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LA MTA Increases Fraud Oversight 05/08/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 68 | 0
The Daily News of Los Angeles continues to follow the workers...Read More
 
 
Legion/Villanova Will Not C&R Cases 04/19/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 67 | 0
TPAs and other administrators of Legion Insurance Company and Villanova Insurance Company have their hands tied with regard to the settlement of workers...Read More
 
 
Long Beach Woman Surrenders on WC Fraud 04/15/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 77 | 0
Yvonne A. Boyce, 35, of Long Beach, CA, surrendered last week to authorities on felony insurance fraud charges. After investigators from the California Department of Insurance contacted family members to obtain her true residence, Boyce surrendered on an outstanding warrant and was released...Read More
 
 
Legion Ins. Co. to be Rehabilitated by Penn. DOI 04/01/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 76 | 0
Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner M. Diane Koken late Friday announced that the Commonwealth Court has granted her petitions for Orders of Rehabilitation for Legion Insurance Company and Villanova Insurance Company, both of Philadelphia. The companies will be in rehabilitation effective April 1. ...Read More
 
 
Liberty Mutual Conversion Approved 03/21/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 64 | 0
Liberty Mutual Group announced yesterday that the Massachusetts Insurance Commissioner has given final approval to the final step in the Group's reorganization into a mutual holding company structure. The Commissioner's approval follows the overwhelming support by members of Liberty Mutual Holding C...Read More
 
 
Legion to use Insurity for Comp Systems 02/21/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 72 | 0
Insurity(SM), a ChoicePoint(R) (NYSE: CPS) company, has signed a licensing agreement with Mutual Group Information Services, the technology division of Mutual Risk Management Ltd. (NYSE: MM). As part of the agreement, ChoicePoint and Mutual Group will upgrade the rating and policy issuance systems f...Read More
 
 
LA Sheriff's Work Comp Up 119% in 6 Years 02/19/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 71 | 0
An Associated Press story reports that the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department is struggling with $86 million in workers' compensation claims, a 119 percent increase in 6 years. In fiscal year 1996-97, claims totaled $39 million. On any given day 700 of the departments 16,311 employees are off w...Read More
 
 
LA Firefighters WTC Comp Claims Reported 02/15/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 73 | 0
The Los Angeles Times reported yesterday that 25 Los Angeles firefighters who helped in the search at the World Trade Center have filed workers' compensation claims for respiratory problems they say that work caused. According to Capt. Edward Bushman, the department's medical liaison officer,...Read More
 
 
LA County WC Costs Up 65% in 5 Years 01/18/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 62 | 0
In the final article in a scathing series on workers' compensation costs for Los Angeles area governmental entities, the Daily News of Los Angeles has reported that the County of Los Angeles' workers' compensation costs have soared 65 percent in the past five years to a record $242 million in 2001, ...Read More
 
 
LA Dr. Guilty of Grand Theft in Work Comp Billings 01/16/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 74 | 0
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Lance Ito has sentenced Dr. David G. Gardner, 59, to pay more than $1 million in restitution and three years probation for overbilling. Gardner was well known in the LA area as a physician who ran a chain of medical clinics that specialized in treating workers' compe...Read More
 
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