New York workers’ compensation News

Berkshire Hathaway’s Applied Underwriters Settles Workers’ Comp Dispute with New York

Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary Applied Underwriters will voluntarily halt the selling of a reinsurance-based, loss-sensitive workers’ compensation product in New York under an agreement with the state regulator who first raised questions about the product three years ago. Applied Underwriters will …

Berkshire’s Applied Underwriters Defends Workers’ Comp Products, Says Brokers Should Not Be at Risk

Legal and regulatory squabbles in New York, California and other states involving Berkshire Hathaway and its Applied Underwriter affiliates over particular workers’ compensation products should not have any negative effects on brokers who dealt with the products, according to a …

IIABNY Lauds New York Senate Committee’s Approval of Workers’ Comp Bill

The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York (IIABNY) applauded a New York Senate committee’s action to protect employers from surprise insurance premium increases in their workers’ compensation policies. The Senate Labor Committee approved IIABNY’s bill during its meeting …

New York State Insurance Fund Expands Pay-As-You-Go Payment Service

The New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF) announced that it is expanding its pay-as-you-go premium payment plan, NYSIF PAYGO, to include additional payroll service companies. NYSIF said PAYGO is a simple and convenient way for eligible policyholders to pay their …

New York Auditors Find $3.45M in Faulty Workers’ Comp Claims

New York auditors report preventing 206 incorrect claims for $1.85 million in workers’ compensation and medical benefits last year while identifying 417 duplicate claims for $1.6 million paid over the past two years. The Comptroller’s Office, which keeps three auditors …

NYS Insurance Fund Adds QR Code to Workers’ Comp Certificates

The New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF) is adding a new feature to its certificates of insurance. NYSIF said all NYSIF workers’ compensation certificates now include a QR (quick response) code, which can be scanned to instantly validate a certificate …

New York Prison Guard Accused of Workers’ Comp Fraud

New York’s inspector general says a state prison guard has been charged with fraud and grand larceny, accused of stealing more than $38,000 in sick leave and workers’ compensation benefits by falsifying medical records. Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott says …

New York Man Accused of Fraud in Collecting $82K From Workers’ Comp

New York authorities have charged a Niagara Falls man with larceny and insurance fraud, accusing him of collecting $82,000 from workers compensation over 13 years while self-employed. Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott says 55-year-old James Reagle is accused of making …

New York State Insurance Fund Launches New Online Medical Provider Portal

The New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF) announced on Thursday the launch of its new online medical provider portal. NYSIF said the new portal will allow registered providers and third party billers to retrieve claims payment information regarding their workers’ …

New York Approves Average 5.9% Increase in Workers’ Comp Loss Costs

The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has approved an average 5.9 percent increase in workers’ compensation loss costs for new and renewal business to become effective on Oct. 1, 2015. The approval was announced by the New …