• CopperPoint acquires Alaska National

    Workers compensation insurer CopperPoint Insurance Cos. has agreed to acquire Alaska National Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Alaska National Insurance Co., the company announced Tuesday.

  • Tribal business not subject to OSH Act

    Tribal businesses are not subject to the Occupational Safety and Health Act, an administrative law judge held in a final Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission decision released Tuesday.

  • Calif. written comp premium set to decrease again

    California written premium in workers compensation through the second quarter of 2019 is 7% below the same period for 2018, suggesting that the 2019 premium decrease will also be “significant,” representing a third consecutive year of premium decreases, according to a report released Monday by the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California.

  • Montana announces $30M workers comp dividend

    The Montana State Fund announced a $30 million dividend for its workers compensation policyholders, representing a return of about 22% of the premium paid, the fund announced Friday.

  • OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy protection

    (Reuters) – OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP filed for bankruptcy protection Sunday night, succumbing to pressure from more than 2,600 lawsuits alleging the company helped fuel the deadly U.S. opioid epidemic.

  • Firefighter filed cancer claim late

    A firefighter failed to properly file notice of his intent to pursue a workers compensation claim for his melanoma, a three-judge panel of the Colorado Court of Appeals, Division VI, unanimously held Thursday in Denver.