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Patent Pending on InsuranceNoodle Online Tool 01/11/2006
State: NA | Segment: Business | 184 | 0
InsuranceNoodle Inc. announced Tuesday that the U.S. Patent Office has approved issuance of a patent for its online insurance company selection tool. Insurance Noodle said it expects to receive a patent for "Methods and Apparatus for Selecting an Insurance Carrier for an Online Insurance P...Read More
 
 
PA Ct: Employer Must Replace Stair Glides 01/10/2006
State: PA | Segment: Courts | 183 | 0
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that the cost of replacement and maintenance of necessary stair glides is included in the employer's duty to pay for reasonable medical expenses. In Zuback v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board, No. 1173 C.D. 2005, 01/09/2006, David Zuback...Read More
 
 
Probe Called Over City Retirees' Disabilities 01/06/2006
State: CA | Segment: Other | 200 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The San Diego city attorney has called for an investigation into a higher-than-average number of city employees who've retired with disability pay, according to a local TV station. A newly released report about the city of San Diego's depleted pension fund found that nearly 20% of the city'...Read More
 
 
Puerto Rico Joins NAIC's Interstate Compact 01/06/2006
State: NA | Segment: Regulatory | 123 | 0
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners announced this week that Puerto Rico has become the 20th jurisdiction to join its Interstate Compact. Governor Anibal Acevedo Vila signed the Interstate Compact on December 22, NAIC said in a press release. With nine other states joinin...Read More
 
 
PCI Makes Comp Reform Top Priority in S.C. 01/05/2006
State: SC | Segment: Politics | 113 | 0
The Property and Casualty Insurers Association of America says comprehensive reform of the South Carolina workers' compensation system, including the repeal of the Second Injury Fund, is its top priority during the state's 2006 legislative session. "Workers compensation costs are increas...Read More
 
 
Penn. Injured Workers Receive Benefit Increase 01/04/2006
State: PA | Segment: Regulatory | 62 | 0
Pennsylvanians off the job because of injury or illness will begin receiving larger compensation checks this month when the maximum weekly benefit rises to $745. "The benefit increase will provide much-needed dollars to help them meet rising energy and health-care costs and ease the financ...Read More
 
 
Patient Movement Law to Protect Nursing Staffs 01/03/2006
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 144 | 0
AUSTIN -- Hospitals and residential care facilities must adopt detailed procedures for the safe handling of patients by employees, under a new workplace law that took effect Jan. 1. The law, SB 1525, is designed to reduce the risk of injury to health care workers, who are in short supply in...Read More
 
 
Police: Accused Psychiatrist Killed Himself 12/23/2005
State: IN | Segment: Other | 109 | 0
Indiana police said Thursday that it appears accused psychiatrist David Kennedy committed suicide, one day after being charged with 15 counts of insurance billing fraud. The Associated Press reported Thursday that Kennedy, a resident of Cicero, left notes in the hotel room where was found ...Read More
 
 
Psychiatrist Charged With Bill Fraud Found Dead 12/22/2005
State: IN | Segment: Fraud | 159 | 0 | Popular with Medical
The medical director of an Indiana state hospital who was charged this week with insurance billing fraud was found dead Wednesday, the Associated Press reported. Dr. David B. Kennedy was charged Monday with six counts of Medicaid fraud and nine counts of insurance fraud. Prosecutors also f...Read More
 
 
Paroled Felon Gets 5 Years for WC Insurance Fraud 12/20/2005
State: CA | Segment: Fraud | 148 | 0
An Orange County man who was on federal probation for money laundering in Arizona was sentenced Dec. 16 to five years in prison for faking a workers' compensation claim, Zurich Special Investigative Unit announced. In a press release, Zurich said Anthony Trani was immediately handcuffed aft...Read More
 
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