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Terrorism Bill on Agenda for Senate Committee 07/12/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 370 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations will hear testimony Wednesday on a bill that would create a presumption of appropriateness for medical treatment requested by physicians treating workers injured during an act of domestic terrorism. ...Read More

Three Companies Selected to Provide Certified Court Reports Through July 28 07/11/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 280 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Three firms will provide the certified court reports for all courts in the Division of Workers’ Compensation through July 28, Director and Chief Judge of Compensation Russell Wojtenko Jr. ...Read More
Treatment for Fecal Incontinence Requires Preauthorization 07/10/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 249 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Sacral nerve stimulation for treatment of fecal incontinence will require preauthorization beginning Sept. 1, the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries announced. Fecal incontinence is a condition in which passage of excrement through the anal canal is not sufficiently ...Read More

Tim McMahon Joins Health Care Team at Koch Co. 07/05/2017
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 443 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Harry A. Koch Co., an Omaha-based insurance broker, has hired Tim McMahon as sales executive for the health care team within the company’s commercial lines insurance group. ...Read More
TDI Sets Discount, Interest Rate for 4th Quarter at 4.71% 06/28/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 395 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Texas Department of Insurance has set the discount and interest rate for the fourth quarter at 4.71%, up from the current rate of 4.5%. Division of Workers' Compensation Commissioner W. Ryan Brannan announced the rate change in a memo issued Monday.  The rate was calc...Read More

Three New Comp Laws Signed by Governor and in Effect Saturday 06/28/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 371 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Rick Scott on Monday signed three workers’ compensation bills, including two that aim to increase insurers’ diligence at combatting fraud. ...Read More

TDI to Host Waco Safety Summit on Aug. 3 06/23/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 465 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Texas Department of Insurance will hold its Regional Safety Summit in Waco on Aug. 3, the agency reminded stakeholders Wednesday. ...Read More

Trucking Co. Owner Charged With 816 Counts of Failure to Carry Comp Insurance 06/22/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 562 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A State College-area trucking company owner has been charged with 816 felony counts of failure to obtain workers' compensation coverage for his alleged failure to carry insurance for Robinson Trucking from June 2012 to June 2014, ...Read More

Temporarily Uninsured Employer Not Subject to Civil Suit by Employee 06/12/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: MI | Segment: Top | 458 | 0 | Popular with Legal
In a case of first impression, the Michigan Court of Appeals last week ruled that an employer could avoid civil liability for a worker’s on-the-job accident after its comp insurance was canceled, by making a late payment to get coverage retroactively reinstated. ...Read More

Third Person Sentenced for Involvement in Health Care Fraud Ring 06/01/2017
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 368 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A 35-year-old Duncan woman was sentenced Tuesday to 14 months in prison and ordered to pay $2.8 million in restitution in connection with a health care fraud ring. ...Read More
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