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For Now, Department Will Repurpose Staff for Fraud Unit 09/24/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: MI | Segment: Top | 232 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 58 min read
After the Michigan Legislature failed to create an insurance fraud investigation unit this year, Gov. Rick Snyder took matters into his own hands. Last week, he ordered a state agency to set up a bureau that will delve into all types of insurance fraud, including workers’ compensation. ...Read More
 
 

Alleged Delays in Adjudication of Claim Don't Allow Waiver of Social Security Offset 09/24/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 87 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
The Connecticut Appellate Court ruled that alleged delays in the adjudication of an injured worker’s comp claim did not allow her to avoid an offset for the old-age Social Security benefits she had begun receiving. ...Read More
 
 

Division Proposing Rule Changes 09/24/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 49 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 178 min read
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division on Friday posted notice of proposed rule changes relating to employer and insurer coverage responsibility, and procedures for employers who don’t provide mandated coverage. ...Read More
 
 

Evidence of AMA Impairment Rating Can Be Introduced in Non-Comp Cases 09/24/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 85 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 6 min read
The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that evidence of a person’s whole person impairment rating percentage is relevant even in a non-workers’ compensation personal injury case. ...Read More
 
 

Unfunded Liability for Special Disability Fund Drops 21% 09/24/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 65 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 114 min read
Florida’s second-injury fund, closed in 1998, had an estimated unfunded liability of $437 million on June 30 — 21% less than last year’s estimate, according to ...Read More
 
 

WCD Issues Notice on Wage Calculations 09/24/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 55 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 97 min read
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division issued an industry notice providing examples of how to calculate wages for workers injured on or after Feb. 21. ...Read More
 
 
Division Proposing Repeal of Defunct Annuity Table 09/24/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 51 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 154 min read
The Nevada Division of Industrial Relations is proposing to amend its rules by deleting a defunct actuarial annuity table that was once used to determine the amount of lu...Read More
 
 

AIG to Acquire Glatfelter Insurance Group 09/24/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 55 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
American International Group has entered into an agreement to acquire Glatfelter Insurance Group, a full-service broker and insurance company based in York, Pennsylvania. ...Read More
 
 

Jennifer Carter Joins Brown & Brown as Commercial Lines Adviser 09/24/2018
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 29 | 0
Jennifer Carter has joined Brown & Brown Gulf States as a commercial lines insurance and risk adviser in the Gulfport, Mississippi, office. ...Read More
 
 

Widow Gets Award for Husband's Fatal Heart Attack 09/24/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 85 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
The South Carolina Court of Appeals upheld an award of benefits to the widow of a communications department supervisor who had a fatal heart attack while monitoring radio systems during a police standoff. ...Read More
 
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