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Workers' Compensation News


Sunz Holdings Launches Expanded Subrogation Services 06/18/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 133 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 62 min read
Sunz Holdings LLC has announced the formation of Avalon Subrogation Partners, a subrogation company focused on recovering claim payments from parties who may have caused or contributed to the accident or insured the loss. ...Read More

Surgeon's Arrest Prompted by Tip About Applicant Fraud 06/15/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1816 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
An investigation that led to the arrest of a Northern California doctor for allegedly overbilling insurers for X-rays got its start during a probe into suspected fraud by an applicant, a prosecutor said Thursday. ...Read More

State's High Court Says Payment for Marijuana Can't Be Ordered 06/15/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: ME | Segment: Top | 721 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 67 min read
An employer cannot be ordered to reimburse an injured worker for medical marijuana, because such a payment would be “aiding and abetting” a violation of federal law, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruled on Thursday. ...Read More

Suspension of Widow's Out-of-State Benefits Allows Her to Collect In-State 06/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 112 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a widow was entitled to death benefits through the state workers’ compensation system during the time her benefits payable through the comp system of another state were suspended. ...Read More

Surgeon Arraigned on Fraud Charges for Alleged Overbilling 06/14/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2129 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 127 min read
A California orthopedic surgeon was arraigned Wednesday on charges that he bilked workers’ compensation carriers and other insurers out of $700,000 by providing unnecessary and excessive treatment.  ...Read More

Sunz Subsidiary Opening Branch Office in Sacramento 06/14/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 346 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 79 min read
Next Level Administrators, a subsidiary of Sunz Holdings that provides claims administration services, is expanding into the California market with the opening of an office in Sacramento. ...Read More

Senate Resolution Keeps Reform Bill Alive 06/14/2018
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 166 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
The Alaska state Senate passed a resolution to suspend legislative rules and allow a vote on a bill that would overhaul the state workers’ compensation system even though the Senate did not take a vote on the measure before adjourning its regular session. ...Read More

San Jose Mulling Elimination of In-House Claims Staff 06/12/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1161 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 82 min read
Officials with San Jose, California, are proposing the elimination of the city’s in-house claims shop and handing off administration of all of the city’s workers’ compensation claims to a third-party administrator. ...Read More

Supreme Court Upholds Denial of Benefits to Worker Struck by Drunken Driver 06/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 221 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
The Kansas Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a worker was not entitled to benefits for his injuries from being stuck by a drunken driver while on an out-of-town construction job. ...Read More

SAIF Board Elects Chairman, Welcomes New Member 06/12/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 471 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 73 min read
The board of directors for SAIF Corp. elected Jeff Stone as chairman, and Krishna Balasubramani vice chair, the carrier announced Monday. ...Read More
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