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Claims Training Solutions Part 2 12/15/2001
State: FL | Segment: | 913 | 0
DEVELOPING NEW RESOURCES The first article in this series addressed the shortage of qualified claims examiners in the workers' compensation field and the problems currently facing carriers in staffing and training . In this follow-up article claims examiner training specialists, Cy...Read More
Take Charge of Your Claim 12/15/2001
State: FL | Segment: | 1000 | 0
Unfortunately workers' compensation ends up adversarial because of competing interests. The purpose of workers' compensation systems are to "pay now, ask questions later" in order to take care of the injured worker. When this system was devised, this philosophy made sense because of the ter...Read More
State: CA | Segment: | 1265 | 0
1. Submit a complete packet with the Compromise and Release or Stip including medical reports. Make sure the settlement documents are complete and you cover everything you need including body parts. 2 Put the Compromise and Release or Stip on top of the submitted packet This is very important...Read More
Title VII Defenses Not Available in FEHA Cases 12/01/2001
State: CA | Segment: | 981 | 0
While the case discussed in this article does not deal directly with workers...Read More
Claims Training Solutions - Part 1 11/29/2001
State: CA | Segment: | 1038 | 0
The workers...Read More
Claims Training Solutions - Part 1 11/29/2001
State: FL | Segment: | 992 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The workers' compensation insurance industry has a shortage of knowledgeable workers' compensation claims examiners. Contract examiner costs have escalated as demand exceeded the limited labor pool of contract examiners. Empty desks result in excessive caseload size, caseload re-distributions, an...Read More
Carriers Suffer From IT Talent Shortage 11/23/2001
State: CA | Segment: | 1067 | 0
Rating agency A.M. Best reports that there is a shortage of technology oriented insurance executives and that this is causing a problem for midsize and small carriers. While these companies would like to usher in new technologies to take them out of their legacy systems, finding senior-level executi...Read More
Exclusive Remedy Holds Stong in California 11/02/2001
State: CA | Segment: | 1042 | 0
2 recent cases have issued from the California Supreme Court and the Second Appellate District emboldens the Exclusive Remedy doctrine relative to Labor Code sections 3600, 3601 and 3602. On 8/30/01 the California Supreme Court rendered its decision in Torres v. Parkhouse Tire Service holding ...Read More
Work Comp Insurance Prices Rising Nationally 10/10/2001
State: CA | Segment: | 1071 | 0
The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, 10/08/01, that the most significant increase in insurance premiums to be experienced by businesses in the near future will be workers...Read More
Predesignated Chiropractors & 4600 09/18/2001
State: CA | Segment: | 925 | 0
Can Predesignated Chiropractors Perform Initial Treatment?We all know that Labor Code ...Read More
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