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DWC Releases Draft Return-to-Work Regs 05/26/2005
State: CA | Segment: Regulatory | 270 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers' Compensation on Wednesday invited the public to use the "forums" section of its Web site to comment on proposed regulations that will implement the return-to-work and the permanent disability adjustment provisions of SB 899. The proposed rules are require...Read More
Disability Applicant's Quick Claim Red Flagged 05/24/2005
State: FL | Segment: Fraud | 227 | 0
A man who allegedly lied on his application for disability income insurance and then filed a claim one week after getting the policy is facing felony charges of application fraud, first-degree grand theft and first-degree insurance fraud. Bruce Sutherland, 43, was arrested Friday on the ...Read More
Docketing System Notice for Maryland 05/19/2005
State: MD | Segment: Regulatory | 67 | 0
(Editor's note: This notice has been repeated on the Maryland Commission Web site for carriers and self-insurer employers. It previously appeared on WCC on April 21.) The Maryland WCC Commission has recently made changes to its docketing system in order to provide hearing notices as quic...Read More
Deadly Track Record at BP Refineries 05/18/2005
State: TX | Segment: Safety | 125 | 0
A refinery blast that killed 15 and injured more than 100 at a Texas City refinery this year was the seventh fatal accident in a decade at a BP facility, the Houston Chronicle has reported. Twenty-two people have died at BP plants -- more than one-fourth of all the refinery deaths nationwi...Read More
Denver Re-examining Coverage for Moonlighters 05/12/2005
State: CO | Segment: Politics | 53 | 0
The city of Denver is re-examining its workers' compensation policies after a shooting that killed one detective and wounded another while the two were moonlighting but covered by the city's insurance policy, according to a report in Wednesday's Rocky Mountain News. City Council President ...Read More
Disaster Crews to Receive Training 05/11/2005
State: NA | Segment: Safety | 225 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the new Disaster Site Worker Outreach Training Program in conjunction with Tuesday's National Response Plan Roll-Out Conference in Chicago. "Ensuring the safety and health of our nation's workers who respond to disasters ...Read More
Disciplines Handed Down to CA Doctors 05/10/2005
State: CA | Segment: Fraud | 109 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Two Southern California physicians have been punished by the Medical Board of California, including one who gave patients prescription drugs without labels or any instructions. Patrick Francis Brennen of Hesperia was suspended for 60 days and with five years of probation, the Riverside Pres...Read More
D.C. Hearing Set on ProAssurance Merger 05/10/2005
State: DC | Segment: Regulatory | 80 | 0
The District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB) has set a public hearing to consider the proposed merger between ProAssurance Corp. and NCRIC Group. The public hearing will be at 10 a.m. June 6 in the Old Council Chambers, 441 4th St. NW in the District of Co...Read More
Dean Named to Pinnacol Board 05/09/2005
State: CO | Segment: Politics | 83 | 0
Bonnie Dean of Greeley has been appointed to the Pinnacol Assurance Board of Directors. "I have no doubt that Bonnie Dean will translate her extensive leadership experience into noticeable progress for this board," Gov. Bill Owens said in announcing the appointment. Dean graduated...Read More
Doctors Honor OH Insurance Chief 05/06/2005
State: OH | Segment: Other | 133 | 0
Ohio Insurance Director Ann Womer Benjamin was recently recognized by the Academy of Medicine of Cleveland/Northern Ohio Medical Association (AMC/NOMA) at their Annual Meeting Dinner and Awards Presentation. Womer Benjamin received special recognition for her dedication to the citizens of ...Read More
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