John Patrick Unick, who has advised several Thoroughbred racetracks and horseman's groups in arranging workers' compensation insurance policies, is helping southeast Florida horsemen prepare a similar program for Gulfstream.
California Thoroughbred trainers who have not switched their workers' compensation insurance coverage to private carrier American International Group can do so March 1, but the broker who helped negotiate the industry's deal with the insurance giant doesn't think there'll be much, if any, response.
At least two prominent Southern California-based trainers are ready to move east over the state workers' compensation insurance crisis.
A new workers' compensation insurance program for California's backstretches went into effect Friday with the promise of bringing costs back to manageable levels.
A new workers' compensation insurance program for California racing might be implemented by Nov. 15, according to the head of the state trainers' association.
A new deal for workers' compensation insurance in California may go into effect as soon as Sept. 1, but many trainers in the state remain unconvinced is the ultimate answer.
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