- Former insurance broker sentenced for trying to bribe N.J. school superintendent
A federal judge has sentenced a former insurance broker to 135 months behind bars for scheming to bribe a New Jersey school superintendent in order to obtain workers compensation insurance business, prosecutors announced November 16.
- Coventry to pay $3 million to settle Medicare set-aside investigation
Coventry Health Care Inc. has agreed to pay a $3 million settlement as part of a federal investigation into its handling of Medicare set-aside agreements, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
- RGA Global Disability Insurance Survey finds insurers fail to sell the benefits of rehabilitation
Read the results of the RGA Reinsurance Company survey “Rehabilitation Services and Disability Insurance: A Global Analysis of Utilization and Value.”
- Exclusive remedy bars family’s bad-faith claim against son’s workers comp insurer
An Indiana man cannot sue an insurer for the emotional distress that he believes caused his wife’s death while the couple handled their son’s workers compensation case, an Indiana appellate court has ruled.
- Widow of workers comp claimant entitled to survivor benefits: Appeals court
The widow of a workers compensation claimant who died after ingesting multiple prescription pain medications and alcohol is entitled to survivor benefits, the Court of Appeals of the State of Washington ruled.
- Worker’s inability to speak English appropriately considered in disability ruling: Court
Consideration of an injured worker’s inability to speak English was “entirely appropriate” in finding he suffered a 100% earning capacity loss after falling at work, the Iowa Court of Appeals ruled.
- New York workers comp board considers changes to medical treatment guidelines
New York’s Workers’ Compensation Board is considering changes to its workers comp medical treatment guidelines that would aim to reduce administrative costs and delays for claims.