On the doctors' advice to lose weight, Melinda McKenzie underwent unauthorized gastric bypass surgery in 2006 and eventually lost 241 pounds, records show. However, MCI denied authorization and payment for McKenzie's procedure.Read More
S.B. 863 was signed into law Sept. 18 and takes effect Jan. 1. It is expected to boost permanent disability benefits for injured workers while implementing several measures to help reduce comp costs for insurers and employers.Read More
If you are granting a leave to an employee as an accommodation, your best defense to a potential ADA claim is to open a dialogue with the employee about a return date, and prepare to be flexible.Read More
A trial court ruled that along with benefits for his physical injuries, Stephen Vowell was entitled to medical benefits for treatment of related severe depression.Read More
New data from Reed Group show that employees who go on Family and Medical Leave Act and then return to work are three times more likely to need additional time off – for themselves.Read More
Insurance giant Cigna Corp. partners with a New York health organization to put long-term disabled workers on the track to good health and re-entry into the workforce.
The man was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder in June 2008 after experiencing anxiety and crying spells on various occasions, and he filed for workers' comp benefits in June 2009.
Despite employers' cutting back on providing benefits, few employees are purchasing such policies on their own, says new study.
Chidi Iwuoma played for the Steelers at various points between 2002 and 2007, with a few short stints with other National Football League teams during that time. Iwuoma was cut from the Steelers in 2007.