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Union Boss Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison 11/17/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 689 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former Northern California union boss who pleaded guilty to fraud and money laundering in a case that also involves a Bay Area applicants’ attorney was sentenced to 37 months in prison, the ...Read More

Updated Medical Fee Schedule Takes Effect Jan. 1 11/08/2017
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 179 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Alaska Division of Workers’ Compensation has adopted a new Medical Fee Schedule, reducing the conversion factor used to calculate reimbursements for surgery and radiology. ...Read More

Universal Coverage Ad Hoc Committee Schedules First Meetings 10/16/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 578 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An ad hoc committee empaneled by California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon to discuss the possibility of a universal health care system in the Golden State will hold its first meetings Oct. 23 and 24 in Sacramento. ...Read More

Unlicensed Farm Labor Contractor Fined $105,000 10/10/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 311 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Washington state Department of Labor & Industries said it imposed the largest ever fine against a farm labor contractor that has been cited repeatedly for operating without a mandatory license. ...Read More

United Heartland Expands Into State 10/04/2017
State: SD | Segment: NORTH | 195 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
As part of its expansion in the central U.S., United Heartland is now offering workers’ compensation insurance in South Dakota.  The ...Read More

Uptick in Medical Costs Tracked by New CWCI Interactive Tool 10/02/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 471 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Medical payments for indemnity claims declined steadily since passage of 2012 reforms but ticked up 1.9% from accident year 2014 to 2015, the California Workers’ Compensation Institute said Friday. ...Read More
U.S. HealthWorks Opens New Clinic in Santa Fe Springs 09/18/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 510 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Occupational medicine provider U.S. HealthWorks has opened a medical center in Santa Fe Springs in Southern California. The newly built center includes 10 exam rooms and 8,250 square feet. The center offers occupational health care, injury treatment, physical exams and drug testing, as we...Read More

U.S. Risk Acquires B&H Risk Services 08/22/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 212 | 0 | Popular with Legal
U.S. Risk Insurance Group LLC, a property and casualty wholesaler, has acquired B&H Risk Services Inc., a managing general agency and wholesale broker based in Dallas. ...Read More

UPS Settles Reasonable-Accommodation Suit for $2M 08/09/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 726 | 0 | Popular with Legal
UPS has agreed to pay $2 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of approximately 90 former employees, the EEOC said in a press release Tuesday. ...Read More

Uber Injury-Protection Program May Be Start of Gig-Economy Trend 07/27/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1027 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Occupational accident insurance, an alternative to workers’ comp coverage that Uber recently made available to its drivers, could become more common as the gig economy grows, some say. ...Read More
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