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Workers' Compensation News

AB 749 and Physicians 11/24/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 844 | 0
The following is a brief description of the various changes to the Labor Code (and in one instance, Insurance Code) that were made law by AB 749, effective 1/1/03, that affect physicians. workcompcentral will be reviewing these provisions in more detailed analysis in later articles. Insur...Read More
Penalties, Interest and Taxes 11/24/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 1048 | 0
Are penalties and interest paid on a workers' compensation award taxable? Basically, no. In California, all payments made pursuant to Division 4 of the Labor Code are deemed "compensation" (Labor Code section ...Read More
Claim File and System Documentation Part 1 11/24/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 633 | 0
Importance of Documentation File documentation is critical from both a communication as well as a legal standpoint. This documentation represents the lifeline and history of the claim. There are potentially many people that will be reviewing a claim throughout the course of the clai...Read More
Enforcement of Medical Liens - Accepted Treatment 11/09/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 955 | 0
In the past we've talked about providing workers' compensation medical services on a lien basis. There are steps that need to be taken to ensure that your lien is properly filed and en...Read More
FEHA, C&R Settlements and the DFEH 11/09/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 2091 | 0
Can a potential Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) employment discrimination complaint be resolved in a Compromise and Release agreement? The answer is - Yes and No. In Mary J. Jefferson v. Californi...Read More
Medicare Set-Aside Trusts - Part 4 11/09/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 1028 | 0
This is the last of a four part series on Medicare Set Aside Trusts by expert attorney on the topic, Susan G. Haines. First was an introduction to the concept and reasons for it. ...Read More
How to Give Deposition Testimony - Part 2 11/09/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 751 | 0
Our first articlereviewed the basics of giving deposition testimony. Now we'll review some of the basic rules to keep in mind that will ensure your presentation in a deposition is the ...Read More
Underwriting Terminology for the Claims Examiner - 2 11/09/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 818 | 0
In our first article we reviewed the definitions of common underwriting terms, and what they mean to the claims administrator. This article continues with some definitions, and also reviews some classes of employees who typically are, or are not, covered under a work comp policy despite what you mig...Read More
Settlement of Vocational Rehabilitation (CCR 10131.2) 10/26/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 1026 | 0
It appears that the proposed regulation to implement L.C. section 4644(b)(c) will read as follows: A represented employee who was injured on or after January 1, 2003 can settle prospective vocational rehabilitation services for an amount not to exceed $10,000 in self directed vocation...Read More
Underwriting Terminology for the Claims Examiner 10/26/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 895 | 0
The professional claims examiner not only must know workers' compensation terminology and acronyms, but should also have an understanding of what gets the claim to the desk in the first place: the insurance policy that is the binding contract between the employer and the insurance company. This is c...Read More
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