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AIA, PCI Plan Merger 06/21/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 223 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
The two largest workers' compensation insurance advocacy groups in the U.S. plan to merge, the groups announced Wednesday. The American Insuran...Read More

Assembly Allows Acupuncturists to Treat Workers; Another Bill Makes Workplace Negligence a Felony 06/20/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 216 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
The New York Assembly late Tuesday passed a bill that would let acupuncturists be reimbursed for treating injured workers. The chamber also endorsed what's been named Carlos' Law, which would make criminal negligence in workplaces a third-degree felony,  punishable by imprisonme...Read More

Attorney Indicted for Allegedly Overbilling Claimants 06/20/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 1610 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
A Texas grand jury has indicted a Lewisville attorney on three counts of workers’ compensation fraud-related charges for allegedly billing clients for services that weren’t provided, Texas Mutual Insurance Co. said Tuesday. ...Read More

Audit Finds IRS Paying Comp Claims Without Proper Documentation 06/20/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 175 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
The Internal Revenue Service is not ensuring that workers’ compensation claims are properly documented to show that the claimant was injured during the scope of employment or that claimants are still disabled and remain eligible for employment, according to ...Read More
Appalachian Underwriters Appoints Marketer in Dallas Area 06/20/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 128 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 16 min read
Appalachian Underwriters announced the appointment of Armando Duran as external marketing representative for Texas. He is based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. ...Read More

ADA Pre-Empts WC Division From Resolving Air Ambulance Fee Dispute 06/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 230 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
Kansas last week joined the growing number of jurisdictions that will not allow states to regulate the fees charged by air ambulance providers. ...Read More

Assessment Rates for Division, Special Trust Funds Cut Again 06/13/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 217 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 5 min read
Florida's chief financial officer announced Tuesday that the assessment rate to support the Division of Workers' Compensation and the state's special disability fund have both been cut for 2019. ...Read More
Actuarial Committee Meeting Friday 06/11/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 235 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
The Actuarial Committee of California's Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau will review insurer experience from the first three months of the year, as well as updated medical severity trends, during a Friday meeting in Oakland. Committee members will also dis...Read More

AmTrust Buyout Bid Increases to $14.75 Per Share 06/11/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 228 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
Stone Point Capital and members of the founding family of AmTrust Financial Services have increased their offer to AmTrust shareholders in a potential deal to privatize the company. ...Read More

Appeals Court Shoots Down AMA Sixth Edition Impairment Ratings 06/06/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: KS | Segment: Top | 787 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
The Kansas Court of Appeals dealt another blow to the much-criticized sixth edition of the American Medical Association's impairment guides, ruling that using it to determine a workers' disability rating violated his constitutional rights by depriving him of a remedy for his workplac...Read More
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