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Bill Would Expand Venue for Fraud Cases 02/16/2007
State: TX | Segment: Politics | 143 | 0
A Texas House of Representatives member has filed a bill to expand prosecutors' options when they try insurance and workers' compensation fraud cases. HB 1245 by Rep. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, would provide more venues for prosecutors to file fraud cases. Cari Christman, Taylor...Read More
Brokerages Combine Forces in Florida Market 02/16/2007
State: NA | Segment: Business | 145 | 0
Beecher Carlson, a Southeastern insurance brokerage and risk management consulting firm, said Thursday that it has joined with T.R. Jones & Company in the Florida market. T.R. Jones & Company and its affiliate, Kraft Insurance Agency of Winter Park, Fla., represent one of the state's large...Read More
Bentley is New Qmedtrix National Sales Director 02/16/2007
State: NA | Segment: Business | 139 | 0
Qmedtrix Systems, a provider of specialty bill review and other cost-containment services, recently hired Michael Bentley as its national sales director. Bentley has held numerous insurance and sales-related positions over the past 15 years, most recently serving as a sales manager for F...Read More
Bill Would Change Fraud Prosecution Jurisdiction 02/15/2007
State: TX | Segment: Top | 222 | 0
A state senator has proposed a ballot measure that would transfer statewide jurisdiction over insurance, workers' compensation fraud and ethics matters from the Travis County District Attorney's Office to the Texas Attorney General's Office. Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, has introduced a pro...Read More
Bills Would Require Covering Artificial Limbs 02/14/2007
State: TX | Segment: Top | 144 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Workers' compensation carriers would be required to treat artificial limbs as "natural limbs" under legislation proposed by Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin. The bill joins a measure filed earlier regarding coverage for prosthetic and orthotic devices under insurance coverage. Inform...Read More
Board Cancels Hearings at Five Service Centers 02/14/2007
State: NY | Segment: Regulatory | 98 | 0
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board announced that hearings scheduled for today at the Hudson, Monticello, Newburgh, Poughkeepsie and Yonkers customer service centers have been canceled. The board reported the hearings will be rescheduled. Source: New York State Workers...Read More
Board Postpones Today's Cases Due to Weather 02/13/2007
State: IN | Segment: Regulatory | 72 | 0
The Indiana Workers' Compensation Board announced that all cases scheduled for today in Stueben County have been continued due to weather conditions. The board reported the cases "will be rescheduled as soon as possible." "We apologize for the inconvenience," the board added....Read More
Bill Would Give Non-Citizen Soldiers Benefits 02/12/2007
State: TX | Segment: Politics | 190 | 0
Legislation to provide workers' compensation benefits to members of the Texas state military forces regardless of whether the member was a United States citizen has been introduced in the Texas Senate. SB 518 by Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, also would set income benefits for injured state ...Read More
Bulletin Explains 'Gainful Employment' Determination 02/12/2007
State: OR | Segment: Regulatory | 41 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Workers' Compensation Division issued a revised bulletin (No. 324) regarding determination of "gainful occupation" for permanent total disability evaluations. The bulletin provides examples for determining what is a "gainful occupation" when evaluating claims for permanent total ...Read More
Bloomberg Cracks Down on Scaffolding Safety 02/09/2007
State: NY | Segment: Safety | 67 | 0
Following news that deaths and injuries from hanging scaffolds nearly doubled in 2006, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg launched $6 million in safety initiatives. Bloomberg announced the safety changes Wednesday, following a critical report from a city task force warning of a "breakd...Read More
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