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Hub International Acquires Norton Insurance Agency 10/04/2016
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 544 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
Hub International Ltd., a property and casualty insurance brokerage, has acquired the assets of Norton Insurance Agency and Norton Financial Services, based in Cumberland Foreside, Maine. ...Read More

Worker's Alleged Fiancee Lost Entitlement to Death Benefits by Lying About Sources of Income 10/04/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 437 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that the alleged fiancee of a worker forfeited her entitlement to death benefits by failing to disclose that she was receiving financial assistance in anticipation of her unborn child's adoption. ...Read More

Supreme Court Says Automotive Painter's Bladder Cancer Was Compensable 10/04/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 447 | 0 | Popular with Journalist | 34 min read
The West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that an automotive painter was entitled to benefits for his bladder cancer. Case: Cole Tr...Read More

Worker Getting Max Level of Weekly Benefits Can Get Loss Award as Lump Sum 10/04/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 598 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a mehcanic with a permanent partial disability claim providing benefits at the maximum level of weekly compensation could receive a lump sum payment of a schedule loss of use award for a second injury without running afoul of the statutory...Read More

Tree Service Owner Admits Defrauding State Out of $22,000 in Premiums 10/04/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 356 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
A tree service company in Medina County has pleaded guilty to workers’ compensation fraud and owes the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation $22,000 in back premiums. ...Read More

Maximum Compensation Rate Released for Injuries After Oct. 1 10/04/2016
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 401 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 23 min read
The Connecticut labor commissioner has set the maximum weekly compensation rate for total disability and decedents’ dependents at $1,292 for injuries occurring after this past Saturday. ...Read More

Courthouse Mold Remediation Project Spurs 45 Claims 10/04/2016
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 535 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
Forty-five courthouse workers in South Carolina have filed workers’ compensation claims since mid-July, when a $300,000 mold remediation project began. ...Read More

PTSD Compensability Bill Remains Stuck in Committee 10/04/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 317 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
An Ohio bill that would make post-traumatic stress disorder compensable for first responders in some circumstances, without accompanying physical injuries remains, mired in the state Senate Finance Committee. ...Read More

Governor Signs Fraud, UR Bills 10/03/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 3094 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
It went down to the wire, but California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed into law bills to prevent doctors convicted of fraud from participating in the state’s work comp system, impose new lien filing requirements and prohibit utilization review for some treatments provided within the fir...Read More

Proposed Rules Take Aim at Opioids, Compounded Drugs 10/03/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: OH | Segment: Top | 941 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is proposing rules aimed at curbing spending on naloxone and compound drugs. The BWC would no l...Read More
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