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Workers' Compensation News

OR Reminder Re Large Deductibles 11/13/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 38 | 0
The Oregon Workers' Compensation Division has issued a reminder that insurers are responsible to pay claim costs under the deductible threshold for large deductible policies, even when an employer becomes insolvent. Regardless of the terms of the policy, insurers are responsible for all wo...Read More
OR Bulletin - Rx Not Compensable 11/13/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 57 | 0
The Oregon Workers' Compensation Division has issued a bulletin advising that under most circumstances, oral prescription medications dispensed by physicians are not compensable within the Oregon workers' compensation law. While physicians may dispense oral medications if licensed to do so...Read More
Orange Co. Man Arrested for Working While on TTD 11/06/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 63 | 0
California Department of Insurance investigators announced the arrest of Gary Yost, 41, at his residence in Costa Mesa on October 30, 2002 pursuant to an arrest warrant issued on October 29, 2002 by the Orange County Superior Court. The Orange County District Attorney's Office filed nine felony cou...Read More
Ohio Casualty Posts Larger 3Q Loss 10/31/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 42 | 0
Ohio Casualty Corporation (Nasdaq:OCAS) yesterday announced a net loss of $69.9 million, or $1.14 per share, for the third quarter ended September 30, 2002. In the same quarter of 2001, the Corporation reported net income of $44.2 million, or $.73 per share. After-tax operating income, whi...Read More
OK Hearings Set on Med Fee Schedule 10/31/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 48 | 0
The Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Court Administrator will hold a public hearing on Friday, November 15, 2002 at 1:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Oklahoma Historical Society, 2100 N. Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The purpose of the hearing is to receive public c...Read More
OH Man Guilty of Working While Getting Comp 10/30/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 37 | 0
A New Lexington, Perry County, OH, man pled guilty to one felonious count of workers' comp fraud on Thursday, Oct. 24, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) announced. Wayne Fulk of New Lexington was ordered to pay back $47,185.82 in restitution and sentenced to five years of comm...Read More
Old Republic Net Up on Increased Pricing 10/25/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 56 | 0
Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE: ORI), reported greater earnings for this year's third quarter and first nine months. The Company's three major segments contributed to the performance. Net Income and Net Operating Income Net income in the third quarter of 2002 totale...Read More
OR Court Rules If Choose Comp, Then No Civil 10/23/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 71 | 0
An Oregon Appellate Court has ruled that where a worker injured on the job could pursue either a work comp claim, or a civil action, and chose initially to pursue work comp benefits, that he was estopped from later pursuing a civil remedy.In Day vs. Advanced M&D Sales, Inc. (0005-04933; A112...Read More
OR Releases Final Claims Regs Effective 11/01 10/23/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 68 | 0
The Oregon Workers' Compensation Division has issued a final set of comprehensive rules and regulations prescribing the correct methodology for processing claims, to take effect on 11/01/02.The purpose of these rules is to prescribe uniform standards by which insurers shall process workers'...Read More
Ohio Gets New Fraud Chief 10/23/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 275 | 0
Ohio Insurance Director Lee Covington announced the appointment of Robert F. Smith to coordinate the Department's investigation of insurance-related, white-collar crime as the Department's Chief of Fraud and Enforcement, "one of the top positions in the Department's Investigative and Licensing Servi...Read More
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