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BWC Investigations Lead to 8 Fraud Convictions in November 12/17/2013
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 319 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation's Special Investigations Department helped authorities obtain eight workers' compensation fraud convictions in November. Most of the convictions were for claimants who worked while receiving wage-replacement benefits. Ohio law requires...Read More
Broker and Wife Sentenced for Pocketing $600K in Premiums 12/16/2013
State: NJ | Segment: EAST | 382 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former insurance broker from Spring Lake, N.J., and his wife were sentenced Friday on charges that the broker pocketed more than $660,000 in premiums due to seven insurers and that the couple failed to report the income in state tax returns.New Jersey Acting Attorney General John Hoffm...Read More
Borough Fires Police Chief following Lengthy Comp Leave 12/12/2013
State: PA | Segment: EAST | 418 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Eddystone Borough, Pa., Council voted Monday to dismiss its police chief, who has been on leave since Aug. 8, 2012, for a work-related back injury, the Delaware County News Network reported.The news service said Chief William Conner filed a workers' compensation claim after twist...Read More
Beshear Names 2 to Nominating Commission 12/10/2013
State: KY | Segment: EAST | 321 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Kentucky Gov. Steven Beshear has appointed two members of the Workers' Compensation Nominating Commission.Beshear said in a news release he has appointed Pikeville, Ky., attorney Charles J. Baird to replace John W. Morgan on the nominating panel. Morgan's term has expired....Read More
Bushey to Replace Retiring Powers at Carolina Casualty 12/10/2013
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 300 | 0 | Popular with Legal
W. R. Berkley Corp. announced Monday the appointment of Gerald B. Bushey as president of Carolina Casualty Insurance Group, effective immediately.Bushey succeeds Douglas J. Powers, who is retiring.Based in Jacksonville, Fla., Carolina Casualty focuses on the commercial transp...Read More
Brennan to Replace Retiring Schwartz as Guy Carpenter Gen. Counsel 12/09/2013
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: WEST | 254 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Marsh & McLennan Cos. announced Friday that Melvin A. Schwarz will retire as general counsel of Guy Carpenter, the company’s reinsurance subsidiary, at the end of this year. Katherine J. Brennan will replace him. Brennan will become a member of Guy Carpenter’s Board ...Read More
Brentwood Hires Senior Claim Representative 12/02/2013
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: TN | Segment: EAST | 387 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Brentwood Services Administrators has hired Patrice Young, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., as senior claim representative, the company said in a press release.Prior to joining Brentwood, Young was a claims specialist handling lost-time claims for multiple states with Employers Insurance Group in...Read More
Bill Would Give Comp Scofflaws More Time to Buy Insurance 12/02/2013
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 471 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A state senator from Southwest Florida has introduced a bill that would give employers that are issued a stop-work order for failing to provide workers' compensation insurance more time to pay penalties and purchase a policy....Read More
Brentwood Services Hires Accounting Manager 11/27/2013
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: TN | Segment: EAST | 367 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Brentwood Services announced Tuesday that it has hired Dewey Slusher III as accounting manager.Slusher is responsible for preparation of the company's financial statements, reconciliation and analysis of the financial results, coordination of the year-end audits and management of the...Read More
Businessman Busted for Selling Pot Pleads to WC Fraud 11/22/2013
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 507 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A business owner has pleaded guilty to charges of submitting fraudulent government documents, workers' compensation fraud and unemployment insurance fraud after an investigation discovered he wasn't selling vitamins and minerals in his Riverside store, but marijuana and related parapher...Read More
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