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Man Accused of Earning $125K While Out On Work Injury 11/20/2017
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 179 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Woodbridge, Connecticut, man allegedly earned $125,500 while out on a work injury that was being paid for by another company.  State fraud investigators say Michael Steinfeld, 46, should have to g...Read More

Murder of Wealthy Estate Owner May Be Tied to Day Laborer's Work Injury 11/17/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 331 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The day laborer accused of bludgeoning to death a Westchester County millionaire had been hurt while working on the family's 300-acre horse farm and was trying to get compensation for the injury, ...Read More

Medicare-Based Schedules Lowering Professional Service Costs 11/15/2017
State: DE | Segment: SOUTH | 176 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Medicare-based fee schedules for professional services in Delaware have decreased rates by 40% after legislators enacted a series of three annual reforms beginning in January 2015, a new Workers Compensation Research Institute study shows. ...Read More

MSF Board Passes Motion Opposing Fee on Investments 11/13/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 151 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The board of directors for the Montana State Fund, during an emergency meeting Friday, unanimously adopted a motion opposing the governor’s proposal to impose a 3% management fee on the carrier’s investments to help plug a $227 million budget deficit. ...Read More

Monica Lichtenstein Joins EK Health as Operations VP 11/07/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 318 | 0 | Popular with Legal
EK Health Services Inc., a provider of workers' compensation managed care services based in San Jose, has hired Monica Lichtenstein as vice president of operations. ...Read More
Medical Advisory Board's Next Meeting Set For Nov. 14 11/06/2017
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 140 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The committee of physicians that approves preferred provider networks for Rhode Island's workers' compensation system will hold its next meeting on Nov. 14. The Medical Advisory Board also approves treatment standards and rules concerning impartial medical examiners and independen...Read More

Medical and Indemnity Costs, Combined Ratios Continue to Climb 11/06/2017
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 327 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Workers’ compensation in Louisiana last year saw declining premium volume and frequency, increasing indemnity and medical costs, and deteriorating combined ratios, the National Council on Compensation Insurance says. ...Read More

Maximum and Minimum Income Benefits Raised 1.6% 11/01/2017
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 245 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The maximum weekly indemnity benefits for calendar year 2018 will be $848.41, based on the average weekly wage of the same amount for calendar year 2016, the Department of Workers’ Claims says. ...Read More

Most Assembly Democrats Decry Draft Impairment Guidelines 10/31/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 406 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The vast majority of Democratic Assembly members have joined two Democratic leaders in the Senate to oppose the State Workers’ Compensation Board’s draft impairment guidelines, and have asked the agency to scrap them entirely and start over. ...Read More

MWCC to Host Q&A on Online Claims Filing System 10/30/2017
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 164 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission plans to host a question-and-answer session for attorneys and legal staff who'd like to learn how to use its online claims filing system. ...Read More
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