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Workers' Compensation News

Employer and TPA Not Liable for Injured Workers' Suicide 11/19/2007
State: CO | Segment: Courts | 150 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The widow of an injured worker who killed himself after receiving notice that his employer would contest his workers' compensation claim cannot collect damages by alleging bad faith and abuse of process, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled. In a 2-1 decision, Divi...Read More
Ex-Police Officer Pleads Guilty in Fraud Case 11/19/2007
State: LA | Segment: Fraud | 204 | 0
A former New Orleans police officer pleaded guilty Nov. 14 in federal district court to one count of mail fraud involving a scheme to defraud the City of New Orleans of workers' compensation benefits...Read More
Errant Throw Creates Valid Claim, N.J. Court Rules 11/15/2007
State: NJ | Segment: Courts | 228 | 0 | Popular with Legal
George C. Fabrizio's clumsy attempt at throwing a ball was good enough to win his workers' compensation case. While at a company picnic, Fabrizio sustained an unspecified knee injury while throwing a softball at a target in a dunk tank. After a workers' compensation judge approve...Read More
Employers Signs Deal with Calif. Restaurant Association 11/09/2007
State: CA | Segment: Business | 53 | 0
Employers announced Thursday that it has formed a partnership with the California Restaurant Association that will allow members of the group to purchase workers' compensation insurance at a discount."We are enthusiastic about being the CRA's provider of choice," said Hale Johnst...Read More
Eastern Grows Net Income by 57% in Quarter 11/09/2007
State: NA | Segment: Business | 125 | 0
Eastern Insurance Holdings, Inc. ("EIHI") (Nasdaq: EIHI) today reported that a 57% increase in net income in the third quarter of 2007, compared to the same period last year, was driven in part by low losses from its workers' compensation line."Exceptionally strong results in o...Read More
Employer Violated Law by Withholding Benefit, N.Y. Court Rules 11/09/2007
State: NY | Segment: Courts | 108 | 0
An employer that refused to cover the cost of followup surgery for a woman previously injured on the job was found by the New York Supreme Court Third Department Appellate Division to have violated the state's workers' compensation law by withholding payment without cause. "(T)h...Read More
Electronic Prescribing Could Aid Comp System 11/08/2007
State: TX | Segment: Top | 191 | 0
The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association on Wednesday launched an electronic and print advertising campaign to urge policymakers to require electronic prescribing in Medicare "before more people die."The group said "e-prescribing," in addition to reducing medical errors and saving ...Read More
Experts to Look at Electronic Claims Issues 11/08/2007
State: MN | Segment: Regulatory | 196 | 0
The Minnesota Department of Health and the Administrative Uniformity Committee have invited technical subject matter experts to a Nov. 15 working meeting on data content requirements needed to exchange electronic health care claims with workers' compensation, property and casualty and automo...Read More
EMC Income Down From Record Amid Rate Competition 11/07/2007
State: NA | Segment: Business | 120 | 0
EMC Insurance Group Inc. reported Tuesday operating income of $6.9 million ($0.50 per share) for the third quarter of 2007,  compared to the record $11.6 million ($0.85 per share) reported for the third quarter of 2006. For the first nine months of 2007, operating income was $34.6 m...Read More
Employers Teams with Intego for Payroll Services 11/05/2007
State: NA | Segment: Business | 126 | 0
Employers, a Nevada-based workers' compensation carrier, announced last week that it has formed a partnership with Intego Insurance Services that the company said would ease paperwork and cash flow burdens small businesses face as they cope with insurance payments and payrolls.Intego...Read More
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