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Workers' Compensation News


Uber Injury-Protection Program May Be Start of Gig-Economy Trend 07/27/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1393 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
Occupational accident insurance, an alternative to workers’ comp coverage that Uber recently made available to its drivers, could become more common as the gig economy grows, some say. ...Read More
U.S. HealthWorks Acquires DeKalb Medical WorksWell 07/26/2017
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 666 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Occupational medicine provider U.S. HealthWorks has acquired the DeKalb Medical WorksWell clinic in Decatur, Georgia. The clinic, located at 1045 Sycamore Drive, is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acqu...Read More
Uninsured Employers Get Break on Penalties as DWC Implements New Law 07/25/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CO | Segment: Top | 704 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Colorado’s top workers’ compensation regulator said he’s already used a new law to cut a break for a handful of employers hit with six-figure fines for operating without insurance under a mandatory penalty structure put in place more than 10 years ago. State lawmakers in...Read More

Unlicensed Contractor Sting Nets 9 Arrests 07/20/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 567 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A sting operation by the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office targeting unlicensed contractors netted nine arrests last week. "Operation Freela...Read More

U.S. Intervenes in Fraud Suit Against Tampa Compounding Pharmacy 07/11/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 601 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The federal government has intervened in a fraud lawsuit against a Florida compounding pharmacy owner after the pharmacy allegedly bilked the military health care program out of millions. ...Read More

Uninsured Employer Law Takes Effect 07/05/2017
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 901 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A bill allowing the Colorado Division of Insurance to create an uninsured employer fund and to negotiate penalties for employers caught operating without insurance went into effect Saturday. ...Read More

Union Official Pleads Guilty to Fraud, Money Laundering 07/03/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1880 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former Northern California union boss implicated in a case against an applicants’ attorney who paid kickbacks for referrals pleaded guilty to three felony counts including receiving an illegal payment as a union employee, honest services fraud, and conspiracy to commit structuring and mon...Read More

Uninsured Employer Fund to Start Paying Claims in 2020 06/23/2017
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 831 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An uninsured employer fund created by Colorado lawmakers will be established July 1 but won’t start paying claims until the start of 2020, the Division of Workers’ Compensation said in a ...Read More
Updated Paper Copies of Bulletin No. 52 Now Available 06/12/2017
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 573 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission has recently received a shipment of copies of Bulletin No. 52, which contains the entire Workers' Compensation Act and related rules and statutes, updated to Jan. 1, 2017. Bulletin No. 52 also includes illustrations of the most up-t...Read More

Under Settlement, Telemedicine Doc to Stop Treating Injured Workers 06/07/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 2112 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A Florida doctor who recruited workers’ comp patients from public records and allegedly prescribed them compounded drugs during telemedicine visits will be barred from treating injured workers under a settlement agreement with the Florida Department of Financial Services. ...Read More
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