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Carrier Windfall Reports Bring More SIF Scrutiny 09/20/2006
State: SC | Segment: Top | 55 | 0
More than $34 million in reimbursements made from South Carolina's Second Injury Fund (SIF) went to insurance carriers -- but not employers -- during the past two fiscal years because the deadline for calculating experience ratings on old accidents had expired, a prominent actuary told a state Senat...Read More
CORRECTION 09/19/2006
State: Natl. | Segment: Other | 12 | 0
Former Miralink employee Jerry Jacobs testified that his co-workers referred to themselves as "Phantom Regency" in connection with the PEO's workers' compensation insurer. WorkCompCentral was provided incorrect information in an article posted Monday about the conviction of Thomas King fo...Read More
Calif., Texas Blazing Trail for EBilling 09/19/2006
State: NA | Segment: Top | 186 | 0
The California Division of Workers' Compensation expects to release proposed regulations next month that could pave the way for standardized electronic medical billing in workers' compensation systems throughout the United States. "What we're trying to do is blaze a trail for a national ...Read More
Commission Posts Review Board Opinions 09/19/2006
State: CT | Segment: Regulatory | 155 | 0
The Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission posted five opinions by the Compensation Review Board on the commission's Web site. The opinions are Horvath v. State of Connecticut Department of Correction No. 5008 CRB-8-05-10, Matteau v. Mohegan Sun Casino No. 4998 CRB-2-...Read More
Commerce Department Recognizes Remedy Interactive 09/19/2006
State: NA | Segment: Business | 208 | 0
Remedy Interactive, a consulting firm that helps companies reduce their workers' compensation costs, announced Monday that it received an Export Achievement Certificate from the U.S. Department of Commerce for its international market expansion of injury-prevention solutions. This marks t...Read More
Court Accepts Contrary Doc's Opinion 09/18/2006
State: CA | Segment: Courts | 427 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A difference of medical opinion is not reason to second-guess the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board even if the board accepted an opinion that was contrary to a qualified medical evaluation and trial judge's interpretations of videotaped evidence, the California 1st Court of Appeal ruled Friday. ...Read More
CORRECTION 09/15/2006
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 7 | 0
A husband and wife who were convicted of insurance fraud in San Diego County were ordered to pay $48,588.52 restitution to Liberty Mutual Insurance and Republic Indemnity Co. of America. The California Insurance Department incorrectly identified one of the companies in information provided ...Read More
Calif. 2nd Upholds $470K Fee Award to Attorney 09/14/2006
State: CA | Segment: Top | 378 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An attorney who tried a personal-injury lawsuit against an employer and lost on appeal still gets to collect $470,000 in legal fees from one of the workers, the California 2nd Court of Appeal ruled Tuesday in an unpublished opinion. Attorney Martina A. Silas represented Ross Gunnell and th...Read More
CORRECTION 09/14/2006
State: CA | Segment: Other | 39 | 0
Jopari Solutions is not a sister company of American Commercial Claims Administrators, as incorrectly reported in an article posted Wednesday. ...Read More
Court: No Exception Without a Drug-Free Policy 09/14/2006
State: TN | Segment: Courts | 241 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Tennessee Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel refused to except an employer without a drug-free workplace program from showing that drugs or alcohol were the proximate cause of a serious burn injury at work. Morningstar Manufacturing appealed a trial court finding in a workers' c...Read More
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