NJ - Scheme Billed State Insurance Programs $50M for Pain and Libido Creams
A Cedar Run, New Jersey, woman pleaded guilty this week to defrauding insurance programs by submitting false claims for compounded creams, pain medications and even libido drugs.
Kristie Masucci, 36, served as a recruiter in the fraud scheme, which persuaded teachers, firefighters and other government workers to participate because of their state insurance coverage, according to a bulletin from the U.S. Attorney's office in New Jersey.
A pharmacy benefits manager would pay the claims, then bill the state. The fraud amounted to more than $50 million in unneeded compou...
LA - LASIE Offers Seminar for Adjuster Licensing
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In keeping with a Louisiana law that requires claims adjusters to be licensed, the Louisiana Department of Insurance and the Louisiana Association of Self-Insured Employers will host a seminar to help aspiring adjusters pass the exam.
Attorneys with the firm of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson will also lead the half-day workshop, which will be held Dec. 4 at the Louisiana Bankers Association in Baton Rouge. The seminar, which begins at 9 a.m., will offer four to six hours of continuing education for adjusters, case managers and human resource professionals.
Louisiana implemented licensing req...
OR - SAIF Kicks Off Agricultural Safety Training
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Oregon’s SAIF Corp. is launching its annual agricultural safety training program at the end of October with the first of 28 seminars that will run through March.
The goal of the program is to reduce the approximately 1,500 injuries sustained by agricultural workers each year, Reva Hartenstein, senior safety management consultant at SAIF said in a statement.
Seminars presented over the next six months will focus on four topics, including new employee training, best practices for chemical use, conscious decision-making, and safe driving on and off the farm. Nine of the courses will be pr...