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Wickert: Insurers Seek Reimbursement for High Cost of Opioid Addiction 12/01/2017
By: Gary L. Wickert
State: NA | Segment: Top | 511 | 0
Big Pharma is having a Big Tobacco moment. ...Read More
 
 

Wickert: Is Waiver of Third-Party Rights by Employee Enforceable? 10/02/2017
By: Gary L. Wickert
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 256 | 0
There is seemingly no end to the attacks on a workers’ compensation carrier’s rights of subrogation and reimbursement when a third-party is liable for a work-related injury. In New Jersey, however, the Supreme Court will soon be deciding whether the employee is prohibited from su...Read More
 
 

Wickert: The 'Domtar Paper' Chase Continues 08/23/2017
By: Gary L. Wickert
State: PA | Segment: Top | 675 | 0 | Popular with Legal
It seems that there are no lengths parties won’t go to in order to destroy what they perceive as the evil known as “subrogation.” ...Read More
 
 

Weinmann: Opioid Prescribing and Panic 08/15/2017
By: Robert Weinmann
State: NA | Segment: Top | 755 | 0
The mechanism of opioid action is through a receptor mechanism that we all have, namely, mu, delta and kappa receptors. ...Read More
 
 

What Will Aetna Do With Coventry Workers' Comp? 08/01/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 779 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
That’s a question that’s been around for years, but one that’s being asked more and more these days. ...Read More
 
 

Wickert: State Fights Workers' Compensation Subrogation Obstacles 07/31/2017
By: Gary Wickert
State: ND | Segment: Top | 657 | 0
Plaintiff-friendly judges and legislators in various states have gained strength and influence over the last twenty years, resulting in statutes and court decisions inimical to the subrogation and reimbursement rights of workers’ compensation carriers. North Dakota is fighting back. ...Read More
 
 
What's Up With 'Loss of Trade' in Settling/Reserving WC Claims? 07/25/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 573 | 0
We were asked by a reader about the concept of “loss of trade” and how to reserve/settle Illinois workers’ compensation claims using it. We wanted to provide a couple of thoughts. ...Read More
 
 

Wickert: 10 Subrogation Mistakes Insurance Companies Keep Making, Part 1 07/03/2017
By: Gary L. Wickert
State: NA | Segment: Top | 997 | 0
This year is the 21st anniversary of the romantic comedy "Jerry Maguire." Its director, Cameron Crowe, just published the entire 5,000-word mission statement he wrote for his crisis-hit sports agent played by Tom Cruise. ...Read More
 
 

Wickert: 10 Subrogation Mistakes Insurance Companies Keep Making, Part 2 07/05/2017
By: Gary L. Wickert
State: NA | Segment: Top | 836 | 0
On Monday, I discussed five of 10 subrogation mistakes we routinely see among insurance...Read More
 
 

Wickert: Court Allows Subrogation Reimbursement From Employer for Intentional Act 06/14/2017
By: Gary Wickert
State: OH | Segment: Top | 807 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Words matter. Gary Wickert On M...Read More
 
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