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Workers' Compensation News

Report Says Workers' Access to Care Remained Stable in 2010 05/08/2012
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 121 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Department of Insurance Workers' Compensation Research and Evaluation Group reported on Monday that its latest study of injured workers' access to medical care shows the number of doctors treating workers' compensation patients is stable -- while the total number of physicians ...Read More
Rate Increases, Renewals Boost Net Income for Eastern 05/08/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 125 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Eastern Insurance Holdings, Inc. reported net income of $2.9 million in the first quarter, a 53% increase from the $1.9 million net income reported in the first quarter of 2011."The first quarter was a strong start to 2012 for EIHI," stated Eastern President and Chief Executive Officer M...Read More
Roofer Cited for Fall Hazards 05/07/2012
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 314 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have cited a Florida roofing company for safety violations in connection with fall hazards and other risks at a project in Fort Lauderdale.OSHA said in a news release that inspectors cited White Star Roofing and recommended $6...Read More
Rules Change Clarifies Precertification, Notice Requirements 05/04/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: DE | Segment: EAST | 233 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Delaware regulators have scheduled a public hearing for May 14 on two proposed technical changes to workers’ compensation rules.State regulators announced on April 1 the proposed changes, which include clarifications to precertification rules for surgeons and ensure claimants&rsquo...Read More
Receiver Reports Plans for Distribution of Legion Indemnity Dividend 05/02/2012
State: IL | Segment: CENTRAL | 304 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois Office of the Special Deputy Receiver (OSDR) announced on Monday that it expects that a second dividend of 10% from Legion Indemnity Co. will be distributed by May 31 on "timely filed claims allowed at the policyholder priority level (d) of the Illinois statutory distribution scheme."...Read More
Rental Store Group Teams with Meadowbrook for Comp 05/02/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 192 | 0 | Popular with Legal
ARA Insurance, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Rental Association (ARA) based in Kansas City, Mo., has teamed up with Meadowbrook Insurance Group to provide its members with a new workers’ compensation program, the company announced on Tuesday.Phil Kelling, president and ...Read More
Roofing Company Owners Charged with Underreporting Payroll 04/24/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 385 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The owners of a Bay Area roofing company charged with 24 felonies for underreporting premiums face up to five years in prison and restitution of about $1 million, according to the California Department of Insurance.John Applegate, 48, and Camille Applegate, 50, owners of Hallmark Roofing...Read More
Return-to-Work Bill Package Heard in House Committee 04/24/2012
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 214 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Three bills intended to improve return-to-work outcomes in Ohio's workers' compensation system have been heard by the House of Representatives Insurance Committee.Republican House members announced introduction of the bills on April 16 and the measures were heard April 18....Read More
Rose Rand Wallace Adds WC Attorney in Raleigh and Wilson Offices 04/24/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NC | Segment: EAST | 183 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Rose Rand Wallace Attorneys announced on Monday that it has hired Tim Carraway to represent clients in workers' compensation cases and civil litigation from its offices in Raleigh and Wilson, N.C.Carraway earned his undergraduate degree at Barton College, and then served as a law cle...Read More
Restaurant SIG Programs Target Excessive Litigation 04/23/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 247 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Restaurant Mutual Benefit Corp., a self-insured group covering 4,000 locations, announced programs to verify the eligibility of employees to work in the U.S. and provide information to injured workers as part of an effort to reduce litigation and control costs.Applicants&r...Read More
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