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Workers' Compensation News

DWC to Release Draft OMFS Shortly 01/17/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 48 | 0
The California Division of Workers' Compensation plans to release a draft for updating the Official Medical Fee Schedule as early as February 10. Suzanne Honor-Vangerov, the DWC's chief fee schedule consultant, advised the Industrial Medical Council yesterday that the draft may not issue unt...Read More
Delphi 4Q and Final Earnings Teleconference Set 01/17/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 22 | 0
Delphi Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: DFG) will release its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year-end 2002 on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 after the market closes. The Company's press release and financial supplement for the quarter will be posted at that time on its website at ...Read More
Davis Budget Makes DWC 100% 'User Funded' 01/13/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 69 | 0
California Gov. Gray Davis released his budget Friday afternoon, and provided funding to the Division of Workers' Compensation by making it 100% "user funded", meaning the bill for running the departments operations is completely footed by employers.The increase from the employer's present 2...Read More
DIR Fine Void Where Intent to Renew, 2nd District 01/09/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 31 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Yesterday the Second Appellate District of the California Court of Appeals ruled that if an employer and carrier intended that a policy of workers' compensation coverage was to renew, even though no formal policy actually did issue, that coverage is confirmed as a matter of law and the employer cann...Read More
Decision on TX Medical Fee Guide Delayed 01/08/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 47 | 0
The Texas Workers' Compensation Commission said that on January 6, 2003 Travis County Judge John Dietz delayed the hearing on the 2002 Medical Fee Guideline (MFG) until further notice. In August 2002...Read More
Davenport Reappointed to CA CHSWC 01/08/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 51 | 0
The Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation (CHSWC) is pleased to announce that Allen Davenport, a member of the Commission since 2001, has been reappointed to CHSWC by Herb J. Wesson, Jr., Speaker of the California State Assembly to represent organized labor. Mr. Davenpo...Read More
Diversity Conference by NASI on 1/30/03 01/06/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 97 | 0
The National Academy of Social Insurance will hold its 15th Annual Conference January 30, 2003-January 31, 2003 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.Entitled "Strengthening Community: Social Insurance in a Diverse America". Conference Co-chairs are: Kathleen Ann Buto, Vice P...Read More
Delivering Newspapers Leads to Fraud Arrest 01/03/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 28 | 0
A Bloomington, Minn., woman has been charged in Hennepin County District Court with one count of theft for allegedly collecting more than $9,180 in workers' compensation benefits she was not entitled to, the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) announced last week. Mary Ruth And...Read More
Delphi Obtains $150M Credit Line 12/18/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 46 | 0
Delphi Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: DFG) announced yesterday that it has obtained a new $150 million three-year revolving credit facility, which replaces its existing $140 million facility scheduled to expire in April 2003. Bank of America, N.A. and Wachovia Bank NA are the co-lead banks for the new...Read More
DWC Getting Set to Destroy Old Records 12/13/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 57 | 0
It looks like regulations promulgated by the California Division of Workers' Compensation to send some 150,000 cubic feet of records stored in a Sacramento warehouse to the shredder will become effective after the first of the year. The budget crisis being experienced by the DWC is causing t...Read More
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