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Florida Reforms Have Reversed Indemnity Costs 12/14/2006
State: FL | Segment: Top | 155 | 0
The controversial 2003 reforms that Florida lawmakers pushed through as SB 50A appear to have played a major role in slowing the growth of medical costs and reducing indemnity cost per claim by at least 11%, the Workers Compensation Research Institute reported Wednesday. The Massachusetts...Read More
 
 
Florida Reforms Have Slowed Spiraling Expenses 12/14/2006
State: FL | Segment: Regulatory | 148 | 0
The controversial 2003 reforms that Florida lawmakers pushed through as SB 50A appear to have played a major role in slowing the growth of medical costs and dropping indemnity cost per claim by at least 11%, the Workers Compensation Research Institute has reported. The Massachusetts-based i...Read More
 
 
Fraudulent Injury Caused By Disgruntled Girlfriend 12/14/2006
State: MD | Segment: Fraud | 89 | 0
IWIF Workers' Compensation Insurance announced a Baltimore circuit court found Masio Pearson, a.k.a. Duane Owens Ray of Baltimore, guilty of theft and insurance fraud charges. He was sentenced to six months in jail and was barred from collecting additional claim benefits from IWIF pertaining to his ...Read More
 
 
Fla. 1st: JCC's Order on Exercise Pool Was Final 12/13/2006
State: FL | Segment: Courts | 239 | 0
A judge of compensation claims' order that an employer-carrier build an exercise pool for a claimant was a final order that shouldn't have been dismissed by a circuit court, the Florida 1st District Court of Appeal ruled Tuesday. Herbert Mabire brought an appeal from the circuit court's di...Read More
 
 
Fla. 1st: TTD Awarded in Error to Working Claimant 12/13/2006
State: FL | Segment: Courts | 104 | 0
Temporary total disability is, by definition, total in character and a claimant who was working a reduced number of hours did not qualify for the benefit, the Florida 1st District Court of Appeal has ruled. The court issued a per curiam opinion in LaLonde v. Checker's Drive-In Restauran...Read More
 
 
Florida's New CFO Names Key Administrators 12/13/2006
State: FL | Segment: Politics | 88 | 0
Alex Sink, who takes over as Florida's chief financial officer next month, has named a veteran South Florida banker and a longtime state official to top posts in the Department of Financial Services (DFS). Sink's chief of staff will be Jim Cassady, a 33-year banker who serves as the Broward...Read More
 
 
Florida Posts Revisions For Ambulatory Surgical Centers 12/13/2006
State: FL | Segment: Regulatory | 165 | 0
The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation has posted its revisions to the 2006 Ambulatory Surgical Center Reimbursement Manual following a public workshop held Nov. 6. Don Davis, who headed work on the manual for DWC, said the revisions include 27 new maximum reimbursement allowance (MR...Read More
 
 
Fatal Fall Prompts $61,300 in OSHA Fines 12/13/2006
State: AL | Segment: Safety | 134 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued nine citations with $61,300 in fines against Shipman Inc. of Hueytown, Ala., after a worker died from a fall at the company's worksite in Hueytown. OSHA launched an investigation in response to the June 13 accident that took place as ...Read More
 
 
Florida Reaches $5.8 Million Settlement with Broker 12/11/2006
State: FL | Segment: Top | 154 | 0
Florida regulators and a Daytona Beach-based insurance broker have agreed to a $5.8 million settlement to resolve allegations that insurers paid the broker "undisclosed compensation" to place policies for hundreds of local government agencies. Tom Gallagher, the state's chief financial off...Read More
 
 
Fairfax Offers OdysseyRe Common Shares 12/11/2006
State: NA | Segment: Business | 103 | 0
Odyssey Re Holdings Corp. announced Friday the completion of an underwritten public offering by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited of 9 million OdysseyRe common shares. Priced at $34.60 per share, the offering resulted in net proceeds to Fairfax of approximately $300 million. Fairfax has ...Read More
 
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