In neighboring news:

Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr announced a decrease in workers’ compensation rates in the state of 8.4 percent in the voluntary market and 10.6 percent in overall average assigned risk, effective July 1st. In a statement, Kerr explained that, “these lower workers’ compensation numbers, which are based on data from 2015 – my first year as commissioner – illustrate that Arkansas is a welcome place for new business and [that] the Natural State has the environment where new employment opportunities can thrive.”

Read more via the Arkansas Insurance Department here.

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