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Workers' Compensation News


Former Corrections Officer Charged With Workers' Compensation Fraud, Larceny 01/17/2020
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 156 | 0 | Popular with Other_other | 542 min read
A former correctional officer in Connecticut was arrested by inspectors from the Workers’ Compensation Fraud Control Unit in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney on a warrant charging him with working as a contractor while receiving workers’ compensation benefits. ...Read More

AM Best Affirms Credit Rating of Employers Holdings, Subsidiaries 01/17/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 176 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 305 min read
AM Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of “A- (Excellent)” and the long-term issuer credit rating of “a-” for Employers Preferred Insurance Co. and its pooled affiliates, collectively referred to as Employers Insurance Group. ...Read More
Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Cos. Adopts AI-Powered CLARA Product Suite 01/17/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 104 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 79 min read
Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Cos. announced that it will implement the full suite of CLARA analytics products to bolster its workers' compensation claims operations. CLARA products use artificial intelligence and advanced machine learning to increase efficiency and make data-driven de...Read More

Worker's Misrepresentations Lead to Forfeiture of Benefits 01/17/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 143 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 43 min read
A New York appellate court upheld a finding that a worker had made misrepresentations about his efforts to find a new job, thereby forfeiting his entitlement to benefits. ...Read More

Contractor Sentenced to Jail and Probation for Labor Trafficking, Premium Fraud 01/17/2020
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 716 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 8 min read
Ricardo Ernesto Batres was sentenced to serve at least four months in jail for labor trafficking, payroll fraud and workers' compensation fraud, according to an Associated Press ...Read More

CHSWC Meeting Jan. 31 01/16/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 200 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
California’s labor-management advisory panel is scheduled to review annual reports during a Jan. 31 meeting in Oakland. ...Read More

Bill Would Exempt Small Businesses From ABC Test 01/16/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 547 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 55 min read
Independently owned and operated businesses with fewer than 100 employees would be exempted from the ABC test to determine whether workers are employees or contractors, under legislation introduced by a Southern California Republican. ...Read More

CWCI Names Jacqueline Secia Claims and Medical Director 01/16/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 283 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 32 min read
The California Workers’ Compensation Institute named Jacqueline Secia as its new claims and medical director. In her new role, Secia wi...Read More

DIR: Amendments to AB 5 Increase Implementation Costs 01/16/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 474 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
Amendments made to Assembly Bill 5 in the closing days of the 2019 legislative session that added new exemptions for specified industries increased, by nearly 700%, first-year implementation costs for the California Department of Industrial Relations. ...Read More

Preferred Employers Insurance Introduces Web-Based Platform 01/16/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 473 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 10 min read
Preferred Employers Insurance announced the rollout of a web-based risk-management platform intended to help employers prevent and control industrial injuries. ...Read More
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