Workers' Compensation News
U.S. Risk Acquires B&H Risk Services
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U.S. Risk Insurance Group LLC, a property and casualty wholesaler, has acquired B&H Risk Services Inc., a managing general agency and wholesale broker based in Dallas.
UPS Settles Reasonable-Accommodation Suit for $2M
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UPS has agreed to pay $2 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of approximately 90 former employees, the EEOC said in a press release Tuesday.
Uber Injury-Protection Program May Be Start of Gig-Economy Trend
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
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Occupational accident insurance, an alternative to workers’ comp coverage that Uber recently made available to its drivers, could become more common as the gig economy grows, some say.
U.S. HealthWorks Acquires DeKalb Medical WorksWell
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Occupational medicine provider U.S. HealthWorks has acquired the DeKalb Medical WorksWell clinic in Decatur, Georgia.
The clinic, located at 1045 Sycamore Drive, is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Uninsured Employers Get Break on Penalties as DWC Implements New Law
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
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Colorado’s top workers’ compensation regulator said he’s already used a new law to cut a break for a handful of employers hit with six-figure fines for operating without insurance under a mandatory penalty structure put in place more than 10 years ago.
State lawmakers in...
Unlicensed Contractor Sting Nets 9 Arrests
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A sting operation by the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office targeting unlicensed contractors netted nine arrests last week.
Uninsured Employer Law Takes Effect
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A bill allowing the Colorado Division of Insurance to create an uninsured employer fund and to negotiate penalties for employers caught operating without insurance went into effect Saturday.
Union Official Pleads Guilty to Fraud, Money Laundering
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A former Northern California union boss implicated in a case against an applicants’ attorney who paid kickbacks for referrals pleaded guilty to three felony counts including receiving an illegal payment as a union employee, honest services fraud, and conspiracy to commit structuring and mon...
Uninsured Employer Fund to Start Paying Claims in 2020
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An uninsured employer fund created by Colorado lawmakers will be established July 1 but won’t start paying claims until the start of 2020, the Division of Workers’ Compensation said in a ...
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Today's Round Up
NATL. - Erie Promotes HR VP to Executive Vice President
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Erie Insurance has promoted Dionne Wallace Oakley to executive vice president of human resources and strategy, the carrier said in a press release.
Dionne Wallace Oakley
Wallace Oakley’s role will expand to include oversight of “several strategic functions,” the carrier said.
Wallace Oakley joined Erie Insurance in 2011 as vice president of human resources business partners, following a 22-year career at State Farm where her responsibilities included commercial lines service, personal lines underwriting, auto claims, corporate public affairs, agent recruiting and human r.
NM - Governor Makes Appointment to Advisory Council
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez appointed Tara Bonestroo to the state’s Advisory Council on Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Disease Disablement.
Bonestroo is a partner in Bonestroo and Sons Dairy in Portales. She will fill a vacancy for a business representative on the advisory council.
The advisory council recommends rules and regulations relating to the state’s workers’ compensation system. Although the council’s role is largely advisory, it has authority to appoint members to the panel that approves independent medical examination providers.
AK - WCB Reviewing Court Cases at Jan. 11 Meeting
Members of the Alaska Workers’ Compensation Board will discuss 2017 state Supreme Court and Workers’ Compensation Appeals Commission decisions during a Jan. 11 meeting.
Board members will also discuss the 2018 year-to-date budget during the meeting. The agenda also includes a one-hour public comment period.
The board meets from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Division of Workers’ Compensation office, 3301 Eagle St., room 208, Anchorage.
The meeting agenda is here.
ID - Industrial Commission Posts Draft Audit Guidelines for Review
The Idaho Industrial Commission posted to its website draft audit guidelines for public review and comment.
The commission conducts periodic audits to ensure carriers and self-insured employers are complying with claims adjustment requirements.
Draft guidelines outline types of claims that will be reviewed during the audits, including all total permanent disability claims and fatality claims, and a sample of other claims. The commission will examine whether payments were timely, whether payers correctly calculated benefits owed to injured workers and whether they’re promptly reporting .
OH - 2 Plead Guilty to Working While Receiving Benefits
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A carpenter convicted of workers' compensation fraud for working while collecting benefits must reimburse the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation more than $23,000, the BWC announced Friday.
Ernest Shawn Baker
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Ernest Shawn Baker, 45, of Pomeroy, must serve five years of probation as well. He pleaded guilty Nov. 29 to a fifth-degree felony count of workers' compensation fraud.
Jim Wernecke, the director of BWC's special investigations department, said Baker went back to work as a carpenter soon after his injury in 2014.
Another Ohio man .
CA - Judge Consolidates Claims for Sanctions, Payment on Copy Service Bills
CA - No Injunction in QME Dispute; Judge Questions Jurisdiction to Hear Complaint
CA - Jury Trial in $20 Million Kickback Case Enters Week Two
CA - DWC Suspends 21 Providers, Some Tied to Medicare Fraud
CA - Little Explanation for Large Increase in SIF Costs
CA - Ex-NBA Player Pleads Guilty in Charity-Donations-for-Client-Referral Scheme
NATL. - Benchmark Study Finds Decrease in Claim Closure, More Tracking of Provider Performance
NY - DOL Denies Workers' Comp to Ground Zero OSHA Inspector With Lung Disease
CA - Better ID of Suspended Providers, Process to Report Bad Actors Sought at Hearing
NATL. - Debate Over Evidence-Based Guidelines Heats Up
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