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Manufacturer Faces $587K in Fines for Long List of Safety Violations 08/07/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 135 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 6 min read
A manufacturer of adhesives in Frankfort, Illinois, has received federal citations for 18 health and safety violations, and is facing proposed penalties of $587,564. ...Read More

Medicare Repayment Dispute Process Hits a Bump Under New CRC Contractor 07/30/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 589 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
A glitch involving the federal Commercial Repayment Center has led to some workers’ comp payers being referred for U.S. Treasury Department collection action even though they’ve followed proper procedures regarding money owed to Medicare, according to multiple sources. ...Read More

Medicare Set-Aside Bill Gets Companion in U.S. House 07/30/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 494 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
Just five weeks after a bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate to streamline the frustrating approach to Medicare set-asides, a similar bill has been offered in the House of Representatives, which supporters say improves the chances of passage. ...Read More

Maintenance Worker Can't Add Conditions to Claim for Back Injury 07/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 271 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
A divided West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a maintenance worker with a long history of back problems was not entitled to expand the scope of his claim to include additional conditions. ...Read More

Municipality Can Be Held Liable to Employee of Uninsured Contractor 07/23/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 180 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
The Appellate Court of Connecticut on Friday ruled that a municipal employer can be held liable to the employee of an uninsured contractor, just the same as any private employer would be. ...Read More

Megan Watt to Head North America Claims for Chubb 07/18/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 185 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Chubb has appointed Megan Watt as executive vice president and head of North America claims.   ...Read More

Morrish Steps in as NCOIL Vice President 07/16/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 138 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 51 min read
Louisiana Sen. Dan “Blade” Morrish has been named vice president of the National Council of Insurance Legislators, or NCOIL. ...Read More

Memorial Service for Longtime Commissioner Leeds Set for July 21 07/16/2018
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 164 | 0
A memorial service will be held Saturday for former Maryland Workers' Compensation Commissioner Jacques Leeds Jr. Leeds died July 1 at age 90. The...Read More

Medical Committee Meets Thursday to Tackle Formulary Requirements of HB2 07/16/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 225 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 112 min read
A medical advisory committee, tasked with devising ways to implement a drug formulary and prescribing guidelines as required by House Bill 2, will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday. ...Read More

Memo Reminds Attorneys on Overbilling; Texas Mutual Says 'It's Not Over' 07/13/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 470 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
After news broke last month that a claimants' attorney had been indicted on fraudulent billing charges and that other attorneys had billed for thousands of hours per year, many in the state expected regulators to launch some sort of investigation. ...Read More
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