- Travelers wrote most workers comp insurance in 2014
Travelers Cos. Inc. was the largest workers compensation insurer in the nation last year, followed by Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. and American International Group Inc.
- Man charged with faking injuries, using Seahawks' names to get drugs
A man in Washington state has been charged with faking work-related injuries and using the last names of Seattle Seahawks players to obtain opioids and other drugs, the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries said.
- Nursing home not liable for injured worker’s knee replacement
An Alabama worker with preexisting arthritis is entitled to workers compensation benefits, but not knee replacement surgery, the Alabama Court of Appeals has ruled.
- Liberty Mutual tops 2014 with strong fourth quarter profit
A focus on “deliberate underwriting actions and solid investment results” boosted profits and premiums in 2014 for Liberty Mutual Holding Co., though the insurer’s workers compensation business declined last year.
- Claims decline, billing change lead to 10.8% Ohio comp premium decrease
Private employers in Ohio will see a 10.8% workers compensation rate decrease as of July 1, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation said.
- Comp sole remedy for disabled worker, wife who alleged settlement delays
Workers compensation is the exclusive remedy for a permanently disabled worker and his wife who allege that an insurer and its claims administrator delayed, discouraged and denied benefits for 10 years, the Texas Supreme Court has ruled.