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Kansas Shows Decline in Workplace Injuries

Good news from the world of worker’s compensation insurance: labor officials in Kansas say non-fatal workplace were 12 percent lower than average in 2009, the most recent year for which statistics have been compiled. The Department of Labor says the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses showed that the state’s rate of non-fatal workplace injuries […]

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Oklahoma Representative Pushes for Workers’ Comp Reform

Oklahoma state representative, Mark McCullough told the press last week that he was prepared to introduce legislation designed to improve his state’s workers’ compensation system. Representative McCullough also said that the legislation will be based on recent recommendations from The Task Force on Vocational Rehabilitation in Workers’ Compensation, including reforms that would return employees to […]

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Five Bizarre Insurance Claims (That We SWEAR We Didn’t Make Up)

Okay, we know that people sometimes make insurance claims for some truly bizarre reasons, but these are more bizarre than most. Since this is Halloween week, we’ve decided to share them with you: Shooting a Monkey: There’s no doubt that law enforcement work is a high-stress job, but even police officers can take emotional duress […]

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California’s Prop 19 An Insurance Issue? Maybe So

BankRate ran an article earlier this week that brought up some really interesting points. You may not know this, but in just a couple of weeks, Californian’s may legalize marijuana possession and use, and if that happens, law enforcement won’t be the only thing affected. The insurance industry, specifically in regards to worker’s comp insurance, […]

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California Workers Comp Rates Are Too Low

The Workers Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) of California has issued a report stating that written premiums for the year of 2009 are too low. Specifically, the gross written premium for last calendar year is about $8.9 billion, which is 17% lower than the reported numbers for 2008 and only 62% of the 2004 total. […]

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