Category Archive: News

Jul 29

Major League Baseball injuries increasing

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Injuries among Major League Baseball players are on the rise, despite advances in conditioning methods and injury treatments, according to research published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine. The new study — only the second to examine injury patterns among major league baseball players — used the number of …

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Jul 27

NFL players’ deal will allow workers compensation claims in other states

WASHINGTON—The National Football League’s new collective bargaining agreement will allow players to file workers compensation claims in states where their teams are not based, a loophole the league had tried desperately to close during negotiations. The NFL and the National Football League Players Assn. signed off on the new CBA on Monday with both sides …

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Jul 27

Workers’ comp reform bill would hurt injured feds, witnesses say

A bill that would convert federal employees on workers’ compensation to the appropriate retirement system when they reach retirement age would result in a loss of income for many of those employees, witnesses at a Senate subcommittee hearing said Tuesday. Under the 1916 Federal Employees’ Compensation Act, employees disabled as a result of an injury …

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Jul 27

Harness drivers, blacksmiths & veterinarians

As a result of the diligent efforts of the Empire State Harness Horsemen’s Alliance, consisting of the Harness Horse Association of Central New York, Vernon, New York, the Monticello Harness Horsemen’s Association, Monticello, New York, the Saratoga Harness Horsepersons Association, Saratoga Springs, New York, the Standardbred Owners Association, Inc. of New York, Yonkers, New York …

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Jul 27

Access to Health Care Benefits for Gay Partners Is Gauged

WASHINGTON — In the first comprehensive count of domestic partner benefits by a federal government agency, the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that about one-third of all workers had access to health care benefits for same-sex partners. Bureau officials added two questions about domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples to the National Compensation Survey, a …

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Jul 27

Can Small Companies Benefit From Self-Funding?

Many employers think that being self-insured is only for large, thriving organizations. Not so, says Joe Berardo, CEO of MagnaCare, a company that manages health plans for employers in New York and New Jersey. He believes it can work well for companies with as few as 15 employees. What’s changed for employers since the Affordable …

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Jul 25

Ivy League to Limit Full-Contact Football Practices

The Ivy League will announce on Wednesday that, in an effort to minimize head injuriesamong its football players, it will sharply reduce the number of allowable full-contact practices teams can hold. Enlarge This Image Greg M. Cooper/Associated Press Yale linebacker Jesse Reising suffered a concussion against Harvard in 2010. In an effort to sharply reduce …

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Jul 25

New York Workers’ Compensation Cost Hike Approved

  New York regulators have approved an average 9.1 percent hike in loss costs used by insurers, which is less than the 10.4 percent increase sought by the industry. The New York State Insurance Department approved the increase to be effective on Oct. 1, 2011. The increase follows a 7.7 percent increase approved last year. …

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Jul 25

Workers’ comp committee to start by nominating arbitrators

A newly appointed panel will begin work today on recommending new arbitrators for workers’ compensation cases. It is the next phase of sweeping reforms approved by the General Assembly and Gov. Pat Quinn that are supposed to save Illinois businesses hundreds of millions of dollars. Quinn last week named 12 people to the revamped Workers’ …

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Jul 25

AIG says workers compensation deal gets preliminary approval

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A court has given preliminary approval to a deal settling claims that American International Group Inc under-reported its workers’ compensation market share to get out of tax obligations. AIG said in January that it would pay $450 million to settle a lawsuit by rival insurance companies, who alleged that AIG falsely …

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