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Workers' Compensation News

Carrier Report Card Assessment Criteria Unchanged for 2016 11/06/2015
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 594 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The assessment criteria for the Texas Division of Workers' Compensation's Performance Based Oversight process next year will look much as it did in 2014, with carriers measured according to the number of timely payments made. The DWC ...Read More

Accident Fund Appoints VP for Business Development and Regional Ops 11/06/2015
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 516 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Mike Seling has been promoted to vice president of business development and regional operations for the Accident Fund Insurance Co. of America, the carrier announced. ...Read More
Advisory Committee Reviewing Medical Rules and Data 11/06/2015
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 1111 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Idaho Advisory Committee on Workers' Compensation will review a host of proposed medical rules, hear the latest medical data and discuss medical fee schedules when it meets Nov. 10 in Boise. Committee members will be updated on revisions the Idaho Industrial Commission propos...Read More
No Criminal Charges in Cryotherapy Death 11/06/2015
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 825 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is not pursuing criminal charges for the death of a woman who was found in a cryotherapy machine in October, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Chelsea Patricia Ake Salvacion, 24, worked for Rejuvenice Cryotherapy in Las Vegas. She was ...Read More

Former USPS Mail Carrier Pleads Guilty to Comp Fraud 11/06/2015
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 2109 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former U.S. Postal Service mail carrier faces up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of workers’ c...Read More
DOT Worker Pleads Guilty to Workers' Comp Fraud 11/06/2015
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 1662 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York State Department of Transportation employee has pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining nearly $10,000 in workers’ compensation benefits. Corey Cragnolin on Wednesday pleaded guilty in Rochester City Court to a charge of attempted fraudulent practices, a misdemeanor, acc...Read More
ProAssurance Net Income Plummets in Q3 11/06/2015
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 293 | 0 | Popular with Legal
ProAssurance Corp. reported net income of $10.3 million during the quarter ended Sept. 30, down 70.5% from $34.8 million in the third quarter of 2014. Net earned premiums grew by 2.9% compared to the prior-year quarter, to $182.1 million from $177 million. The carriers' combined ratio...Read More
Chesapeake Employers' Insurance Promotes 3 11/06/2015
State: MD | Segment: NORTH | 968 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company, Maryland’s largest writer of workers’ compensation insurance, has announced the promotion of three employees to vice president positions. Carmine D’Alessandro has been promoted to vice president of legal services. In this po...Read More

Steel Maker Fined $393K after 1,000-lb. Load Falls on Worker's Foot 11/06/2015
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 554 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
After a crane's safety latch failed and caused 1,000 pounds of equipment to fall on a worker below, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration proposed $393,500 in fines against a steel manufacturer. ...Read More

Advisory Board to Review Final Draft of Opioid Protocols 11/06/2015
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 2507 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents' medical advisory board will review the final draft of proposed opioid...Read More
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