News Digest 1/24/2008

Employers Direct Launches New Benefits Brokerage This Month Plenary Insurance Services is now in business. Find out about Employers Direct’s foray into benefits brokering. Can it find efficiencies where so … Read More »

Employers Direct New Benefits Brokerage Launched This Month

Employers Direct Insurance Company this month threw open the doors to its new employee benefits brokerage, Plenary Insurance Services. Employers Direct executives say that, to their knowledge, it’s the first offering of an efficient group health program that can work closely with the workers’ comp carrier if the client buys both coverages from the two … Read More »

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News Digest 1/23/2008

Wyoming Advocates Want System to Cowboy Up for Workers Last year, Wyoming’s workers’ compensation program paid out about $121 million in benefits to injured workers and, as of November, the … Read More »

News Digest 1/8/2008

Arizona Businesses Expect ‘Tough Year’ In Arizona, a minimum wage hike, a sharp rise in workers’ compensation benefits and a law that threatens to revoke licenses of employers who knowingly … Read More »

News Digest 11/6/2007

Critics: Death Benefits for Utah Miners Emblematic of Flawed System While spilled coffee or crude remarks by a basketball coach can trigger jury awards worth millions of dollars, death benefits … Read More »

News Digest 10/29/2007

Return to Work Attempt Sabotages Injured EMT’s Benefits A Binghamton, N.Y., emergency medical technician and his fiancé face unchecked medical bills in connection with debilitating hip and back injuries he … Read More »

News Digest 10/18/2007

Editorial: No Evidence Yet of Need to Boost Benefits That California’s workers’ compensation reforms cut costs by billions of dollars is not by itself a signal that the state should … Read More »


The level of permanent disability (PD) benefits is once again the talk of Sacramento. Though benefits significantly increased in 2002 with the passage of AB 749 (Calderon), the permanent disability … Read More »