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Insurance Department Sends Assessment Notices 07/05/2017
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 457 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Arizona Department of Insurance on Monday sent assessment notices to carriers licensed to operate in the state. The department is assessing ca...Read More
 
 
Insurance Commissioner Approves 8.46% Rate Decrease 06/29/2017
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 368 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Workers' compensation rates will decrease by an average of 8.46% in October, saving Wisconsin employers $170 million, the state's insurance commissioner announced Tuesday. A committee of actuaries from the Wisconsin Compensation Rating Bureau, which recommends workers' compens...Read More
 
 

Insurers, Providers Square Off Over Dispute-Resolution Rule Challenge 06/28/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 530 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A proposed rule that would allow the Florida Division of Workers' Compensation to step aside from medical fee disputes that involve managed care contracts is shaping up into a battle between insurers and medical providers.  ...Read More
 
 

Industrial Commission Considering Change to Impairment Rating Rules 06/27/2017
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 535 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Idaho Industrial Commission is seeking input from workers’ compensation system uses on proposed changes to rules requiring the averaging of multiple impairment ratings for the same injury. ...Read More
 
 

Injured Worker Receives $1.26M From Wrongful Termination Suit 06/27/2017
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 701 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Mobile County, Alabama, jury has awarded an injured worker $1.26 million in a wrongful termination lawsuit, determining that Merchants Foodservice's decision to terminate him on the day he was medically released to return to work was punitive in nature, ...Read More
 
 

Insurer Disputes Extent of Liability in Fatal Plane Crash 06/27/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 363 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The latest lawsuit spawned by a 2015 plane crash during the filming of a Tom Cruise movie involves two insurers seeking to determine which company is most responsible for claims stemming from the accident.  ...Read More
 
 

Investigator Says BWC to Remain Aggressive at Fighting Comp Fraud 06/27/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 1077 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Ohio is one of the most aggressive states in the nation at fighting workers’ compensation fraud, which amounts to hundreds of million dollars each year, an investigator said Friday. ...Read More
 
 

Injured Worker Allegedly Captured on Film Swinging Sledgehammer, Operating Backhoe 06/26/2017
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 426 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former Massachusetts prison guard was indicted Thursday after the Attorney General's Office accused him of collecting $15,895 in workers' compensation benefits while running a construction and snow-removal business, though he claimed he was not working. ...Read More
 
 

Injured Workers Tell Lawmakers Their Concerns Over Proposed Reforms 06/23/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 535 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan called representatives to a special meeting on Thursday to hear how Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed overhaul of the state’s workers’ compensation laws will affect injured workers. ...Read More
 
 

Interest in Telemedicine Surges 06/22/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1609 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California may be shaping up as a battleground for workers’ comp telemedicine services, as one major occupational medicine provider has chosen the Golden State as its starting point for telemedicine, just as another player has added telemedicine to its provider networks. ...Read More
 
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