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Proposed Rule Would Change Requirements for Non-Subscriber Policies 04/30/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 468 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 218 min read
In the only state where workers' compensation is voluntary, authorities are updating regulations that say exactly what agents and brokers can say when they sell alternative work-injury coverage for employers who choose not to subscribe. ...Read More
 
 

Pharmacy Owner Sentenced in $100 Million Compounding Fraud Scheme 04/30/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 572 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 71 min read
The owner of several compounding pharmacies in Florida was sentenced to 15 years in prison for a massive scheme that defrauded insurers of more than $100 million, the U.S. Department of Justice ...Read More
 
 

PEO Registration Bill Heads to Governor's Desk 04/26/2018
State: MO | Segment: Top | 270 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 55 min read
Missouri is poised to become the 41st state to establish a licensing requirement for professional employer organizations, assuming Gov. Eric Greitens — who has been under felony indictment since March — signs the legislation. ...Read More
 
 

Presumption Funding for Firefighters May Get New Life in House 04/26/2018
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 190 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 19 min read
An effort to fund workers' compensation benefits for firefighters stricken with cancer may have new life in the New Hampshire House after the proposal was gutted by the Senate last month. ...Read More
 
 

PAID Act Would Streamline Secondary Payer Identification During Settlements 04/25/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 350 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
Legislation that proponents say would lead to faster identification of secondary payers who might be owed money during the workers’ comp settlement process could soon be introduced in Congress. ...Read More
 
 

Psychologist's Report Was Too Ambiguous to Support Denial of PTD Benefits 04/25/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 119 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A divided Ohio appellate court panel overturned an administrative denial of permanent total disability benefits to an injured worker, finding that a psychologist's report on the worker's employability was too ambiguous to be relied upon. ...Read More
 
 
Plastics Company Faces $261K Fine for Electrical, Fall Hazards 04/24/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 79 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
A plastics company in Bellevue, Ohio is facing proposed penalties of $261,454 for allegedly exposing workers to safety hazards while they performed maintenance on plastic injection molding presses. Wilbert Inc., which operates as Wilbert Plastic Services, was issued citations on April 16 ...Read More
 
 

Providers Support Geographic Pricing but Share Concern About Access 04/18/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 785 | 6 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
Medical providers warned during a hearing Tuesday that adopting geographic price modifiers in the state's fee schedule may create access problems in rural areas, even though they were generally supportive of setting different prices to account for differences in the cost of running a pra...Read More
 
 
Plastics Maker Hit With $435,600 Fine for Unsafe Conditions 04/18/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 98 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 36 min read
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined a New Jersey plastics manufacturer more than $435,600 for exposing employees to hearing loss, amputations, electric shock and burns. Douglas Stephen Plastics Inc. was cited for the safety violations at its Paterson facility, acco...Read More
 
 

Predictive Analytics Making Inroads Outside of Underwriting 04/13/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 567 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 67 min read
Workers’ compensation has taken the lead among commercial insurance lines in the use of predictive analytics, according to a new report, and data analysis has been a factor in the flattening out of cyclical swings in underwriting results, the researchers say. ...Read More
 
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