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House OKs $50K for Agency to Throw Parties, Dinners 04/06/2007
State: ND | Segment: Politics | 46 | 0
The North Dakota House approved a Republican lawmaker's bill to give the workers' compensation agency $50,000 for office parties and to entertain the monopolistic insurer's clients. Rep. Frank Wald, R-Dickinson, requested the gift and party fund in the Legislature's two-year budget bill ...Read More
House Budgets for Dispute Resolution Changes 04/05/2007
State: TX | Segment: Top | 151 | 0
The Texas House of Representatives authorized more than $4.1 million for state agencies to cover expected new costs of workers' compensation medical dispute appeals. That funding would be generated by the maintenance tax assessed on workers' compensation insurers to fund operation of the Te...Read More
Hempstead District Office Closes Through Friday 04/05/2007
State: NY | Segment: Regulatory | 123 | 0
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board announced that the Hempstead district office space located at 175 Fulton Ave. is "inaccessible for all business" through Friday. The office was closed on Wednesday, the board reported. The board reported that hearings set for today wil...Read More
Health Language Appoints Business Development Exec 04/05/2007
State: CO | Segment: Business | 118 | 0
Health Language Inc., a supplier of language engine technology for medical vocabulary, announced the hiring of Charles Page as vice president of business development. Page will strengthen relationships with the payer market by demonstrating how HLI's coding and clinical terminology soluti...Read More
Hartford Specialty Risk Exec Named Insurance Chief 04/04/2007
State: CT | Segment: Politics | 78 | 0
Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell Tuesday named Thomas R. Sullivan as commissioner of the state Insurance Department. "Tom is a highly accomplished executive who has over 20 years of experience in the property and casualty industry," Governor Rell said. "He has a keen awareness of the indu...Read More
House Approves Bill Aimed at 'Voluntary Networks' 04/04/2007
State: TX | Segment: Politics | 137 | 0
The Texas House of Representatives gave preliminary approval Tuesday to eliminate the use of "voluntary networks" for treating workers' compensation claimants and to require such networks become certified by the Texas Department of Insurance by 2011. Rep. Burt Solomons, R-Carrollton, del...Read More
Honey Worker Accused of a Decade of Fraud 04/04/2007
State: FL | Segment: Fraud | 135 | 0
A Umatilla, Fla., man allegedly used his dead uncle's Social Security card to collect workers' compensation benefits for a decade from injuries he sustained at a job at one honey plant while secretly working at another honey plant. Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink said Monday Guillermo ...Read More
Hurt Idaho Cops Closer to Collecting Their Full Pay 03/30/2007
State: ID | Segment: Politics | 217 | 0
Idaho law enforcement officers hurt while responding to emergencies would receive their full salaries while on injury leave, under a bill headed to Gov. Butch Otter's desk. The workers' compensation benefits bill creates a new tax on criminals as a funding source. The bill proposes to ch...Read More
Hartford Names Patterson to Lead Boston Group 03/29/2007
State: MA | Segment: Business | 55 | 0
The Hartford Group announced that Judith A. Patterson has been named president of First State Management Group (FSMG), a wholly owned subsidiary that primarily underwrites surplus lines insurance for high risk accounts and distributes this coverage through licensed wholesalers. Patterson, ...Read More
House Passes Anti-Kickback Bill 03/28/2007
State: TX | Segment: Politics | 153 | 0
The Texas House of Representatives approved Tuesday legislation aimed at preventing kickbacks and bribes which could affect delivery benefits to an injured worker. House Bill 34 by Rep. Burt Solomons, R-Carrollton, was approved on a voice vote. The measure will sent to the Sena...Read More
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