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Alleged Con Artist Charged With Failure to Secure Comp Coverage for Company 12/12/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 176 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A woman who was arrested in July for allegedly posing as an engineer in an attempt to dupe the City of Homestead into awarding her a $33.3 million construction contract has been arrested again on charges of failure to secure workers' compensation coverage and running an organized scheme to de...Read More
 
 

Proposed Opioid Rules Draw Flurry of Feedback 12/12/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 240 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Industrial Commission has released written public comments received in response to the draft opioid utilization rules developed by the state’s Workers’ Compensation Opioid Task Force. ...Read More
 
 

2 Plead Guilty to Working While Receiving Benefits 12/12/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 149 | 0 | Popular with Legal
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.  ...Read More
 
 

Rules Proposal Would Continue Horse Racing Injury Compensation Board 12/12/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 197 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The New Jersey Horse Racing Injury Compensation Board has proposed rules to continue its existence, with changes to reflect an increase in the assessment rate authorized by the Legislature and to improve wording. ...Read More
 
 

Formulary Rules Approved for Jan. 1 Implementation 12/11/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 887 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Even though California regulators revised prescription drug formulary rules twice before adopting a final version that takes effect Jan. 1, uncertainty about how the workers’ compensation system will adapt to the changes leaves open the possibility of more revisions in the future ...Read More
 
 

Comp Underwriting Profit Moving Onto Shakier Ground, Analysts Say 12/11/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 294 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The workers’ comp industry is on track to end this year with an underwriting profit, according to analysts, but 2018 may be a different story, as ongoing rate decreases could move insurers toward the break-even point. ...Read More
 
 

Doctor Removed From Comp System Over Compounds 12/11/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 375 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Fort Worth doctor has agreed to not treat, examine or consult with other physicians regarding injured workers by signing a consent order demanded by the Texas Division of Workers' Compensation for his alleged unnecessary prescribing of compound medications. ...Read More
 
 

WCB Continues String of Victories Against Dissolved Group Trusts' Members 12/11/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 219 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York Workers' Compensation Board scored the latest in its string of victories against members of dissolved workers' compensation self-insurance trusts on Thursday with a decision clearing its way to recover $133 million. ...Read More
 
 

Worker's Settlement of 3rd-Party Action Didn't Bar Comp Claim 12/11/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 192 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a worker was not barred from pursuing a comp claim for his injuries from a car accident when he had already settled a suit against the motorist responsible for the accident, without his employer’s consent. ...Read More
 
 

Worker Who Got Raise After Accident Wasn't Entitled to Increase in PPD Benefits 12/11/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 133 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker was not entitled to permanent partial disability benefits in excess of the percentage of his permanent physical impairment, since he was able to return to work and earn more than he had when he was hurt. ...Read More
 
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