• NCCI predicts 3.9% decrease in net written premium for 2019

    The National Council on Compensation Insurance released updated workers compensation financial results Tuesday, predicting a 3.9% decrease in net written premium for private insurers in calendar year 2019 for a total of $41.6 billion in net written premium based on statutory data reported through second quarter 2019 — a decline from 43.3 billion in 2018.

  • Police officer’s fraudulent comp claim upheld

    An appeals court in California on Friday upheld the insurance fraud conviction of a police officer who filed two similar workers compensation claims in five years, finding a lack of proof of the second injury and that he had been found to have made false statements.

  • Lack of transparency remains issue in comp pharmacy

    A lack of transparency in workers compensation pharmacy continues to be an issue for much of the industry, according to a CompPharma study released Tuesday.

  • Louisiana comp rate reduction approved

    Louisiana Insurance Commissioner James Donelon approved an 8.4% workers compensation rate reduction Friday based on an annual loss cost filing from the National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc.

  • Widow cannot sue in construction crane fatality

    A woman collecting workers compensation survivor benefits after her husband was killed when he was trapped between two industrial cranes in Pennsylvania cannot sue a crane company and its subsidiaries for negligence, as the state’s workers compensation laws bars such suits, among other reasons, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

  • Nominations open for US Insurance Awards 2020

    Business Insurance on Thursday opened nominations for the 2020 U.S. Insurance Awards. Submissions are due Dec. 20.