Workers' Compensation News
Amendments Would Simplify Work Comp Verification for PEOs
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The Department of Business and Professional Regulation has proposed amendments to simplify the requirement for professional employer organizations to submit workers’ compensation liability statements.
AIA Names John Degnan CEO
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The American Insurance Association has named John Degnan its new president and CEO.
American Financial's Profit Plummets in Q3
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American Financial Group Inc. has reported third quarter net income of $11 million, down from $109 million for the third quarter of 2016.
Appeals Panel Upholds PTD Award for Worker With Long History of Injuries
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The Supreme Court of Tennessee’s Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel upheld an award for permanent total disability benefits for a worker with a long history of injuries, as well as the apportionment of liability for the award between the worker’s employer and the state Se...
Applied Underwriters Applauds Dismissal of RICO Charges
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Applied Underwriters Inc. said the decision of a federal judge in California to dismiss racketeering allegations raised in a pair of purported class action claims over its EquityComp program was “particularly meaningful” because it proves the company properly communicated to its clien...
Agency Will Showcase New Field Office
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The Division of Workers’ Compensation will unveil its new San Antonio field office at a ribbon-cutting ceremony that begins at 11 a.m. today.
Appellate Court Reviewing Five-Year Cap on TD Payments
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
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The California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board “judicially rewrote” a statutory cap on temporary disability duration by awarding benefits to an injured worker for a period more than five years after he was injured, the California Workers’ Compensation Institute argues ...
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Today's Round Up
OH - Prosecutors Say Pill Mill Doctor Killed Two Patients
Ohio prosecutors on Friday unveiled a 272-count indictment against a physician who is accused of running a pill mill out of his office in Jackson Township that overprescribed medications to the point that two patients died of overdoses.
Dr. Frank D. Lazzerini
(Stark County Jail)
The Stark County grand jury charges Dr. Frank D. Lazzerini with two counts of involuntary manslaughter and with trafficking opioids, sedatives, anti-anxiety pills and stimulants, CantonRep.com reported.
Stark County sheriff’s deputies raided Lazzerini’s office two years ago and arrested him at his...
TX - Texas Mutual Appoints Business Development Manager
Texas Mutual Insurance Co. announced Tuesday that it has hired Benjamin A. Siddons as vice president of business development.
Siddons joins Texas Mutual with more than 15 years of experience in the insurance industry, seven of those in the workers’ compensation field, the carrier said. He will be responsible for developing and implementing sales strategies to increase revenue and profits.
Siddons most recently served as president of Redpoint Workers’ Comp (previously Texas Builders Insurance Co. and Hallmark Workers’ Comp), where he oversaw underwriting, marketing and ...
CA - Hartford to Buy Farmers Small Commercial Business
The Hartford announced a deal to acquire California-based Farmers Exchanges’ small commercial business sold through independent agents.
Hartford said it entered a renewal rights agreement to acquire Foremost Insurance Co. The small commercial independent agent book of business sold through more than 5,000 agents and brokers throughout the country had about $200 million in annual premium as of Dec. 31, 2017, according to a statement the Hartford released Monday.
The policies cover three primary lines including workers’ compensation, commercial auto and business policies for proper...
NC - Workers' Comp Defense Attorney Named Deputy Commissioner
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Charlotte workers’ compensation defense attorney Amanda Witzke has been appointed to serve as a deputy commissioner for the North Carolina Industrial Commission.
Industrial Commission Chairman Charlton Allen announced Witzke’s appointment last week.
Witzke joins the Industrial Commission from the law firm of Willson Jones Carter & Baxley, which represents employers and carriers in workers’ compensation and liability matters in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.
She holds a bachelor’s and law degree from the University of North Carolina a...
WV - Bill to Create Appellate Court Clears Senate
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A long-gestating proposal to create an intermediate court of appeals in West Virginia has gained approval in the West Virginia Senate.
Sen. Patricia Rucker
The chamber passed Senate Bill 341 along party lines on Thursday, with all but one Democrat voting against it, The Register-Herald newspaper of Beckley, West Virginia, reported.
Business and insurance interests back SB 341, saying an intermediate appellate court system would create “some predictability and better case law,” as West Virginia Insurance Federation president Jill Rice put it.
The West Virginia Association...
CA - Camps Forming for Possibility of Cumulative Trauma Legislation
CA - DWC Attorneys Preview Upcoming UR Changes
CA - Interpreter Fee Schedule, Formulary Refinement and UR Rules on Tap for 2018
CA - Regulators Go High-Tech in Fight Against Fraud
CA - Supreme Court Won't Review Decision Allowing Convicted Fraudster to Collect Comp Benefits
CA - Fox Seeks Fix for Private Attorney General Act
CA - DA: Five Contractors in Thomas Fire Cleanup Receive Stop-Work Order
MA - County Courthouse Employees Sue Over Mold Exposure
CA - Ruby Tate Named Claims Manager for ICA
WI - Fee Schedule Bill Doomed Despite Public Hearing, Key Staffer Says
Feb 20, 2018
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