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First-Responder Survivors Demand Timely Death Benefits From Insurers 08/02/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 426 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A group of first responders is demanding that Gov. Chris Christie and other high-ranking state officials “fix” a system they say allows insurers to delay paying death benefits under workers’ compensation. ...Read More
Former Costa Mesa Police Officer Gets Six Months on Comp Fraud Conviction 07/26/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 990 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former Costa Mesa police officer convicted of insurance fraud in February was sentenced to six months in county jail, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Ryan P. Natividad, 32, said he injured his hand in September 2014 while booking a person into the Costa ...Read More

Fraud and Compliance Crackdown Yielding Millions in Fines and Hundreds of Violations 07/26/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NC | Segment: Top | 755 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The North Carolina Industrial Commission’s crackdown on fraud and noncompliance triggered a 175% year-over-year increase in the number of charges for suspected violations of the Workers’ Compensation Act, the agency says. ...Read More

Federal Lawmakers Propose 'Resource Center' for Hanford Workers 07/26/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 372 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Two U.S. senators are proposing legislation that would require the U.S. Department of Energy to work with officials in Washington state to create a resource center to educate workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation about federal and state compensation programs for people injured on the job....Read More

Father, Daughter Accused of Swindling Medicare Set-Aside Funds to Open Cigar Lounge 07/24/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1611 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Southern California insurance agent and his daughter are accused of swindling two injured workers out of $273,954 by promising to invest their settlement funds, but diverting the money for personal use, the state Department of Insurance said Friday. ...Read More

Fee Schedule Changes Target Air Ambulances, Compound Drugs 07/24/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: SC | Segment: Top | 581 | 0 | Popular with Legal
For the first time, South Carolina's medical fee schedule seeks to limit reimbursements to air and ground ambulances. ...Read More

Farmers Names Fernandez, Kappler Business Unit Presidents 07/21/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 578 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Farmers Insurance has named new presidents for two of its business units. ...Read More

FBI Seizes Insys-Linked Doctor's Patient Records 07/21/2017
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 1392 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Federal agents raided the office of an Overland Park pain management doctor with ties to Insys Therapeutics, an opioid manufacturer at the center of a federal kickback case, last week, the Kansas C...Read More

Failure to Document Hours Results in No Fee for Firm 07/20/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: AL | Segment: Top | 454 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Alabama law firm that represented a worker who was injured when he had to jump off a runaway rail vehicle was hoping to be paid more than $400,000 for its services, but walked away with nothing last week after the Court of Civil Appeals ruled it did not adequately document the time it had spen...Read More

Firefighter Accused of Comp Fraud After Playing Gigs With Former Band 07/18/2017
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 371 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Guilford firefighter has been accused of workers' compensation fraud for playing drums on a few songs with his former bar band and helping them set up equipment while out on a workers' compensation injury to his right knee.  ...Read More
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