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Task Force Mulling SAIF Surplus Transfer Will Produce Report Soon 10/11/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: OR | Segment: Top | 356 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon employers will soon find out whether the state-chartered workers’ compensation carrier will see between $500 million and $1 billion of its $1.6 billion surplus transferred to Oregon’s public-employee retirement system. ...Read More
 
 

Tulsa County Drug Court to Reconsider Use of Work-Camp Rehab 10/11/2017
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 369 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Tulsa County's drug court will reconsider sending offenders to the Christian Alcoholics and Addicts in Recovery program after an investigative report raised questions about the organization's legality and treatment of participants, ...Read More
 
 

Truck Driver Gets Benefits for Accident With Unknown Cause 10/11/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 249 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Kansas Court of Appeals upheld an award of benefits to a truck driver for his injuries from a single-vehicle accident with no known cause. ...Read More
 
 

Terms of Worker's Settlement Didn't Prohibit New Claim for PPD Benefits 10/11/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VT | Segment: NORTH | 218 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Vermont Supreme Court ruled that the terms of a worker’s settlement, which provided benefits for a cervical injury, did not bar her from pursuing a new claim for benefits based on an injury to a different part of the spine. ...Read More
 
 

Two States Work on Removing Telemedicine Stumbling Blocks 10/09/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 506 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Colorado’s Division of Workers’ Compensation is taking steps to encourage the use of telemedicine in treating injured workers, even as another state, Texas, moves toward removing a stumbling block. ...Read More
 
 

TDI to Determine Insurance Assessment Rates and Fees 10/09/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 301 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Department of Insurance will hold an informal stakeholder meeting to discuss and gather information related to determining assessment rates for workers’ compensation self-insurance groups....Read More
 
 

Temp Agency Owner Pleads Guilty to Tax and Workers' Compensation Fraud 10/05/2017
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 258 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Swansea resident has pleaded guilty to federal charges of running a long-term, off-the-books payroll scheme and evading workers’ compensation premiums through her temporary employment agencies. ...Read More
 
 

Trial Judge Orders Parties to Revisit Discovery Plan for Insolvency Pool Coverage Dispute 09/27/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: GA | Segment: Top | 266 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A federal trial judge in Georgia last week denied approval of a proposed discovery plan in a coverage dispute between the state Insurers Insolvency Pool and the Sussex Insurance Co. ...Read More
 
 

Tony Payne Returns to MEMIC as SVP of External Affairs 09/27/2017
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 318 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Workers’ compensation carrier MEMIC Group has appointed Anthony "Tony" Payne to the post of senior vice president of external affairs. ...Read More
 
 

Two Claimants Convicted of Working While on TTD; Third Accused 09/27/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 288 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A claimant who worked as a farrier on a farm while drawing workers’ compensation benefits was among two accused double-dippers convicted on fraud charges last month, the Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority reported in its ...Read More
 
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