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Busted on Fairway Five 02/10/2007
State: CA | Segment: | 144 | 0
By Tom Reitze Our subject was out on a total disability claim, from a back injury. That disability claim was paying our subject enough money to maintain a rather high-level lifestyle, which included a late-model luxury car, country club membership, and a gated house in the hills. There wa...Read More
 
 
Billing Codes, Therapists and Fee Schedules 07/15/2006
State: CA | Segment: | 1114 | 0
Robert Physical Therapy, P.C. a/a/o David Cardoza, Ayodele Sunmola et al. v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 2006 NY Slip Op 26240, Decided on June 21, 2006, (Civil Court, Kings County) (Bluth, j). (index no. 46885/05) These were three cases consolidated for trial on June 5, 2006. The i...Read More
 
 
Bar-Coding to Prove Service - a Case Study 04/08/2006
State: CA | Segment: | 238 | 0
Editors Note: While the below discussion by NY attorney Larry Rogak is about proofs of service in no-fault auto claims, his discussion is relevant to documentation of service of claim denials in the workers compensation setting  we felt the discussion and Rogaks proposed solution of interest and...Read More
 
 
Bus Passenger, Work Comp, and Loss Transfer 10/22/2005
State: CA | Segment: | 276 | 0
BUS PASSENGER'S COMP CARRIER MAY BRING LOSS TRANSFER ARBITRATION AGAINST BUS'S LIABILITY INSURER A.I. Transport v. New York State Ins. Fund, 301 A.D.2d 380, 753 N.Y.S.2d 466 (1st Dept 2003) A liability insurer brought a petition to stay loss transfer arbitration demanded...Read More
 
 
Bolles Case Increases Liability for Uninsureds 03/27/2005
State: CA | Segment: | 151 | 0
EMPLOYER WHO DOES NOT BUY WORKERS COMP INSURANCE MAY BE IMPLEADED INTO EMPLOYEE'S LAWSUIT DESPITE LACK OF "GRAVE INJURY"by Larry Rogak Douglas Boles v Dormer Giant, Inc. , NYLJ 2/23/05 (Court of Appeals 2005) The Court of Appeals has ruled that an employer w...Read More
 
 
Buying a Policy or Selecting an Insurance Partner? 11/07/2004
State: CA | Segment: | 138 | 0
Though the following article mentions the Texas workers' compensation system, the author's suggestions are universal - thus the editors felt it of universal import. Recently, while conducting an education program for a group of agency professionals on the subject of workers' compensation, I...Read More
 
 
Buying a Policy or Selecting an Insurance Partner? 11/07/2004
State: TX | Segment: | 155 | 0
Recently, while conducting an education program for a group of agency professionals on the subject of workers' compensation, I realized that for many agents, the workers' compensation policy is the "red-headed stepchild" of insurance policies. It has the reputation of not requiring, or deserving, a...Read More
 
 
Buying a Policy or Selecting an Insurance Partner? 11/07/2004
State: FL | Segment: | 248 | 0
Though the following article mentions the Texas workers' compensation system, the author's suggestions are universal - thus the editors felt it of universal import. Recently, while conducting an education program for a group of agency professionals on the subject of workers' compensation, I...Read More
 
 
Business Writing for the Claims Examiner 04/26/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 198 | 0
The workers compensation claims examiner is probably the ultimate example of the old school educational emphasis on the three r's: reading, [w]riting and [a]rithmetic. The claims examiner needs be adept at math for performing calculations related to disability and indemnity. Reading all day long is ...Read More
 
 
Bad Budget Means Seeking Alternative VR Service 09/29/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 185 | 0
California finally has a budget for Fiscal Year 2003!! Good news for the state (we hope!) but not good news for those of us who need to conduct business before the Board or the Rehab Unit. My particular concern is the Rehab Unit, which is losing two Supervisors and seven Consultant positio...Read More
 
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