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Trial Judge Orders Parties to Revisit Discovery Plan for Insolvency Pool Coverage Dispute 09/27/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: GA | Segment: Top | 276 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A federal trial judge in Georgia last week denied approval of a proposed discovery plan in a coverage dispute between the state Insurers Insolvency Pool and the Sussex Insurance Co. ...Read More

Tony Payne Returns to MEMIC as SVP of External Affairs 09/27/2017
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 332 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Workers’ compensation carrier MEMIC Group has appointed Anthony "Tony" Payne to the post of senior vice president of external affairs. ...Read More

Two Claimants Convicted of Working While on TTD; Third Accused 09/27/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 304 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A claimant who worked as a farrier on a farm while drawing workers’ compensation benefits was among two accused double-dippers convicted on fraud charges last month, the Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority reported in its ...Read More

Two Pharmaceutical Sales Reps Admit to Prescription Fraud 09/27/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 333 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Two Burlington County pharmaceutical sales representatives pleaded guilty Monday to defrauding state health benefits programs and other insurers by submitting fraudulent claims for medically unnecessary prescriptions for compounded drugs. ...Read More

Temp Rules Adopted to Define Hiring Hall Wage Calculations 09/25/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 597 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Insurers will be required to assume that those employed through union hiring halls work 40 hours over a five-day work-week when calculating compensation under temporary rules adopted by the Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division. ...Read More

Two Convicted in $30M Compounding Scheme 09/21/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 284 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The owner of a compounding pharmacy in Pompano Beach, Florida, and his employee have been convicted of health care fraud and conspiracy in a scheme that resulted in more than $30 million in losses to the federal Tricare benefit program. ...Read More

Testimony of Worker's Colleagues Was Sufficient Basis to Deny Claim 09/21/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 285 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Mississippi Court of Appeals upheld the denial of a worker’s claim for a back injury, based on the testimony of the worker’s colleagues contradicting his account of the accident. ...Read More

Trial Judge Tosses Worker's Tort Suit Over Alleged Assault by Supervisor 09/14/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: DC | Segment: SOUTH | 283 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A federal trial judge in the District of Columbia last week tossed a worker’s civil suit against her supervisor for an alleged assault at their place of employment. ...Read More

Tower MSA to Host Free Webinar on Medicare Advantage, Part D Plan Recovery 09/14/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 407 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Tower MSA Partners will host a free webinar on Medicare Advantage and Part D plans on Oct. 4. The webinar begins at noon Eastern time and features&nb...Read More

Texas Mutual Creates Grant Program for Businesses Affected by Hurricane Harvey 09/13/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 409 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Houston-area businesses that purchase workers' compensation insurance from Texas Mutual can apply for up to $10,000 in grants to repair damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. ...Read More
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