March 15, 2018

CompLines: 6/26/12

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. North Carolina Passes Law Targeting Employers Without Workers’ Comp Insurance Journal What is the Cost of Workers’ Compensation for School Districts CID Review Obese workers compensation claimants duration much longer Business Insurance Editor’s Note: These links lead… [Continue Reading]

WCRI Study: Texas Reforms Reduced Costs, Little Further Utilization Impact Anticipated

Workers' Compensation Research Institute

Cambridge, MA -(PRWeb)- A new study, Monitoring the Impact of Reforms in Texas, CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks, 12th Edition, from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) says that costs of medical care for injured workers in Texas have dropped. The study says the drop is largely the result of reforms and… [Continue Reading]

Company Nurse Releases Statement in Response to Monterey County DA’s Office

Company Nurse

Scottsdale, AZ -(PRWeb)- Company Nurse, a provider of work injury telephone nurse triage, has addressed the recent announcement made by the Monterey Country District Attorney’s office with the following statement: “We have always upheld our company’s founding principles of operating with integrity… [Continue Reading]

OR DCBS Releases Court of Appeals 2011 Workers’ Compensation Summary

Oregon DCBS

Salem, OR – The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services recently released its Court of Appeals 2011 Workers’ Compensation Summary. The annual report covers the Oregon Court of Appeals on workers’ compensation cases, and is primarily about appeals of Workers’ Compensation Board cases (counts, issues… [Continue Reading]

AIG Pays Massachusetts Over $3.4 Million in Multi-State Settlement

Massachusetts State Seal

Boston, MA – Joseph G. Murphy, the Commissioner of the Patrick-Murray Administration’s Division of Insurance, recently announced that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has received $3.44 million to settle a dispute with American Insurance Group (AIG), which admitted it had underreported workers… [Continue Reading]

Former Postal Employee Pleads Guilty to Workers’ Comp Fraud

US Department of Justice

Syracuse, NY – Richard S. Hartunian, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, announced recently that Thomas Dombroski, age 53, of North Syracuse, New York entered a guilty plea, Thursday, June 21, 2012, in U.S. District Court in Syracuse, New York before the Hon. Norman A. Mordue, U.S. District… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Bad Faith Beat…

Today’s edition of WorkCompRecap features the recent announcement from Texas Mutual of the Texas Supreme Court’s verdict in the case Texas Mutual Insurance Company v. Timothy J. Ruttiger. The state Supreme Court found that a bad faith cause of action is inconsistent with the current workers’ compensation… [Continue Reading]

Texas Mutual: TX Supreme Court Decision Strengthens Workers’ Comp Law

Texas Mutual

Austin, TX – The Supreme Court of Texas recently issued a landmark decision in Texas Mutual Insurance Company v. Timothy J. Ruttiger that strengthens a law affecting millions of Texans—the Workers’ Compensation Act—and found that a bad faith cause of action is inconsistent with the current workers’ compensation… [Continue Reading]

AIA Applauds Texas Supreme Court’s Decision in Texas Mutual Case

American Insurance Association

Washington, DC – Bruce Wood, associate general counsel and director of workers’ compensation of the American Insurance Association (AIA), recently made the following statement on the Texas Supreme Court’s decision, after rehearing, in Texas Mutual Ins. Co. v. Ruttiger. The case was about the application of… [Continue Reading]

AZ Industrial Commission Provides Update on Calculation of Avg Monthly Wage Maximum

Arizona State Seal

Tucson, AZ – The Arizona Industrial Commission recently released the following update regarding the calculation of the Average Monthly Wage in a worker’s compensation claim: As most of you know, the Industrial Commission of Arizona is required under A.R.S. § 23-1041 to adopt the maximum that will be used in the setting… [Continue Reading]

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