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Five Employers Plead Guilty to $269,000 in Fraud for Lapsed Coverage 07/17/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 101 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
Five employers and one injured worker have been convicted of defrauding the Ohio workers' compensation system of more than $269,000. “If the...Read More

Fire Chief Makes Pitch for PTSD Coverage 07/09/2018
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 86 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 162 min read
In the wake of a mass stabbing that killed a 3-year-old and injured five other children in Idaho’s capital city, Boise Fire Chief Dennis Doan says it’s time that the state’s workers’ compensation system covers first responders who claim to develop post-traumatic stress dis...Read More

Formulary, Fraud Legislation on Agenda for CCWC Conference 07/06/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 466 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 119 min read
California’s new drug formulary and anti-fraud legislation are among the topics to be discussed at the California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation annual conference, to be held July 11-13 in Anaheim. ...Read More

Former AD Nevans Approved Debit Card Payments in '08 07/05/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 754 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
California lawmakers are debating legislation that would allow employers to use prepaid debit cards to pay temporary disability benefits, but one company has been using cards to pay benefits for nearly a decade under the blessing of the previous administration. ...Read More

Formulary, Benefit Extension Process on Committee Agenda 07/05/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 126 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
A Kentucky advisory committee has scheduled a meeting for Monday to discuss rules to implement a drug formulary and establish a process to allow claimants to appeal for an extension of benefits beyond 780 weeks. ...Read More
Federal Prosecutors Announce Charges Against 12 More in Fraud Schemes 06/29/2018
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2469 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles on Thursday announced the indictment of two doctors and an attorney in an alleged kickback scheme to defraud workers’ compensation carriers and other insurers — in addition to 30 other doctors, pharmacists and other suspected conspirators who al...Read More

Ford Project Recalls Accident Fund's Power Plant Restoration in Lansing 06/26/2018
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 333 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
Accident Fund Insurance Co.'s renovation of a 1930s coal power plant that is now the company’s national headquarters in Lansing, Michigan, is ...Read More

Finance Department Projects Millions in Savings From Large-Deductible Rules 06/25/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 881 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
Soon-to-be-proposed rules that would increase capital and credit requirements for carriers writing large-deductible workers’ compensation policies in California could prevent insolvencies and save tens of millions of dollars a year, according to the Department of Finance. ...Read More

FBI Raids WC Pain Clinics in Louisville 06/14/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 375 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
Federal agents on Tuesday raided five Louisville-area pain-management and workers' compensation doctors' offices, and took away 46 boxes of material, according to local news reports. ...Read More

Firefighter's Work-Related Cancer Didn't Qualify Him as 'Disabled' 06/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 110 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 10 min read
The Virginia Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a firefighter who became disabled from duty after he had retired did not qualify as a “disabled person” for purposes of the Line of Duty Death and Disability Act. ...Read More
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