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Municipal Insurance Pool Names City Councilwoman to Board 04/10/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 256 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Patricia Johnson The Florida Municipal I...Read More

Man Disabled but Still Installing Swimming Pools, Investigation Shows 04/06/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 222 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A former worker at the New York Thruway Authority has pleaded guilty to petit larceny after defrauding the state's workers' compensation system of more than $5,200, according to a ...Read More

Medical Transport Business Lacked Comp Coverage, Prosecutors Allege 04/02/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 183 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
The owner of a medical transportation business in Broome County, New York, has been arrested on suspicion of running the company without workers’ compensation insurance or a valid taxi business license. ...Read More

Mine Worker Can't Collect Retraining Incentive Benefit From Employer 03/29/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 154 | 0 | Popular with Other | 79 min read
A divided Kentucky Supreme Court ruled that a mine worker was not entitled to a retraining incentive benefit from his employer, since he had already settled a pneumoconiosis claim against, and received a retraining incentive from, a prior employer. ...Read More

Meningitis Presumption for Forestry Firefighters, Coverage for Clinical Counselors Proposed 03/27/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 382 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
Firefighters for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection who contract meningitis would be presumed to have a compensable injury, under recent amendments to an Assembly Bill. ...Read More

Mother of Worker's Child Should Have Been Granted More Time for Discovery 03/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 162 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that the mother of a deceased worker’s minor child should have been granted additional time to conduct discovery into the compensability of the worker’s death. ...Read More

Michael Carmody Moves Up to Claims Director at MEMIC 03/20/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 134 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
Workers' compensation insurer The MEMIC Group has promoted Michael Carmody to the position of claims director for the Northeast Region, which includes MEMIC’s New Hampshire, Connecticut and New York offices. ...Read More

Medical Inflation a Growing Threat to Comp Profitability, Speaker Says 03/16/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 725 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 62 min read
LAS VEGAS — As workers’ comp premium rates have been on a downward trajectory since early 2015, a rating bureau official said on Thursday that increases in medical inflation could provide a clue as to when rates will rise once again. ...Read More

MSF Board Approves 8% Rate Cut 03/13/2018
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 218 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
Montana State Fund’s board of directors approved an 8% reduction in premium rate levels for 2018. ...Read More

MWCC to Install New Technology at 4 Locations This Month 03/05/2018
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 108 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission plans to have flat-screen televisions and other new equipment installed in its Frederick, Beltsville, Cambridge and LaPlata locations by the end of the month. ...Read More
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