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Comprehensive Health Wins Nissan Contract 11/02/2006
State: NA | Segment: Business | 54 | 0
Comprehensive Health Services announced Wednesday that it has been awarded a contract to provide on-site health services for Nissan North America at four locations. CHS said in a press release that it competed against six national occupational health and wellness firms to win the Nissan ...Read More
Claimant Should be Paid for Following Doctor's Orders 11/01/2006
State: FL | Segment: Courts | 156 | 0
The Florida 1st District Court of Appeal in part reversed a judge of compensation claims' decision saying injured workers should be compensated for following the advice of their doctors. The court ruled in Florida Hospital Deland and AHS Compnet v. Debra Van Wagner-Vick, No. 05-359...Read More
Court Affirms Award Arising from Chair Collapse Injuries 11/01/2006
State: TN | Segment: Courts | 129 | 0
The Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel of the Tennessee Supreme Court at Jackson affirmed an award to a penitentiary counselor injured when the chair she was sitting in collapsed. In the lawsuit (Woods v. State, No. W2005-02119-SC-WCM-CV (Tn.Work.Comp 10/30/2006)), Brenda Woods arg...Read More
Commission Notes Closings, Review Board Meeting 11/01/2006
State: IL | Segment: Regulatory | 53 | 0
The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission will be closed Nov. 7 for Election Day and Nov. 10 in honor of Veterans Day. The commission also announced that the Commission Review Board will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday to consider a complaint in a closed session. The meeting will...Read More
Copiague Woman Faces Felony Fraud Charges 11/01/2006
State: NY | Segment: Fraud | 101 | 0
A Suffolk County woman was charged with felony workers' compensation fraud for concealing her employment from the New York State Insurance Fund. Authorities arrested Patricia Molinaro, 49, of Copiague, N.Y., charging her with a felony violation of section 114 of the workers' compensation...Read More
Cigna HealthCare Announces Payment System 11/01/2006
State: CT | Segment: Business | 62 | 0
Cigna HealthCare said Tuesday it launched HealthePass, a payment system designed to enhance management of health care costs, shorten payment time to providers and eliminate some collections. HealthePass uses the American Express "hold-and-settle" process, which reserves the patient's paym...Read More
Commission Reports 2007 Arbitration Calendars Ready 10/31/2006
State: IL | Segment: Regulatory | 158 | 0
The Illinois Workers' Compensation announced the 2007 arbitration calendars are available online. Hard copies will be available in all commission offices. Downstate arbitrators will have copies of the downstate calendar to distribute at status calls. The commission r...Read More
Court Grants Rehearing on Refinery Accident Coverage 10/30/2006
State: TX | Segment: Top | 51 | 0
The Texas Supreme Court granted rehearing in a lawsuit involving coverage for a refinery owner in the accidental death of an employee. The court granted rehearing, without setting argument, in Evanston Insurance Co. v. ATOFINA Petrochemicals, No. 03-0647, filed in Jefferson County...Read More
Chicago-Area Mayor Pleads Not Guilty to Insurance Scam 10/30/2006
State: IL | Segment: Fraud | 77 | 0
The longtime mayor of a Chicago suburb pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he took part in an insurance kickback scheme that earned him more than $400,000 over three decades. Mayor Nicholas Blase of Niles pleaded not guilty last week to a federal indictment, which was handed up on...Read More
Court Disagrees Chairman Has 'Undue Influence' 10/30/2006
State: IL | Segment: Courts | 123 | 0
The chairman of the Industrial Commission does not exert "undue influence" over other commissioners when he hears workers' compensation cases as part of a three-member panel, the Illinois 5th District Appellate Court ruled. An employer charged that the chairman, because of his authority ...Read More
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