News Digest 2/1/2008

North Dakota Gov Appoints Two to WSI Board North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven selects a grocer and construction company president for the board of Workforce Safety and Insurance, the state’s … 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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CWI Holdings Sold To Accident Fund Ins Co

A deal has been struck in which CompWest Insurance Company has been sold. Upon regulatory approvals its new owner will be Accident Fund Insurance Company of America. Neither the amount of the deal nor its terms are being disclosed. A news release indicated “…shareholders of CompWest …. have signed a definitive stock purchase agreement which … Read More »

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News Digest 5/3/2007

L.A. Construction Demo Firm Ordered to Pay $100K to State Fund A business competitor tips off State Fund about misclassification, and now a Los Angeles construction demolition company must pay … Read More »

News Digest 4/3/2007

Wisconsin Supremes: Worker Can Sue Claims Manager for Delay The Wisconsin high court rules that an injured carpenter can sue a company that handles workers’ compensation claims for the state … Read More »

News Digest 3/29/2007

State Fund Group Administrators Paid $500 Million State Compensation Insurance Fund has paid out more than $500 milllion in fees to its administrators, payments the company wont’ disclose. That is … Read More »

News Digest 3/16/2007

Riverside County Prosecutors Charge Historic Workers’ Comp Fraud The owners of a home-building company and two other individuals face 107 counts of defrauding insurance carriers and the state of more … Read More »