News Digest 5-10-2022


New York lawmaker seeks workers’ comp for job-related Lyme disease

A New York state lawmaker has authored legislation that would extend workers’ compensation coverage to employees who contract Lyme disease or other tick-borne illnesses while on the job. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention categorizes the state as one with high incidence of Lyme disease. If approved, the bill could help employees with outdoor jobs who are exposed to ticks. The Citizen (Auburn, N.Y.)


New Jersey landscaping business owner charged with failure to carry workers’ comp insurance

The owner of a New Jersey landscaping business has been indicted for failing to pay workers’ compensation to an employee who was injured on the job, the New Jersey Attorney General’s office announced this week. An investigation allegedly determined the business had no coverage on the date of the accident. Patch



Pennsylvania’s public sector employees may get increased workplace safety standards

In an effort to enhance workplace safety standards in the state’s public sector, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order last October and collaborated with researchers at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in order to increase protections for employees in Pennsylvania, including in commonwealth workplaces. NorthCentralPA


Carlyle to acquire NSM Insurance from White Mountains in $1.78B deal

Private equity firm Carlyle Group Inc (CG.O) reportedly has agreed to acquire U.S. specialty insurance provider NSM Insurance Group from White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd (WTM.N) for $1.78 billion in cash. Pennsylvania-based NSM Insurance is one of the largest independent insurance brokerages that underwrites policies for pets, non-profit organizations, workers’ compensation, trucks and behavioral healthcare. Reuters