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Industry Becomes More Creative in Recruiting Claims Professionals 02/05/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 778 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
As the insurance industry faces the need to fill an estimated 400,000 positions by 2020, some are turning to an unusual strategy: recruiting S...Read More

Injury Caused by Nightmare About Spiders Was Idiopathic, 4th DCA Decides 02/02/2018
State: AR | Segment: Top | 317 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
A firefighter who jumped from his bunk after a nightmare is not entitled to benefits for the foot fracture he sustained because the injury’s cause was “idiopathic,” or personal to him, ...Read More

Insurance Division Licenses 30 New Captives in 2017 02/01/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 204 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
The Insurance Division of Hawaii’s Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs licensed 30 new captive insurance companies in 2017, an amount the agency said ties the most captives licensed in a single year since the captive insurance law took effect in 1986. ...Read More

Insurance Industry Added 30K Jobs Last Year 02/01/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 222 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The insurance industry gained 1,900 jobs in December, bringing the 2017 total to 30,000 additional jobs for the industry, according to an economic situation report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. ...Read More

Imprisoned Ex-Lawmaker to Plead Guilty to Faking Proof-of-Insurance Paperwork 01/31/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 280 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 115 min read
An imprisoned ex-lawmaker plans to plead guilty to charges that he faked proof-of-insurance paperwork for his Eastern Kentucky coal mine, the Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper reports. ...Read More

Injured Police Officer Can't Increase Pension Benefit After Soliciting Re-Evaluation 01/30/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 212 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 67 min read
The Connecticut Appellate Court ruled that an injured police officer was not entitled to a higher award of pension benefits after he asked an independent medical examiner to provide a re-evaluation using a different version of the American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent...Read More

Injured Longshoreman Was Entitled to Change of Treatment Providers 01/25/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 228 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a decision of the Benefits Review Board finding that an injured longshoreman was entitled to a change in physicians after his initial authorized doctor ended treatment. ...Read More

Inpatient Hospital Fee Amendments Finalized 01/24/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 231 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 509 min read
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation on Monday filed its final amendments to Rule 4123-6-37.1, inpatient hospital fee schedule. The ...Read More

ICA Clarifies Fee Schedule Code for Completing Forms 01/23/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 236 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 82 min read
The Industrial Commission of Arizona has revised the description of a billing code to clarify the conditions under which providers can be reimbursed for completing certain workers’ compensation forms. ...Read More

Irvine Firm Bentley & More Names Clare Lucich Partner 01/19/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 579 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
The two-year-old Irvine law firm Bentley & More, which specializes in product liability, personal injury and workers’ compensation litigation, has named Clare Lucich a partner. ...Read More
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