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Quadriplegic Firefighter Battles for Therapy Services 12/15/2016
State: ND | Segment: NORTH | 579 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A Fargo ex-firefighter who suffered a rare brain-stem stroke after straining his neck during a ladder-carrying drill 10 years ago continues to battle Workforce Safety & Insurance, North Dakota’s workers’ compensation agency. ...Read More
QME Accused of Overbilling for Lab Tests 09/19/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1800 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
A Southern California pain specialist who is certified as a qualified medical evaluator was charged with two others for allegedly overbilling private health insurers for lab tests, the California Department of Insurance announced Friday. Dr. Edward Albert G. Balbas, chiropractor Jon ...Read More
Q2 Net Income Down 47% at The Hartford 08/01/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 516 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
The Hartford reported net income of $216 million in the second quarter, a decrease of 47.7% from a net income of $413 million in the prior-year quarter.  The decrease was mainly due to a decline in property and casualty underwriting results, and decreased net investment income, ...Read More
Q1 Net Income Grows 23.4% at Alleghany 05/09/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 521 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
Alleghany Corp. has reported a net income of $154.5 million for the first quarter of 2016, a 23.4% increase from net income of $125.2 million in the same quarter last year. Alleghany’s Pacific Compensation Insurance Co., or PacificComp, saw improved operating performance during the ...Read More

Quality Christmas Tree Hit with $117,000 OSHA Fine 03/31/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 511 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 29 min read
A garden center in Houston was fined $117,000 Monday for failing to report a worker injury requiring hospitalization and for some 16 violations, including two repeat and 13 serious offenses, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said. ...Read More
Q4 Net Income Up at Old Republic International 01/29/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 574 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Old Republic International Corp. reported net income of $90.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2015, a 43% increase from net income of $63.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2014. For the year ended Dec. 31, Old Republic’s net income was $422.1 million, up 3.0% from $409.7 million ...Read More
Q4, Full-Year Net Income Dips at Travelers 01/22/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 619 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Travelers Companies Inc. on Thursday reported net income of $866 million for the quarter ending Dec. 31, a 16.5% decrease from net income in the prior year’s quarter of $1.038 billion. Net income for calendar year 2015 was $3.439 billion, down 7.3% from net income of $3.692 bill...Read More

Q3 Net Income Down at W. R. Berkley Corp. 10/28/2015
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 765 | 0 | Popular with Legal
W. R. Berkley Corp. on Monday reported a third-quarter net income of $153 million, down 18.6% from $188 million in the third quarter of 2014. For t...Read More
QME Rules Take Effect Tuesday 08/27/2015
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1873 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California's Division of Workers' Compensation on Wednesday announced that its new qualified medical evaluator rules will take effect Sept. 1, but online panel requests will not be mandatory until Oct. 1. Other changes, however, including the elimination of the specialty designati...Read More
QME Placed on Probation for Medical Board Discipline 06/17/2015
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 4146 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Division of Workers' Compensation placed a qualified medical evaluator on probation until 2017 after he was disciplined by the Medical Board of California for negligent treatment provided to four patients. The DWC revoked the QME certification of Dr. John J. Kayvanfar, but stayed ...Read More
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