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State Fund Rate Revision Will Reduce Premiums 3.5% 05/28/2008
State: CA | Segment: Top | 115 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
State Compensation Insurance Fund on Tuesday announced that it filed a revision to its rate plan that will result in an estimated 3.5% decrease in collectible premiums when it goes into effect July 1.State Fund says its base rate will not change but it is expanding its merit rating and c...Read More
Senate Passes Benefit-Increase Bill 05/28/2008
State: CA | Segment: Politics | 385 | 0
The California state Senate on Tuesday passed Senate Bill 1717, a measure introduced by Senate President Don Perata that would double permanent disability benefits over the next three years.The Senate approved the measure 23-17, according to a press release from the California Applicants...Read More
Subrosa Video Leads to Guilty Plea by Maintenance Worker 05/27/2008
State: CA | Segment: Fraud | 271 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A maintenance worker for Sutter County, Calif., pleaded guilty to a fraud charge after a subrosa video caught him cleaning a swimming pool and working on his car, Probe Information Services announced Friday.Preston Clayton was arrested in connection with a workers' compensation claim...Read More
Search Warrant Implicates Dozens in Alleged L.A. Fraud Ring 05/23/2008
State: CA | Segment: Top | 500 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 660 min read
A search warrant unsealed by the Los Angeles Superior Court this month implicates more than 70 people in connection with an alleged fraud ring that purportedly referred unsuspecting claimants to Premier Medical Management Systems in Los Angeles.The September 2007 warrant became public re...Read More
SIP Posts Regulation Modifications 05/22/2008
State: CA | Segment: Regulatory | 571 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Office of Self-Insurance Plans has modified proposed regulations released earlier this year in response to public comments, and is continuing the public-comment period until May 28.SIP Chief James Ware said he would issue the final statement of reasons responding to the public commen...Read More
SEC May Target Greenberg in Civil Action 05/22/2008
State: NA | Segment: Top | 180 | 0
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has warned Maurice "Hank" Greenberg, the former chief executive officer of  American International Group, that he may be the target of civil charges in connection with a fake reinsurance deal with General Re Corp. that inflated AIG's loss reserves...Read More
Safety Regs Don't Apply to Scaffolds Not Yet Erected, Court Rules 05/22/2008
State: OH | Segment: Courts | 97 | 0
An Ohio appellate court ruled that three scaffold safety laws are not applicable to a injured worker's attempt to obtain benefits for violations of specific safety requirements, because the scaffold collapsed as the claimant attempted to erect it. The 10th Appellate District Court of...Read More
Survey Shows Employers Recorded 46,800 Nonfatal Injuries in 2006 05/22/2008
State: KS | Segment: Safety | 154 | 0
The Kansas Department of Labor reported the state’s private employers recorded an estimated 46,800 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in calendar year 2006, slightly more than 128 a day.A similar survey for 2005 showed 68,800 injuries, department spokeswoman Megan Ingmire to...Read More
SHPS Accredited by URAC for HIPAA Privacy 05/22/2008
State: NA | Segment: Business | 332 | 0 | Popular with Legal
For the third consecutive time, SHPS, a health management and benefits administration provider, was granted URAC accreditation for HIPAA Privacy.URAC, an independent, nonprofit health care accrediting organization dedicated to promoting health care quality through accreditation, certific...Read More
State Fund Appoints Operations Medical Manager for Claims Department 05/20/2008
State: CA | Segment: Business | 237 | 0
State Compensation Insurance Fund announced Monday it has promoted Scott Gardner to medical operations manager for its Claims/Rehabilitation Department.Gardner brings more than 20 years of workers’ compensation experience to his new post, State Fund said in a press release. Gardner...Read More
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