FLASH: APPLIED ORDERED TO CEASE AND DESIST

It’s curtains in California for Applied Underwriters’ EquityComp Program in total and also for SolutionOne Program to the extent it uses unfiled agreements. The California Commissioner ordered it cease and desist selling new and renewal programs. Read more here …

Project 2017 X-Mods Now 

Compline’s new 2017 X-Mod calculator is released and working. Brokers and carriers can now project 2017 X-Mods. Compline added 10 new charts and graphs. Get the story here …

Cloud ‘insurance’ highlights evolving channel

Could insurance companies be the next generation of VARs? Imagine a world where businesses contact Allstate, State Farm (or whichever company provides their insurance) to file a claim not just about workers’ comp, fire damage and company car accidents, but also about data losses due to cloud-computing downtime. ChannelNomics

Who really cheats Wyoming workers’ comp?

Fraud is a strain on workers’ comp programs nationwide, sapping an estimated annual $7.2 billion, according to federal estimates. In Wyoming, officials say it’s impossible to quantify the actual level of fraud, so they borrow from a popular national estimate and guess that 1 percent to 2 percent of all workers’ comp claims in Wyoming […]

West Virginia spark plug manufacturer accused of improper termination

A Kanawha County, West Virginia resident is suing NGK Spark Plugs Inc., a spark plug manufacturer and seller, claiming she tripped and fell at work, resulting in an injury, and then was fired in part because she filed for workers’ compensation benefits. West Virginia Record

ERISA precludes man’s breach of contract and insurance fraud claims

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit agreed with a trial court that the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) pre-empted a Philadelphia man’s breach of contract and fraud claims. The judges in a per curiam ruling, issued June 16, ruled that Andre D. Butler’s claims leveled against Liberty Mutual were […]