Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Pinnacol Again in the news...for golf getaway.

The Denver Post is reporting that Pinnacol Board members were at a Pebble Beach golf resort where a round is $500 and the room rate starts at nearly $700 a night. Pinnacol is partly private and partly public. They are the largest workers compensation insurer in Colorado. Looks like the media is investigating the expenses of the trip and Pinnacol is asserting its records are confidential business documents. Pinnacol has been a state agency/political subdivision since 1915 but has been given more autonomy over the years. It has sought even more independence but is also under some scrutiny. This latest news is certainly keeping them in the public eye. Pinnacol can surveil injured workers. Looks like the shoe is on the other foot right now. The comments following the news article are also interesting.
UPDATE: This is an interesting read but mostly focuses on Pinnacol must change its ways.

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