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Pinnacol Assurance

Pinnacol Stays Public -- For Now

Posted 02.02.2012 | Denver

Pinnacol Assurance, the state-chartered insurance firm, has had a rough couple years. In addition to coverage squabbles that unfortunately have becom...

Pinnacol Assurance Restructure Moves Forward

Posted 03.27.2012 | Denver

Pinnacol Assurance, the state-chartered insurance firm, has had a rough couple years. In addition to coverage squabbles that unfortunately have becom...

State's Insurer Cuts And Runs

AP | STEVEN K. PAULSON | Posted 11.08.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A Colorado-chartered workers' compensation insurer will no longer administer the claims of state employees following disagreements with...

Outburst At Reporter During Golf Trip Costs Pinnacol CEO $163,000

KMGH Denver | Arthur Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- The Pinnacol Board of Directors voted to take a $163,000 bonus away from Chief Executive Officer Ken Ross because of his threats and behavio...

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...

Pinnacol's Ethics Chair No Longer On Board

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

DENVER -- The embattled former chair of the ethics committee of Pinnacol Assurance is no longer on the firm's board of directors. Debra Lovejoy's m...

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 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...

Socially Progressive/Fiscally Conservative

Brandon Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Brandon Shaffer

Democrats are more comfortable saying they're "progressive," while Republicans tend to call themselves "libertarian." I think they're both saying essentially the same thing.

Colorado Pinnacol Assurance Deal Is Off

KDVR | Eli Stokols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER - Lawmakers this week began work to set a budget for the 2010-11 fiscal year that require more cuts -- and more severe cuts -- than any of the ...

Time to Toughen Ethics Rules for the Pinnacol Board

Luis Toro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Luis Toro

Aren't Pinnacol's actions exactly the kind of gift voters banned when they passed Amendment 41 in 2006? The answer is no.

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 Legislation Approved After Hostile Session

Denver Business Journal | Bob Mook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Lawmakers from a special Colorado legislative committee Friday approved seven proposed bills intended to change the operations of Pinnacol Assurance, ...