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Tulsa County Drug Court to Reconsider Use of Work-Camp Rehab 10/11/2017
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 485 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Tulsa County's drug court will reconsider sending offenders to the Christian Alcoholics and Addicts in Recovery program after an investigative report raised questions about the organization's legality and treatment of participants, ...Read More

Truck Driver Gets Benefits for Accident With Unknown Cause 10/11/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 344 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
The Kansas Court of Appeals upheld an award of benefits to a truck driver for his injuries from a single-vehicle accident with no known cause. ...Read More

Terms of Worker's Settlement Didn't Prohibit New Claim for PPD Benefits 10/11/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VT | Segment: NORTH | 372 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Vermont Supreme Court ruled that the terms of a worker’s settlement, which provided benefits for a cervical injury, did not bar her from pursuing a new claim for benefits based on an injury to a different part of the spine. ...Read More

Two States Work on Removing Telemedicine Stumbling Blocks 10/09/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 607 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 76 min read
Colorado’s Division of Workers’ Compensation is taking steps to encourage the use of telemedicine in treating injured workers, even as another state, Texas, moves toward removing a stumbling block. ...Read More

TDI to Determine Insurance Assessment Rates and Fees 10/09/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 419 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Department of Insurance will hold an informal stakeholder meeting to discuss and gather information related to determining assessment rates for workers’ compensation self-insurance groups....Read More

Temp Agency Owner Pleads Guilty to Tax and Workers' Compensation Fraud 10/05/2017
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 361 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Swansea resident has pleaded guilty to federal charges of running a long-term, off-the-books payroll scheme and evading workers’ compensation premiums through her temporary employment agencies. ...Read More

Trial Judge Orders Parties to Revisit Discovery Plan for Insolvency Pool Coverage Dispute 09/27/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: GA | Segment: Top | 341 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A federal trial judge in Georgia last week denied approval of a proposed discovery plan in a coverage dispute between the state Insurers Insolvency Pool and the Sussex Insurance Co. ...Read More

Tony Payne Returns to MEMIC as SVP of External Affairs 09/27/2017
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 397 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Workers’ compensation carrier MEMIC Group has appointed Anthony "Tony" Payne to the post of senior vice president of external affairs. ...Read More

Two Claimants Convicted of Working While on TTD; Third Accused 09/27/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 415 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A claimant who worked as a farrier on a farm while drawing workers’ compensation benefits was among two accused double-dippers convicted on fraud charges last month, the Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority reported in its ...Read More

Two Pharmaceutical Sales Reps Admit to Prescription Fraud 09/27/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 456 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Two Burlington County pharmaceutical sales representatives pleaded guilty Monday to defrauding state health benefits programs and other insurers by submitting fraudulent claims for medically unnecessary prescriptions for compounded drugs. ...Read More
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