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Interest Grows in Mindfulness as a Back-Pain Treatment 08/01/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 729 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Mindfulness-based stress reduction, a technique that combines yoga and meditation, has been found in some studies to relieve chronic low back pain, and researchers now say the therapy may save also save payers money. ...Read More

Insurance Division Releases Proposed Rules for Electronic Documents 08/01/2017
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 649 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Nevada Division of Insurance published proposed regulations to implement a 2017 bill authorizing electronic delivery of notices and other documents. ...Read More
Industrial Commission Moves Regional Office From Elizabethtown to Wilmington 07/31/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 308 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Industrial Commission’s regional office in Elizabethtown has been moved to Wilmington, the agency said Friday. In late 2014, the commission began decentralizing its judicial staff into five regional offices throughout the state. “This move reflects a continued comm...Read More

Insurance Commissioner Names Counsel for Georgia Counterpart as New Chief of Staff 07/21/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 654 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The legal counsel for the Georgia Office of Insurance and Safety fire commissioner has been named chief of staff for the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, effective Monday. ...Read More

Insurance Commissioner Will Not Seek Third Term 07/19/2017
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 677 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens announced this week that he will not seek a third term in 2018. ...Read More
ICA to Host Claims Seminar Aug. 10-11 07/19/2017
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 402 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Industrial Commission of Arizona will host its 2017 Claims Seminar, "Facing the Future Together," from Aug. 10-11 at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, and today is the last day to reserve a room at the conference rate. The seminar features workshops on: Scheduled and...Read More

Injured Trucker Accused of Working While Receiving Full Benefits 07/19/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 540 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Fort Plain trucker has been arrested on workers' compensation fraud charges after he allegedly worked as a long-haul trucker while receiving out-of-work benefits for an injury suffered at a different trucking company.  ...Read More

Injured Nurse Can Pursue Disability Discrimination Claim 07/18/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 621 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Jersey Supreme Court last week ruled that an injured nurse could move forward with her disability discrimination claim, as there was a triable issue as to whether she had been terminated because she was unable to perform her job without posing a risk of harm to herself or others. ...Read More

Industrial Commission Publishes Strategic Plan for 2018 07/17/2017
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 678 | 0 | Popular with Legal
As part of administering the state’s workers’ compensation system, the Idaho Industrial Commission said it will focus on timely dispute resolution and technological improvements over the next four years. ...Read More

IMR Upheld 91.6% of UR Decisions in 2016 07/14/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1511 | 0 | Popular with Legal
More than nine out of every 10 treatment denials were affirmed by the independent medical review process created by Senate Bill 863, the Department of Industrial Relations said in a report published Thursday. ...Read More
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