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Workers' Compensation News

BWC Helped Prosecutors Get 14 Fraud Convictions in September 10/17/2013
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 374 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Bureau of Workers' Compensation's Special Investigations Department helped prosecutors get 14 workers' compensation fraud convictions during the month of September.Three of the 14 convictions were related to chiropractors' fraud schemes. In the case of Jef...Read More
Burnett to Head AG's Work Comp and Insurance Fraud Unit 10/16/2013
State: OK | Segment: CENTRAL | 279 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt named longtime prosecutor George Burnett as the new chief of the office's Workers' Compensation, Insurance, and Social Security Fraud Unit.Burnett previously worked as an assistant attorney general in the Multicounty Grand Jury Unit for two ...Read More
Bordelon Touts Success of Closed Formulary in Webcast Interview 10/16/2013
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 397 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Texas Workers' Compensation Commissioner Rod Bordelon discusses the success of the Legislature's 2005 reform effort, House Bill 7, in a webcast interview with Progressive Medical."We've gone from being one of the most costly states in the country to one of the least costly st...Read More
Brown Extends Interpreter Certification Deadline 10/15/2013
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 503 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Greg Jones, Western Bureau ChiefCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown during the weekend signed legislation to give workers’ compensation interpreters until March 1 to become certified and another bill that clears up secti...Read More
Bay Area Town Issues RFP for 3rd-Party Administration Services 10/15/2013
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 130 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Bay Area suburb of Suisun City, Calif., is soliciting proposals from third-party administrators to adjust workers' compensation claims."The city seeks a TPA that demonstrates an innovative and effective claims-management process that is streamlined and user-friendly including: a ...Read More
Beshear Appoints 5 ALJs and Comp Board Member 10/15/2013
State: KY | Segment: EAST | 298 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Kentucky Gov. Steven Beshear on Friday reappointed state Workers' Compensation Board member Michael W. Alvey to serve a term expiring on Jan. 4, 2018, and announced the appointments of five administrative law judges to the Department of Workers' Claims.Beshear reappointed four ad...Read More
BWC: Claimant Worked in Restaurant while Collecting PTD 10/14/2013
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 225 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A claimant must repay the Bureau of Workers' Compensation $57,032 after the agency learned that she was working at a Georgia restaurant while collecting permanent total disability benefits.Alfreda Dozier pleaded guilty to one felony count of workers' compensation fraud last week,...Read More
Business Owner's Policy Covered Accident that Killed his Nephew 10/11/2013
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 167 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A business owner who tried to help his nephew by putting his nephew to work in his business, only to have his nephew die in an on-the-job accident, had coverage for this accident through his business owner's insurance policy since his nephew was not his "employee," an Ohio appellate court r...Read More
Brown Signs Bill to Bar Pro Athlete Claims 10/09/2013
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 580 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a bill that will exempt professional athletes with a limited connection to California from filing workers' compensation claims at the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board.Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 1309 by Henry T. Perea, D-Fresno. The b...Read More
Bulletin: Carriers Issuing Policies to Agencies Must Notify SORM 10/08/2013
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 232 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Department of Insurance issued a bulletin reminding all insurance carriers to notify the State Office of Risk Management about the sale of insurance policies to state agencies.Commissioner Julia Rathgeber issued a bulletin stating that all carriers intending to sell property, c...Read More
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