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County Self-Insurance Group Distributes $5M to Members 09/16/2016
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 676 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
A group self-insurance fund for Georgia counties has issued a one-time dividend to policyholders totaling $5 million, according to local media reports. ...Read More
WCD Updates Hospital Reimbursement Ratios 09/16/2016
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 432 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division published updated cost-to-charge ratios that are used to calculate hospital reimbursement rates for treating injured workers. Reimbursement rates are calculated by multiplying the total bill by the cost-to-charge ratio assigned to the 59 hos...Read More

Chesapeake Appoints Underwriting Director 09/16/2016
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 612 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 97 min read
Chesapeake Employers Insurance Co. announced Thursday the promotion of Marty Balenger to director of underwriting. ...Read More

Ex-Workers' Compensation Commissioner Claims Governor Targeted Him for Being Gay 09/16/2016
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 652 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
Former Iowa workers’ compensation commissioner Chris Godfrey and Gov. Terry Brandstad are awaiting word from the state Supreme Court on the proper venue for Godfrey's claim that the governor and his staff discriminated against him because he's gay. ...Read More

Fraud Case Nets State $80,000 Civil Penalty 09/16/2016
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 531 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The Kansas Department of Labor has collected an $80,000 civil penalty for workers’ compensation fraud by Labor Pros, Elite Employment Group and Gregory D. Van Etten. ...Read More

Drobot Settlement in State Fund Case Expected Soon 09/15/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2203 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
State Compensation Insurance Fund says it expects there will be just six defendants left when its long-running civil lawsuit alleging a widespread kickback scheme for referrals to Pacific Hospital of Long Beach is ready for trial next year, and none will have the surname of Drobot. ...Read More

CSLB Sting Nabs Uninsured Contractors 09/15/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 810 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
California’s Contractors State License Board reported that two contractors cited for allegedly operating without a license during a recent sting operation were also suspected of operating without workers’ compensation coverage. ...Read More
CDI Extends Comment Period on WCIRB Regulatory Filing 09/15/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 539 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 96 min read
The California Department of Insurance opened a 15-day comment period to get additional input on changes to the definition of “medical-only claims” that the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau recommended in July. The department will also accept additional comm...Read More

Court Says Worker Is Entitled to Third Attempt at Establishing Claim for Lung Injuries 09/15/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 511 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
The third time may be the charm for a Pennsylvania plaintiff whom the Commonwealth Court on Tuesday said could re-file his worker's compensation claim for the third time. ...Read More

Opt-Out Employers Have 90 Days to Get Comp Coverage 09/15/2016
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: OK | Segment: Top | 761 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
Supporters of the Oklahoma Option say they anticipated the state Supreme Court might rule the so-called opt-out act unconstitutional and began preparing contingency plans earlier this summer. ...Read More
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