TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier issued an Order late yesterday notifying the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) that its 2018 rate filing has been disapproved and, if amended by November 7, 2017, will be approved with a slightly larger workers’ compensation rate decrease. Approval of a revised rate decrease is contingent on the amended filing being submitted with changes as stipulated within
Press Release by FWA Sponsor Ametros
WILMINGTON, Mass— Ametros now has a full-service benefits advisory team for settlements, cases, and members involving preservation of federal, state and local benefits. Ametros can help injured parties, beneficiaries, family members, and advisors understand how to preserve their government benefits when in receipt of settlement funds, and understand how those benefits work with each other before and after settlement.
The list below is not exhaustive, but is illustrative of the benefits Ametros’ team can help coordinate:Medicare (Parts, A, B, or D) Medicaid Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) Supplemental Security
In this segment of our Past President Profiles, we were able to speak with Glen Wieland, a founding member of FWA and the chairman for 1995 and 2004. In talking with Glen, he provided us with information about his father, Judge William Wieland. We decided to break this profile down into 2 parts. The information about Judge William Wieland will be shared soon in Part 2 of this profile.
How did you first get into Workers’ Comp?
Through my father.
What case(s) do you remember most?
A civil wrongful termination case that went to
Please show your support for FWA board member, comp legend, musician and all around good guy, Richard Berman, Esq. who will be honored at the Friends of 440 Awards Banquet on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort 1111 North Ocean Drive Hollywood, FL 33019. Defense attorney Dawn R. Traverso, Esq. and former J.C.C. Charles M. HIll, III will also be honored. (Cocktails begin at 6:00 p.m with dinner to follow at 7:00 p.m.; $195 per person, $1850 for reserved tables of 10) For more information and
This article was contributed by Audrey M. Castro, Esquire, an associate attorney with the Bichler, Oliver, Longo & Fox, PLLC, firm.
There are currently 151 Approved EMA’s in the State of Florida.
To qualify as an EMA, a physician must possess a current CLEAR/ACTIVE Florida Department of Health license and must be board certified in a specialty area. Once a physician is certified as an EMA, the certification will be valid for a period of two years. However, if at any time during the certification period, the physician no longer meets all qualifications
In this segment of our Past President Profile, we were able to speak with Gerald Rosenthal, a founding member of FWA and the chairman for 1989-1991, regarding his background and leadership of FWA. You can read his responses below.
How did you first get into Workers’ Comp?
I first got into workers comp when one of the associates in the office who did comp quit. He ultimately went on to become an appellate judge on the 4th District. My then boss, Richard Sicking, told me I was now a comp lawyer. I
The HITECH Act was passed as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, to promote the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology. The Act provides incentives to health care providers to transition to electronic health records. Additionally, there are also provisions concerning a patient’s right to their personal health information. The HITECH Act provisions were implemented via a Megarule in 2013,
Please read below a guest post by one of our sponsors, Ametros. The opinions or facts expressed in this post are solely those of Ametros, and not necessarily those of FWA. FWA does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of the information provided herein.
By Melissa Wright, Ametros.
When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law in 2010, many gained access to health insurance that they may not have been able to access otherwise. Based on the most recent data released in June 2016, 10.4 million people were enrolled in plans under the
Florida Workers’ Advocates, with the support of our Platinum Sponsor, Synergy Settlement Services, established a scholarship award in 2016 for worthy student applicants and is proud to continue this award in 2017. With this in mind, your help is needed in identifying students from among the families of your clients who meet the criteria for this award.
As set forth in the application, “The Florida Workers Advocates Scholarship Award is for the individual or individuals chosen by review of a committee of the Florida Workers’ Advocates Board of Directors. The applicant
* National Council of Compensation Insurance v. James F. Fee, et al, Case# 1D16-5408 – The First District Court of Appeals has scheduled oral arguments for February 22, 2017, at 9:00am. A link to the live video can be found on the 1st DCA’s website. Stay tuned… * RetailFirst Insurance Company and Servpro of SE Tampa v. Brenton Davis, 42 Fla. L. Weekly D222, (Fla. 1st DCA, 1/23/17) – In this case of first impression, the 1st DCA holds that under section 440.13(2)(f), the “One-time change” provision allows “only for a one-to-one exchange