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Roofing Contractor Fined $48K for Fall Hazards 07/23/2018
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 244 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 8 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Wisconsin roofing contractor for the sixth time in the past five years for allegedly exposing employees to falls. ...Read More

Report: Widow's Death Benefits Halved for Husband's Use of Pot 07/19/2018
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 308 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The wife of a ski lift operator who died in December is appealing the decision of Colorado’s largest workers’ compensation carrier to reduce her death benefits because of her husband’s use of marijuana, according to media reports. ...Read More

Remaining Defendants in Pain Relief Health Center Case Plead Guilty 07/18/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2110 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
A chiropractor accused of running medical mills in Los Angeles and California’s Central Valley pleaded guilty to a single count of aiding and abetting health care fraud, and a psychologist charged with paying kickbacks for referrals pleaded guilty to fraud. ...Read More

Regulators Approve 11.7% Rate Reduction for Third Cut in Three Years 07/18/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 558 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 22 min read
The New York Department of Financial Services has approved an overall loss-cost rate decrease of 11.7%, the third straight year that the department has fully endorsed a recommended rate cut. ...Read More

Rebranding May Not Mean Widespread Changes for Patriot National 07/17/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 291 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 66 min read
Patriot National has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy and has changed its name, but whether the provider of technology services to the insurance industry can overcome its past troubles remains to be seen. ...Read More

Rates to Drop For Third Straight Year 07/16/2018
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 410 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
Most Wisconsin employers will see another drop in workers' compensation rates after the state insurance commissioner approved a rate reduction for the third straight year. ...Read More

Registration Opens for Educational Conference 07/16/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 182 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 193 min read
Oregon’s Department of Consumer and Business Services opened registration for its 16th annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference scheduled for the end of September. ...Read More
Report: Study to Reassess Cancer Risk at Firehouse 07/10/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 205 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
Oncological epidemiologists in Washington state will take another crack at assessing whether firefighters at a single firehouse in Seattle have a higher rate of cancer than their colleagues, according to a ...Read More

Risico Appoints Carlos Luna as VP of Marketing 07/02/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 928 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 90 min read
Risico Total Managed Care, a utilization-review organization based in Fresno, has appointed Carlos Luna as vice president of marketing and business development. ...Read More

Roofing Company Accused of Fudging Accident Locations to Save on Premiums 07/02/2018
State: WY | Segment: WEST | 209 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Wyoming prosecutors allege that the owner of a Utah construction company told employees that were hurt on the job to file claims in Wyoming even though they were Utah residents, according to ...Read More
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