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ISIA Conference Topics Include Spine Surgery, Drug Testing 08/24/2017
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 160 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Iowa Self-Insurers Association will hold its ninth annual meeting from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Holiday Inn & Suites in West Des Moines. The day will begin with a presentation on minimally invasive spine surgery, and how to tell the difference between acute and degenerativ...Read More

Insurer Says Mistakes by TPAs CorVel, Crawford Cost It $1.9M 08/21/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2381 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An insurer says the incompetence of two third-party administrators left it on the hook for about $1.9 million in damages in a civil case over improper handling of workers' compensation claims. ...Read More
IWCC Announces Death of Administrator Robert Falcioni 08/18/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 1064 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission announced that arbitrator Robert Falcioni died on Wednesday. Falcioni was one of the commission’s “Downstate” arbitrators, covering Zone 4 and conducting hearings in Kankakee, New Lenox and Ottawa. The commissio...Read More

Invalidation of IRE Process Required Reversal of Modification in Worker's Status 08/17/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 275 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Commonwealth Court ruled that a worker whose case was pending at the time the Supreme Court struck down the state’s impairment rating evaluation process as unconstitutional was entitled to a reversal of a judge’s order authorizing a change in her disability status, pursuant t...Read More

Insurers Square Off Against State in Case Before High Court 08/14/2017
State: NY | Segment: Top | 478 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Legislation that closed New York’s Fund for Reopened Cases to new claims was based on the mistaken assumption that insurance carriers were already charging employers for the cost of those claims, and threatens to saddle the industry with $1.1 to $1.6 billion in unanticipated losses, ...Read More

Illinois Self-Insurers' Association Conference Set for Oct. 9-11 08/11/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 375 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Illinois Self-Insurers' Association will hold its 39th annual educational seminar and membership meeting at the Chicago Marriott Oak Brook this October. ...Read More
Insurance Administration Appoints Compliance and Enforcement Director 08/11/2017
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 554 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Maryland Insurance Administration has appointed attorney Erica J. Bailey as associate commissioner for compliance and enforcement.  ...Read More

Insurance Fund Responds to Claim That System Is 'Broken' With 1,500-Word Letter 08/07/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 268 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
An insurance fund has responded to a New Jersey first responder group's claim that the system for dispensing death benefits in the state is "broken." ...Read More

IME Fee Increase Slated for Oct. 1 08/07/2017
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 342 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Independent medical examination fees will increase by 0.2% on Oct. 1, the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry announced. The increa...Read More
Industrial Commission Meeting Set for Aug. 31 08/07/2017
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 412 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Arizona Industrial Commission will meet Aug. 31 in Payson, according to information posted to the commission’s website. The commission will hold its meeting in the Payson City Council Chamber. ...Read More
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