Workers' compensation

Pacific Workers', The Lawyers for Injured Workers Expands Amid COVID with Stockton & Sacramento Offices

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 12:27am

Pacific Workers' core clients are Essential Workers Firefighters, Peace Officers, Health Care Workers, and other frontline workers.

Key Points: 
  • Pacific Workers' core clients are Essential Workers Firefighters, Peace Officers, Health Care Workers, and other frontline workers.
  • "We were seeing more and more calls from essential injured workers throughout both of these areas," said Bilal Kassem, Managing Attorney of Pacific Workers'.
  • The new Stockton and Sacramento offices are likely temporary spaces until Pacific Workers' finds more permanent space.
  • Pacific Workers', The Lawyers for Injured Workers is Northern California's Premier Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury Law Firm.

Pie Insurance Raises $127 Million in Latest Financing

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 12:00pm

The new financing includes $27 million to support the continued growth and expansion of Pie Insurance's offering to small business owners.

Key Points: 
  • The new financing includes $27 million to support the continued growth and expansion of Pie Insurance's offering to small business owners.
  • Pie was founded in 2017 to provide workers' compensation insurance to small businesses, both directly through its website and also through thousands of independent insurance agents.
  • Pie Carrier Holdings will own the licensed insurance companies that Pie will use to issue a portion of its insurance policies.
  • Pie Insurance provides workers' compensation insurance directly to small businesses and also partners with local, regional, and national insurance agencies to provide coverage to their clients.

A.I.M. Mutual Takes the Lead in Workers' Compensation Service Response

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 3:13pm

Mutual emerged as one of the first insurers to adapt its service structure and roll out premium relief programs for businesses hardest hit by virus outbreaks and mandatory closures.

Key Points: 
  • Mutual emerged as one of the first insurers to adapt its service structure and roll out premium relief programs for businesses hardest hit by virus outbreaks and mandatory closures.
  • The company provides workers' compensation insurance to more than 18,000 employers in New England.
  • Mutual plans to offer new, specialized programs for market segments, starting with the hospitality industry.
  • Mutual, workers' compensation servicesdeemed essential--have been fully operational, modified to reflect state guidelines and safety protocols for staff and policyholders.

State Fund Now Accepting Applications for $50 Million Return-to-Work Safety Fund

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 10:05pm

State Compensation Insurance Fund (State Fund), Californias leading provider of workers compensation insurance, announced today it has started accepting applications for its $50 million Returning California to Work COVID-19 Safety Protocol Fund.

Key Points: 
  • State Compensation Insurance Fund (State Fund), Californias leading provider of workers compensation insurance, announced today it has started accepting applications for its $50 million Returning California to Work COVID-19 Safety Protocol Fund.
  • The fund will help State Fund policyholders implement new safety measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 as Californias stay-at-home orders are lifted.
  • Our return to work safety fund will help protect our policyholders, their employees, and their customers from COVID-19, said State Fund President & CEO Vern Steiner.
  • State Fund will continue to accept applications and award grants until the $50 million fund is depleted.

CWCI Examines the Integration of COVID-19 Presumptions Into California Workers’ Comp

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 12:08am

As lawmakers debate issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, including the role that workers compensation systems in California and elsewhere should play in responding to the virus and the potential impact of COVID-19 presumptions of compensability, the California Workers Compensation Institute (CWCI) has issued a white paper that looks at the historic role of workers compensation presumptions, the current and proposed COVID-19 presumptions and results of a survey detailing characteristics and outcomes of initial COVID-19 claims.

Key Points: 
  • As lawmakers debate issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, including the role that workers compensation systems in California and elsewhere should play in responding to the virus and the potential impact of COVID-19 presumptions of compensability, the California Workers Compensation Institute (CWCI) has issued a white paper that looks at the historic role of workers compensation presumptions, the current and proposed COVID-19 presumptions and results of a survey detailing characteristics and outcomes of initial COVID-19 claims.
  • On May 6, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-62-20 creating a disputable presumption of compensability for COVID-19 as it relates to California workers directed by their employers to work outside the home.
  • The order applies to work performed on or after March 19, 2020 and unless extended, will remain in place until July 5, 2020.
  • CWCI has released the white paper as a Report to the Industry, Integrating COVID-19 Presumptions into the California Workers Compensation System.

Tangram Insurance Services, Inc. Announces Partnership with Service American Indemnity Company (SAIC)

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 3:15pm

SAN FRANCISCO, May 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Tangram Insurance Services, Inc. ("Tangram"), a Managing General Underwriter and Program Manager, announced today a partnership with Service American Indemnity Company, a national workers compensation carrier, to enhance its Social Service Workers Compensation Program.

Key Points: 
  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Tangram Insurance Services, Inc. ("Tangram"), a Managing General Underwriter and Program Manager, announced today a partnership with Service American Indemnity Company, a national workers compensation carrier, to enhance its Social Service Workers Compensation Program.
  • Service American Indemnity Company (SAIC) is a nationally admitted casualty insurer specializing in Workers Compensation.
  • Service American operates under its parent, Service Insurance Holdings, which is wholly owned by the Gray Family.
  • Service American Indemnity Company and Service Lloyds are rated A-VIII (Excellent) by A.M. Best.

Weston S. Montrose, Arizona Attorney at Law, to Speak at the National Business Institute (NBI)

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 5:00am

PHOENIX, May 19, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Weston S. Montrose, an Arizona certified workers' compensation attorney , will speak during a seminar presented by the National Business Institute (NBI) in June 2020.

Key Points: 
  • PHOENIX, May 19, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Weston S. Montrose, an Arizona certified workers' compensation attorney , will speak during a seminar presented by the National Business Institute (NBI) in June 2020.
  • He is a co-founding attorney of the Arizona Injury Law Group, PLLC and is a top workers compensation attorney in Phoenix AZ .
  • Montrose, as a former staff attorney, worked at the Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA), where he handled workers' compensation claims and oversaw OSHA-related prosecutions.
  • The online two-day audio seminar where Montrose will speak, along with several other speakers, is titled "Personal Injury: A Case-by-Case Toolkit."

SUNZ Insurance Solutions Names Rick Leonard as President

Monday, May 18, 2020 - 2:10pm

BRADENTON, Fla., May 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SUNZHoldings, LLCCEO Steven F.Herrigannounced todaythat Rick Leonard, former Director of SalesandExecutive Vice Presidentwith SUNZ, has been appointed President of the company.

Key Points: 
  • BRADENTON, Fla., May 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SUNZHoldings, LLCCEO Steven F.Herrigannounced todaythat Rick Leonard, former Director of SalesandExecutive Vice Presidentwith SUNZ, has been appointed President of the company.
  • Leonard has been with SUNZ,a national provider of workers compensation insurance,for nearly 10 years and initiallyjoined as Broker Relations Executive.
  • SUNZ Insurance(www.sunzinsurance.com) is a national provider of large deductible workers' compensation insurance and insurance services to professional employer organizations, staffing companies,and large employers.
  • SUNZ designs and administers custom workers' compensation and insurance programs, and provides loss control, claims administration, cost containment,and subrogation services all designed to minimize claim costs paid by large deductible clients.

Maryland Workers Compensation Lawyer Announces Educational Partnership with APTA Maryland

Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 5:00pm

will be presenting three webinars for the APTA Maryland covering: Telehealth; Workers' Compensation; and Auto Accidents.

Key Points: 
  • will be presenting three webinars for the APTA Maryland covering: Telehealth; Workers' Compensation; and Auto Accidents.
  • The presentation will provide an overview of the Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission and claim process and explain (translate) some of the acronyms and verbiage in plain English.
  • "APTA Maryland is pleased to partner with Pinder Plotkin to educate our members on issues related to worker's comp, auto accidents and telehealth," Lauri Jacobson, Executive Director, APTA Maryland.
  • APTA Maryland is a chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), a national professional organization representing more than 100,000 members.

NCCI Issues State of the Line Report at AIS Virtual Event

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 8:00pm

BOCA RATON, Fla., May 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) held its Annual Issues Symposium today (AIS Virtual).

Key Points: 
  • BOCA RATON, Fla., May 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) held its Annual Issues Symposium today (AIS Virtual).
  • The eventthemed "A New Decade In Sight"featured NCCI's chief actuary, Donna Glenn, FCAS, MAAA, who delivered the company's highly anticipated State of the Line Report.
  • NCCI's State of the Line Report provided a detailed description of the 2019 workers compensation industry results, market trends, and the impact of the pandemic.
  • As presented in this year's State of the Line Report, the Calendar-Year 2019 workers compensation combined ratio was 85% for private carriers.