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Workers' Compensation News

FL Contractors Organize Protest, Call for Session 08/27/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 51 | 0
Florida's huge workers' compensation woes continue as the Governor's Commission on Workers' Compensation heard a loud protest last Wednesday by contractors who say the new law requiring all workers to be covered by workers' comp on commercial construction projects is threatening to drive them out of...Read More
FL Woman Not Guilty of WC Fraud says Jury 08/23/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 80 | 0
The Stuart News in Florida reported a story contrary to the usual fraud cases – a jury's finding of innocence of a suspended school district secretary against charges of filing a fraudulent workers compensation claim. The St. Lucie, FL jury deliberated for almost two days before acquitting...Read More
Florida DOI Clarifies New Contractor Exemption Law 08/19/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 70 | 0
A key administrative rule was published Friday clarifying which tradespeople must have workers' compensation coverage in order to work on commercial construction projects valued at $250,000 or more, said Florida Treasurer and Insurance Commissioner Tom Gallagher. The rule was developed to clarify wh...Read More
Farm Labor Verification System Working, CA DIR 08/13/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 41 | 0
The California Department of Industrial Relations' (DIR) new license verification Web site, which helps agricultural growers comply with state labor law, verified nearly 600 licenses during its first month of operation in July, showing that growers are willing to provide evidence they have checked f...Read More
Fitch: Work Comp Market Still Challenged 08/07/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 57 | 0
The Workers' Compensation insurance market continues to face challenges following further deterioration in underwriting performance in 2001, according to a new report published today by Fitch Ratings. Despite significant pricing improvements in most states, the workers' compensation combined ratio i...Read More
FL Contractors Priced Out of Market by New Comp La 08/06/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 51 | 0
A number of newspapers in Florida are reporting that businesses are complaining loudly about the recent reform legislation in that state, and that the costs of the new law is going to drive them out of business, especially contractors. The new law that went into effect on 7/1 took away an ...Read More
Fremont Clerk Busted on $700K Fraud Scheme 07/26/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 33 | 0
Authorities arrested four Bay Area residents on multiple counts of grand theft and insurance fraud among other charges. An investigation revealed that Elisa Guillermo, a billing clerk for Fremont Compensation Insurance Company, allegedly issued more than $700,000 in claim checks to a non-existent ve...Read More
FCCI Stops Writing New Florida Business 07/18/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 72 | 0
Several sources have confirmed that FCCI Insurance Group of Sarasota, Florida's largest workers...Read More
FL Dept of Labor Closes Doors 07/02/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 55 | 0
Yesterday the Florida Department of Labor and Employment Security (DLES) officially ceased to exist. Started in 1978 under former Gov. Reubin Askew, the department at its peak had some 7,500 employees and managed the state...Read More
Fraud Arrest Based on Work While Getting VR 07/01/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 51 | 0
Investigators with the California Department of Insurance (CDI) Criminal Investigations Branch's Fraud Division announced the arrest of a Southern California man for workers' compensation insurance fraud and grand theft. Carlos Villanueva Ochoa, 47, was charged with two felonies and bail ...Read More
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