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Regulators Say Guarantee Diverted $15.7M to Owner; Initiate Delinquency Action 11/17/2017
State: FL | Segment: Top | 593 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation today initiated delinquency proceedings against Guarantee Insurance Co., accusing the carrier of illegally diverting $15,743,000 to majority owner Steve Mariano in 2016 and this year “with no documented business purpose and no discernable benefit&r...Read More

Rules Would Undo Changes to Union Hiring Hall Wage Calculations 11/17/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 366 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division is proposing to formally do away with a rule change that took effect at the start of 2017 modifying how carriers should calculate wages when determining temporary disability benefits owed to people employed through a union hiring hall. ...Read More

Rising Medical Solutions Hires David Huth as VP of Product Development 11/16/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 193 | 0 | Popular with Legal
David Huth has joined Rising Medical Solutions as vice president of product design and development. ...Read More

Reserve Officers Get Comp Coverage Starting Jan. 1 11/14/2017
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 194 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Indiana Compensation Rating Bureau has created a new class code and rate for police reserve officers, effective Jan. 1, the agency said in Circular 2017-08. ...Read More

Reimbursement Rule Changes Proposed 11/08/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 257 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is proposing changes to two rules: Ohio Administrative Code 4123-6-37.2, Outpatient Hospital Reimbursement Rule, and 4123-6-37.3, Ambulatory Surgical Center Rule. ...Read More

Restaurant Co-Owner Sentenced for Insurance and Immigration Fraud 11/06/2017
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 226 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Middletown, New York co-owner of a chain of fried chicken takeout restaurants in Greater Boston has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for tax and insurance fraud, and for visa and immigration fraud. ...Read More

Rate Decrease Triggers Skepticism From Claimants' Attorneys 11/02/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 395 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier late Tuesday ordered further reduction in a nearly double-digit rate decrease recommended by the National Council on Compensation Insurance, finding the rate-maker had built-in a profit factor that was 0.15% too high. ...Read More

Report: Lawmaker Proposing to Cover Officers Injured in Las Vegas Shooting 11/01/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 659 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California state Assemblyman Tom Daly is proposing legislation to require workers’ compensation coverage for law enforcement officials who are injured while responding to out-of-state crimes, according to a report by the ...Read More

Rating Bureau Defends Proposed Rate Increase 10/31/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 364 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Pennsylvania Compensation Rating Bureau is “aggressively” defending its filing proposing an emergency 6.06% rate increase because of the state Supreme Court’s recent Protz ruling. ...Read More

Researcher: Supportive Communication Especially Important for Older Injured Workers 10/27/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 717 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Communicating with an injured worker in a supportive manner soon after the injury occurs is a key to successful return to work — especially if the worker is older, according to a prominent workers’ compensation researcher. ...Read More
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