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Elizabeth Hizmi Is Insurance Commissioner's New Information Officer 09/30/2016
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 700 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
Elizabeth Hizmi has been named legislative liaison and public information officer in the Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner’s Office. ...Read More

Justice Dept.: Pain Management Clinic Owner's Nephew Was Part of Medicare Fraud Scheme 09/30/2016
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 565 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 472 min read
Federal prosecutors indicted a New England pain management clinic owner's nephew for his role in a Medicare scam that involved directing workers in Egypt to falsify medical records. ...Read More

NAMIC Names Harford Mutual CEO as New Chairman 09/30/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 576 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 22 min read
The new chairman of the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies is Steve Linkous, president and CEO of Harford Mutual Insurance Cos. ...Read More

2 Million Claim Files Will Be Available Next Year Digitally 09/30/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 317 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation has begun converting its backlog of hard-copy records to a digital format and hopes to have them accessible by August 2017. ...Read More

Groups Oppose Higher Reimbursements for Ambulatory Surgery Centers 09/30/2016
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 524 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 322 min read
The North Carolina Industrial Commission will hold a public hearing Monday on rule-making options stemming from an Aug. 9 court decision invalidating the medical fee schedule provisions for ambulatory surgery centers. ...Read More

Businesses Fear Claims Related to Zika Virus 09/30/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 1126 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
Some Florida businesses and labor lawyers are bracing for possible claims from workers who say they were bitten by Zika-carrying mosquitoes. ...Read More

Nation's Second-Most Expensive State Poised for Double-Digit Rate Reduction 09/30/2016
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 538 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
The National Council on Compensation Insurance has filed 10.9% rate decreases for both voluntary loss costs and the assigned risk market in Connecticut, the nation’s second-most expensive state. ...Read More

Judge Sets Trial Dates in Pacific Hospital Cases as More Settlements Come In 09/29/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1528 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
State Compensation Insurance Fund’s long-running civil cases alleging kickbacks for patient referrals to Pacific Hospital of Long Beach are winding to a close, with two more doctors agreeing to settlements and a federal judge setting trial dates. ...Read More

WCIRB Offering Webinar on Variable Split Plan 09/29/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 788 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 121 min read
The Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau is hosting a free webinar on the potential impact of the "variable split plan" it is implementing next year. ...Read More
Three Contractors Cited for Operating Without Comp 09/29/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 999 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
Statewide stings targeting unlicensed contractors found three people who were operating without mandatory workers’ compensation coverage, California’s Contractors State License Board announced. Investigators posed as homeowners in Bloomington, El Cajon, Hayward, Reedley and Vi...Read More
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