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Underwriting Terminology for the Claims Examiner - 2 11/09/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 498 | 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: | 733 | 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: | 595 | 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
 
 
Medicare Set-Aside Trusts - Part 3 10/26/2002
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Two articles thus far have been presented in this series. The first introduced the concept and reasons for it. The ...Read More
 
 
Getting Medical Info Without Violating the Law 10/26/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 491 | 0
Certain laws have converged to make it difficult for employers to keep tabs on their workers' compensation claims by limiting the amount and type of medical information that can be received from claims administrators. However, some proactive employers have devised strategies to ensure that they get ...Read More
 
 
Strategies For Staying On Top of Your Lien 10/26/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 457 | 0
In California, many physicians provide treatment to injured workers at the request of the attorney on a lien basis. Typically this occurs where an injured worker's claim has been denied by the insurance company as not arising out of, or in connection with, employment. The way in which the physician ...Read More
 
 
How to Give Deposition Testimony - Part 1 10/26/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 864 | 0
A deposition of the injured worker is often taken in contested workers' compensation claims. While it is an important event, there isn't any reason to be nervous about giving deposition testimony, however there are certain "rules" you should be aware of to ensure that your best testimony is recorded...Read More
 
 
RU-94 Job Offers and Undocumented Workers 10/14/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 833 | 0
Federal law prohibits employers from making a job offer to an undocumented worker so many employers have avoided using the RU-94, even though they have modified or alternative work available. This has caused some problems at the Rehabilitation Unit where Consultants (understandably) want to see som...Read More
 
 
Work Comp Insurance Options for Small Business 10/13/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 474 | 0
When it comes time to buy or renew your workers' compensation insurance, there are several options. Work comp will be available through a state insurance pool or fund, a commercial insurance carrier or self-insurance. The differences are: State insurance pool - Most states have at a minimum...Read More
 
 
Creating Opportunities in Work Comp 10/13/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 376 | 0
In the past we have explored some of the more technical aspects of claims handling. However, a big part of the claims examiner's job is career management. There is a lot of room for growth and expansion in the workers' compensation industry. The workers' compensation employment scene, like other ind...Read More
 
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