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No Benefits for Veteran Firefighter With Thyroid Cancer 08/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 129 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 195 min read
The Commonwealth Court upheld a denial of benefits for a veteran firefighter diagnosed with thyroid cancer, since he failed to prove his form of cancer is the sort that is caused by exposure to the carcinogens that he encountered in the course of his employment. ...Read More

NAMSAP Conference Slated for Oct. 3-5 in Baltimore 08/15/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 155 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
The National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals, or NAMSAP, will hold its 2018 educational conference from Oct. 3-5 at the Lord Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore. ...Read More

New Management Hopes to Bring 'Renewed Energy' to CSIMS 08/13/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 764 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 53 min read
The California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery is under new management as of July 1, following the departure of Carl Brakensiek, who had led the organization for 37 years. ...Read More

New Cream Scheme Described in Latest Indictments 08/13/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 710 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Federal prosecutors have announced a guilty plea and a settlement agreement in two more compounding pharmacy kickback schemes, one of which involved $400 million in fraud and is being called the largest health care scam ever prosecuted in Mississippi. ...Read More

NCCI Recommends Another Rate Reduction: 9.2% 08/13/2018
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 280 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
The National Council on Compensation Insurance is recommending a 9.2% reduction in Iowa's overall voluntary and assigned risk rate level, effective Jan. 1. ...Read More

No Accidental Duty Retirement Benefits for Guard Injured in Inmate Fight 08/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 121 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
The New Jersey Superior Court’s Appellate Division upheld a denial of accidental duty disability retirement benefits to a correctional officer who was permanently disabled by a neck condition after he got caught up in a fight between two inmates. ...Read More

NYSIF Reports Drop in Net Premiums, Increase in Surplus 08/02/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 244 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
The New York State Insurance Fund, the market of last resort for workers' compensation, reported a slight drop in net written premium, but an increase in surplus for the fourth straight year. ...Read More

Nail Salon Owner Fined $1.2 Million for Misclassification, Wage Theft 07/31/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1188 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
A Southern California nail salon was hit with more than $1.2 million in citations for misclassifying and failing to properly pay 36 workers. Follo...Read More

No PPD Benefits for Worker With Permanent Impairment but No Wage Loss 07/30/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 240 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The Mississippi Court of Appeals last week ruled that a hospital worker was not entitled to an award of permanent partial disability benefits, even though her doctor had assigned a PPD rating. ...Read More

Nine Restaurants Cited for Failing to Carry Comp Coverage 07/25/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 948 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
Nine restaurants in Northern California were cited for failing to carry workers’ compensation coverage, following a joint enforcement strike force investigation into businesses suspected of deliberately evading the obligation to have insurance, the Contra Costa County District Attorney&rsqu...Read More
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