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Husband-Wife Team Convicted in Pill Mill Scheme 10/15/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 141 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
A 64-year-old former physician and 60-year-old registered nurse have been convicted of drug trafficking charges in a pill mill scheme in the Eastern District of Texas, the U.S. Attorney’s office ...Read More

Heyl Royster Names Craig Young as Managing Partner 10/09/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 68 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 216 min read
Workers’ comp defense attorney Craig S. Young has been elected managing partner of Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen. ...Read More

Health Care Worker Failed to Prove Compensable Injury From Job-Related Stress 10/03/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 85 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a health care worker failed to prove she suffered a compensable mental or perivascular injury brought on by the stress of arriving for work and finding that the prior shift had left multiple tasks for her to do. ...Read More
Hearing on NCCI's Recommended Rate Decrease Set for Oct. 17 09/26/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 125 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 251 min read
The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has scheduled a public hearing for Oct. 17 to consider the National Council on Compensation Insurance’s proposal to reduce rates by 13.4%. NCCI filed for the reduction in August, the second straight year that it has recommended a rate ...Read More

Hand and Foot Bill Amended 09/25/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 139 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
Insurance industry representatives on Monday said a bill to improve benefits for serious hand and foot injuries would cost $20 million a year and would have “a profound impact on the system.” ...Read More

HEMIC Subsidiary to Offer Temporary Disability Insurance 09/19/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 120 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
Hawaii Employers Mutual Insurance Co. is launching a wholly owned subsidiary to offer temporary disability insurance. ...Read More

High Volume of IMR Cases Expected to Continue 09/10/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 947 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 126 min read
The number of treatment disputes in California’s workers’ compensation system that are being resolved through the independent medical review process increased in 2017 and is on pace to increase again this year. ...Read More

HEMIC Declares $3.5 Million Dividend 09/07/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 55 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
Hawaii Employers’ Mutual Insurance Co. has declared a $3.5 million dividend payable to qualifying policyholders. This is the 12th consecutive ...Read More

High Court to Review Decision Awarding Comp in Knife Attack 09/06/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 750 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
The California Supreme Court will review an appellate court decision finding workers’ compensation is the exclusive remedy for a husband and wife attacked by a man with a knife while doing a welfare check at the request of a deputy sheriff. ...Read More

Higher Minimum Wages Will Mean Slightly Higher Premiums, NCCI Says 09/06/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 149 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A higher minimum wage in states across the country will put upward pressure on workers' compensation premiums for employers, and higher indemnity costs for insurers. ...Read More
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