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Workers' Compensation News

Chromium Industry Held Back Data, Study Charges 02/24/2006
State: NA | Segment: Other | 84 | 0
The chromium industry held back human-health data that the federal government used to set new work-place exposure limits that are due to go into law next week, according to a study released Thursday. The metals industry submitted incomplete data last year on the links between hexavalent ch...Read More
Companies Renew Texas Self-Insurance Authority 02/24/2006
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 155 | 0
Texas Workers' Compensation Commissioner Albert Betts announced approved 11 businesses have been reapproved to self-insure for one year....Read More
Classes Set for Mississippi Adjusters 02/24/2006
State: MS | Segment: Events | 89 | 0
The Mississippi Workers' Compensation Commission will conduct training for adjusters at MWCC's April 11-13 annual conference at Pearl River Resort in Choctaw. Participants must be registered for the conference, and pre-registration is required for the adjusters training. There is n...Read More
Carolina Man Pleads to Multi-State Comp Scam 02/23/2006
State: NC | Segment: Fraud | 70 | 0
An employee-leasing company owner who had clients in 10 states pleaded guilty Wednesday in Durham, N.C., to running a workers' compensation scam that took in millions of dollars. Steven E. Edwards, 51, formerly of Durham, pleaded guilty in federal court to two counts of mail fraud, one cou...Read More
Colorado to Require EDI Filings of FROI, Denials 02/23/2006
State: CO | Segment: Regulatory | 89 | 0
Colorado stakeholders will be required to file first reports of injuries and denials electronically with the Division of Workers' Compensation, beginning in July. The state DOWC since 1994 has been using Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and the International Association of Industrial Acci...Read More
Claims Adjuster Training Regs Take Effect Today 02/22/2006
State: CA | Segment: Regulatory | 210 | 0 | Popular with Legal
New regulations requiring California insurers to submit certification forms to verify that claims adjusters and medical bill reviewers meet minimum standards of training or experience take effect today, the state Department of Insurance announced. The new regulations are designed to help sp...Read More
Cigna Taking $14M Charge After Adverse Ruling 02/22/2006
State: NA | Segment: Business | 46 | 0
Cigna Corp. CI said Tuesday it would take a $14 million charge against 2005 earnings after losing a dispute over a retrocessional arrangement on runoff workers' comp reinsurance. The adverse ruling by a London arbitration panel is considered a subsequent event under generally accepted accou...Read More
Calif. Launches Online Insurance Licensing 02/21/2006
State: CA | Segment: Regulatory | 95 | 0
The California Insurance Commissioner has created an online system for agents to renew licenses and submit changes of address. "This new system will result in a more timely and efficient process that will benefit both the licensees and the consumers that they serve," said Commissioner John...Read More
Cities Want Limits on Comp Benefits for Retirees 02/21/2006
State: NY | Segment: Politics | 161 | 0
Claiming that injured workers often supplement their ample disability pension payments with lifetime workers' compensation benefits, municipalities in New York are seeking legislation that would create offsets to limit their total payouts. But police and firefighters vow to fight the lob...Read More
Cheating Councilman Put Behind Bars for Year 02/21/2006
State: KY | Segment: Fraud | 53 | 0
A former Central City, Ky., councilman was sentenced last week to prison after bilking the federal workers' compensation system for four years. Danny Miller received a 15-month sentence after pleading guilty in September in U.S. District Court in Owensboro. He admitted to bilking the feder...Read More
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