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OR Farm Worker Ordered to Repay $16K - Fraud 08/12/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 36 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
An Oregon farm worker was ordered to repay the Washington Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) $16,649 in penalties and benefits he fraudulently collected in workers' compensation benefits.On Friday, L&I announced that 51-year-old Juan Ocampo, now living in Nyssa, Ore., and formerly of Yakim...Read More
Ohio Recovers $98.9M in Fraud Savings 08/09/2002
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Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) fraud investigators uncovered a record $98.8 million in savings, referred 312 subjects for criminal prosecution, and secured 117 convictions during fiscal year 2002 -- demonstrating the bureau's goals of reducing costs and increasing customer service. ...Read More
OK Indexed Indemnity Rates to Go Up 11/1 08/06/2002
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According to the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, the state's average weekly wage for 2001 was $527.96 which under Oklahoma law is rounded to $528.00 for purposes of determining maximum benefits under the Workers' Compensation Act for injuries occurring from November 1, ...Read More
Ohio Casualty Posts Lower Net Income for Quarter 08/05/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 41 | 0
Ohio Casualty Corporation (Nasdaq:OCAS) last week announced net income of $13.1 million, or $0.21 per share, for the second quarter ended June 30, 2002. In the same quarter of 2001, the Corporation reported net income of $16.7 million, or $0.28 per share. After-tax operating income, which ...Read More
OK Educational Conference Scheduled 08/01/2002
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The Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Court in cooperation with Meridian Technology Center and the Workers' Compensation Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association will be sponsoring a statewide comprehensive Educational Conference on Wednesday, September 11, Thursday, September 12 and Friday, Septemb...Read More
OR Sup Crt = Workplace Murder Not Work Comp 07/23/2002
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The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled that where a man killed his former girlfriend at work, her family's wrongful death claim isn't barred by the exclusivity provisions of the state workers' comp statute. In Panpat vs. Owens-Brockway (CC 9708-06234; CA A104501; SC S48419, 07/11/02), Chris Bla...Read More
OMFS and Reg Changes Effective Today 07/12/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 108 | 0 | Popular with Medical
Amendments to the California Official Medical Fee Schedule take effect for services after today.Changes to Title 8, California Code of Regulations, Section 9791.1, 9792.5, 9793,and 9795 also take effect after today. Sections 9791.1 and 9792.5 concern fees for medical treatment in workers' c...Read More
OH BWC to Seek Law Overturning Court Case 07/10/2002
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The Ohio Bureau of Workers...Read More
Oregon Educational Conference Scheduled 07/01/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 48 | 0
The Oregon Workers' Compensation Department (WCD) has announced their third annual Oregon Workers' Compensation Educational Conference.Scheduled for October 21 & 22, 2002 at the Portland Marriott in downtown Portland, OR, this two-day conference is designed for everyone involved in the Ore...Read More
OR WCD Posts New Rules, Forms 06/06/2002
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The Oregon Workers' Compensation Division (WCD) has made numerous changes to its publications, bulletins, and forms. The WCD has adopted Permanent Oregon Administrative Rules, Chapter 436, Division 120, Administrative Order No. 02-057, to be effective July 1, 2002. These rules have been p...Read More
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