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Amended Bill Would Allow All Employers to Pay Benefits by Debit Card 06/22/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 765 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 112 min read
All California employers would be allowed to pay temporary disability benefits by debit card, under a recently amended bill. Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramen...Read More

AmTrust Shareholders Approve Buyout Deal to Take Company Private 06/22/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 294 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
An increased price per share was enough to convince AmTrust Financial Services Inc. shareholders to accept a buyout offer that will take the company private. ...Read More

Attorney Can Collect Fee Based on Denial of Employer's Petition for Review 06/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 175 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 26 min read
The Oregon Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a worker’s attorney is entitled to an award of $2,200 in fees because the worker “prevailed” against the denial of his claim when the Supreme Court denied a petition for review. ...Read More

Albany's Loss-of-Use Claims Spiked in 2017 06/22/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 312 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
Payouts for loss-of-use claims in Albany spiked by 1,700% in 2017, leaving the city with almost $2 million in payouts to injured city workers, according to a local news report. ...Read More

Amended Bill Clarifies Prohibition on Apportionment to Genetic Characteristics 06/21/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 610 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
California state Sen. Richard Pan amended a bill that would prohibit doctors from using race, gender or national origin in determining the percentage of permanent disability caused by factors outside of work, to remove references to a 2017 appellate court decision allowing apportionment to geneti...Read More

AIA, PCI Plan Merger 06/21/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 349 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 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 | 305 | 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 | 2172 | 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 | 255 | 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 | 192 | 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
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