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Bridge Rejoins Bailey & Galyen, This Time as COO 05/01/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 207 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 2 min read
Fort Worth attorney James M. Bridge has rejoined the claimants' firm of Bailey & Galyen as chief operating officer. Bridge was with the firm from 1998 to 2002, and was most recently with the firm of Loncar & Associates. He is a graduate of Texas Wesleyan University School...Read More
Benefits to Rise 2.3% to Keep Pace With Inflation 04/30/2018
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 126 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Injured workers in Rhode Island will see a 2.3% bump in weekly benefits, starting May 10, the Division of Workers' Compensation announced. By law, benefits paid by insurers and employers are tied to increas...Read More

BWC Opens Enrollment Period for MCO Selection 04/27/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 292 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
The open enrollment period in which Ohio employers may select a workers’ comp managed care organization opens Monday and will run through 5:30 p.m. May 25. ...Read More

Broker Accused of Pocketing Commercial Policy Premiums 04/27/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 530 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 95 min read
An insurance broker has been charged with insurance fraud for allegedly failing to submit to insurance companies $93,444 in payments for commercial policies between 2014 and 2016. ...Read More

BWC Announces $1.5B Rebate 04/25/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 240 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 85 min read
For the fourth time in six years, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is poised to approve a $1 billion rebate to policyholders, except this time the bureau is upping the ante by $500 million. ...Read More
Bureau Adopts New Fee Schedules 04/24/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 213 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation has finalized new medical fee schedules and an outpatient drug formulary, both of which will take effect May 1, the board announced. The new ...Read More
Board Strikes Two Doctors From Authorized WC Providers 04/24/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 179 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The New York Workers Compensation Board has crossed two doctors off its list of providers after one resigned his authorization and another pleaded guilty to defrauding the system. Dr. Marat Tsirlin on April 17 resigned his authorization to treat injured workers, and is now barred from pro...Read More

Bill Would Prohibit Deferred Retirement Programs 04/23/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1485 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
State lawmakers will hear testimony today on a bill that would prohibit counties and special districts throughout California from creating deferred retirement plans that are similar to a controversial program run by the City of Los Angeles that critics say is susceptible to abuse by particip...Read More

Brandon Voelker Named KEMI Board Chairman 04/23/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 113 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
Brandon Voelker has been elected chairman of the board for Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance, or KEMI, the state's largest provider of workers’ compensation insurance. ...Read More

Board Unveils New Case Manager Guidelines, 3.1 Reporting Standards 04/20/2018
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 256 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
The Workers' Compensation Board of Indiana has released new guidelines for nurse case managers and will soon unveil new protocols for disputed claim settlement documents. ...Read More
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