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Getting Executives off the Dime 09/09/2014
By: Peter Rousmaniere (Featured Columnist)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 587 | 0
Similar employers, and also similar operating units in large employers, have huge variations in work injury experience. Were insurers to report on these variances, showing in detail where an insured employer stood, many employers would likely hasten to improve their practices. Cost information wh...Read More
 
 
Guzman Ratings Not just for Complex and Extraordinary Cases 01/07/2014
State: CA | Segment: | 961 | 0
Hello, dear readers!Welcome to the first full week of 2014. Vacationers are returning to clog up our commute, our coworkers are filling the cubicles next to ours, and, in the most merciful of small mercies, all the kids are returning to school.So, what better way to start off...Read More
 
 
Gotcha!: UR, IMR and LC 4062.2 Traps 12/04/2013
State: CA | Segment: | 3835 | 0
From the perspective of a claims examiner handling Workers' Compensation cases for a major carrier in the 1970s, the business of handling claims then seemed a much simpler and easier undertaking than it is today. Back then, if at any time we thought treatment was getting out of hand or we did no...Read More
 
 
Guaranty Fund's Indemnity Payments Not Limited By Statutory Cap 11/08/2013
By: Kirk Jenkins
State: IL | Segment: | 1220 | 0
In Illinois (as in every other state), when an insurance company becomes insolvent and an order of liquidation is entered, the Illinois Insurance Guaranty Fund steps in and pays claims that the insolvent carrier could not pay. The Fund’s liability is capped at $300,000, but that cap isn&r...Read More
 
 
Grumbling at the WCIRB 09/12/2013
State: CA | Segment: | 783 | 0
This was a week when we heard some grumbling and rumbling at the Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau.Comp was reformed in 2013. Rates should stay flat or go down, right?Well.....It may not actually work that way.We'll know more soon, ...Read More
 
 
Got Liens? Managing the Lien Crisis after SB 863 08/15/2013
State: CA | Segment: | 777 | 0
With all of the lien claimants crawling out of the woodwork and the sheer number of lien conferences being set, it helps to be prepared! Senate Bill 863 imposed a lien-filing fee and statute of limitations, which was intended to significantly reduce the number of liens filed. However, in anticipatio...Read More
 
 
Got Liens? Managing the Lien Crisis after SB 863 07/01/2013
State: CA | Segment: | 747 | 0 | Popular with Legal
With all of the lien claimants crawling out of the woodwork and the sheer number of lien conferences being set, it helps to be prepared! SB 863 imposed a lien-filing fee and statute of limitations, which was intended to significantly reduce the number of liens filed. However, in anticipa...Read More
 
 
Governor Adding Insult to Injury? 04/30/2013
State: MA | Segment: | 595 | 0
We have long touted Massachusetts as the gold standard for workers' compensation reform. In 1990, the state operated the second or third highest cost comp system in the nation; today Massachusetts is ranked 44th, with rates less than half of those in the other New England states. At the same tim...Read More
 
 
Ghost Payrollers 10/26/2012
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: | 676 | 0
It is hard to imagine what a mess things are in our state government and the City of Chicago. The main problem we have is “paying” thousands of workers as if they are working when they are not. Ghost Payrollers, Part I: The first concept is the idea of “pensions&r...Read More
 
 
Gov. Signs Mostly Benign Workers' Comp Legislation 10/13/2011
State: CA | Segment: | 469 | 0
No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.”  Hon. Gideon J. TuckerIt is the end of another legislative year ending in with the governor’s review, signing or vetoing the work of the California Legislature.  This year there w...Read More
 
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