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November 23, 2010
November 10, 2010
In my post last month I wrote about the November 2 ballot initiative in Washington State – I-1082. I-1082 sought to end the Washington Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) monopoly on workers’ compensation insurance by allowing private insurers to compete with L&I.
November 8, 2010
Today, we were notified that the Office of the Washington State Insurance Commissioner has suspended six Chubb subsidiaries from writing new business/clients in the State of Washington for nine months.
November 2, 2010
The other day when I was refilling my car with gas I noticed that the charge exceeded $50.00. I have had the same car for quite some time and it had been a few years since it cost $50 to fill up, so my curiosity was tweaked.
October 25, 2010
The Wall Street Journal published an article on Sunday comparing L&I in Washington and Oregon. Average time loss claims in Washington is 270 days which is twice the national average and compares to 70 days in Oregon which has private insurance.
October 13, 2010
The IRS released a 2011 Draft W-2 form yesterday, October 12, 2010, which can be used by employers to report wages and employee tax withholding. They also announced the deferment of the new requirement for employers to report the cost of coverage under an employer-sponsored group health plan.
October 4, 2010
I just returned from a business conference in Washington DC. In all my travels, this is the first time I have spent more than a few hours here, and although I didn’t get the chance for serious exploring, I was able to take in some of the sites.
September 30, 2010
Last week, on September 24th, 16 individuals from Parker, Smith & Feek’s Bellevue office participated in the King County United Way Day of Caring, partnering alongside industry friends, Alaska National.
September 29, 2010
On October 6th, 2010 Parker, Smith & Feek will be hosting its first ever Health Reform Tweet Chat.
September 21, 2010
The following video from the Henry J. Kaiser Foundation provides a good overview of the Healthcare Reform Legislation. Though some of the content can be debated, we think this is a good primer and we welcome you to contact us to discuss it.
September 17, 2010
One of our employees was telling me today, how he uses Twitter to log his training for an upcoming Marathon.
September 14, 2010
On Friday, September 10th, the Ted Spread closed with a value of 16.03 bps. Two years ago, on September 10th, 2008, the Ted Spread closed at 117.97 bps, and just five days later, after Lehman Brothers collapsed into bankruptcy, the spread closed at 201.38 bps.