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Contractors Board Accuses Three of Operating Without Comp 10/07/2016
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 423 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Oregon Construction Contractors Board made recent visits to 72 job sites in the eastern part of the state and found three contractors who allegedly failed to carry mandatory workers’ compensation coverage. The board said it visited an additional 59 job sites during the five...Read More

Leaky Basement Inspection Yields $103,000 Fine for Discount Tire Shop 10/07/2016
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 602 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 62 min read
A New Jersey tire shop employee filed a complaint with the federal workplace safety agency this spring alleging a water leak in the basement, leading to an inspection that yielded $103,331 in penalties. ...Read More

Son Ordered to Jail for Cashing Dead Father's Benefit Checks 10/07/2016
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 421 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 26 min read
A judge on Wednesday sentenced a man to 90 days in jail for cashing his dead father’s workers’ compensation checks and using his electronic welfare benefits card to run up purchases of $1,274 at various stores. ...Read More
It's Official: Average Rates Will Increase 14.5% 10/07/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 677 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has issued a final order that grants approval to the National Council on Compensation Insurance for an overall combined statewide average rate increase of 14.5%....Read More

CWCI: Orange County, Inland Empire Claim Costs Higher Than Statewide Average 10/06/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1026 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 86 min read
Orange County and the Inland Empire generate 19% of workers’ compensation claims but 21% of payments, the California Workers’ Compensation Institute reported in the second of a series of scorecards analyzing regional claim characteristics. ...Read More

CWCI Posts Summary of 2016 Comp Bills 10/06/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1423 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
The California Workers’ Compensation Institute posted a summary of bills signed by Gov. Jerry Brown this year that directly or indirectly impact the state’s comp system. ...Read More
Board Launches Online System to Appeal Cal-OSHA Citations 10/06/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 587 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
The Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board launched an online system allowing employers to appeal citations issued by Cal-OSHA. The OSHAB Appeals Scheduling and Information System, or OAS...Read More
Fraud Investigators' Group to Hold Conference in Palm Springs Oct. 25-27 10/06/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1055 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
The Southern California Fraud Investigators' Association will hold its conference at the Riviera Palm Springs Hotel Oct. 25-27 this year. Riverside District Attorney Michael Hestin opens the conference, delivering the first talk. Also scheduled to speak during the conference are emplo...Read More

Premium Cheat Gets 9 Months, Must Pay $5.4M Restitution 10/06/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 806 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 90 min read
The owner of a Central California contracting company was sentenced to nine months in jail and ordered to pay $5.4 million in restitution for underreporting his payroll to avoid workers' compensation premiums, the state Department of Insurance said Wednesday. ...Read More

Business Challenges Drive Interest in Predictive Analytics 10/06/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 554 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
When FHM Insurance Co. decided to expand outside of Florida in 2008 and work with a wider variety of businesses, it wasn’t initially smooth sailing for the monoline workers’ compensation carrier. ...Read More
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