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Insurance Investigator Named DWC's Chief Fraud Fighter 09/07/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 306 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation has hired an insurance company investigator as deputy commissioner of compliance and investigations. ...Read More

Insurers Directed to Be More 'Flexible' in Wake of Hurricane Harvey 08/31/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 640 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The biggest rainmaker in the history of the continental United States prompted the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation to issue a bulletin requiring that insurers be flexible in handling workers’ claims. ...Read More

Investment House Buys 4 Physical Therapy Networks 08/28/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 340 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York-based investment house that bills itself as an alternative asset management firm has acquired four physical therapy firms that together operate 11 clinics in four states. ...Read More

Insurance Agent Charged With Pocketing $20,000 in Comp Premiums 08/25/2017
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 663 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Rome insurance agent was arrested Thursday and charged with six counts of workers’ compensation insurance fraud, the Georgia Department of Insurance said. ...Read More
ISIA Conference Topics Include Spine Surgery, Drug Testing 08/24/2017
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 248 | 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 | 2639 | 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 | 1312 | 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 | 405 | 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 | 647 | 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 | 521 | 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
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