California: Former deputy sentenced for workers’ comp fraud

A 40-year-old former San Diego County sheriff’s deputy who was seen lifting heavy weights after filing workers’ compensation claims for a back injury has been sentenced to three years’ probation and 180 days in work furlough. San Diego Union-Tribune

Flash: Is the Bureau’s Mid-Year Cut Deep Enough?

A mid-year workers’ comp rate cut is officially in the offing. What’s the requested amount and why might there be more savings to be had? Get the details here. Workers’ Comp Executive

Oxnard cleaning service owner pleads guilty to workers’ comp fraud

A 52-year-old owner of an Oxnard, California business pleaded guilty Friday to four felony insurance code violations related to workers’ compensation payments, according to the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office. The defendant allegedly systematically underreported more than $1 million in payroll to his workers’ compensation insurance carriers. VC Star

Radiologists seek repeal of Kentucky black lung law

The American College of Radiologists is asking Kentucky lawmakers to repeal a new law that has removed radiologists from the workers’ compensation claims process for black lung disease. Under the new law, the national certification for diagnosing diseases like black lung is not sufficient: they now also must be certified as pulmonologists. Kentucky is one […]