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IWIF changing name and structure

IWIF is changing its name and corporate structure on Oct. 1, the workers' compensation insurer said Tuesday.

The state's largest workers' compensation provider will become Chesapeake Employers' Insurance Co. and stop operating as an independent state agency. Under changes being made as a result of state legislation last year, the newly named entity will become a non-stock, not-for-profit, private insurance company that will sell workers' compensation insurance in Maryland.

IWIF, which provides insurance to more than 20,000 employers in the state, has a 23 percent market share. The company employs more than 375 insurance agents and works with more than 1,400 independent agents. The company's board will continue to be appointed by the governor.

Lorraine.mirabella@baltsun.com

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