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Mother of Worker's Child Should Have Been Granted More Time for Discovery 03/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 142 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that the mother of a deceased worker’s minor child should have been granted additional time to conduct discovery into the compensability of the worker’s death. ...Read More

Michael Carmody Moves Up to Claims Director at MEMIC 03/20/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 119 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
Workers' compensation insurer The MEMIC Group has promoted Michael Carmody to the position of claims director for the Northeast Region, which includes MEMIC’s New Hampshire, Connecticut and New York offices. ...Read More

Medical Inflation a Growing Threat to Comp Profitability, Speaker Says 03/16/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 658 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 60 min read
LAS VEGAS — As workers’ comp premium rates have been on a downward trajectory since early 2015, a rating bureau official said on Thursday that increases in medical inflation could provide a clue as to when rates will rise once again. ...Read More

MSF Board Approves 8% Rate Cut 03/13/2018
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 195 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
Montana State Fund’s board of directors approved an 8% reduction in premium rate levels for 2018. ...Read More

MWCC to Install New Technology at 4 Locations This Month 03/05/2018
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 98 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission plans to have flat-screen televisions and other new equipment installed in its Frederick, Beltsville, Cambridge and LaPlata locations by the end of the month. ...Read More

Med-Legal Payments Set for First Drop in a Decade, CWCI Reports 03/02/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1552 | 3 | Popular with Legal | 53 min read
The average cost of medical-legal services may be declining for the first time in a decade, according to a California Workers’ Compensation Institute analysis of payments made through the first six months of 2017. ...Read More

Man Sentenced for Collecting Dead Woman's Comp Benefits 03/01/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 142 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A Buffalo man has been sentenced for stealing more than $3,500 in workers’ compensation benefits intended for a woman he had lived with but who had died. ...Read More

Mark Moitoso Named EVP, Risk Practices Leader at Lockton 02/27/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 130 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 33 min read
Lockton has named Mark Moitoso executive vice president and risk practices leader. ...Read More

Mystery Surrounds Senate Subcommittee Meeting With Arbitrators 02/26/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 390 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 13 min read
Five attorneys named to serve as workers’ compensation arbitrators in Illinois went through an unusual step on Friday: an appearance before the state Senate Judiciary subcommittee on tort reform. ...Read More

Man Pleads Guilty in Compounding Scheme 02/22/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 159 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 71 min read
A Linwood, New Jersey, man has admitted to defrauding state health benefits programs and other insurers out of more than $2 million by submitting fraudulent claims for medically unnecessary prescriptions for compounded medications. ...Read More
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