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Insurers Protest Medical Data Reporting Rules 11/23/2005
State: CA | Segment: Regulatory | 266 | 0
The insurance industry on Tuesday objected strongly to a proposed expansion of California's Workers' Compensation Information System, arguing it will cost 100 times more than what the state has estimated. The Division of Workers' Compensation held a public hearing on the proposal Tuesday i...Read More
Insurers Want DWC to Revise Peer Review Reg 11/23/2005
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 94 | 0
The Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) is urging the Division of Workers' Compensation to revise a draft rule on peer review, arguing that the current language improperly limits such use to retrospective reviews. In comments released Tuesday, ICT workers' compensation services manager Steve...Read More
Idaho Advisory Committee Sets Meet Date 11/21/2005
State: ID | Segment: Regulatory | 133 | 0
The Idaho Industrial Commission's Advisory Committee plans to meet next on Tuesday, Feb. 7 to discuss legislative reforms and other matters of importance to the workers' compensation system. The session starts at 9:30 a.m. in the industrial commission's first floor conference room, 317 Main...Read More
Illinois Comp Attorney Running for Assembly 11/18/2005
State: IL | Segment: Politics | 73 | 0
An Illinois workers' compensation attorney has decided to run against a longtime Republican officeholder who hasn't faced a Democratic opponent in 11 years. Greg Tuite of Rockford is the first Democrat since 1992 to oppose state Rep. Ron Wait in a general election. The 50-year-old Tuite is...Read More
Iowa Start Date for E-Filing Rules Nears 11/17/2005
State: IA | Segment: Regulatory | 123 | 0
Iowa Insurance Commissioner Susan Voss reminds all companies that file workers' compensation claims documents about new rules governing electronic filings after Nov. 30. The rules are on the Division's home page in the "What's New" column and at ...Read More
Investment Panel Advises BWC to Start Anew 11/17/2005
State: OH | Segment: Regulatory | 112 | 0
An advisory panel has recommended that the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation fire all of its fund managers and start from scratch. Spokesman Jeremy Jackson said the investments committee to the bureau's chief overseers advised firing the remaining 60 fund managers and putting the invest...Read More
Illinois Gov Signs Technical Correction Bill 11/17/2005
State: IL | Segment: Politics | 249 | 0
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich signed legislation Wednesday that makes corrections to the workers' compensation reform bill of 2005. The governor on July 20 signed into law the state's first comprehensive workers' comp reform in two decades. That bill, HB2137, increased injured workers' ben...Read More
IBA West Says Disclosure Guide a Big Hit 11/16/2005
State: CA | Segment: Other | 129 | 0
IBA West said Tuesday that its members got a chance to ask questions about a proposed voluntary compensation disclosure guide during 24 "town hall" style meetings hosted by local associations around the state. The broker's group said three teams of IBA West staff and Executive Committee mem...Read More
Interpreters Win Another Round in Bakersfield 11/14/2005
State: CA | Segment: Courts | 374 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A California hearing representative who's been fighting carriers up and down the state to force payment for interpreting services gave the insurance industry another spanking last week. The Bakersfield board ruled Nov. 9 that Preferred Employers Insurance Co. Must pay Duran Interpreting S...Read More
Insurance Fraud Conference in Lansing Dec. 1 11/10/2005
State: MI | Segment: Events | 100 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The National Insurance Crime Bureau and the Insurance Institute of Michigan are hosting a conference addressing insurance fraud on Dec. 1 in Lansing. The purpose of the conference is to identify the scope of the Michigan insurance fraud problem and its impact on Michigan consumers. Panelis...Read More
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