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Tower MSA Partners Appoints Information Technology Director 06/28/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 313 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 404 min read
Tower MSA Partners announced Wednesday the appointment of Jesse Shade as director of information technology.  ...Read More
 
 
TDI Extends Experience Modifiers for a Year 06/27/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 562 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 40 min read
The Texas Department of Insurance has postponed the expiration date of negotiated experience modifiers for employers, from July 1, 2018, to July 1, 2019. The extension was included in an amendment to TDI’s Experience Rating Plan Manual and Statistical Plan for Workers’ Compens...Read More
 
 

Texas, Arkansas Launch Changes to Formularies July 1 06/26/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 441 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
Starting next week, two Southern states will make a significant change in their lists of medications that are allowed for injured workers: Texas will close a loophole on compounded drugs, while Arkansas will launch its own, homegrown formulary. ...Read More
 
 

Tuesday's Switch to PDF Forms Postponed 06/20/2018
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 223 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
A plan by the Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission to make it easier to view documents online has been postponed until further notice.   ...Read More
 
 

Two Surgeons Charged in Pacific Hospital Scheme 06/19/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 3335 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 62 min read
Federal prosecutors have charged two Southern California surgeons with receiving more than $1 million in kickbacks for performing spinal fusions and referring patients to have other services provided by Pacific Hospital of Long Beach. ...Read More
 
 

Two-Thirds of Claim Denials Are Reversed, Lockton Study Finds 06/01/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 2066 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 79 min read
Workers’ comp claim denial rates have increased by nearly 20% over the last five years, according to a new white paper from Lockton Cos., even though two-thirds of the denied claims are determined to be payable within a year. ...Read More
 
 

Three Principals Elected in Post & Schell's Work Comp Department 06/01/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 202 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
Pennsylvania law firm Post & Schell PC has announced that five associates have been elected as principals, including Evan Dalzell, Erin Padovani and Heather Zambelli in the firm’s workers’ compensation department. ...Read More
 
 

Two VPs Change Roles at Pinnacol Assurance 06/01/2018
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 225 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 17 min read
Pinnacol Assurance has announced a reorganization involving two management positions. ...Read More
 
 

Texas Mutual Promotes Ward, Haugaard 05/30/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 326 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
Texas Mutual on Tuesday announced the promotion of Jeanette Ward to chief operating officer, and of Kim Haugaard to senior vice president of policyholder services, a position previously held by Ward. ...Read More
 
 

TV Station Takes Seahawks to Task For Denying Claims 05/24/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 243 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
A lawyer for Seattle Seahawks players complains that the team unfairly denies claims and that the Department of Labor & Industry “rubber-stamps” the self-insured football club’s decisions, according to ...Read More
 
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