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Lawmakers Seeking Review of Air Ambulance Rates 02/17/2016
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 1188 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
New Mexico lawmakers want to create a study group to explore whether and to what extent the state can control rates charged by air ambulance operators. ...Read More
 
 
ICLEF Hosts Advanced Workers' Comp Training 02/17/2016
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 450 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum is hosting an advanced seminar on workers’ compensation issues in Indianapolis on March 15. Indiana Workers' Compensation Board Chair Linda Hamilton will join attorney Ed Lawhead and others for the annual training.   ...Read More
 
 

Bill Proposes to Tighten Oversight of ICA Per Diem Requests 02/17/2016
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 380 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Appointees to the Industrial Commission of Arizona would be required to provide documentation to substantiate requests for per diem compensation under a bill working through the state Senate. ...Read More
 
 

BBSI: Independent Investigation Found No Evidence of Illegal Act 02/17/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 483 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Professional employer organization Barrett Business Services Inc. reported in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that an independent investigation launched last year found no evidence of illegal acts relating to its workers' compensation reserving practices. ...Read More
 
 
Self Insurers' Annual Conference Slated for San Antonio May 22-25 02/17/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 313 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A researcher who is studying medical cost shifting and risk managers for professional sports teams are among the speakers scheduled for the National Council of Self Insurers' annual conference in San Antonio May 22-25. Dr. John Ruser of the Workers' Compensation Research Institute...Read More
 
 

State Lawmakers Trying Again to Pass PDMP Bill 02/17/2016
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 408 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A bill mandating the creation of a prescription drug monitoring program in Missouri -- the last state in the nation that does not have such a database -- was awaiting a vote in the state House of Representatives on Tuesday after receiving committee approval last week. ...Read More
 
 
AIG Reports $1.3 Billion Loss in Q4 02/17/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 613 | 0 | Popular with Legal
American International Group Inc. has reported a net loss of $1.348 billion for the fourth quarter of 2015, while net income for full-year 2015 was $2.927 billion. For the prior-year quarter, net income was $1.371 billion. For full-year 2014, it was $6.63 billion. AIG’s...Read More
 
 

Liberty Mutual Offers Safety Tips to Energy Industry 02/17/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 279 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Workers in the oil and gas industries routinely work around heavy machinery, hazardous materials and chemical byproducts — exposures that can put them at risk for occupational disease. ...Read More
 
 

House Passes Bill to Allow Treasurer to Set Comp Investment Terms 02/17/2016
State: WY | Segment: WEST | 1122 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Wyoming House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill that would allow the state treasurer to set investment policies for the monopolistic workers' compensation fund. ...Read More
 
 
Couple Who Cashed Dead Claimants' Checks Among 4 Admitting WC Fraud 02/17/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 377 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A man and a woman who stole the identity of a deceased claimant so they could cash his benefit checks were among four Ohio residents who pleaded guilty to or were convicted of workers' compensation fraud charges in January, according to the Bureau of Workers' Compensation. Co...Read More
 
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