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Workers' Compensation News

Bureau Offers Customers Multi-Language Telephonic Interpreting Service 04/07/2008
State: OH | Segment: Regulatory | 224 | 0
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation announced Friday it is providing Ohio’s non-English speaking injured workers and employers with a new, multi-language help line.The telephonic interpreting service is available by calling 1-800-OHIOBWC. The service will provide “...Read More
Broker on Edge of the Abramoff Scandal Indicted for Premium Theft 04/04/2008
State: AL | Segment: Top | 492 | 0
A former Alabama insurance broker on the edge of one of the biggest political scandals of the Bush Administration was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury on 26 counts of conspiracy, mail fraud and embezzlement based on allegations that he pocketed $3 million in workers' compensation premi...Read More
Bronx Restaurant Owner Accused of Fraud 04/04/2008
State: NY | Segment: Fraud | 175 | 0
A Bronx restaurant owner and one of his employees have been arrested for claiming to be hurt – but continuing to work -- in separate cases of workers’ compensation fraud that had would have cost the carrier up to $359,600 in benefits, the New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF) announced....Read More
Bredesen Names Lawyers to Tenn. Advisory Council 04/04/2008
State: TN | Segment: Regulatory | 223 | 0
Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen has named an insurance company attorney and a member of the claimants' bar to serve on the Workers' Compensation Advisory Council.Bredesen issued the appointments to the 14-member council last week. The counicl advises the Tennessee General Assembly a...Read More
BrickStreet Wooing Agents at Kentucky Conference 04/03/2008
State: WV | Segment: Top | 183 | 0
When West Virginia's workers' compensation market opens to private competition on July 1, at least some of the state's insurance agents will be fresh from a conference hosted by BrickStreet Mutual Insurance Co. – at a luxury hotel in a neighboring state.The state's ...Read More
Business Owner to Pay $65,461 in Premium Fraud Case 04/02/2008
State: TX | Segment: Fraud | 305 | 0
Texas Mutual Insurance Co. reported Tuesday that an Arp business owner has pleaded guilty in a workers’ compensation premium fraud case and been ordered to pay $61,461 restitution to the carrier and a $4,000 fine.A Travis County district court judge also ordered Jerry Don Calicutt,...Read More
Bulletin Requires Use of Updated NAIC Accounting Manual 04/01/2008
State: AR | Segment: Regulatory | 209 | 0
The Arkansas Insurance Department issued a bulletin Monday to notify domestic insurers and other domestic reporting entities that they are to use the most recent 2008 edition of the Accounting Practices and Procedures Manual by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) for annual re...Read More
Bureau Administrator Ryan Addresses Safety Congress Today 04/01/2008
State: OH | Segment: Events | 243 | 0
Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Administrator Marsha Ryan is scheduled to speak at 8:30 a.m. today to the opening session of the annual Ohio Safety Congress and Expo in Columbus.Ryan is to address the session in Ballroom 2 of the Greater Columbus Convention Center at 400 N. Hi...Read More
Basketball Injury Claimed as Comp Nets 60 Days in Jail 03/31/2008
State: CA | Segment: Fraud | 388 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former employee of a Northern California beer distributing company was sentenced to 60 days in jail and ordered to pay $4,000 in restitution and fines last week after he pleaded no contest to a felony insurance fraud charge, the Placer County District Attorney's Office announced last week....Read More
Buffett Enters California's Municipal Bond Insurance Market 03/31/2008
State: CA | Segment: Business | 124 | 0
Investor Warren Buffett is continuing to enhance his stake in the California insurance market, this time through his Berkshire Hathaway Assurance Corp.'s (BHAC's) entrance into the state's municipal bond insurance market. Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner recently announced BHAC is ap...Read More
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