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Industry Surprised by Sudden Decision to Enforce Lawyer-Only Filing Statute 09/15/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NC | Segment: Top | 743 | 0 | Popular with Legal
When an Industrial Commission official began spreading the word that the agency would no longer accept motions filed by insurance adjusters to compel action in workers' compensation claims, the news caught many in the industry by surprise. ...Read More
 
 

Insurance Commissioner Considering Changes to PBM Rules 09/15/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 459 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Washington state Office of the Insurance Commissioner is accepting comments on possible rule-making to implement a 2016 bill creating a second appeals process for small pharmacies to challenge drug prices set by pharmacy benefit managers, and requiring PBMs to register with the state. ...Read More
 
 

Industrial Commission to Stop Accepting Motions From Adjusters 09/14/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NC | Segment: Top | 330 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Starting next week, employers and insurers that want to compel action or respond to a worker's attempt to compel are going to have to get a lawyer, as the North Carolina Industrial Commission will no longer accept motions for relief filed by insurance adjusters. ...Read More
 
 

Insurance Recovery Group Appoints Paul James as President, CEO 09/14/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 175 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Insurance Recovery Group, a national firm focused on subrogation, second injury funds and cost containment for the property and casualty industry, has named Paul James as its president and chief executive officer. ...Read More
 
 

Industrial Commission Reminds Carriers to Register for E-Filing 09/14/2017
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 413 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Idaho Industrial Commission said carriers could lose their authority to write workers’ compensation insurance in the state if they don’t register as trading partners before new electronic reporting requirements take effect in November. ...Read More
 
 

Industrial Commission Properly Exercised Jurisdiction Over Order Awarding PTD Benefits 09/07/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 233 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio Court of Appeals ruled that the Industrial Commission properly exercised continuing jurisdiction over a staff hearing officer’s order to deny a worker’s application for permanent total disability benefits. ...Read More
 
 

Insurance Commissioner Moves to Shorten Notification Time for Canceled Policies 09/07/2017
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 258 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Maryland Insurance Commissioner has proposed amending a rule that governs the terms of canceling a workers' compensation policy. The rul...Read More
 
 

Insurance Investigator Named DWC's Chief Fraud Fighter 09/07/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 211 | 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 | 491 | 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 | 225 | 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
 
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