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Landscaper Gets Clipped for Operating Without Coverage 12/20/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 511 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Cincinnati man has pleaded guilty to two felony counts of workers’ compensation fraud for running a landscaping business for at least five years without coverage. ...Read More
 
 
TDI Wants 2016 Data Experience by Feb. 10 12/20/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 765 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
The Texas Department of Insurance has issued a mandatory data call for workers' compensation and other carriers for 2016 experience. Compliance is mandatory under Section 38.001 of the state Insurance...Read More
 
 

TDI Adopts New Rates for Examinations, Maintenance Taxes and Fees 12/20/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 817 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
The Texas Department of Insurance has adopted amendments to 28 Texas Administrative Code, Sections 7.1001 and 1.414, on assessments levied on insurers. ...Read More
 
 

Eligibility Declaration Not Required for Liens Filed Before 2013 12/19/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2015 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 46 min read
The requirement for lien claimants to declare under penalty of perjury that they are eligible to file a lien will not apply to liens submitted prior to 2013, the Division of Workers’ Compensation confirmed Friday. ...Read More
 
 

DWC Announces Standards for 2017 Audits 12/19/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 912 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
The Division of Workers’ Compensation announced that the audit standards required of claims administrators in California will tighten in 2017. ...Read More
 
 

DIR Reports 388 Occupational Fatalities in 2015 12/19/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 756 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The head of the Department of Industrial Relations said she is assembling an advisory committee to address workplace violence in a statement announcing the number of Californians killed in workplace accidents climbed to 388 in 2015. ...Read More
 
 
DWC Amends Outpatient, ASC Section of Fee Schedule 12/19/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 978 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
The Division of Workers’ Compensation revised the hospital outpatient department and ambulatory surgical centers section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to incorporate changes made by Medicare. The division said the amended regulation institutes a payment model where the maximu...Read More
 
 

State Fund Culture Is One Barrier to Competition, Observers Say 12/19/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1171 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
A longstanding, steady presence and a primary focus on workers’ compensation insurance have helped state funds dominate in many states in which they operate, some say, including seven non-monopolistic states where they have grabbed more than half of the market share. ...Read More
 
 

Judge Rules Air Ambulance Providers Bound by Fee Schedule 12/19/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 3270 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
A Texas trial court judge last week ruled that federal law does not prohibit the Texas Division of Workers' Compensation from setting the rates at which an air ambulance provider can be paid for its services. ...Read More
 
 

One Large Legal Battle Over KSBIT Ends With Settlement 12/19/2016
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: KY | Segment: Top | 567 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
One chapter in the long legal saga involving the defunct Kentucky School Board Insurance Trust ended last week with a multimillion-dollar settlement.  ...Read More
 
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