Posts Tagged ‘workers’ compensation’

Tempers fly in House over workers’ compensation vote

JACKSON — Mississippi House members now favor changes to the state’s workers’ compensation system after previously voting against them. House members voted 60-56 yesterday to pass Senate Bill 2576, which proponents say would balance a system that now unfairly favors workers. Opponents dispute that, saying the insurance system for paying for on-the-job injuries is balanced […] [...]

Lawmakers split over workers’ comp legislation

JACKSON — The Mississippi Legislature is split on a bill that would make changes to the state’s workers’ compensation law. Opponents say it would tilt the scales against workers, but proponents say it would return fairness to a system that currently favors workers. The House defeated its bill yesterday 62-52, but the Senate voted 38-13 […] [...]

State Senate passes workers’ comp legislation

JACKSON — The Mississippi Senate has passed a bill making it easier to appeal a decision of the state Workers’ Compensation Commission. Currently, an appeal of a commission decision or award is appealed to circuit court and then, if necessary, to the state Supreme Court. Under the bill, the appeal would be made directly to […] [...]

Workers comp industry taking economic hit

by Published: October 5,2010

Tags: economy, insurance premiums, workers' compensation

OLDWICK, N.J.-The weak economy has taken its toll on the workers compensation insurance industry and a speedy recovery is unlikely, A.M. Best Co. Inc. said in a special report Monday. The insurance rating organization said the workers compensation insurance industry’s net premiums written plunged 14.5% to $12.3 billion in 2009, the lowest level since 1999. […] [...]

LUBA expands outside of Louisiana for first time

by Published: July 2,2010

Tags: expansions, workers' compensation

BATON ROUGE, La. — LUBA Workers’ Comp has begun writing coverage in Mississippi after receiving final regulatory approval. This marks the first state Baton Rouge, La.-based LUBA has added outside of Louisiana. In Louisiana, LUBA covers more than 123,000 employees statewide through its 4,700 policyholders, who generate over $75 million in written premiums. Its offerings […] [...]

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