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Hickenlooper Names Pinnacol Critic To Company's Board

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Governor John Hickenlooper nominated three new members to serve on the board of directors of Pinnacol Assurance, the state's quasi-public insurer of l...

Judge: Pinnacol Must Release 'Golf Junket' Records

KMGH Denver | Arthur Kane and Tony Kovaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- A Denver District judge has ordered Pinnacol Assurance to immediately turn over documents requested by KMGH-TV under state open records laws...

Pinnacol Tax Exemption Bill Dies In Joint Budget Committee

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A bill that would have eliminated tax exemptions for Pinnacol Assurance was killed in the Joint Budget Committee on Thursday The bill, introduced in ...

Pinnacol Execs Defiantly Refuse To Step Down After Golf Controversy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Executives at Pinnacol Assurance are remaining defiant in the wake of widespread public criticism over a February, 2010 golf junket that cost over $30...

Pinnacol Benefits Denial 'Unacceptable,' Jury Decides

KMGH Denver | Arthur Kane and Tony Kovaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- The state's largest worker's compensation insurance company denied a Denver man's claim, celebrating the denial in e-mails, a CALL7 Investig...

Legislature Takes Aim At Pinnacol's Tax Exemptions

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Colorado legislature's Joint Budget Committee approved a bill on Thursday that would end almost all tax exemptions for Pinnacol Assurance, the sta...

Pinnacol Cancels Staff Party After $318,000 Golf Trip Disclosure

KMGH Denver | Arthur Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- Pinnacol Assurance, quasi-state worker's compensation provider that has been under fire for spending more than $318,000 on a five-day golf o...

Pinnacol Golf Junket Cost Over $300,000

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

UPDATE: Colorado State Senate President Brandon Shaffer called for Pinnacol's leadership to step down in the wake of disclosures about the cost of a ...

Pinnacol Appeals Judge's Ruling On Pebble Beach Records

KMGH | Tom Burke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- Pinnacol Assurance has filed an appeal to a judge's ruling that ordered the worker's compensation insurer turn over receipts and other recor...

Pinnacol Assurance Fined $80K, Forced To Refund $15 Million For Violating State Law

KMGH Denver | Tom Burke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- Pinnacol Assurance must pay a civil penalty of $80,000 and credit certain policyholders a minimum of $15 million after the state Division of...

Pinnacol Will Have To Release Records From Pebble Beach Golf Trip

KMGH Denver | Alan Gathright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- A Denver judge ruled that Pinnacol Assurance must turn over records of a controversial trip to Pebble Beach that 7NEWS requested under state...

Pinnacol Employees Lavished With Hundreds Of Thousands

KMGH Denver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- Pinnacol Assurance, the state political subdivision that provides worker's compensation insurance, spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on...

Pinnacol Goes To Court To Prevent Release Of Records Involving Golf Trip

KMGH Denver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- Pinnacol Assurance, a quasi-governmental agency with a Governor-appointed board, is asking a Denver judge to block release of public documen...

State Audit SLAMS Pinnacol For Lavish Executive Compensation, Golden Parachutes

AP | STEVEN K. PAULSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Colorado lawmakers on Monday grilled executives from the state-chartered workers' compensation insurer after state auditors learned emp...

Colorado LOSERS Of The Week (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The week wasn't kind to all Colorado newsmakers. A few will be eager to put the last week's events behind them. Check out our picks for Colorado Loser...

Pinnacol Pledges Travel Policies After Pebble Beach Trip Exposed

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The state-chartered workers' compensation insurer, Pinnacol Assurance, on Wednesday promised to re-evaluate its travel policies after 7News revealed b...

Pinnacol Debate: House Dems Not High On Ritter's Privatization Plans

The Denver Post | Tim Hoover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

With the legislative session halfway over, leaders from both parties are saying it's less likely lawmakers will consider a proposal to spin off Pinnac...

Pinnacol Deal Dead On Arrival In Senate: Brandon Shaffer

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Senate President Brandon Shaffer said today he does not want to proceed with a deal to spin off Pinnacol Assurance from state control. "The Pinnaco...

Pinnacol Offers $200,000 To State For Greater Autonomy

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The managers of Pinnacol Assurance have offered the state $200 million in exchange for greater autonomy in its workers' compensation insurance busines...

Ritter's Talks With Pinnacol Irk Lawmakers

The Denver Post | Tom Hoover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Gov. Bill Ritter's office for weeks has been quietly discussing the prospect of privatizing Pinnacol Assurance, the state-chartered worker's compensat...

State-Chartered Insurance Firm Offers Deal For Greater Autonomy

The Denver Post | Tim Hoover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The head of Pinnacol Assurance says the state-chartered workers' compensation insurance fund might be willing to pay state taxes and a lump sum of cas...