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Employers Eager to Use PPPs, Final Rules Not Likely until Summer 05/04/2012
State: IL | Segment: Top | 469 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau ChiefIllinois businesses are eager to take advantage of the workers’ compensation preferred provider programs (PPPs) authorized last year under House Bill 1698 – but likely won’t ...Read More
Ex-NFL Player Sues Attorney for Mishandling 2007 Settlement 05/03/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 2032 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A retired St. Louis Ram linebacker who settled his Missouri workers' compensation case for $1,000 on the advice of counsel is now suing his attorney for malpractice because the move cost him a much larger settlement in California.Jamie Duncan, 36, like many other...Read More
Ex-Insurance Exec Warns LGC Raided Health Pool as Premiums Rose 05/01/2012
State: NH | Segment: Top | 312 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefA retired insurance executive who specialized in the takeover of troubled insurers testified on Monday that the New Hampshire Local Government Center (LGC) raided its health plan for $1...Read More
Employers Can Pick New Managed Care Organization by May 25 05/01/2012
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 189 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Ohio employers have the opportunity, until May 25, to select a new managed care organization (MCO) to manage health care services for workers injured on the job, the Bureau of Workers' Compensation reports.The bureau offers an open enrollment period every two years to allow employers...Read More
E-Filing Bills Advance, Medical Network Bills on Hold 04/30/2012
State: LA | Segment: Top | 300 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau ChiefWith five weeks left in the 2012 legislative session, Louisiana lawmakers are starting to advance several workers’ compensation proposals – including promoting use of electronic fi...Read More
Educational Conference Scheduled for August 04/30/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 218 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Tentative topics for the second annual Nevada Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference in August include fraud, audits, misclassification and treatment of back injuries, the Nevada Workers’ Compensation Section said on Friday.Other topics for the conference include medica...Read More
Everest Re Reports Net Income of $305M in 1st Quarter 04/27/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 208 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Everest Re Group on Thursday reported net income of $304.7 million, compared to a net loss of $315.9 million for the first quarter of 2011.Excluding realized capital gains and losses, after-tax operating income was $239.9 million for the first quarter of 2012, compared to an after-tax op...Read More
Eastern Expands Pa. Builders' Comp Program into N.J. 04/25/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NJ | Segment: EAST | 197 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Eastern Alliance Insurance Group announced on Tuesday that the Pennsylvania Builders Association Workers' Compensation Program is expanding into the New Jersey marketplace.The expansion is through a newly established relationship with the Builders League of South Jersey, EAIG said in...Read More
Electrician Pleads Guilty to False Reporting 04/25/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 194 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The owner of an electrical company pleaded guilty to underreporting payroll and agreed to pay $17,762 in unpaid workers’ compensation premiums and penalties, according to the Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I).Harold E. Stone, owner of the Electric Company in S...Read More
Embattled Hearing Representative Loses 2 Petitions Before WCAB 04/24/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 827 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Southern California hearing representative who faces a possible ban on appearing before the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board after being sanctioned 11 times in eight years has lost his two latest petitions to the board. Both related to discovery and the production of witnesses for the admin...Read More
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