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Increase in California Workers’ Comp Pure Premium Sent to Department of Insurance
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau has submitted its Jan. 1, 2018 pure premium rate filing to the California Department of Insurance proposing advisory pure premium rates that average $2.01 per $100 of payroll. That WCIRB’S proposed rate is 14.3 …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 7:06 PM
Georgia Fines Company Behind Deadly Leak at Sperm Bank $302K
A deadly February 2017 industrial gas leak at a sperm bank in Augusta, Ga. was caused by the over-pressurization of a bulk storage tank, according to findings from an investigation by state inspectors released Thursday by Insurance and Safety Fire …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 4:57 PM
Liotta Named Chairman of Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission
Gov. Mary Fallin has named Mark Liotta as chairman of the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission. Liotta, a former state representative from Tulsa, succeeds Robert Gilliland, whose term on the commission expires Aug. 25. Liotta’s appointment as chairman takes effect Aug. …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 4:44 PM
Federal Appeals Court Voids Exxon Pipeline Safety Order
An appeals court has voided an order that would have required Exxon Mobil to revise its pipeline safety procedures after a 2013 oil spill in Arkansas. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued the order in 2015, and it …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 4:40 PM
Wisconsin Officials: State Law Prevents Fire Sprinkler Rule Enforcement
Wisconsin officials say a state law prevents them from enforcing a fire sprinklers rule that fire officials say is one of the best ways to save lives. The 7-year-old rule requires sprinklers be installed into new apartment buildings that have …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 4:38 PM
Ex-Esurance Worker in South Dakota Sues Over Alleged Discrimination
A former Esurance call center worker in South Dakota is suing the insurance company alleging discrimination and harassment because he’s Jewish. The Argus Leader reports that Brandon Marshall filed the federal lawsuit on Aug. 15. Marshall claims his supervisor called …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 4:36 PM
Louisiana Governor Seeking Homeowner Flood Grant Expansion
Gov. John Bel Edwards announced he wants to broaden Louisiana’s flood aid program to include homeowners whose flood insurance proceeds didn’t cover their rebuilding costs and to boost grant amounts. Initial limits setting homeowner eligibility for the rebuilding aid granted …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 4:27 PM
New North Dakota Laws Address Producer Conduct, Customer Gifts, More
North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread has said that since taking office at the beginning of this year he has focused on ensuring the agency he runs is available and responsive to insurance consumers, producers and companies alike. As part …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 4:26 PM
Industrial Insurer HDI Global Forms Excess Surplus Lines Carrier
Industrial insurer HDI Global Insurance Co. (HDI) has formed an excess and surplus lines subsidiary, HDI Specialty Insurance Co. The new platform will “bring European expertise and solutions” to the alternative energy, private public partnerships (P3s), and design-build construction markets, …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 4:06 PM
Pennsylvania Selects Commissioner Miller to Lead Department of Human Services
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has selected Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller to lead the state’s Department of Human Services, effective August 21. He simultaneously announced in an email to state employees that Jessica Altman will serve as Miller’s replacement to lead …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 3:59 PM

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