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Claims Journal

Genex: Uncovering Hidden Data in the Workers’ Comp Bill Review Process

Dec 12, 2017 While several factors define a sophisticated bill review vendor, data analysis and reporting capabilities are becoming increasingly important in selecting...

U.S. Meat, Poultry Workers Fear Retaliation for Reporting Workplace Injuries, Hazards

Dec 12, 2017 Workers at U.S. meat and poultry processing plants are reluctant to tell federal inspectors about injuries or workplace hazards amid concerns...

Transforming Claims for the Digital Era

Dec 12, 2017 As insurers undertake digital transformation programs, many rightfully turn to the claims function. Claims is a very good candidate for such initiatives because of its importance to...

Ohio Lawmakers Say Driving Suspensions Overused, Fines High

Dec 12, 2017 Ohio lawmakers have accused the state of using driver’s license suspensions as an arbitrary punishment for offenses unrelated to driving while burying people under...

Insurance Journal

Arkansas Medical Board OKs Draft Regulations Aimed at Curbing Opioid Abuse

Dec 12, 2017 The Arkansas State Medical Board has approved draft regulations aimed at reducing opioid abuse. The board unanimously voted in favor of the...

5 Sentenced in Ohio for Insurance Fraud

Dec 12, 2017 The Ohio Department of Insurance reported that five people were recently sentenced for insurance-related crimes following investigations by the department. Clermont County/Shandell...

Texas Workers’ Comp Commissioner: Post-Harvey Deadline Extensions to End in January

Dec 12, 2017 The Texas Department of Insurance – Division of Workers’ Compensation has issued a bulletin announcing a date for the end of...

Safety Group Says GM’s In-Car Shopping App Encourages Distracted Driving

Dec 12, 2017 A new in-car application from General Motors Co. that lets drivers order coffee and browse for hotels while behind the wheel has been met with outcry...

Best's Reviews

Zurich CEO: ANZ Life Insurance Acquisition Final Leg of Australian M&A Strategy

Dec 12, 2017 Zurich Insurance Group’s acquisition of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group’s life insurance businesses, OnePath Life, is...

Best’s Special Report: Tower Group Companies Comprise Most U.S. Property/Casualty Impairments in 2016

Dec 12, 2017 Of the 14 property/casualty impairments identified for 2016, 11 were members of the Tower Group, with the...

Hartford Financial Expands Role of Small Commercial Chief, Adds Personal Lines

Dec 12, 2017 Hartford Financial Services is expanding the role of its small commercial leader to include personal lines. Stephanie Bush succeeds...

Puerto Rico-Based Advantage Insurance Files $100 Million IPO Prospectus

Dec 12, 2017 Advantage Insurance Inc. is preparing an initial public offering of about $100 million that the insurer said will take advantage of...

Property Casualty 360

Good news for Florida companies: Workers’ comp rate decreasing

Dec 12, 2017 Employers in Florida have been concerned about workers' comp rates in the wake of the state Supreme Court decision in the...

Is your manufacturing client recall-ready?

Dec 12, 2017 No manufacturer, large or small, is immune from product recalls along with the business disruption and considerable expense that may result.

The role of EAPs in the wake of natural disasters

Dec 12, 2017 When a natural disaster or other tragedy occurs, EAPs can partner with brokers and consultants to address their clients’ needs.

How do you get an insurer to pay a punitive damages award?

Dec 12, 2017 Often, plaintiffs win awards of actual, compensatory and punitive damages, but it may mean another court battle to have the...

Business Insurance

Missouri regulators recommend comp lost costs decrease for 2018

Dec 12, 2017 The Missouri Department of Insurance is recommending a 3% decrease in workers compensation...

Auto dealership deaths lead to safety citations

Dec 12, 2017 OSHA regulators cited and proposed $152,099 in penalties against an Alabama automobile dealership after three...

Reinsurers expected to sign on to NFIP pact despite 2017 claim

Dec 12, 2017 FEMA’s tapping of a $1 billion reinsurance agreement to pay Hurricane Harvey claims is...