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TDI Report: In-Network Claims Cost Less, Outperform Non-Network Claims for First Time 10/04/2016
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 572 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 127 min read
About half of Texas' claims were treated in-network, and those claims tended to perform better and, for the first time, cost less than out-of-network claims, a Texas Department of Insurance report on 2014-15 claims data found. ...Read More

Attorney Wants to Deny Uninsured Employers Their Sales Tax Licenses 10/04/2016
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: SD | Segment: Top | 679 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
A South Dakota claimants’ attorney will ask the state Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council to help push legislation to target uninsured employers. ...Read More
Kimberly Hodges Joins Employers' Law Firm Ogletree Deakins 10/04/2016
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 579 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Employers' law firm Ogletree Deakins brought on Kimberly Hodges as a shareholder at its Memphis office, the firm announced Monday. Hodges began her career in human resources and became an attorney focused on employment law. She comes to Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewar...Read More
Division Considering Overhaul of Rehabilitation Rules 10/04/2016
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 437 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 62 min read
The Minnesota Division of Workers' Compensation is considering an overhaul of its rules governing vocational rehabilitation and is taking comments from the public, according to a notice published in Monday's State Register. The division said it is considering amendments to Mi...Read More
BWC Taps AG's Special Counsel as Chief Legal Counsel 10/04/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 358 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation on Monday announced the appointment of Kevin Cogan as the bureau’s chief legal counsel. Cogan, who started his new position on Monday, is responsible for coordinating all legal activities for BWC, providing legal advice and assistance, ...Read More

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
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