Workers’ Compensation Profits Are Strong, but the Future Is Unclear

Workers’ Compensation Profits Are Strong, but the Future Is Unclear

Underwriting profits for Workers’ Compensation (WC) hit an annual average of $4.8 billion over the last five years, exceeding all other major property and casualty lines. According to a recently released market segment report from credit agency AM Best, WC’s strong favorable loss reserve development drove the favorable reserve development across...

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Jencap Group Acquires Tarheel Insurance Services, Inc.

Jencap Group Acquires Tarheel Insurance Services, Inc.

New York, NY (October 3, 2022) – Jencap Group LLC (Jencap) announced today that it has agreed to acquire the assets of Tarheel Insurance Services, Inc. (Tarheel), a full-service specialty Workers’ Compensation wholesale brokerage based in Statesville, NC. Tarheel will operate under the auspices of the Jencap Insurance Services Inc. (JCIS)...

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Top 20 Most Dangerous Jobs in the United States

Top 20 Most Dangerous Jobs in the United States

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA), incidents of worker injury, illness, and death have decreased significantly across all industries. Nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses decreased by 5.7 percent between 2019 and 2020. Fatal work injury rate fell from 3.5 fatalities per 100,000 full-time equivalent (FTE)...

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Don’t Get Railroaded on Your FELA Claim

Don’t Get Railroaded on Your FELA Claim

Almost all private employees in the United States can collect Workers’ Compensation insurance benefits if they are injured on the job. Railroad employees are the exception to the rule, as any job-related injuries are covered through The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). FELA was created in 1908 when railroad use was expanding rapidly in the...

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Should Cannabis be Covered Under Workers’ Compensation?

Should Cannabis be Covered Under Workers’ Compensation?

Cannabis is now legal in 38 states and medical marijuana is being used to treat multiple conditions, including cancer, chronic pain, and PTSD. While the FDA hasn’t approved marijuana to treat health issues, some doctors are recommending it to their patients, and courts are debating whether medical marijuana should be an approved treatment method...

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Workers’ Comp Cannabis Claims: States Covering Them and What’s to Come

Workers’ Comp Cannabis Claims: States Covering Them and What’s to Come

The legalization of cannabis is a hot topic not just among lawmakers and eager hopefuls, but also in the insurance industry. As tolerance and acceptance for cannabis gradually increases, so has its use in the medical community. Medical marijuana usage has grown in popularity in the United States and is now legal in 38 states, 4 U.S. territories,...

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