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Injured Worker Pleads Guilty to Double-Dipping 01/16/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 900 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 65 min read
A Southern California man pleaded guilty to workers’ compensation fraud for failing to report income he was earning as a self-employed contractor while receiving benefits for an industrial injury. ...Read More
 
 

Advertising for Seminar on EquityComp Program Didn't Violate Trademark Laws 01/16/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 293 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A federal appellate court ruled that the advertising for a workers’ compensation seminar on the controversial EquityComp program did not infringe upon Applied Underwriters’ trademarks. ...Read More
 
 

New Reference Guide Addresses Non-Submission of MSAs to CMS 01/16/2019
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 877 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
Payers are growing more skeptical about Medicare's voluntary set-aside approval process. Perhaps in response, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is emphasizing the advantages of MSA review in a new manual. ...Read More
 
 

Bills Would Restore Fourth Edition, End Prevailing Factor Requirement 01/16/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: KS | Segment: Top | 114 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 79 min read
While the Kansas Legislature remains a deep shade of red, the new governor is a Democrat who has signaled her support for a kinder, gentler workers’ compensation system. ...Read More
 
 

Court Revives Part of Injured Worker's Bad Faith Claims Against Employer, Comp Carrier 01/16/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 125 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
The Iowa Court of Appeals last week revived part of an injured worker’s bad faith claim against his employer and its workers’ compensation insurance carrier. ...Read More
 
 

Court Upholds Denial of Reconsideration for Request to Expand Claim 01/16/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 80 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 11 min read
A New York appellate court rejected a worker's challenge to a denial of a request for reconsideration, rejecting his motion to expand his claim. ...Read More
 
 

Court Overturns Denial of Worker's Request to Reopen Claim 01/16/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 108 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
A New York appellate court overturned a decision by the Workers’ Compensation Board denying a worker’s motion to reopen her claim. ...Read More
 
 

John Travis Named Work Comp Manager at Appalachian Underwriters 01/16/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 84 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Appalachian Underwriters has hired John Travis as manager of workers’ compensation operations. ...Read More
 
 

Layla Santa Rosa Named Deputy Commissioner 01/16/2019
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 135 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
North Carolina Industrial Commission Chairman Charlton Allen has announced the appointment of Layla Santa Rosa as a deputy commissioner. Sant...Read More
 
 
Greenlight Re Makes Another Investment in AccuRisk 01/16/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 94 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
Greenlight Capital Re, a property and casualty reinsurance company headquartered in the Cayman Islands, is investing in AccuRisk Solutions LLC. The investment will allow AccuRisk, a Chicago-based managing general underwriter focused on employee and health insurance benefits, to expand thr...Read More
 
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