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Brokers Arraigned on Embezzlement Charges 11/13/2015
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 3306 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Two brokers pleaded not guilty to charges of grand theft, conspiracy to commit fraud, forgery and theft of insurance premiums, the San Francisco District Attorney's Office announced. Christopher Ramos, 38, and Jay Trisko, 36, were arrested Nov. 9 and made their first court appearances...Read More
Bay Area Investment House Recapitalizes WorkWell Medical Group 11/12/2015
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 524 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Salt Creek Capital, a private investment house based in Menlo Park, California, has completed recapitalization of WorkWell Medical Group, an occupational medicine network provider that serves the California Central Coast. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. WorkWell, based in Sal...Read More
BBSI Auditor Warns of Illegal Act Relating to Reserves 11/12/2015
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 4296 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An auditor warned of a possible illegal act before professional employer organization Barrett Business Services Inc. announced an $80 million boost to its workers' compensation reserves that kicked off shareholder lawsuits and a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigation. B...Read More
BerkleyNet Appoints VP of Operations 11/12/2015
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 507 | 0 | Popular with Legal
BerkleyNet has appointed Michelle Belluscio as vice president of operations. Belluscio is a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in Economics, the Woodbridge, Virginia-based company said in a press release. She previously served as the director of operations for BerkleyNet and has...Read More
Board to Collect 2nd Injury Fund Assessments in 2016 11/11/2015
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 827 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Indiana Workers' Compensation Board announced Tuesday that it will collect an assessment to pay for operations of its Second Injury Fund next year. The board is required to levy an assessment if the balance of the fund on or before Nov. 1 is less than 135% of the previous year'...Read More

Business Traveler's Car Accident en Route to Dinner Wasn't Compensable 11/10/2015
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 471 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A business traveler's car accident while on his way to have dinner with his son was not within the course and scope of his ...Read More

Black Lung Benefits Debated in Congress 11/04/2015
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 817 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Legislation that would make it easier for mine workers with black lung disease to receive benefits has been introduced in the U.S. House and Senate. ...Read More

Bundled Payments in WC Just a Matter of Time? 11/03/2015
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1560 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Bundled payments — in which a provider receives a flat fee for treating a worker's injury rather than filing claims for individual treatments — might still be in the distant future for workers’ compensation. ...Read More
Bureau Proposes Pay Hike for Medical Impairment Registry Docs 11/03/2015
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 2599 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
Rules proposed by the Tennessee Bureau of Workers' Compensation would increase fees for reports by Medical Impairment Rating Registry physicians. Under current rules, the fee for MIR physician reports ranges from zero if the report takes more than 60 days to $1,000 for reports complet...Read More

Blocked Exit at Dollar General Leads to OSHA Citation 11/03/2015
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 570 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Dollar General store in Hamburg is facing proposed fines of $113,300 after an OSHA inspection allegedly found an unmarked and blocked exit and blocked aisles. ...Read More
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