Workers' Compensation News
Advisory Group Gives Nod to ODG Formulary
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Montana’s labor-management advisory committee has voted to adopt the Official Disability Guidelines drug formulary, a state official confirmed Wednesday.
Attorneys Must Register to Practice Before the Commission
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The Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission has issued an attorney registration and information update that states all attorneys who appear before the commission must be registered to practice before the panel.
Actuaries Will Explain Proposed 12.6% Rate Decrease
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Actuaries will break down the latest voluntary loss cost filing by the National Council on Compensation Insurance at the next meeting of the Advisory Council on Workers’ Compensation.
Advisory Rate Filing Recommends 12.1% Reduction in Loss Costs
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The Indiana Compensation Rating Bureau has proposed its 2018 advisory rate filing and recommends a 12.1% decrease in overall voluntary loss costs, and a 12.8% reduction in the overall rate level in the voluntary and assigned-risk markets.
A.M. Best: Specialist Carriers Grabbing Bigger Percentage of Premium
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
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As large, multi-line insurance carriers such as American International Group are pulling back from workers’ compensation, smaller, specialty writers are stepping in to write more of the business, according to a new ...
AIG Announces Segment Shake-Up
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American International Group on Monday announced a restructuring that will eliminate the company’s commercial and consumer segments, a move that includes the departure of Rob Schimek, the commercial segment’s chief executive officer.
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OH - Woman Ordered to Pay Restitution for Spending Dead Boyfriend's Benefit Funds
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The boyfriend died, but the workers’ comp checks kept coming.
Because 58-year-old Suzette Hedrick of Toledo, Ohio, cashed the checks, she has a choice of reimbursing the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation $18,576 or serve 10 months in prison, the BWC said in a press release Friday. A Lucas County judge on Oct. 5 sentenced Hendrik to five years of probation after she pleaded guilty to attempted grand theft, a fifth-degree felony, the bureau said.
Hendrick’s boyfriend, whom the bureau did not identify, was receiving permanent total disability benefits until his death on Oct. 3, .
TX - Imprisoned Doctors' Luxury Cars, Diamond-Covered Rolexes Up for Auction
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The federal government is auctioning off 21 luxury cars seized from two doctors who are serving long prison sentences for running a pill mill in Mobile, Alabama.
Gold jewelry and a series of Rolex watches covered in diamonds will also be auctioned Saturday at the Hilton Austin Airport, KSAT-TV 12 reports.
The items were seized from John Patrick Couch and Xiulu Ruan, who became rich from selling instant-release fentanyl drugs off-label for neck, back and joint pain. The highly addictive opioid, produced by a company called Subsys, was approved only to trea.
WA - L&I: Unregistered Contractor Behind on Premium Payments
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries said a contractor charged with felony theft for collecting payments for projects he never started owed $6,500 in workers’ compensation premiums and another $12,000 for unregistered contracting.
Jesse Scott Espinoza, owner of Jesse’s Custom Concrete, is accused of accepting a total of $5,000 in down payments for two jobs that he allegedly abandoned. According to L&I, Espinoza did not work a single day on either project and never returned the money.
What’s more, the department said it suspended Espinoza’s .
CA - Former DIR Director Duncan Joins Sacramento Lobbying Group
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Cal Capitol Group, a lobbying firm in Sacramento, announced that former Department of Industrial Relations Director John Duncan joined the company as a senior executive.
Duncan was director of the DIR from 2007 to 2011, and served as chairman of the California Public Employment Relations Board from 2004 to 2007.
He worked as vice president of government affairs for US HealthWorks from 2012 to 2016, and held the same title at Western Dental Services, where he worked since 2016.
Cal Capitol Group said Duncan’s expertise and communication skills, as well as his contacts an.
CA - CAAA Takes Swing at Governor Over Veto of Apportionment Bill
CA - Court Affirms Dismissal of Disbarred Work Comp Attorney's Distress Claim
CA - Number of QMEs Falls as Panel Requests Increase
CA - Four Deputies at Las Vegas Shooting File Comp Claims
CA - Judge Postpones Sentencing of Drobot Jr. Until February
CA - Decision Says Claims Had Preclusive Effect on Discrimination Suit
PA - Republican Senators Seek to Introduce Formulary Bill
CA - Court Revives Worker's Discrimination Claim
CA - DOJ Moving to Allow Direct Access to Prescription Database
CA - Employer Pays $310,000 in Settlement Over Worker Death
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