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Ranch Worker Accused of Falsifying Extent of Injuries 09/15/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1193 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Northern California ranch worker was charged with fraud for allegedly lying to an agreed medical evaluator about physical limitations following a back injury, Intercare Holdings Insurance Solutions announced. ...Read More

Rand Report Outlines Pros, Cons of ODG 09/15/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 917 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Nonprofit research organization Rand Corp. evaluated the Official Disability Guidelines and gave ODG a mainly favorable review, although researchers also questioned the methods used to develop the workers’ comp medical treatment guidelines. ...Read More

Roofer Charged With Understating Payroll to Lower Premiums 09/13/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 255 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Pennsauken roofer was charged Monday with committing insurance fraud by allegedly providing false payroll information to reduce his workers’ compensation premiums. ...Read More

Rates Continue Dropping in Wake of Reforms 09/12/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 886 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California will remain a high-cost state if the latest recommended rate reduction is approved, but some employers are happy to see the disparity shrinking compared to other states.  ...Read More

Recent Reforms, Including New Statute to File Claims, Set to Take Effect 09/11/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: OH | Segment: Top | 252 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Ohio will become the 20th state with a one-year statute of limitations for workers to file injury claims when House Bill 27 becomes effective Sept. 29. ...Read More

ReedGroup Hires Scott Larsen as CEO After Roberts Steps Down 09/08/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 335 | 0 | Popular with Legal
ReedGroup announced Thursday the appointment of Scott Larsen as chief executive officer of the company, which publishes the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine’s treatment guidelines. ...Read More

Robert Newhouse, Who Helped Create Bermuda Insurance Industry, Dies 09/05/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 203 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Robert "Bob" J. Newhouse Jr., an insurance industry veteran who spent much of his career with Marsh & McLennan Cos., died on Aug. 26. ...Read More

Report: Businesses Underestimate Risk of Trips and Falls 08/31/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 212 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Fifty-one percent of businesses identified their entryway as the place where most slips, trips and falls occur in their building, but less than half use floor mats in other areas where falls are likely to occur, according to a survey. ...Read More

Rauner Vetoes Bill That Would Have Regulated Insurer Profits and Rates 08/30/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 245 | 0 | Popular with Legal
As expected, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed legislation that would have regulated insurer profits and rates. ...Read More

Researchers Hope to Improve Safe Patient-Handling Practices in Nursing Homes 08/28/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: OH | Segment: Top | 318 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Researchers at Cleveland State University, funded by a $244,000 grant from the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, are wrapping up a two-year project to improve safe patient-handling practices in nursing homes. ...Read More
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