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Medical Costs Focus of Assembly re Reform 03/15/2001
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 126 | 0
The WorkComp Executive reports that the Assembly Insurance Committee held another of its information-gathering hearings relative to SB 71 towards work comp ...Read More
Market at Bottom of Up Swing 11/28/2000
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 100 | 0
Stating that the property-casualty insurance industry is at the start of a 2 to 3 year upward cycle towards health, Insurance Information Institute...Read More
Madera Co. Woman Arrested for WC Fraud 11/08/2000
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 104 | 0
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Medical Costs Hit Record in 1999 10/05/2000
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 102 | 0
According to the California Workers...Read More
Missouri Comp Rates Flattening 08/01/2000
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 139 | 0
Reported by IMMS: The Missouri state Department of Insurance reports that workers compensation premiums are flattening in the state, with the smallest price drops since 1994, when deregulation took effect. The data suggest that rates are coming to a ...Read More
Mass Exodus at DOI 07/07/2000
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 110 | 0
The WorkComp Executive reported that a large number of California State Department of Insurace executives have resigned following the resignation of Chuck Quackenbush. Among those listed as departing are: Chief Deputy Commissioner Michael Kelley; Chief Cou...Read More
Must Hire Disabled Though Threat to Self 05/24/2000
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 107 | 0
The Los Angeles Times reported on 5/24/00, first page of Business section C, that the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that employers cannot deny employment to disabled people where the job would pose a safety hazard to the employee. In Mario Echazabal vs. Chevron, referencing the Am...Read More
Medical Provider List Available 03/31/2000
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 103 | 0
In response to the posts about a medical toxicoligist, I have added a database table for medical providers. Anyone, at this point, can add the name, address, telephone and specialty of medical providers that they wish to share with the rest of the community. Just go to ...Read More
Medical Report Privacy Laws 02/07/2000
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 82 | 0 | Popular with Legal
IMMS 02/07/00: Changes to the new California law (LC 3762) restricting employers' access to the medical records of injured workers are in the works by the California Legislature. Moves to amend the law are a victory for employers, who claim that the law, which took effect January 3, is ov...Read More
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