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Memo Reminds Attorneys on Overbilling; Texas Mutual Says 'It's Not Over' 07/13/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 442 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
After news broke last month that a claimants' attorney had been indicted on fraudulent billing charges and that other attorneys had billed for thousands of hours per year, many in the state expected regulators to launch some sort of investigation. ...Read More

Mine Operator Failed to Rebut Presumption That Long-Time Worker Died of Pneumoconiosis 07/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 233 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the widow of a long-time miner was entitled to black-lung benefits, since the man's former employer was unable to rebut the presumption that the employee had died of pneumoconiosis. ...Read More

MLAC Reviewing 2019 Legislative Proposals 07/13/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 223 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Oregon’s joint labor-management workers’ compensation advisory panel said it is ready to start reviewing legislative proposals for the 2019 session. ...Read More

MEMIC Names Associate Underwriter 07/13/2018
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 209 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
Workers’ compensation insurer MEMIC Group named Douglass Pitts as associate underwriter in New Hampshire. ...Read More

Man Charged in Massive Check-Cashing Fraud in Miami 07/09/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 1165 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
A man who was convicted of workers' compensation fraud in 2012 has now been charged in connection with a $500 million fraudulent check-cashing enterprise that helped contractors pay workers in cash and avoid compensation costs. ...Read More

More Plea Agreements on Horizon in Bill Mill Case 07/06/2018
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1634 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
A chiropractor accused of running capping and billing schemes at medical mills in Los Angeles and California’s Central Valley, and a psychologist indicted on charges of paying kickbacks for referrals, have apparently reached a deal with federal prosecutors. ...Read More

Manufacturer Cited for Shock and Explosion Hazards 07/06/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 143 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing $42,682 in penalties against a Miami manufacturer for exposing employees to electrical shock, fire and explosion hazards. ...Read More

Maximum Monthly Benefit Increasing 2.7% 07/03/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 166 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 81 min read
Maximum benefits for workers injured after July 1 increased 2.7% to correspond with the increase in Nevada’s average weekly wage, the Division of Industrial Relations announced. ...Read More

Michele Briggs to Lead Human Resources at Combined Insurance 07/02/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 90 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 48 min read
Combined Insurance, a Chubb company, has named Michele Briggs as its senior vice president of human resources. ...Read More
Max TD Benefit Increasing Nearly 3% in 2019 06/28/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 801 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 91 min read
The maximum temporary total disability benefit will increase nearly 3%, to $1,251.38 per week, from $1,215.27, effective Jan. 1, 2019, the California Division of Workers’ Compensation announced. The minimu...Read More
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