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False Job Search Reports Lead to Jail Time 01/15/2007
State: OH | Segment: Fraud | 79 | 0
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation reported a former Lima resident was convicted of workers' compensation fraud for filing false reports of employment searches with the bureau. Steven Siefker was convicted in Franklin County Common Pleas Court and was ordered to pay $3,117.20 in res...Read More
Florida Adopts EDI Rule on POC and Non-Medical Claims 01/12/2007
State: FL | Segment: Regulatory | 142 | 0
The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) said Thursday its new electronic data interchange (EDI) formats for filing proof of coverage and non-medical claims took effect Jan. 7, after none of parties to a September workshop requested a formal hearing. The agency issued notice Th...Read More
Florida Charges 10 with Hurricane Insurance Fraud 01/12/2007
State: FL | Segment: Fraud | 109 | 0
Alex Sink, Florida's chief financial officer, said Thursday fraud investigator charged 10 people with filing fraudulent hurricane claims, including a general lines agent and a public adjuster. Sink said in a statement the suspected fraudulent claims total nearly $300,000 and triggered fel...Read More
Florida JUA Posts Meeting Schedule 01/12/2007
State: FL | Segment: Events | 126 | 0
The Florida Workers' Compensation Joint Underwriting Association (FWCJUA) announced its board of governors meetings for 2007 and called a producer appeals committee session for Jan. 24. The residual carrier said its Producer Appeals Committee will meet Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. at its headquarte...Read More
Fiscal Policy Institute to Detail Gaps in N.Y. Work Comp 01/11/2007
State: NY | Segment: Top | 193 | 0
A New York think tank is preparing to release a critical review of the state's workers' compensation system at the end of the month. The report, awaited by several interest groups at the center of debate over workers' comp reforms, is almost sure to play a role in Gov. Eliot Spitzer's pu...Read More
Florida JUA Reduces Rates For Tiers 1 and 3 01/10/2007
State: FL | Segment: Top | 440 | 0
The Florida Workers' Compensation Joint Underwriting Association (FWCJUA) reduced rates in its Tier 1 and 3 program but boosted rates by 18.5% in Tier 2. The JUA posted the rates, effective Jan. 1, with the state Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR). The state's residual carrier posts rat...Read More
Fla. Legislators Seek Benefits for Mental Hospital Workers 01/10/2007
State: FL | Segment: Top | 194 | 0
A pair of north Florida state representatives are making another run at beefing up pension benefits for state employees who they say are risking assault and death by working in the state's mental hospitals. State Reps. Marti Coley, R-Marianna, and Curtis Richardson, D-Tallahassee, told a ...Read More
Faulty Building Code Testimony Leads to Re-trial 01/10/2007
State: NY | Segment: Courts | 96 | 0
A New York appeals court set aside a jury's finding exonerating a building owner of negligence for a hand injury suffered by an elevator mechanic. The mechanic alleged negligence under Labor Code sections 200 and 241(6) and filed suit, yet a New York County jury found the building owner Ja...Read More
Fitch Impressed by Zenith's 'Disciplined' Underwriting 01/09/2007
State: CA | Segment: Business | 167 | 0
Fitch Ratings announced Monday it affirmed the 'A' insurer financial strength ratings of Zenith Insurance Co. and ZNAT Insurance Co., both subsidiaries of Zenith National Insurance Corp. Fitch also affirmed Zenith National's issuer default rating of 'BBB+', convertible senior note rating...Read More
Fla. Attorney Disagrees Fee Clarification Needed 01/09/2007
State: FL | Segment: Top | 192 | 0
Florida claimant attorney Bill Souza says that a statement from the 1st District Court of Appeal about its recent ruling about stipulated side fees and judicial approval would be welcome, though it's really not necessary. He's received as many as 50 phone calls from claimant and defense ...Read More
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