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Workers' Compensation News

Austin Field Office Hosts e-Billing Session on Jan. 18 01/04/2008
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 152 | 0
The Austin field office of the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation will host a “brown-bag” on electronic medical billing (e-billing) on Jan. 18. ...Read More
Attorney Asks Delay on Disputes Involving Alleged Racketeering 01/03/2008
State: TX | Segment: Top | 197 | 0
An Austin attorney has asked the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) to delay action on dispute-resolution proceedings and to consider possible sanctions against health care providers named in a federal racketeering complaint ...Read More
Appellate Court Rules That Act Might Not Apply to CTA Case 01/03/2008
State: IL | Segment: Courts | 133 | 0
A trial court should not have dimissed a lawsuit by one Chicago Transit Authority employee against another until it determined whether an injury suffered during an alleged workplace battery was compensible under the Workers' Compensation Act, an Illinois appellate court ruled.In F...Read More
ACOEM Web Seminar to Focus on Sixth Edition of AMA Guides 01/03/2008
State: NA | Segment: Events | 632 | 0
The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) is presenting a five-session Web seminar beginning Jan. 16 to help users learn the ins and outs of the newly revised AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Sixth Edition. ...Read More
Agency Seeks Bills on Settlement Fees, Burial Expenses 01/03/2008
State: IA | Segment: Regulatory | 218 | 0
Iowa Workforce Development plans to seek two bills on workers’ compensation issues in this year's legislative session, dealing with fees for cases that settle fewer than three days before a scheduled hearing and an increase in burial expenses. ...Read More
Adobe Moves Forward With Cross-Complaint Against Former Employee 01/02/2008
State: CA | Segment: Courts | 326 | 0
A California appellate court denied a motion to strike a cross-complaint filed by the employer of a woman who lost a wrongful termination suit.In Emmer v. Adobe Systems Inc., Jennifer Emmer filed a special motion under the state's Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16. The s...Read More
A.M. Best Upgrades Georgia Casualty After Notice of Sale 01/02/2008
State: NA | Segment: Business | 142 | 0
A.M. Best Co. on Friday placed the financial strength ratings of Georgia Casualty & Surety Co. under review with positive implications due to the company's pending sale.The financial strength rating for Georgia Casualty is currently B+ (Good), and the issuer credit rating...Read More
A.M. Best Predicts Underwriting Profit for P/C Insurers 01/02/2008
State: NA | Segment: Business | 115 | 0
The U.S. property/casualty industry is expected to post an underwriting profit for 2007 -- marking only the third time this has happened since 1978, according to an A.M. Best Co. special report, “U.S. Property/Casualty 9-Month Financial Review.” ...Read More
AMA Guides Head Out to Stakeholders 12/28/2007
State: NA | Segment: Top | 433 | 0
The long-awaited 6th Edition of the American Medical Association (AMA) Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment left the publisher's warehouse en route to doctors, insurance companies, claims adjusters, regulators and a variety of other stakeholders in the workers' compensation syste...Read More
After 32 Years, Illinois WCC's Mail Room Supervisor Retiring 12/28/2007
State: IL | Segment: Regulatory | 65 | 0
Walter Bennett, supervisor of the file room and mail room at the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, will retire on Dec. 31, the commission announced Thursday.Bennett started his career at the Commission 32 years ago in the mail room and, after various promotions over the year...Read More
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