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You Want me to Send the Check Where? 11/07/2014
By: Nanci C. Freeman
State: NA | Segment: Top | 338 | 0
Every now and then a circumstance occurs that shocks the conscience and sensibilities of even the most sophisticated and savvy insured. I could not avoid noticing the utter dismay of an employer when I advised them that yes, the applicant may really be entitled to benefits despite his arrest for ...Read More
Yes, Virginia, You May Fire a Workers' Comp Claimant 12/11/2012
By: Gerardyne M. Drozdowski
State: MI | Segment: | 296 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Michigan’s Legislature enacted significant changes to our Workers’ Disability Compensation Act (the Act) in 2011. The amendments, which became effective on Dec. 19, 2011, include a provision disentitling an injured worker from receiving wage-loss benefits when terminated for cause or &ld...Read More
You Couldn't Make This Up 07/06/2011
State: CA | Segment: | 265 | 0 | Popular with Empty
By Julius YoungBoxer & GersonSometimes we see stuff in workers' comp so bizarre, you just shake your head. They couldn't make this stuff up no matter how hard they try.Such it is with the 3-cent appeal.Unhappy with the award of a credit for an ov...Read More
Yet Another Attempt to Shift CMS Costs 03/24/2010
By: Jon Gelman
State: NA | Segment: | 238 | 0
By Jon GelmanThe American Insurance Association (AIA) and collateral Industry groups have banned together in a formal attempt to avoid the Federal mandate to reimburse Medicare for conditional medical payments. This is yet a third assault on the responsibility of employers to avoid payme...Read More
Your Drug Costs Are Going Up 11/20/2009
State: NA | Segment: | 241 | 0
By Joe PadudaThe chances of some variety of health insurance reform passing are looking more likely and big pharma is getting ready.By raising branded drug prices 9% (so far) this year, and this at a time when the Consumer Price Index fell by 1.3%.You may recall t...Read More
You Get What You (Don't) Pay For 05/21/2008
State: NA | Segment: | 165 | 0
By Joe PadudaWith a case load of 160 lost-time claims, how does any workers comp claims adjuster have any time to "manage" any case?That's the point Bob Kulbick, CMO at Cypress Care (HSA consulting client) made in a talk last week, a point I've been thinking about sin...Read More
Your government at work -- worker injury research you can actually use. 11/27/2007
State: NA | Segment: | 241 | 0
A cornerstone of Lynch Ryan’s work for more than twenty years, a long-held mantra, has been that employees who work for good employers -- employers who care for their workers and show it by the way they treat them -- report all work injuries when they happen, get expeditious treatment and retu...Read More
Your Job or Your Life: Popcorn Lung Comes to Wisconsin 11/04/2006
By: Jordan Barab
State: CA | Segment: | 248 | 0
By Jordan Barab This is sickening. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has a two part series about how the "popcorn lung" tragedy has hit the state of Wisconsin, "'Killer Butter' Puts Illinois Worker's Life in Precarious State," and "Struggling for air: Flavoring chemical tied to se...Read More
You Can't Get Film Unless You Go Where They Go 06/17/2006
State: CA | Segment: | 186 | 0
Fraud is an ever present factor throughout the world of insurance. Workers' Compensation may have the strongest attraction to those inclined to cheat the system due to the legal mandate requiring universal coverage. Whatever the reason, there is plenty of fraud in "them thar Workers' Comp hills" and...Read More
You Must Fight Fire with Fire; Admissible Evidence 08/17/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 412 | 0
The Professional Forums continue to be a ripe resource for instructive materials. The following are excerpts from a recent on line discussion in the Forums on ...Read More
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