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Medical Marijuana Will Remain Rising Issue in Workers' Compensation, Expert Says 08/10/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 614 | 0 | Popular with Legal
ORLANDO, Fla. – Employers and insurers no longer can treat medical marijuana as a passing fad but must develop strategies on whether to reimburse injured workers for cannabis and decide whether to conduct pre-employment or post-accident drug testing, a national expert said Wednesday. ...Read More
 
 
MEMIC Gift Creates Endowed Chair for University's Risk Management Program 08/09/2017
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 477 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The University of Southern Maine is establishing an endowed chair in risk management and insurance named after the founding chief executive officer of MEMIC, the carrier announced Tuesday. ...Read More
 
 

McKay Renamed Chairman of State Board of Workers' Compensation 08/04/2017
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 538 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Nathan Deal has reappointed Frank R. McKay to serve an additional four-year term as chairman of the State Board of Workers’ Compensation. ...Read More
 
 

Man Charged With Falsifying Medical Records and Faking Knee Injury 08/03/2017
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 424 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A former Camden County Fire Department employee has been charged with fabricating medical documents and then a knee injury to claim workers’ compensation benefits. ...Read More
 
 

Monoline Carriers Feeling the Heat from Increased Competition 07/31/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 536 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The steady decline in workers’ comp rates and increasing competition among insurers made an impact on the bottom line of monoline carriers in the second quarter. ...Read More
 
 
Meadowbrook Appoints Chief Underwriting Officer 07/26/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 211 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Meadowbrook Insurance Group has promoted Fred Browning to chief underwriting officer, the carrier said in a press release.  ...Read More
 
 

MedX to Provide Back-Stretching Equipment to PPO AlaMed 07/20/2017
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 313 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Alabama preferred provider organization AlaMed has contracted with the medical equipment manufacturer MedX to deliver back-stretching equipment to eligible injured workers' homes as part of their workers' compensation treatment plans. ...Read More
 
 

Mount Kisco Doctor Resigns Authorization to Treat Injured Workers 07/20/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 311 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Dr. Daniel Cameron has resigned his authorization to treat injured workers after the state Board for Professional Medical Conduct charged him with gross negligence, gross incompetence and failure to maintain medical records. ...Read More
 
 

Missouri Will Finally Get PDMP but Takes Own Approach 07/19/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: MO | Segment: Top | 442 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Eric Greitens on Monday signed an executive order to create a prescription drug monitoring program in Missouri, the only state that does not yet have such a system, which is widely regarded as a key tool in combatting the opioid epidemic. ...Read More
 
 
Marsh Webinar to Detail Comp Legal Challenges 07/19/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 290 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The status and implications of legal challenges to the constitutionality of workers’ compensation statutes in different states will be a topic covered during a webinar today hosted by Marsh. The free webinar, which begins at 2 p.m. Eastern time, will also discuss recent and potentia...Read More
 
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