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Epic Hires Work Comp VP for Los Angeles Office 06/04/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 516 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
Epic Insurance Brokers and Consultants has hired four professionals for its downtown Los Angeles office, including Jeff Breskin as vice president of workers’ compensation. ...Read More
 
 

Employer Forfeited Challenge to Medical Treatment but Can't Be Compelled to Pay Fees 06/04/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 239 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
The Supreme Court of Tennessee’s Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel ruled that an employer’s payment for disputed treatment forfeited its ability to challenge its reasonableness and necessity, but it could not be held liable for an award of fees and costs. ...Read More
 
 

Employer Assessment Rates to Drop July 1 06/04/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 159 | 0
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation has given final approval to new assessment rates for self-insured employers and to employer contributions to the marine industry fund. ...Read More
 
 

EBay Businesswoman Sentenced to Conditional Release for WC Fraud 05/31/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 416 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
A Buffalo woman who ran her own internet business while claiming workers' compensation disability was sentenced this week to one year of conditional release. ...Read More
 
 

Excessive Fees Went to Three Providers, Investigation Shows 05/23/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 307 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
Details continue to emerge about skyrocketing workers’ compensation in Paterson, New Jersey, after a former city councilman’s brother was suspended as risk manager for the city and for the school district. ...Read More
 
 
Education Seminar to Cover Workplace Safety, Opioid Solutions 05/22/2018
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 115 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
The Missouri Division of Workers' Compensation will host an education seminar August 15-16 to examine regulations, workplace safety and medical issues in the state. The seminar at the Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri, will include dozens of sessions and more than 100 ven...Read More
 
 
EOB Must Go to Provider and Worker, Not Third-Party Payer 05/18/2018
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 242 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 468 min read
Third-party payers and networks are not health care providers, the Michigan Workers' Compensation Agency said in a reminder bulletin issued Thursday. The state has seen an increase in the use of ...Read More
 
 

Extensive Changes to Claims-Handling Standards Take Effect Aug. 2 05/16/2018
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 230 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 88 min read
Tennessee's Bureau of Workers' Compensation announced new claims-handling standards and rules that will take effect Aug. 2, including a rule that ends the requirement that carriers have a claims office in the state. ...Read More
 
 

Exclusivity Doesn't Prohibit Defamation Claims, High Court Rules 05/10/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: HI | Segment: Top | 281 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
An injury to a worker's reputation is not the kind of injury that is subject to the exclusive remedy of the workers' compensation law, the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled in overturning a six-year-old appellate court decision.  ...Read More
 
 

Electrician Accused of Double-Double Dipping 05/04/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 895 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
A Bay Area electrician is accused of working for three different employers while drawing temporary disability benefits for separate claims filed against two carriers, the California Department of Insurance said Thursday. ...Read More
 
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