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DIR at Odds With Auditor Over Fraud Recommendations 12/13/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 127 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A report released Tuesday that aims to improve California's workers' compensation fraud-fighting efforts breathes new life into an old idea: Requiring carriers and employers to send explanation-of-benefit forms to applicants so that injured workers may tip investigators if they spot spuri...Read More

Calls Renewed for Managed Care Price Transparency in Comp 12/13/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 102 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Little progress has been made on managed care price transparency in workers’ compensation, industry observers say, even though the issue has been debated for years. ...Read More

High Court Declares 3rd-Party Liability Waivers Unenforceable 12/13/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 62 | 0 | Popular with Legal
With this week’s New Jersey Supreme Court decision in Vitale v. Schering-Plough Corp., the Garden State has become the first jurisdiction to rule that workers cannot sign away their right to ...Read More

Worker's Failure to Disclose Potential 3rd-Party Action Didn't Forfeit Claim 12/13/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 56 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that an injured worker’s failure to disclose the existence of a potential third-party liability action did not bar his pursuit of a claim after a bankruptcy discharge. ...Read More

News Outlet Presents Stories of Workers' Comp 'Hell' 12/13/2017
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 79 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
An investigative report in the Honolulu Civil Beat, a nonprofit news site that produces watchdog journalism, describes the “hell” that workers can be plunged into in Hawai...Read More

Change in Supreme Court Case Law Means PPD Benefits Can't Be Cut Off 12/13/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 57 | 0 | Popular with Other_other
The Kentucky Court of Appeals overturned an administrative determination that an injured worker’s entitlement to permanent partial disability benefits would terminate when he reaches Social Security retirement eligibility. ...Read More

Former Mayor Arrested on Felony Insurance Fraud Charges 12/13/2017
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 70 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
An insurance salesman in Franklin who served a stint as mayor of the city was arrested on felony insurance fraud charges, the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation announced on Tuesday. ...Read More

Court Rejects Worker's Claims of Retaliation, Discrimination and Assault 12/13/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 51 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a worker failed to establish his claims of retaliation, discrimination and assault against the Shell Exploration and Production Co. and his supervisors.  ...Read More

Industrial Commission Posts Draft Audit Guidelines for Review 12/13/2017
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 60 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Idaho Industrial Commission posted to its website draft audit guidelines for public review and comment. The commission conducts periodic audits to ...Read More
WCB Reviewing Court Cases at Jan. 11 Meeting 12/13/2017
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 59 | 0 | Popular with Employer
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 ...Read More
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