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Investigators: Man Got Comp Insurers to Pay $150K for Nonexistent Companies 07/11/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 614 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
State investigators accuse a Raleigh man of orchestrating an elaborate scheme in which he got two insurance companies to pay him more than $150,000 in workers' compensation benefits on behalf of employers who did not exist, ...Read More

Insurance Agent Accused of Double-Dipping in $233,000 Scam 07/10/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 810 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries said a Lake Stevens man who claimed he was too disabled to work while running his own insurance agency has been charged with felony theft in a $233,000 workers’ compensation scam. ...Read More

Insurers Say Preauthorization for All Compounds Would Reduce Friction 07/10/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 538 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Proposed amendments that would require all compounded medications to undergo preauthorization would reduce the number of disputes over medical necessity, the Insurance Council of Texas said Friday. ...Read More

Insurance Department Sends Assessment Notices 07/05/2017
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 459 | 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 | 372 | 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 | 536 | 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 | 539 | 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 | 709 | 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 | 368 | 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 | 1082 | 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
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