefighters’ Care

Wilmington officials say they’ll have to pay $9 million or more to cover the health care costs for four firefighters injured in a blaze that killed three of their colleagues last year. Mayor Mike Purzycki tells The News Journal of …

CompWest to Offer Workers’ Comp to Artisan Contractors in California, Utah

CompWest Insurance has launched workers’ compensation insurance for artisan contractors in California and Utah. The program targets artisan construction operations with annual premiums between $25,000 and $250,000 in California and $15,000 to $150,000 in Utah. CompWest provides workers’ compensation insurance …

Maryland’s Chesapeake Employers to Begin Phasing in NCCI Rates in 2020

Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company, Maryland’s largest writer of workers’ compensation insurance, announced its plan to phase in the National Council on Compensation Insurance’s (NCCI) rating methodology and other changes as required by state legislation enacted in 2015. Chesapeake Employers President …

Massachusetts Court Rules on ‘Equitable Contribution’ Case

Massachusetts’ top court ruled this month that a workers’ compensation insurer that has paid benefits under a policy has a right to pursue “equitable contribution” from a second insurer that also provided coverage to the same policyholder. The Massachusetts Supreme …