|Dental Office Assistant Serving 120 Days In Jail For Fraud|
By Press Release - Probe Information Services - October 23, 2014
Frances Aguirre, a 32-year old Dental Office assistant, has been prosecuted for Workers’ Compensation fraud. Aguirre was charged by the Ventura County District Attorney with 3 Felony counts of Insurance Fraud.
Probe Information Services reported that Aguirre was working at Vista Village Dental as an office assistant when she alleged an industrial injury. Aguirre was off work and receiving disability benefits and medical treatment when surveillance found her working at a mall kiosk.
|DWC Accepting Nominations For 2015 Carrie Nevans Community Service Awards To Be Given At Educational Conferences|
By Press Release - California Department of Insurance - October 23, 2014
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) is now accepting nominations for its annual Carrie Nevans community service awards which will be presented at the 22th annual educational conference luncheons in February 2015.
The awards, which began in 2010, were renamed in memory and honor of Carrie Nevans, the acting administrative director, who passed away in 2011.
|El Cajon, California, Insurance Agent, Dawna Ernster, Arrested For Stealing Premium Payments. San Diego District Attorney Continues To Search For Additional Victims. |
By Lonce LaMon - October 22, 2014
An El Cajon, California, insurance agent, Dawna Louise Ernster also known as Dawna Louise Salois, was arrested on Wednesday, October 15th 2014, on 14 counts of grand theft, 14 counts of failure to disclose events affecting insurance coverage, and two misdemeanor counts of petty theft.
Dawna Ernster was at one time licensed as an insurance agent and specialized in selling general liability insurance policies to construction companies. Her licenses were ostensibly out-of-date. She was the ostensible owner of JND Insurance Services, Inc.
|WCAB’s Final Rules Published and Will Become Effective January 1, 2015|
By Lonce LaMon - October 18, 2014
The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) has adopted its final Rules of Practice and Procedure (Rules). The Office of Administrative Law has filed the WCAB’s new Rules with the Secretary of State and they were published October 15, 2014. The new Rules will become effective on January 1, 2015.
The primary purpose of this rulemaking was to repeal the Rules of the Court Administrator and to move the non-duplicative rules into the WCAB’s Rules. These changes are authorized by Assembly Bill 1426 (Stats. 2011, ch. 639), which eliminated the position of Court Administrator and deemed the Court Administrator’s regulations to be regulations of the WCAB. The rulemaking also made largely non-substantive changes to a limited number of existing WCAB Rules.
October 16, 2014 - Last Call To RSVP For Michael Sullivan Party At Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill in Oakland. Opening Of Oakland Office To Be Celebrated.
October 14, 2014 - DWC Issues Notice of Public Hearing to Revise the Official Medical Fee Schedule (OMFS)
October 14, 2014 - DWC Opens Registration for 22nd Annual Educational Conference
October 12, 2014 - Why Was Dubon Reversed? October 6th En Banc Ruling Is Huge And Precedent Setting.
October 8, 2014 - Three insurance companies receive awards for community investments
October 5, 2014 - Michael Sullivan & Associates, A Workers' Compensation Defense Law Firm, Opens Up In Oakland. Party to celebrate welcomes workers' compensation claims professionals.