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Cal/OSHA Beefing up Safety Enforcement to Protect Workers Against Silicosis

May 21 2024 // California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health reports seeing growing number of silicosis cases among stone workers in California, and the agency is launching efforts to beef up its enforcement...

Workers’ Compensation Bars Doctor Who Was Shot at New York Hospital From Suing

May 20 2024 // New York’s highest court has ruled that a doctor who was injured in a shooting at the hospital where he works cannot sue his employer, finding that his injuries arose out of his employment and are thus covered by...

California Trucker Death Led to Workers’ Comp Investigation That Found $2M in Underreported Payroll

May 17 2024 // An investigation began after an employee was found dead in a company owned semi-truck led to the arraignment of a California man on three felony counts of workers’ compensation fraud. Heigo Kubar, 84, of Fresno, was...

Maine OKs 15.7% Rate Cut for Its Biggest Workers’ Compensation Insurer, MEMIC

May 16 2024 // The Maine Bureau of Insurance has approved a 15.7% average rate reduction in workers’ compensation insurance premiums for Maine Employers’ Mutual Insurance Co. (MEMIC), the largest workers’ compensation...

US Workers’ Comp Line Still Showing Strong Profits, Lower Claim Frequency

May 15 2024 // Net written premium in the U.S. workers’ compensation insurance market grew by just 1% from 2022 to 2023, a far smaller percentage than most other property/casualty lines. However, the workers’ compensation...

Tech Update: WTW, Riskonnect Launch Risk Diagnostic Tool for Workers’ Comp

May 13 2024 // Insurance broker WTW has formed a partnership with Riskonnect to pilot an analytical delivery tool that connects claims and exposure data through its new offering WTW Risk IQ API (application programming interface). The...

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