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Privatization of Pinnacol Stalls

A group of lawmakers that heard six days of testimony about the practices of Pinnacol Assurance before this legislative session began oppose privatization of the workers’ compensation insurer.

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Post Raps Senate President Shaffer For His Anti-Deal Pinnacol Stance

It would seem the regrettable Pinnacol Follies have returned, the newspaper editorializes today.

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Colorado Senate President Shaffer Pans Pinnacol Separation Bid

The head of the Colorado Senate said Monday he does not want to privatize Pinnacol Assurance, a pronouncement that could dim prospects for the cash-strapped state to reap hundreds of millions of dollars by spinning off the workers’ compensation insurance fund.

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Pinnacol Offers $200M to Colo. in Return for Greater Autonomy

The proceeds from “separating” the quasi-governmental workers’ compensation insurance fund from the state could be used to help offset cuts to a variety of programs.

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State Takes First Step To Spin Off Workers Comp Insurer Pinnacol

Gov. Bill Ritter’s office is moving forward with a deal that would cut Pinnacol Assurance, the state-chartered worker’s compensation fund, free from almost all state control in exchange for a payment of hundreds of millions of dollars. READ THE AGREEMENT.

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HB10-1009: Pinnacol Resists Lawmaker Efforts to Increase Public Input

A controversial bill that aims to diversify and open up decision-making at Pinnacol Assurance, the impressively profitable quasi-governmental workers compensation insurance provider, passed out of the House Judicial Committee Friday on a mostly partisan vote.

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HB10-1009: Pinnacol Board Pushes Back Against Miklosi Transparency Bill

Denver Democratic state Rep. Joe Miklosi has introduced legislation that seeks to change the make-up of the governing board of tax-exempt Pinnacol Assurance, the state’s largest workers compensation insurer, The Colorado Independent reports.

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Lawmakers: Limit Spying on Workers

Lawmakers are pushing legislation that would limit the ability of workers’ compensation providers from spying on employees who have made a claim.

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Pinnacol Assurance Takes Stands on Legislation

Pinnacol Assurance’s board of directors Thursday voted to oppose five proposed legislative bills intended to change the way Colorado’s largest workers’ compensation insurer operates.

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Pinnacol’s General Counsel: Regulations Threaten Us

An attorney for Pinnacol Assurance, Colorado’s largest workers’ compensation provider, said Friday that seven bills proposed by an interim committee of the Colorado Assembly are a threat to the company’s ability to effectively provide workers’ compensation services to businesses in the state.

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