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Insurance Agent Accused of Taking Premiums for Personal Use 04/19/2018
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 915 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
The Arkansas Insurance Commissioner this week suspended the license of an insurance agent and his agency after the agent was accused of fraudulently obtaining bank loans and converting premiums to personal use. ...Read More

Interpreters, Payers and Attorneys Voice Concerns About Proposed Fee Schedule 04/16/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1813 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation's proposal to reduce payments for interpretation services provided in the same time slot is drawing criticism from payers, applicants’ attorneys and interpreters for different reasons. ...Read More

IME Qualification Bill Heading to Conference Committee 04/16/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 257 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
A bill that would establish qualification standards for Hawaii doctors conducting independent medical examinations is heading to an end-of-session conference committee after the House of Representatives refused to concur with amendments adopted in the Senate. ...Read More

Industrial Commission Posts EDI Tables 04/13/2018
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 457 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 5 min read
The Idaho Industrial Commission has posted an updated electronic data interchange table to its website. The commission said it updated an e...Read More

Iowa Assembly Sends Gig Bill to Governor; Requires Some Contractors to Be Licensed 04/04/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: IA | Segment: Top | 846 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 354 min read
Iowa this week became the sixth state to put its stamp of approval on the burgeoning gig economy, classifying more workers as independent contractors. The Iowa bill offers a couple of twists that other states have not adopted, though, including a requirement that skilled workers who need a licens...Read More

Industrial Commission to Discuss 2018 Goals at Meeting 03/29/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 280 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Members of the Industrial Commission of Arizona will discuss their goals for 2018 during a meeting today in Lake Havasu City. The commission is s...Read More

Inspector General Finds $1M in Fraud in 2017 03/28/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 328 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
The New York State Office of the Workers’ Compensation Fraud Inspector General conducted investigations that uncovered more than $1,043,000 in fraud last year and resulted in 38 criminal prosecutions. ...Read More

Injured Police Officer Wrongly Denied Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits 03/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 228 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an injured police officer was entitled to accidental disability retirement benefits for injuries he suffered to his neck and spine. ...Read More

IME Process Prone to Pitfalls, Attorney Says 03/20/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 531 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 450 min read
Workers’ compensation claims managers are increasingly turning to independent medical evaluations to resolve issues pertaining to a claim without the expense of hiring a lawyer, a defense attorney said on Monday. ...Read More

Inconsistent Testimony of Medical Expert Made Directed Verdict Inappropriate 03/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 193 | 0 | Popular with Array | 71 min read
An Ohio appellate court overturned a directed verdict in favor of an employer on the compensability of a worker’s back injury, saying a jury needed to resolve the inconsistencies in the testimony of the medical expert. ...Read More
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