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Roofing Company Owners Arrested for Alleged Comp Fraud 02/16/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 271 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
Two men who own a Miami roofing company have been arrested on suspicion of trying to conceal almost $1.2 million in payroll on their workers’ comp insurance renewal application. ...Read More

Regulators Go High-Tech in Fight Against Fraud 02/15/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1803 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 93 min read
California regulators are mining data from the Division of Workers' Compensation claim reporting, electronic document filing, and independent bill and medical review systems to ferret out fraud. ...Read More
Ruby Tate Named Claims Manager for ICA 02/15/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 580 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 52 min read
The Industrial Commission of Arizona announced that Ruby Tate started working as claims manager of its Claims Division. Tate was the manager of the Special Fund for Insolvent Carriers until she took her new position on Monday. The commission said she brings 16 years of experience handling...Read More

Retirement Date Won't Change if Injured Workers Receive Supplemental Benefit 02/14/2018
State: MA | Segment: Top | 211 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
Massachusetts high court resolved a “civil war” between the state’s pension system and a board that helps administer it last week, holding that injured public employees may collect retirement benefits beginning at the usual starting date regardless of whether they were rece...Read More

Rauner Primary Challenger Vows Work Comp Reform 02/14/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 258 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
State Rep. Jeanne Ives, who is challenging fellow Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner in the gubernatorial primary March 20, vowed during a campaign stop in Decatur on Monday to reform workers’ compensation and lower costs for employers. ...Read More
Rusin & Maciorowski Promotes 2 Attorneys To Partner 02/09/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 178 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
The Illinois law firm of Rusin & Maciorowski, which represents employers and carriers, has promoted workers' comp attorneys Jeffrey Rusin and Patrick Jesse to partner. Rusin joined Rusin & Maciorowski as an attorney in 2010, but he had been helping out at the firm si...Read More
Revisions Proposed to Domestic Worker Classifications 02/09/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 199 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 143 min read
The National Council on Compensation Insurance has proposed revisions to the classification of domestic workers in its basic manual. NCCI is proposing that the revisions apply to new and renewal workers’ compensation policies effective on and after July 1, 2019. NCCI filed &...Read More

Risk Manager Suspended as Medical Payments Skyrocket 02/08/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 364 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
Paterson’s insurance risk manager has been placed on unpaid suspension after the city’s medical payments in workers’ compensation cases jumped by millions of dollars. ...Read More

Rebuttal of Fire Allegation Didn't Defeat Claim for Head Injury 02/07/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WY | Segment: WEST | 171 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
The Wyoming Supreme Court ruled that a worker’s inability to prove he had suffered a head injury after being startled by a flash fire did not defeat his entitlement to benefits for the injury.   ...Read More

Report Urges New Governor to Reform Workers' Compensation 02/02/2018
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 615 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 71 min read
A report submitted by an advisory panel to incoming New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy recommends legislative changes to improve efficiencies of the state workers' compensation system and decrease delays in resolving cases. ...Read More
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