FL - NCCI: New Classifications Possible After Florida Ruling on Transport Companies
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Two appeals from transportation-related companies have raised the possibility of additional classifications for Florida employers.
The Florida Workers' Compensation Appeals Board this week ruled against an aircraft maintenance company, Daytona Aircraft Services, which argued it is classed improperly as an airline company, according to a news report by Florida Politics. Reclassifying the company could save it about $18,000 a year in workers' compensation premiums, the company said.
The board then ruled in favor of Owl Inc., which said it should be classed with bus or scheduled l...
AZ - AUI Names Western Region Vice President
Appalachian Underwriters Inc. has named Eric Dail its western region vice president in charge of running day-to-day operations of the company’s office in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Dail will oversee the carrier's workers' compensation and commercial garage underwriters working out of Arizona. He will also be in charge of the carrier's marketing efforts throughout the western states.
Most recently Dail worked as a western region marketing representative for AUI.
He brings more than 15 years of insurance industry experience to the position, having worked in product ma...
NY - Accused Doctor Asks Court to Approve New Pain Management Job
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A New York doctor who is accused of causing the deaths of six patients by negligently prescribing opioids has asked the federal judge presiding over the case to allow him to continue working at a pain management clinic while awaiting trial, according to a report by NBC News.
Dr. Eugene Gosy was indicted in 2016 on fraud charges. Prosecutors say that many of his patients became addicted to opioids because of his negligence, and six of them died of overdoses. The New York Workers' Compensation Board suspended Gosy's authorization to treat injured workers in response to the charges.
NH - Presumption Funding for Firefighters May Get New Life in House
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An effort to fund workers' compensation benefits for firefighters stricken with cancer may have new life in the New Hampshire House after the proposal was gutted by the Senate last month.
SB 541 was passed by the Senate 23-0 but only after an amendment replaced a funding mechanism with a study commission. Now in the House Finance Committee and scheduled for a vote today, changes to the bill would clear the way for cancer claims covered by workers' compensation insurance, according to a local news report.
The measure would not provide more funding, however, WMUR TV news reported....