WCI Briefs: 8.25.16

08.25.2016


To save you time, here’s a sampling of workers' compensation and insurance news, each in 500 words or less.

Oklahoma's highest court is preparing to decide one of the biggest workers’ compensation cases in years. The state Supreme Court could invalidate or uphold part of an Oklahoma law that lets dozens of companies write their own policies. The legal dispute started when clothing retailer Dillard’s denied an employee’s workers' compensation claim. kgou

The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc., has launched Hanover EZPay, a pay-as-you-go solution for workers' compensation policies that allows insureds to pay their premiums in real-time, based on payroll. This new payment solution offers businesses the option to pay their premiums as part of their payroll processes, either by self-reporting payroll at the end of each pay period or by linking Hanover EZPay with their payroll company. pr newswire

Wells Fargo Insurance, part of Wells Fargo & Company, announced that 27-year industry veteran Mary-Beth Hahn has been named head of its National Risk Management Practice. Based in Summit, N.J., Hahn will report to Kristine Meuse, head of the National Cross Sell team for Wells Fargo Insurance. businesswire

Liberty Mutual Insurance has brought a $17 million fraud lawsuit against a Chicago-based medical practice specializing in neck and back injuries, saying the practice billed for procedures and therapy they did not perform on worker’s comp patients and billed at inflated rates. cook county record

ForeSight Medical has launched Encompass Specialty Surgical Network, a specialized orthopedic, spine and pain management surgical network for workers’ compensation payers. businesswire

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health will hold a meeting of the Emergency Response and Preparedness Subcommittee on Sept. 7-9, 2016, in Washington, D.C. osha

American International Group, Inc. has named Cindy Leggett-Flynn senior vice president, chief communications officer, effective, Sept. 19, 2016. She will report to Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer Jeffrey Hurd. businesswire

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