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Interim Committee Discussing Future of Montana State Fund 02/13/2018
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 359 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
An interim legislative committee is discussing the future of the state-chartered Montana State Fund and whether the carrier should be privatized or possibly even dissolved. ...Read More
Injured Cop Advocates To U.S. Senator: Officers Need Help Navigating Benefit Process 02/09/2018
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 242 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 89 min read
An injured former police officer from Berkeley County is among those encouraging U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, to introduce legislation to help injured first responders who lose their health insurance, ...Read More

IME, Peer-Review Services Company Opens Location in Phoenix 02/07/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 214 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
A Boston-based company that provides independent medical examination and peer-review services to the workers’ compensation, automotive, disability and group health markets opened its eighth location last week. ...Read More

Industry Becomes More Creative in Recruiting Claims Professionals 02/05/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 930 | 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
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: AR | Segment: Top | 376 | 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 | 283 | 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 | 279 | 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 | 360 | 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 | 273 | 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 | 279 | 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
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