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Federal Bill Would 'Test-Drive' Portable Benefit Structure for Independent Workers 05/30/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 421 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Two lawmakers have introduced Congress' first bill geared toward helping workers in the gig economy. The measure would establish a $20 million grant...Read More

Firefighter Who Inspired Presumption Law Succumbs to Cancer 05/26/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 711 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Beachwood fire captain who inspired the governor into signing a cancer presumption law died Wednesday following a two-year bout with aggressive brain cancer. ...Read More

FDA Commissioner Wants 'More Forceful Steps' on Opioid Crisis 05/24/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 434 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Taking steps to address the nation’s opioid epidemic is the “highest initial priority” for Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the new Food and Drug Administration commissioner. ...Read More

FCCI Announces New Leadership for Gulf Coast Region 05/22/2017
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 330 | 0 | Popular with Legal
FCCI Insurance Group has announced two employee promotions for its Gulf Coast Region: Tiffany Hawkins has been named regional vice president, and Trey Stone is now assistant vice president. ...Read More

Former GM Employee Says Lawyer Sabotaged Comp Claim to File Products Liability Suit 05/18/2017
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 377 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A former equipment cleaner at General Motors told she hasn't received workers' compensation for a debilitating 1990 injury because her attorney sabotaged her case so he could file a products liability claim on her behalf.  ...Read More

Fitch: Comp Results Influenced by AIG, Affordable Care Act 05/17/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1181 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Performance of the workers’ compensation line of insurance was “a major bright spot” among the U.S. commercial lines segment in the past two years, according to a new report from Fitch Ratings. ...Read More

Former Deputy Insurance Commissioner Discusses Stalling of Florida Comp Bill 05/17/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 360 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Former Florida deputy insurance commissioner Lisa Miller devoted last week's episode of her podcast, The Florida Insurance Roundup, to the insurance-related bills the state's Legislature failed to pass this year. ...Read More

Former WHO Member Sentenced on Oxycodone Distribution Charges 05/17/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 392 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former World Health Organization executive member who admitted to distributing oxycodone to New York City-area patients in exchange for $300 cash was sentenced to 50 months in prison and three years of supervised release on Friday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.  ...Read More

Farmworker Pleads No Contest to Double-Dipping Allegations 05/12/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 844 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former field supervisor for a farm labor contractor pleaded no contest and was found guilty on one count of making a false statement to obtain insurance benefits, and ordered to pay more than $10,000 in restitution, according to Intercare Holdings Insurance Services. ...Read More

Formulary Bill Clears First Hurdle, but Governor's Support a Question 05/12/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: LA | Segment: Top | 741 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A committee of Louisiana lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would mandate adoption of the Official Disability Guidelines drug formulary, sending the measure to the floor of state House of Representatives for a vote as early as next week. ...Read More
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