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TN: Hearing on Proposed Claims Adjuster Training Rules Scheduled

NASHVILLE, TN - A hearing will be held August 23, 2010 on the Division of Workers' Compensation's proposed rule on claims aduster training. Read the notice Source: Tennessee Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development, Division of Workers' Compensation

National Workers' Compensation Conference Features Executive Roundtable Discussion in Las Vegas

In what will undoubtedly become a permanent part of its yearly offerings, the National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference, at its 19th annual event held November 10-12, 2010 in Las Vegas, sponsored a spirited Executive Roundtable discussion. Mark Walls, Assistant Vice President...

Texas Case Management

By Stuart D. Colburn, Esq., Shareholder, Downs Stanford The preamble to New Rule 137.5 is causing a controversy and perhaps a significant increase in costs to employers and carriers. Tex. Lab. Code Sec. 413.021(a) , states: "The insurance carrier shall evaluate a compensable injury in which...

Texas Case Management

By Stuart D. Colburn, Esq., Shareholder, Downs Stanford The preamble to New Rule 137.5 is causing a controversy and perhaps a significant increase in costs to employers and carriers. Tex. Lab. Code Sec. 413.021(a) , states: "The insurance carrier shall evaluate a compensable injury in which...

California SB 863 Reforms: Adjusters Should Adjust - The Blowback From UR and IMR

By Robert G. Rassp, Esq. So, 2013 is just around the corner and we are gearing up to learn the new law and regulations so that we can apply them in our cases. We have an interim period between now and July 1, 2013 when disputes over medical necessity under utilization review denials, modifications...

Industry Bloggers Debate the Workers’ Compensation System

At the recent California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation 11th Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA, industry bloggers Mark Walls ( Work Comp Analysis Group on LinkedIn), Robert Rassp ( The Rassp Report ), Rebecca Shafer ( ReduceYourWorkersComp ), David DePaolo ( DePaolo’s Work Comp World ...

Choosing an Effective Third Party Administrator - Do Your Homework!

A seasoned adjuster could be just as good as, or better, than “predictive analytics” In an effort to streamline costs and promote efficiencies, more and more companies are turning to Third Party Administrators (TPAs) to handle insurance matters or manage certain aspects of employee benefit...