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Treatment for Opioid Dependence Varies Among States, Study Finds 10/02/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 360 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
As workers’ comp payers have become more open to the idea of treating injured workers for opioid dependence, a new study has found differences among individual states and regions in how opioid abuse and dependence are treated. ...Read More

Two Plead Guilty to Working While Collecting Injury Benefits 09/25/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 173 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
Just a few weeks after claiming he was injured in 2016 while working at a restaurant, a Cleveland-area man went back to work. Now, he must pay some $4,000 in restitution and a $500 fine after pleading guilty last week to workers' compensation fraud. ...Read More

TDI Proposes Rules to Implement Captive Legislation 09/20/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 270 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Texas Department of Insurance has proposed rules to implement legislation passed in 2017 intended to make it easier to form captive insurance companies. ...Read More

Texas Mutual Pays $1 Million Dividend to Auto Dealers Association 09/18/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 146 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 142 min read
Texas Mutual Insurance Co. has awarded a dividend of $1,060,313 to the Lone Star Auto Dealers Association safety group, bringing the total dividend payments to LSADA to more than $9 million, the company announced in a news release. ...Read More

Texas Mutual Surplus Grows, to $3.5B, in 2017 09/11/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 177 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
Texas Mutual Insurance Co. has reported a net income of $232 million for 2017, compared to net income of $319 million the previous year. Gross pr...Read More

Trump Order Makes ALJ Appointments More Political 09/10/2018
By: Eddie Curran (correspondent)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 305 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 115 min read
An executive order issued by President Donald Trump has removed the hiring of federal administrative law judges from the competitive civil service...Read More

Two More Docs Plead Guilty in Forest Park Kickback-Referral Scheme 09/05/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 267 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
Two more physicians, including a co-founder of Forest Park Medical Center in Texas, have pleaded guilty in a far-reaching federal investigation that involved as much as $200 million in bribes and kickbacks. ...Read More

Trio of Comp Bills Heading to Governor 08/31/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 941 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 64 min read
California lawmakers passed a package of bills addressing supplemental benefit payments, first responder coverage and work comp fraud monitoring. ...Read More

Truck Driver Must Pay $9,800 for Double-Dipping 08/28/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 241 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 110 min read
A Texas truck driver must repay more than $9,800 after he was convicted of working while collecting benefits from Texas Mutual Insurance Co. Christ...Read More

Truck Driver Accused of Working While Receiving TTD Benefits 08/28/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 287 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A Philadelphia truck driver was arrested in July on charges that he worked for another employer while receiving workers’ compensation benefits, according to the Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority’s ...Read More
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