Liberty Mutual News

Appellate Court: No Evidence of Fraud by Pharmacies that Dispensed Pain Creams

A Pennsylvania appellate court on Monday affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by Liberty Mutual Group that alleged nine pharmacies paid kickbacks to physicians in exchange for prescribing overpriced topical compound creams to workers’ compensation claimants and auto accident …

Jury Awards $42 Million to Rapid City Woman Injured at Work

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Pennington County jury has awarded $42 million to a Rapid City woman after she was denied medical benefits from her previous employer and the employer’s insurance company. United Parcel Service and Liberty Mutual were …

Claims Business: Davies, Liberty Mutual, EFI Global and

Davies Acquires SKWeston and IAS Davies, an international claims management provider based in London, continued its expansion in the United States with acquisition of SKWeston & Co and IAS Claim Services. SKW, headquartered in Towson, Maryland, has been re-branded to …

How One Citizen’s Auto Claim Against Her City Upended Her Life

The evening before Hurricane Zeta made landfall, Vicki Dean and her husband, Kenny, were curious to see if the distant storm was already churning up Biloxi’s Back Bay. Like they did many evenings when Vicki wasn’t waitressing at a Gulfport …

Survey: Claim Severity Driving Rate Increases for Architecture and Engineering Firms

Rising claim severity is leading to rate increases for professional liability insurance sold to architecture and engineering firms, according to a report released Tuesday by Ames & Gough. The brokerage, headquartered in McLean, Va., said that 73% of professional liability …

Businesses Call On U.S. Insurers to Ditch Fossil Fuel Underwriting

A group of about 60 American businesses on Thursday urged their insurers to stop providing coverage to and investing in fossil fuel producers. In a letter, companies including outdoor-gear producer Patagonia and ice-cream maker Ben & Jerry’s, a unit of …

Insurers Distance Themselves from Disputed Adani Project Amid Global Coal Backlash

Global insurance companies linked to Adani’s Carmichael coal mine in Australia are distancing themselves from the controversial development, as pressure mounts on financial institutions to cut their ties to the fossil fuel industry. A growing global consensus has seen financial …

Court: Insurer Cannot Refuse Payment for Pain Cream Without Utilization Review

An insurer cannot ignore a $4,869.99 bill for a tube of compounded pain cream on the grounds that the medication is unnecessary without first filing a utilization review petition, a Pennsylvania appellate court ruled. The decision Thursday by the Commonwealth …

Business News: Helmsman Management, MedRisk and Midwest Employers

Helmsman Completes Acquisition of Eberle Vivian Liberty Mutual’s wholly-owned third-party administrator, Helmsman Management Services, announced that it has closed on a deal to acquire Eberle Vivian Inc., a workers’ compensation claims administrator that serves the Pacific Northwest. Eberle Vivian, based …

Business News: Liberty Mutual and Duck Creek, Marsh, Cognizant and One Inc.

Liberty Mutual Selects Duck Creek for Comp Claims Liberty Mutual has contracted with Duck Creek Technologies to merge two legacy systems into a single fully-integrated workers’ compensation management system. The Boston-based carrier said Duck Creek will lead a multi-year effort …