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Industry Group Honors DWC Medical Director 04/07/2006
State: CO | Segment: People | 147 | 0
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment announced Dr. Kathryn Mueller, medical director for the Division of Workers' Compensation, received two awards from Professionals in Workers' Compensation (PWC), the largest workers' compensation organization in the state. PWC's membership in...Read More
Iowa Lists Deputies' Hearing Preferences Online 04/06/2006
State: IA | Segment: Regulatory | 153 | 0
The Iowa Division of Workers' Compensation posted a notice on its Web site concerning "deputy for hearing preferences" being listed on its hearing schedule page. The division noted that the preferences of various deputies for hearings are now listed in the hearing schedule page at the botto...Read More
Insurers Starting to Clang Alarm Bells on Rates 04/05/2006
State: CA | Segment: Politics | 274 | 0
While injured worker advocates have been railing about obscene profits enjoyed by California workers' comp carriers, the industry itself is making noise about back-to-back rate cuts going too far. The San Francisco Business Times on Tuesday published an article quoting executives at Employ...Read More
Ill. 5th: Stroke Caused by Speech is Compensable 04/05/2006
State: IL | Segment: Courts | 218 | 0
The Fifth District of the Illinois Court of Appeals, Workers' Compensation Division, held that a stroke caused by giving speech at a work-related dinner is compensable. In Pinckneyville Community Hosp. v. The Industrial Commission (Downen), No. 5-05-0204WC, 03/30/2006, Mary Downen...Read More
Integro Lures Another Two Execs from Marsh 04/05/2006
State: NA | Segment: Business | 102 | 0
Integro on Tuesday announced the appointment of Susan Tewill as managing principal for healthcare and Debra A. Lego-Wathen as principal for client development. Integro said in a press release that Tewhill is a healthcare industry specialist with more than 30 years experience in working with...Read More
Illinois Advisory Board Meets Thursday 04/05/2006
State: IL | Segment: Regulatory | 105 | 0
The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission (IWCC) announced the Workers' Compensation Advisory Board will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. The meeting will be held in the commission's oral argument room of the Springfield office located at 701 S. 2nd Street in Springfield. The seven...Read More
Inactive Lifestyles Take a Bite Out of Maine's Economy 04/04/2006
State: ME | Segment: Business | 117 | 0
Sedentary lifestyles drain Maine's economy by creating avoidable health-care and workers' compensation costs, according to the findings a study being released this week. The study, sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and MaineHealth, points to physical an estimated $2.13 billion...Read More
Integro London Hires Burton as Compliance Officer 04/04/2006
State: NA | Segment: People | 192 | 0
Integro Insurance Brokers Ltd. in London announced Monday that Peter Burton has accepted the position of compliance officer. Burton has 32 years of experience in the Lloyd's of London and United Kingdom insurance market, Integro said in a press release. He joins Integro from St. Paul Tra...Read More
Ill Katrina Adjuster Has Doctors on His Side 03/31/2006
State: TX | Segment: Medicine | 70 | 0
An insurer denies that a property adjuster's heart condition resulted from unsanitary conditions in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, though the man's doctors say otherwise. Tim Bell has been diagnosed with congestive heart failure and insists that he'll keeping pressing his claim, he t...Read More
Insurers Staying Out of ACOEM vs. ODG Debate 03/31/2006
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 159 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1605 min read
The Insurance Council of Texas urged the Texas Division of Workers' Compensation to be cautious in applying treatment guidelines to medical care for injured workers, citing the controversy now raging in California after adoption of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine guid...Read More
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