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No Benefits for EMT's Injuries From Running Obstacle Course at 'Block Party' Event 11/16/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 410 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
The Montana Workers' Compensation Court ruled that an emergency medical technician did not suffer a compensable injury while running an obstacle course at an event organized by her colleagues. ...Read More
 
 

Court Upholds Finding of Fraud, Overpayment Against Pet Groomer 11/16/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 383 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
An Ohio appellate court upheld a finding of fraud and overpayment to a worker who claimed to have lost income while employed as a pet groomer for a business that no longer existed. ...Read More
 
 

Gov. Tomblin Redirects $25.5M From Work Comp Debt Fund to General Fund 11/16/2016
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 603 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin issued an executive order Tuesday redirecting $25.5 million from the Workers' Compensation Debt Reduction Fund to the state's general revenue fund for Fiscal Year 2017, the Martinsburg-based newspaper The Journal reported. ...Read More
 
 

Court Finds Contractor Liable for $68,380 in Unpaid Premiums 11/16/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 630 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that the State Insurance Fund was entitled to recoup an unpaid premium of $68,380.39 from a construction company, as a matter of law. ...Read More
 
 
HEMIC Picks Guidewire Software 11/16/2016
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 718 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
Hawaii Employers’ Mutual Insurance Co. announced that it selected Guidewire InsuranceSuite, Rating Management and Client Data Management software for policy administration, underwriting, rating, client management, billing and claims management. The carrier also selected Guidewire Da...Read More
 
 

2 Ex-Postal Workers Convicted of Minor Roles in $8.7 Million Comp Fraud Scheme 11/16/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 319 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
Two former postal workers arrested in the bust of an alleged $8.7 million workers' compensation fraud ring in November 2015 were convicted this week of conspiracy to defraud the federal government, ...Read More
 
 
Comp Carrier Acuity Hops on Predictive Modeling Software Bandwagon 11/16/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 1028 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
The Wisconsin-based workers' compensation insurance carrier Acuity is adopting predictive modeling software, the company providing the software announced.  Though Acuity's vice president of commercial lines said in a statement that "decisions cannot be made by the m...Read More
 
 

Abrams Promoted to COO of Ohio's Work Comp Bureau 11/16/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 460 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation has promoted its chief of employer services to chief operating officer, the agency announced Tuesday. ...Read More
 
 

Yet Another Dollar General Fined for Blocked Exits 11/16/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 654 | 0 | Popular with Media | 4 min read
In a safety inspection tale as old as time, Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials announced that they have found blocked exits at another Dollar General store.  ...Read More
 
 

Adva-Net Announces Partnership With Broadspire 11/16/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 614 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
Adva-Net, a pain management network for workers’ compensation, announced on Monday a partnership with third-party administrator Broadspire. The...Read More
 
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