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Workers' Compensation News

Docs Hope their Input will Outlive Advisory Committee 08/05/2005
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 193 | 0
AUSTIN -- The Medical Advisory Committee to the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission is scheduled to hold its final meeting on Aug. 12 before it is abolished as the TWCC is merged with the Department of Insurance. But health care providers hope whoever is appointed to head the new Divis...Read More
DWC Provides Direction on New PD Ratings 08/04/2005
State: CA | Segment: Regulatory | 523 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
Frequent questions about the new California permanent disability rating schedule are answered on the California Division of Workers' Compensation Web site. The new PD rating system is a major reform under SB 899. A short list of FAQs appeared Tuesday. Answers provide direction to claims exa...Read More
DeBenedictis Added to Harleysville Board 08/04/2005
State: PA | Segment: People | 79 | 0
Nicholas DeBenedictis has been elected to a two-year term on the board of directors at Harleysville Mutual Insurance Co. DeBenedictis has served as chairman of Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE: WTR) (formerly Philadelphia Suburban Corp.) since 1993. He joined the company as its president and ch...Read More
DWC Sends Final Draft of MPN Regs to OAL 07/29/2005
State: CA | Segment: Regulatory | 450 | 0
The DWC said it made some minor modifications to the proposal after extending the comment period on the regulations for a third time on July 13. The proposed rules were first released for a 45-day comment period on Dec. 15, but there was so much public comment that the agency accepted testimony in t...Read More
Docs Skewer Proposed Med-Legal Fee Schedule 07/29/2005
State: CA | Segment: Regulatory | 395 | 0
A California physicians group is protesting the Division of Workers' Compensation's proposed fee schedule for medical-legal reporting, saying a rough draft of proposed rules unveiled last week would lump simple reports with complicated ones under the same fee code. The California Society of...Read More
Doctor Speaking at Mo. Training Session Aug. 9 07/29/2005
State: MO | Segment: Events | 107 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Dr. John Pessoney, associate medical director of Freeman OccuMed, will lead an in-depth discussion of the medical aspects of Missouri's new workers' compensation law at a luncheon meeting in Joplin on Tuesday, Aug. 9. The session will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Joplin Museum C...Read More
Defense Attorneys Throw Support to TRIA 07/26/2005
State: NA | Segment: Politics | 109 | 0
A national organization for defense attorneys on Monday joined the chorus of industry groups calling on Congress to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act. The nation's largest defense bar organization, DRI -- The Voice of the Defense Bar -- said in a press release that Congress should ap...Read More
Delaware Law Lowers Captive Insurance Fee 07/25/2005
State: DE | Segment: Politics | 62 | 0
To make Delaware more attractive to carriers, Gov. Ruth Ann Minner earlier this month signed a law that reduces the tax on captive insurers. House Bill 218 lowers the tax rate to 0.2% for direct written premiums and 0.1% for reinsurance premiums. The tax rate dropped July 1 from 0.7%....Read More
Decisions Uphold $3.5M in Fraud Penalties 07/20/2005
State: NJ | Segment: Fraud | 207 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Two recent decisions by the New Jersey Superior Court upheld the constitutionality of the state's Insurance Fraud Prevention Act and the awarding of more than $3.5 million in civil penalties as a result of complaints filed by the Office of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor, state Attorney General Peter C. ...Read More
DC Approves ProAssurance Purchase of NCRIC 07/15/2005
State: NA | Segment: Business | 152 | 0
NCRIC Group Inc. (NASDAQ:NCRI) and ProAssurance Corp. (NYSE:PRA) announced this week that the District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking ("DISB") has approved the proposed acquisition of NCRIC, Inc., the insurance subsidiary of NCRIC Group, as part of ProAssurance's propose...Read More
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