This week’s assorted news briefs

September 23rd, 2009 by Julie Ferguson

Spotlight on Rating Agencies – Claire Wilkinson of Insurance Information Institute’s blog posts on a public hearing to be held by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) tomorrow.
Insurance Execs Not Confident of Underwriting Profit Over Next 3 Years – results of annual survey conducted by KPMG
Obese Workers’ Comp Claims Far Exceed Slimmer Employee Costs – report on NCCI study. Full NCCI study: Reserving in the Age of Obesity (PDF)
California insurance commissioner to fight sale of part of workers’ comp fund – Poizner seeking an injunction to prevent any sale of policies at $21-billion SCIF
Growing union clout – Comp Time discusses a new Chamber of Commerce report on the NLRB and unions
Governor’s Highway Safety Association’s Position on Distracted Driving
Some noteworthy Twitter feeds
You can find us on Twitter @workcompinsider. Here are a few more Twitter feeds we’ve found, both old friends and new:
@NIMHgov – National Institute of Mental Health
@hpandpsafety – Specialists in workplace safety with emphasis on maintaining OSHA compliance
@RenInsureInfo – consumer insurance info from Renaissance Alliance
@PAworkcomp – Workers’ Compensation defense attorney Todd C. Hough
@hrlawyer – Employment law attorney Diane Pfadenhauer
@OccHealthSafety – Occupational Health & Safety Magazine; Carla Saavedra, Jr. Web Editor
@MargueriteTort – SVP, Public Affairs for PCI (property Casualty Insurers Assoc of America)