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MSF Grows Surplus by $28 Million 08/20/2018
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 149 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
Montana State Fund’s surplus increased by more than 5%, to $554.7 million in 2017, according to the carrier’s annual report. ...Read More

Man Pleads Guilty to Trucking While Taking $8,000 in Benefits 08/17/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 171 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
An upstate New York truck driver pleaded guilty this week to perjury after receiving almost $8,000 in workers' compensation benefits while continuing to work. ...Read More
Man Indicted on Workers' Comp Fraud Charges 08/16/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 1092 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 64 min read
An Ohio man was charged with three counts of workers' compensation fraud, according to local news reports. Rodney Ashcraft, 60, of Findlay, Ohio, was indicted this week for allegedly defrauding the state-run Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation system of more than $7,500, the ...Read More
MEMIC Hires Two Safety Management Consultants 08/14/2018
State: PA | Segment: EAST | 128 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
The MEMIC Group has hired two safety management consultants, Susan Diffenderfer and Thomas Brennan, to serve the company’s Pennsylvania and New Jersey markets. Diffenderfer, of of Juniata County, Pennsylvania, is a licensed physical therapist with nearly 30 years of experience in in...Read More

Maiden Holdings' CEO Announces Retirement as Q2 Loss Reported 08/13/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 166 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
Bermuda-based reinsurance company Maiden Holdings has announced that its president and chief executive officer, Art Raschbaum, is retiring, effective Sept. 1. ...Read More

MedLogix Purchases Michigan Evaluation Group 08/09/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 204 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
MedLogix LLC announced that it has acquired Michigan Evaluation Group, a provider of independent medical evaluations and peer review services. ...Read More

Manufacturer Faces $587K in Fines for Long List of Safety Violations 08/07/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 151 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 6 min read
A manufacturer of adhesives in Frankfort, Illinois, has received federal citations for 18 health and safety violations, and is facing proposed penalties of $587,564. ...Read More

Medicare Repayment Dispute Process Hits a Bump Under New CRC Contractor 07/30/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 638 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
A glitch involving the federal Commercial Repayment Center has led to some workers’ comp payers being referred for U.S. Treasury Department collection action even though they’ve followed proper procedures regarding money owed to Medicare, according to multiple sources. ...Read More

Medicare Set-Aside Bill Gets Companion in U.S. House 07/30/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 522 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
Just five weeks after a bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate to streamline the frustrating approach to Medicare set-asides, a similar bill has been offered in the House of Representatives, which supporters say improves the chances of passage. ...Read More

Maintenance Worker Can't Add Conditions to Claim for Back Injury 07/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 293 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
A divided West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a maintenance worker with a long history of back problems was not entitled to expand the scope of his claim to include additional conditions. ...Read More
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