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Workers' Compensation News

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 | 211 | 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 | 96 | 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 | 54 | 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
Corpus Christi Hosts Medical-Care Review Session 02/16/2006
State: TX | Segment: Events | 54 | 0
The Corpus Christi field office of the Texas Division of Workers' Compensation will host a brown bag educational session Feb. 27 about prospective medical-care review. Known as PMR, the process affects health-care providers, employers, human-resource managers, claims adjusters, case manage...Read More
Clinic Owners Blast Back at State Fund Charges 02/15/2006
State: CA | Segment: Fraud | 553 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- The co-owner of a chain of California medical clinics that is accused of billing fraud lashed back against the State Compensation Insurance Fund on Tuesday, saying the giant carrier has smeared his reputation in a cynical attempt to escape payment for medical bills. ...Read More
CWCI Says Claim Frequency Hit New Low 02/15/2006
State: CA | Segment: Other | 221 | 0
Insured claim frequency fell 13% in calendar year 2004 and declines in medical-only and indemnity claim rates pushed the overall claim frequency to a new low, the California Workers' Compensation Institute said this week. The institute surveyed 24 insurers that wrote more than 75% of the ...Read More
CompLinx Points Fla. Employers to Voluntary Market 02/15/2006
State: FL | Segment: Business | 147 | 0
The Florida Workers' Compensation Joint Underwriting Association (FWCJUA) is encouraging employers applying for coverage to try the voluntary market first using a new search tool. CompLinx provides access to additional markets directly or through wholesalers providing increased class codes ...Read More
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