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Posted on Nov 29, 2017 (17 days ago)

From Sledgehammers to Software: America's Journey Towards 1099 Workers' Compensation
Forbes
Unchanged, the modern workers' compensation system was enshrined into law in… 1908. Twenty years later, The Great Depression led to President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938, setting important ...


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Texas Regulators Say Workers' Comp Costs Down 63% Since 2005
Insurance Journal
More Texas businesses are providing workers' compensation insurance as the cost of coverage continues to decline, according to the Texas Department of Insurance – Division of Workers' Compensation (TDI-DWC). Premiums have fallen by 63 percent since ...


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Posted on Dec 11, 2017 (5 days ago)

WGCU News

Expanding Workers' Compensation Benefits to First Responders
WGCU News
Legislation to expand workers' compensation benefits to include post-traumatic stress disorder for firefighters, paramedics, EMTs and other first responders unanimously passed its first Senate committee in Tallahassee last week. PTSD is currently only ...


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Posted on Dec 11, 2017 (5 days ago)

Law.com

Good News for Florida Companies: Workers' Compensation Rate Decreasing
Law.com
The ruling was hotly anticipated, with attorneys on both sides of the spectrum, businesses and insurance companies all speculating not only as to what the ruling would ultimately be, but also as to what practical effect it would have on businesses, the ...


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Posted yesterday.

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Chardon, Euclid, Lyndhurst residents sentenced for workers' comp ...
News-Herald.com
Four claimants and one employer from Northeast Ohio have been sentenced for defrauding the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation.

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Posted on Nov 26, 2017 (20 days ago)

Insurance Journal

Workers' Compensation Still Under Pressure from Drug Repackagers, Compounding Pharmacies
Insurance Journal
Though the number of physician dispensed prescriptions has declined considerably from just a few years ago, the workers' compensation industry continues to battle a market seeking to maintain high prices by changing drug strength and formulations. The ...


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Posted on Dec 14, 2017 (2 days ago)

Naples Daily News

Florida's disposable workers: Companies profit from undocumented laborers, dump them after injuries
Naples Daily News
Workers' compensation fraud laws are meant to punish those who try to abuse the system, such as employees who fake injuries or employers who leave workers unprotected. But a 2003 change in the Florida law is punishing immigrants who were legitimately ...


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Posted on Dec 3, 2017 (13 days ago)

Great Falls Tribune

Montana woman sentenced to 15 months, fined $900000 for workers' compensation scam
Great Falls Tribune
For about 10 years, a former U.S. Postal Service employee had claimed "total disability" after a back surgery and subsequently received more than half a million dollars in worker's compensation benefits. During that time, she also took part in a three ...


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Posted on Dec 7, 2017 (9 days ago)

Law.com

Do Software Limitations Trump Pa.'s Workers' Compensation Act?
Law.com
In September 2013, the WCAIS (workers' compensation automation and integration system) went live in Pennsylvania implementing EDI (electronic data interchange) transactions between companies and the commonwealth. The idea was to permit the exchange of ...


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Five Things You Need to Know: 12/17, Weekend Edition
WorkersCompensation.com (press release)
Sarasota, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) - 1) NJ: Deceased Man's Daughter Busted for Stealing More than $270K in Benefits (FRIDAY) “…(Sylvia) Wilkerson, 67, of Jersey City, was indicted Tuesday by a state grand jury on charges that she stole $272,000 in ...


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