Senators push to let states keep all money
- N.Y. Attorney General Vacco files $2.6 billion suit to recoup Medicaid/insurer costs from tobacco... Ammerman, Laurie // Insurance Advocate;2/1/97, Vol. 108 Issue 5, p19
Reports that a lawsuit seeking to recoup the $2.6 billion dollars spent annually to treat smoking-related illnesses, has been filed in the State Supreme Court of Manhattan, New York by Attorney General Dennis C. Vacco against tobacco giants Philip Morris, R.J. Reynolds, American Tobacco,...
- Warning: Smoking may be hazardous to insurers' health. Jaffe, Alfred I. // National Underwriter / Property & Casualty Risk & Benefits Manag;5/2/94, Vol. 98 Issue 18, p25
Reports on the product liability suit against tobacco companies in the United States. Protection by the Surgeon General's warning; Tobacco industry's legal immunity; Transfer of liability claims to insurers.
- Tobacco industry may achieve global settlement, but liability insurers should watch out for... // Insurance Advocate;08/23/97, Vol. 108 Issue 33, p18
Enumerates reasons why liability insurers should anticipate and prepare for their involvement in tobacco-related coverage claims and litigation in the United States. Extensive scope of tobacco actions; Unprecedented amount of damage at stake; Large amount of associated legal exposures.
- Tobacco insurer liability under debate. Lonkevich, Dan // National Underwriter / Property & Casualty Risk & Benefits Manag;05/26/97, Vol. 101 Issue 21, p2
Negotiates the tobacco litigation settlement in the United States. Reason for meeting with state attorneys in Washington; Agreement reached on main issue by parties; Information for agreement under discussion; Comments from an insurance analyst.
- Medicaid fraud may sully tobacco case. Richey, Warren // Christian Science Monitor;8/25/97, Vol. 89 Issue 189, p4
Focuses on the trial in Florida which may force tobacco companies to pick up a multimillion dollar tab for fraud, waste and abuse in the Medicaid system there. Disparities in the estimates for fraud and abuse in the system; The claim from state lawyers that the settlement will cover only...
- Congress passes Medicare amendments. // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Dec94, Vol. 48 Issue 12, p5
Reports on the congressional approval of the Social Security Act Amendments of 1994 or H.R. 5252. Amendments relating to Medicare Part A; Provisions related to Parts A and B; Availability of a detailed summary of the Medicare technical amendments; Contact information.
- Reforming the reforms. Cohen, Joshua A. // Business Mexico;Oct1993, Vol. 3 Issue 10, p44
Discusses the reforms to the law governing payments to the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS). Law's requirement of employers to pay a percentage of an employee's salary to several funds; Effect of reforms on IMSS payments; IMSS Technical Board's release of specifications on IMSS reforms;...
- Brazilian lawmakers debate reform plans. Kepp, Michael // Pensions & Investments;3/4/96, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p18
Reports that lawmakers in Brazil will begin voting on social security reform amendment on March 6, 1996. Threats from leftist legislators; Proposals from government.
- Social security law efforts to continue. Kepp, Michael // Pensions & Investments;5/4/1998, Vol. 26 Issue 9, p16
Focuses on the passing of a social security law in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1998 dispute despite of the deaths of two congressional negotiators. Discussion on the some effects caused by the deaths of the negotiators to the passing of the law; Identification of the negotiators; Background...