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Beaumont Brown-Bag Set for July 19 06/21/2006
State: TX | Segment: Events | 108 | 0
The Beaumont field office of the Texas Division of Workers' Compensation will host a brown-bag educational session for health care providers, employers, human resource managers, claims adjusters, case managers and employee organizations on July 19. The free session will be held from 11:45 a...Read More
Best Affirms AmTrust Group Ratings 06/21/2006
State: NA | Segment: Business | 121 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
A.M. Best Co. has affirmed the A- financial strength rating and the a- issuer credit ratings of AmTrust Group, a carrier making a rapid transition into workers' compensation. AmTrust Group (AG) focuses on workers' compensation for smaller employers. The ratings reflect AmTrust's...Read More
Bergen County Man Sentenced for Fraud 06/20/2006
State: NJ | Segment: Fraud | 121 | 0
The New Jersey Attorney General's Office reported a Bergen County man was sentenced to three years probation for fraudulently obtaining more than $5,800 in employer-paid medical benefits. Officials reported that Thomas J. Lagno, 42, of River Vale also was ordered by Bergen County Superior ...Read More
Best Affirms SeaBright Insurance Ratings 06/20/2006
State: NA | Segment: Business | 123 | 0
A.M. Best Co. has affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of A- (Excellent) and the issuer credit rating (ICR) of "a-" of SeaBright Insurance Co. of Seattle. Concurrently, A.M. Best has also affirmed the ICR of "bbb-" of SeaBright's holding company, SeaBright Insurance Holdings Inc. (...Read More
Best Affirms Ratings for Sierra Health, Subs 06/09/2006
State: NV | Segment: Business | 123 | 0
A.M. Best Co. has affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of B++ (Very Good) and issuer credit ratings (ICR) of "bbb+" of Sierra Health Services Inc.'s (Sierra) core HMO subsidiary, Health Plan of Nevada, both of Las Vegas, and its subsidiary, Sierra Health and Life Insurance Co. A.M....Read More
BWC Soliciting August Seminar Exhibitors 06/06/2006
State: GA | Segment: Events | 96 | 0
The Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation announced its 2006 annual educational seminar will be held Aug. 27 to 30 at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta. The board currently is soliciting additional exhibitors for the conference. More details on the conference will be ...Read More
Bureau's Ex-CFO Charged With Graft 06/02/2006
State: OH | Segment: Fraud | 107 | 0
Prosecutors on Thursday charged the former chief financial officer at the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation with accepting a bribe in return for investment business with the state. State and federal authorities filed racketeering and money-laundering charges against Terry Gasper, who is...Read More
Bulletin Says Noncompliance Is Not MMI 06/01/2006
State: CO | Segment: Regulatory | 203 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Colorado Division of Workers' Compensation Director MaryAnn Whiteside issued an interpretive bulletin stating noncompliance by a claimant with medical treatment requirements does not equal maximum medical improvement (MMI). "A provider should not be asked to place a claimant at MMI simply b...Read More
BrickStreet Announces Safety Training Courses 05/31/2006
State: WV | Segment: Events | 66 | 0
A defensive driving course on June 7 in South Charleston kicks off a summer series of free safety training courses for policyholders of BrickStreet Mutual Insurance Co. The workers' compensation insurer for West Virginia announced the lineup of courses, which run from June 7 to Aug. 21. All...Read More
Business Owner and Claimant Arrested for Fraud 05/31/2006
State: NY | Segment: Fraud | 233 | 0
The New York State Insurance Fund on Tuesday announced the arrests of a claimant and a business owner for workers' compensation fraud. Following an investigation by NYSIF's Division of Confidential Investigations, the Orange County Sheriff's Office on May 18 arrested 31-year-old Philip Math...Read More
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