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SCWCC to Hold First Business Meeting of 2018 01/22/2018
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 109 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission will hold its first business meeting of 2018 today. ...Read More

Senate Committee OKs Bill to Penalize Employers for Late Payments 01/22/2018
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 134 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 23 min read
The Indiana State Senate’s Committee on Pensions and Labor has recommended that the chamber pass a workers’ compensation reform bill that would, among other things, establish a time frame for compensation payments and penalize employers who fail to pay on time. ...Read More

Sedgwick Institute Visiting Fellow to Study Opioid Issues 01/22/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 132 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
How claims examiners can help curtail opioid abuse is a topic that will be studied by the Sedgwick Institute’s first visiting fellow, Anthony LoSasso. ...Read More

Self-Insurance Fund's Procedural Flub Results in Loss of Ability to Pursue 3rd-Party Claim 01/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 166 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Jersey Superior Court’s Appellate Division ruled that a public entity self-insurance fund lost the ability to proceed with a claim against an alleged third-party tortfeasor because of its failure to serve a demand on an employee. ...Read More

Sobol to Pay $2 Million for Kickback Scheme; Randall Restitution Hearing Vacated 01/18/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1583 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 56 min read
A federal judge ordered a doctor to pay $2 million for accepting kickbacks to refer workers’ compensation patients to Pacific Hospital of Long Beach on the same day she determined it would be too burdensome to calculate restitution for a marketer who orchestrated a similar kickback scheme a...Read More

Senator Proposes to Extend Hospital Billing Rate 01/18/2018
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 128 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 100 min read
Utah state Sen. Karen Mayne introduced a bill that would extend a law requiring workers’ compensation carriers and self-insured employers that have not entered reimbursement contracts with hospitals to pay 85% of billed rates. ...Read More

State Expands PDMP to Include All Prescription Drugs 01/17/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 541 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
As almost every state has implemented a prescription drug monitoring program, attention has now shifted to fine-tuning the PDMPs through such steps as expanding the list of drugs that must be reported when dispensed and deciding whether prescribers must check the database. ...Read More

Shareholder Rights Attorneys Scrutinize AmTrust Proposal 01/16/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 133 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Shareholder rights attorneys at Robbins Arroyo LLP are investigating the proposed privatization of AmTrust Financial Services Inc., with an eye toward whether the proposal is what’s best for AmTrust and its shareholders. ...Read More

SCIF Holding Fall-Protection Seminars 01/15/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 249 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
California’s State Compensation Insurance Fund is holding a series of fall-protection seminars throughout the state in March. The sessions ...Read More

SAIF Data Breach the Latest in Array of Comp Incidents 01/08/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 257 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon's SAIF Corp. exposed names and Social Security numbers of 1,751 employees from six of the carrier's policyholders to an unauthorized third party in the latest data breach to hit the workers' compensation industry. ...Read More
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