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AUI Names Western Region Vice President 04/26/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 167 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
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. ...Read More
 
 

Along With Drop in Opioids Came a Drop in Other Prescriptions, Report Shows 04/25/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 406 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 60 min read
When Texas workers’ compensation regulators implemented a drug formulary in 2011, restricting opioid prescribing, they expected that doctors would simply switch injured workers over to other, non-opioid medications. ...Read More
 
 

AWCA Doesn't Govern Retaliation Claims for Workers Injured Before Act's Effective Date 04/25/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 177 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 2 min read
The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday maintained its position that the Administrative Workers’ Compensation Act does not govern retaliatory discharge claims by workers who were fired after the act took effect but allege the firing was done in retaliation for the pursuit of comp benefits...Read More
 
 

Advisory Committee to Discuss Rule-Making 04/23/2018
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 84 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
Idaho’s Advisory Committee on Workers’ Compensation will discuss rules relating to the calculation of average weekly wages and attorney fees for Medicare set-asides during a May 9 meeting. ...Read More
 
 

Attorney General Sues Drug Companies Over Opioid Crisis 04/20/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 305 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 328 min read
Kentucky has joined a growing list of states suing drug manufacturers because of the opioid addiction crisis. Kentucky Attorney General Andy Bes...Read More
 
 

After Replay of 2017 Work Comp Bills, Gov's Race Pivotal for Future Reforms 04/19/2018
State: IL | Segment: Top | 382 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 95 min read
Illinois’ legislative session is shaping up as a replay of last year as far as workers’ comp is concerned, with Democratic lawmakers resurrecting two bills that the state’s Republican governor vetoed in 2017. ...Read More
 
 

AP: Little Punishment for Doctors Accused of Sexual Misconduct 04/17/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 905 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 91 min read
Politicians, celebrities and “elite journalists” have all lost their jobs amidst allegations of sexual misconduct, but doctors facing similar accusations more often receive at most only a short suspension, according to a ...Read More
 
 

Assembly Approves Coverage for Police Injured Out-of-State; Fraud Analytics Bill Amended 04/16/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 515 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
The California Assembly on Thursday passed a bill supporters say is intended to clarify that peace officers are allowed to file workers’ compensation claims for certain injuries they suffer when off duty and outside of the state. ...Read More
 
 

Ametros Hires Two to Lead Health Navigator Program 04/16/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 204 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
Ametros, a provider of post-settlement medical administration, has hired Chris Lagnese and Phyllis Ramondetta to lead a new service called Health Navigator. ...Read More
 
 

AIG Names Anthony Vidovich as Chief Claims Officer 04/16/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 150 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 90 min read
American International Group Inc. has hired Anthony Vidovich as the company’s chief claims officer for general insurance, effective May 14. V...Read More
 
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