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MA: Boston Woman Charged with Tax and Work Comp Fraud

Boston, MA (WorkersCompensation.com) – A Boston woman has been sentenced for her part in a long-running scheme where her temporary employment agency avoided paying more than $1.7 million in taxes, and $165,000 in workers’ ...

Five Things You Need to Know: 1/16, Tuesday Edition

Sarasota, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) - 1) MA: Former ‘Contractor’ Pleads Guilty to Multiple Fraud Schemes Jaime Ford allegedly pretended to be a contractor, tricking a Beverly, MA family into ...

Upcoming Study: ME Loggers Have Fewer Injuries, But More Illnesses Due to Sedentary Work

Bangor, ME (WorkersCompensation.com) – While logging accidents are down thanks to mechanization, a coming study hopes to find out if there are more illnesses in loggers due to the job’s ...

Five Things You Need to Know: 1/15, Monday Edition

Sarasota, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) -  1) CA Workers’ Comp Kickback Schemer Sentenced to More than Five Years in Prison “A federal judge today (last week) sentenced the former owner of Pacific Hospital in ...

Check Your Work Comp Pulse with the Upcoming American Bar Association Midwinter Conference

Nashville, TN (WorkersCompensation.com) – It’s about that time to start gearing up for conference season, and the ABA Midwinter Conference might just be a great place to start. It ...

What is Ex Parte

Florida attorney conduct is governed by the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar (trivia note: the name includes "the" so that is capitalized). It is a topic studied by thousands each year in preparation for undertaking the Bar examination, and then read or ...

A Lawyer Discipline Story

A purpose of this blog is to memorialize things that people may know, but perhaps do not contemplate daily. I was shocked to catch a news story recently, involving an attorney who I remember from my time on the bench in Pensacola. This story is troubling, ...

Mediation Cost in Florida is Value

In Florida workers’ compensation most PFBs must be mediated before they may proceed to final hearing. In an effort to provide greater detail regarding mediation efforts of the OJCC, a Settlement and Mediation Statistics ...

California on My Mind

It is intriguing to experience the processes and procedures used by various states' workers' compensation systems. I recently had the opportunity to discuss the California system, and conclude that there are many distinctions between Florida and California. One ...

2017 Was Quite a Year...

... In so many ways. For me, it built upon the momentum of 2016 (read last year's recap "From Product to Passion" which ended up being an even more appropriate description as I educated and agitated in 2017). Here's the statistics for ...

Trego Named OH BWC Pharmacy Director

Columbus, OH (WorkersCompensation.com) - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison announced today the appointment of Dr. Nicholas D. Trego to lead the agency's pharmacy operations. As Pharmacy ...

MI Gov. Rick Snyder Makes Appointment to the Workers' Compensation Board of Magistrates

Lansing, MI (WorkersCompensation.com) - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of John Sims of Marshall to the Workers’ Compensation Board of Magistrates. The ...

Judge Chastises 100 Attorneys at Consolidated Opiod Hearing

Sacramento, CA - A massive federal lawsuit aims to hold pharmaceutical companies responsible for contributing to the opioid crisis, and a federal judge is seeking a quick resolution.More than 200 individual cases ...

Ian V. Muress Joins Sedgwick as CEO of International Operations

London, UK (WorkersCompensation.com) - Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technologyenabled risk and benefits solutions, announced that Ian V. Muress has joined the company as chief executive officer ...

CA DWC Suspends Seven Medical Providers for Fraud or Loss of License

San Francisco, CA (WorkersCompensation.com) - The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) last week suspended seven more medical providers from participating in California’s ...

Talking About the Personal Caregiver

I had just finished my weight routine at the gym Saturday morning when I sat down in the lobby area to wait for my wife, who was finishing up in a fitness class. I had my earphones on, listening to music, and pulled out my phone to busy myself by ...

Bob's Top Ten Predictions for 2018

It is once again that time of year, where I dust off my crystal ball and gaze into the not so distant future to determine and predict what lies ahead for the workers’ compensation industry. My (less than annually produced) predictions for ...

I Sue Dead People

It was my very first thought when I read the headline. I sue dead people. The headline was featured in our news center, and was authored by Liz Carey. It read, “NC Goes After Dead Employees for Overpayments on Benefits.” I’ve heard of financial ...

Where Is the Crappy Doctor Database?

We were about 50 minutes into last Friday’s program when the discussion turned to potential solutions for the problems we had discussed, and a great idea was offered. The program was our new webinar, The Hot Seat, sponsored by Sharpline ...

Well, At Least The Hot Seat Will Be Warm This Week

I returned home to Florida last evening after a few days visiting family in New Mexico and Colorado, only to find that the extreme cold gripping the nation has found its way deep in to the Sunshine State. As I sit here basking in the glow ...

CMS to Host Webinar: Commercial Repayment Center Contractor Transition

Commercial Repayment Center Contractor Transition Webinar for Non-Group Health Plans on Thursday, January 18, 2018 Effective February 8, 2018, a new contractor will assume the responsibility of the Medicare ...

NJ: Subrogation Notice Must Be Timely - Unpublished Decision

An NJ Appellate Court barred a subrogation claim made by an employer against a 3rd party for failure to give timely notice to the injured worker. The notice provisions of the NJ statute were strictly enforced. An ...

Federal Court Upholds Employer's Six Month Leave Policy for Work-Related Injuries

The case of Billups v. Emerald Coast Utilities Authority, 33 AD Cases 1312 (11th Cir. October 26, 2017) presented a challenge by an injured employee to his company’s six month ...

8 Questions from Attorneys about Medicare Set Aside Administration

1. “What is my risk if my client makes mistakes with their MSA?” 2. “What’s the chance that Medicare denies my client’s care because they misused or misreported their Medicare Set Aside ...

How to Fulfill Your New Year’s Resolutions in the Workplace

It’s a new year, and gym-goers are filled with high ambitions for a healthier lifestyle. It’s likely some of this determination will taper off, so we are sharing practical solutions that are easy for you ...

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MA: Boston Woman Charged with Tax and Work Comp Fraud

Boston, MA (WorkersCompensation.com) – A Boston woman has been sentenced for her part in a long-running scheme where her temporary employment agency avoided paying more than $1.7 million in taxes, and $165,000 in ...

Five Things You Need to Know: 1/16, Tuesday Edition

Sarasota, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) - 1) MA: Former ‘Contractor’ Pleads Guilty to Multiple Fraud Schemes Jaime Ford allegedly pretended to be a contractor, tricking a Beverly, MA family into ...

Trego Named OH BWC Pharmacy Director

Columbus, OH (WorkersCompensation.com) - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison announced today the appointment of Dr. Nicholas D. Trego to lead the agency's pharmacy operations. As Pharmacy ...

Upcoming Study: ME Loggers Have Fewer Injuries, But More Illnesses Due to Sedentary Work

Bangor, ME (WorkersCompensation.com) – While logging accidents are down thanks to mechanization, a coming study hopes to find out if there are more illnesses in loggers due to the ...

Talking About the Personal Caregiver

I had just finished my weight routine at the gym Saturday morning when I sat down in the lobby area to wait for my wife, who was finishing up in a fitness class. I had my earphones on, listening to music, and pulled out my phone to busy ...

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John D’Alusio has over 30 years experience in P/C insurance with executive management positions in administration, field operations, and claim technical areas. Mr. D’Alusio has had many articles published in industry periodicals, and is also a ...

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Liz Carey has worked as a writer, reporter and editor for nearly 25 years. First, as an investigative reporter for Gannett and later as the Vice President of a local Chamber of Commerce, Carey has covered everything from local government to the ...

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Terry is an active researcher, speaker and commentator on workers compensation issues. Now retired, he was the Director of Corporate Planning and Development for WorkSafeBC. His responsibilities included environmental scanning, strategic planning ...

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What Will be the Workers' Comp Industry's Biggest Challenge in 2018?

Several issues have continued to challenge our industry over the last few years. What single issue do you think will be the biggest one for this new year? Tell us your opinion here in our Pulse Poll!