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Imprisoned Lawmaker Charged With Faking Comp Coverage 11/20/2017
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 372 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former lawmaker already in prison for bribing an inspector to overlook violations at his coal mines has been charged with using fake documents to convince a customer he had workers’ compensation coverage. ...Read More

Injured Worker Caught Playing Hockey Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud 11/20/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 859 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An injured worker who played with an amateur hockey team while saying he was too injured to work has pleaded guilty to insurance fraud, ...Read More

Insurance Commissioner Orders Unlicensed Companies to Stop Selling Comp Coverage 11/16/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2267 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones made it official on Wednesday: Labor organizations that don't engage in collective bargaining can't sell workers' compensation insurance without a license. ...Read More

Insurer Assessments to Rise to Offset Further Premium Reductions 11/14/2017
State: TX | Segment: Top | 899 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 10 min read
Workers’ compensation reforms that lawmakers approved a dozen years ago have caused premiums to drop so much that the Texas Department of Insurance is proposing a 13.1% increase in maintenance taxes and fees to fund some of its operations. ...Read More

ICA Identifies Best Practices for Full and Final Settlements 11/13/2017
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 423 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Petitions for approval of full and final settlements sent to the Industrial Commission of Arizona should include a fully executed agreement signed by all parties, as well as attestations that the injured worker had the opportunity seek legal advice and understands the consequences of the set...Read More

Industrial Commissions Posts Draft Guidelines for Compliance Audits 11/13/2017
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 754 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Idaho Industrial Commission posted draft audit guidelines outlining its expectations regarding adjusting and adjusting practices and to help insurers, self-insured employers and third-party administrators maintain acceptable levels of compliance. ...Read More

Insurers Must 'True-Up' Special Compensation Fund 11/09/2017
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 362 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 57 min read
The Department of Labor & Industry will send invoices to insurers by Wednesday for additional assessments for the Special Compensation Fund. Paym...Read More

Insurance Commissioner Approves 14.1% Rate Decrease 11/08/2017
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 531 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Katharine L. Wade has approved a 14.1% pure premium decrease for the voluntary market and a 12.6% decrease for the assigned risk market, marking the fourth rate decrease in a...Read More

Industrial Commission Proposes Package of Rule Revisions 11/03/2017
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 526 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Idaho Industrial Commission is proposing rules that would eliminate time requirements for peace officers to request reimbursement from a dedicated fund, improve worker notification about benefits and claim status, and reflect the delayed implementation of electronic reporting requirements....Read More

Insurance Division Announces 12.7% Rate Cut for 2018 11/02/2017
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 714 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 52 min read
The Colorado Division of Insurance approved a 12.7% reduction to the loss costs component of workers’ compensation premiums for 2018, following a 2.4% cut that took effect at the start of 2017. ...Read More
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