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Q4, Full-Year Net Income Dips at Travelers 01/22/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 761 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Travelers Companies Inc. on Thursday reported net income of $866 million for the quarter ending Dec. 31, a 16.5% decrease from net income in the prior year’s quarter of $1.038 billion. Net income for calendar year 2015 was $3.439 billion, down 7.3% from net income of $3.692 bill...Read More

Q3 Net Income Down at W. R. Berkley Corp. 10/28/2015
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 919 | 0 | Popular with Legal
W. R. Berkley Corp. on Monday reported a third-quarter net income of $153 million, down 18.6% from $188 million in the third quarter of 2014. For t...Read More
QME Rules Take Effect Tuesday 08/27/2015
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2008 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California's Division of Workers' Compensation on Wednesday announced that its new qualified medical evaluator rules will take effect Sept. 1, but online panel requests will not be mandatory until Oct. 1. Other changes, however, including the elimination of the specialty designati...Read More
QME Placed on Probation for Medical Board Discipline 06/17/2015
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 4533 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Division of Workers' Compensation placed a qualified medical evaluator on probation until 2017 after he was disciplined by the Medical Board of California for negligent treatment provided to four patients. The DWC revoked the QME certification of Dr. John J. Kayvanfar, but stayed ...Read More

QME Rules Would Eliminate Neuropsychology Specialty Designation 04/08/2015
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2792 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 358 min read
Rules proposed by the Division of Workers' Compensation that would eliminate the qualified medical evaluator specialty designation for clinical neuropsychologists could create problems in cases in which the injured worker has suffered a severe head injury, according to attorneys and doctors....Read More
QBE Climbs Out of the Hole in 2014, Posts Net Profit of $742M 02/25/2015
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 458 | 0 | Popular with Legal
QBE Insurance Group posted a net profit of $742 million in 2014 after reporting a loss of $254 million. The company's net earned premium fell 9% from $15.4 billion in 2013 to $14.1 billion last year, according to an investor relations ...Read More
QME Competency Exam Set for April 25 01/09/2015
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 826 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers' Compensation is holding an exam on April 25 for California physicians who want to serve as qualified medical evaluators. Doctors seeking certification from the DWC's Medical Unit to evaluate whether an injured worker is entitled to benefits, has a permanen...Read More
Quinn Appoints Arbitrators from both Claimant and Defense Sides 09/12/2014
State: IL | Segment: Top | 883 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Illinois Gov. Patrick Quinn, running for re-election against a strong Republican opponent, split it down the middle in appointing four new arbitrators to the Workers' Compensation Commission. Two of the lawyers have represented claimants and the other two come from the defense side....Read More
Quinn Touts Rate Cut; Rauner Says WC Puts State at Disadvantage 08/01/2014
State: IL | Segment: Top | 1304 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Workers’ compensation costs are emerging as a prominent issue in the Illinois governor’s race, with Gov. Pat Quinn responding this week to surging Republican challenger Bruce Rauner’s promises to reform a broken system. On Wednesday, Quinn touted a recommendation for a 5...Read More
Quinn Signs Bill Allowing Psychologists to Prescribe 06/27/2014
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: IL | Segment: CENTRAL | 753 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law a bill that will make the state just the third in the nation that allows psychologists to prescribe medications used to treat mental illnesses, the Chicago Tribune reported.In most states, a patient sees a psychologist for therapy and has to see a ...Read More
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