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Alera Group Acquires Two Las Vegas Firms 10/10/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 135 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
Alera Group, a national employee benefits, property and casualty, and risk management firm, has acquired two Las Vegas-based businesses: Distinctive Insurance and GLB Insurance Group of Nevada. Distinctive Insurance provides employee benefits consulting as well as personal and commercial ...Read More

Advisory Council to Vote on 19% Rate Reduction Thursday 10/10/2018
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 205 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 880 min read
The Tennessee Workers' Compensation Advisory Council will meet Thursday to vote on one of the largest proposed rate reductions in years. Th...Read More

As State's Premium Growth Levels Off, Carriers Make a Profit 10/08/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 155 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 76 min read
A steady growth in workers’ comp premium volume since the Great Recession began to level off in New York State last year, according to a State of the System report from the New York Compensation Insurance Rating ...Read More
Advisory Council Meets Wednesday 10/08/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 162 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 70 min read
The Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Advisory Council will meet Wednesday to discuss the state of the system, vital statistics, impartial medical exams and other items. Linda Turner, executive director of the Department of Industrial Accidents, will discuss the department'...Read More

Attorney-Owned Pharmacy Comes Up in Gubernatorial Debate 10/03/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 138 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 74 min read
The much-discussed issue of compounded medications and attorney-owned pharmacies made its way to the Pennsylvania gubernatorial election campaign this week.  ...Read More

Access-to-Care Report Draws Questions From CHSWC 09/28/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1087 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 88 min read
OAKLAND, California — Only 3% of doctors in the state workers’ compensation system who participated in a survey last year said they were not accepting new WC patients, according to a study intended to assess injured workers’ access to medical care. ...Read More

Applicant Who Worked While on TTD Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail 09/28/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 757 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
A Northern California woman who was caught double-dipping was sentenced to 30 days in jail after pleading guilty to a felony workers’ compensation fraud charge, according to the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office. ...Read More

Attorney Disbarred for Pocketing Claimant's Settlement Checks 09/28/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 148 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday disbarred attorney Brian Wade Harter, of Delaware, Ohio, for stealing money from his clients, including workers’ compensation claimants. ...Read More

Attorney Suspended for Excessive Fee in Work Comp Fraud Case 09/27/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 229 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 12 min read
A Columbus attorney will lose his law license for one year after the Ohio Supreme Court found that he violated professional-conduct rules by accepting an excessive fee for representing a psychiatrist in a fraud case. ...Read More

Auto Liability Carrier Didn't Act in Bad Faith by Rejecting Settlement 09/26/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 482 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals this week upheld the dismissal of a bad faith claim against an automobile liability insurance for failing to settle a personal injury suit without the approval of the workers’ compensation carrier for the injured motorist’s employer. ...Read More
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