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Industrial Commission Proposes Tweaks to Tort Claim Rules 10/18/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 75 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 40 min read
The North Carolina Industrial Commission is proposing five rule changes regarding the process of handling tort claims. The commission, ...Read More

Court Finds Special Employment Relationship Between Truck Driver, Employer's Customer 10/18/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 103 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that substantial evidence supported a finding that a truck driver was a special employee of the company for whom his direct employer exclusively hauled cargo. ...Read More

Scheme Billed State Insurance Programs $50M for Pain and Libido Creams 10/18/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 138 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A Cedar Run, New Jersey, woman pleaded guilty this week to defrauding insurance programs by submitting false claims for compounded creams, pain medications and even libido drugs. ...Read More

DIA Seeking Administrative Judge in Worcester 10/18/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 64 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 165 min read
The Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents is seeking applicants for an administrative judge position in Worcester.  To quali...Read More

Court Upholds Reduction of Worker's Lost Wage-Earning Capacity Rating 10/18/2018
Source: WorkComoCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 126 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
A New York appellate court upheld a decision of the Workers’ Compensation Board to lower a health care employee’s lost wage-earning capacity rating, given her transferrable job skills and functional capabilities. ...Read More

WC Alliance Gets New Leadership 10/18/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 118 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
After eight years as chairman of the New York Workers' Compensation Alliance, well-known and outspoken claimants' attorney Robert Grey is stepping down. ...Read More

Injured Guard-Turned-Fishing-Guide on the Hook for Alleged Fraud 10/18/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 86 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
A fishing guide caught a big surprise this week when he was arrested and charged with working while collecting injury benefits. Carl Stokes, a prison ...Read More

Kevin Harnetiaux Moves From State Fund to Epic in Sacramento 10/17/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 420 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
Epic Insurance Brokers and Consultants has hired Kevin Harnetiaux as senior vice president and chief operating officer of Epic's Sacramento region. ...Read More
Pie Enters Ninth State With Online, Direct Policies 10/17/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 405 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 103 min read
Pie Insurance, which offers direct, online sales of workers’ comp coverage to small businesses, has started selling policies in California, the company announced Tuesday. California is the ninth state in which Pie has launched this year. As of June, the company was selling policies ...Read More

Carrier Says Program Helped Cut First-Fill Opioids by Half 10/17/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: UT | Segment: Top | 223 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
A program launched by WCF Insurance has helped reduce by about half the number of pills dispensed to injured workers in their first opioid prescription fill, the company has reported. ...Read More
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