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Court Scolds Carrier for Alleged Failure to Pay Medical Bills 07/02/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: Top | 240 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
The Illinois Appellate Court this week issued a stern rebuke to the Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. for its apparent failure to timely pay medical providers for treating injured workers.  ...Read More

EDI Claims Release 3.1 Guide and Tables Now Available 07/02/2018
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 83 | 0 | Popular with Array | 11 min read
The Indiana Workers' Compensation Board's upgraded electronic data interchange website, regarding the more-robust claims release standard 3.1, is now available, although trading partner registration is not, the board announced. ...Read More
WCD Issues Bulletins on Worker Leasing Rules 07/02/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 75 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division on Friday issued two bulletins with revised application requirements and reporting rules for worker leasing licenses, and new forms.  The updated Bulletins 271 and 273 took effect Sunday. ...Read More

Roofing Company Accused of Fudging Accident Locations to Save on Premiums 07/02/2018
State: WY | Segment: WEST | 129 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Wyoming prosecutors allege that the owner of a Utah construction company told employees that were hurt on the job to file claims in Wyoming even though they were Utah residents, according to ...Read More

Dog Groomer, Two Businesses Plead in Fraud-Related Cases 07/02/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 96 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A former central Ohio dog groomer has pleaded guilty to a theft charge after investigators with the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation found her living and working in Colorado while receiving BWC benefits. ...Read More

Electronic Hearing Notice Bill Heads to Governor 07/02/2018
State: DE | Segment: SOUTH | 71 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 187 min read
A bill that would allow the Industrial Accident Board to send hearing notices and decisions by email instead of certified mail has been passed by the state legislature. ...Read More

Michele Briggs to Lead Human Resources at Combined Insurance 07/02/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 48 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 48 min read
Combined Insurance, a Chubb company, has named Michele Briggs as its senior vice president of human resources. ...Read More
Division Plans to Revise Accident Prevention Worksheet 07/02/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 123 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 72 min read
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation is accepting public comment until July 12 on proposed revisions to the accident prevention worksheet. Form DWC105, the accident prevention services worksheet, would be reorganized to make it easier for insurance companies to complete, and to...Read More

Bus Driver One of Several People Caught in Compounding Drug Fraud Investigation 07/02/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 228 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
A New York City bus driver was one of the key players in a wide-ranging compounded drug scheme that defrauded insurers of almost $3 million, federal authorities said Thursday. ...Read More

Court Upholds Dismissal of Malpractice Claim Against Attorneys 07/02/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 103 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 15 min read
The Illinois Appellate Court upheld the dismissal of a worker’s malpractice action against the attorneys who had represented him in a whistleblower claim against his former employer. ...Read More
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