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Just because an employer is represented by a broker doesn't make it more sophisticated or less vulnerable to greed.
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Mom told me not to take delight in other's misfortunes; I can't help it....
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Gaining knowledge about workers' compensation is sort of like learning about sex as an adolescent.
I'm not an AARP member ... yet. Maybe I should be - heck I'll be 60 in just over 3 more years. AARP has a big section on their website about working at age 50 and over. It details how to find jobs, what to say in interviews, ...
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People don't change; their personalities just become more acute.
I have an old saying. Perhaps someone else said it. I don't recall if I acquired it elsewhere - so if this quote belongs to someone else I apologize for the copyright violation: "People don't change; their personalities jus...
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No coincidence this fraud story is from So Cal.
Medical fraud isn't restricted to workers' compensation, but work comp can be the centerpiece. Compound medications, illegal referral fees, attempts to conceal under "advise of counsel," undercover agents, federal indictme...
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A lesson from a 2 year old.
Ivan is 2 years old and has retinoblastoma - cancer of the eye. He lives with his mom, Rosa, age 25, in Santa Maria, CA. I don't know how she's paying for Ivan's treatment, but she can't afford transportation to/from the spec...
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Broker Schmoker
Insurance is a highly regulated industry because it involves lots of money exchanging hands, which influences greed, and some can't control themselves. Workers' compensation requires even tighter regulation because, in most states, it is essentially a capti...
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Happy NY Hike
My mother taught me it is not nice to take delight in other's misfortunes, but New York's proposed 9.3% rate hike does cause a little giddiness. Yesterday the New York Department of Financial Services took testimony both for and against the proposed increas...
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The Ignorant Aging
I'm not an AARP member ... yet. Maybe I should be - heck I'll be 60 in just over 3 more years. AARP has a big section on their website about working at age 50 and over. It details how to find jobs, what to say in interviews, how to assess benefits, talks ab...
I'm not an AARP member ... yet. Maybe I should be - heck I'll be 60 in just over 3 more years. AARP has a big section on their website about working at age 50 and over. It details how to find jobs, what to say in interviews, ...
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Acute Personalities
I have an old saying. Perhaps someone else said it. I don't recall if I acquired it elsewhere - so if this quote belongs to someone else I apologize for the copyright violation: "People don't change; their personalities just become more acute." This applies...
I have an old saying. Perhaps someone else said it. I don't recall if I acquired it elsewhere - so if this quote belongs to someone else I apologize for the copyright violation: "People don't change; their personalities jus...
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On The Record
Medical fraud isn't restricted to workers' compensation, but work comp can be the centerpiece. Compound medications, illegal referral fees, attempts to conceal under "advise of counsel," undercover agents, federal indictments, and an admission on tape that,...
Medical fraud isn't restricted to workers' compensation, but work comp can be the centerpiece. Compound medications, illegal referral fees, attempts to conceal under "advise of counsel," undercover agents, federal indictme...
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Ivan's Trip
Ivan is 2 years old and has retinoblastoma - cancer of the eye. He lives with his mom, Rosa, age 25, in Santa Maria, CA. I don't know how she's paying for Ivan's treatment, but she can't afford transportation to/from the specialized treatment necessary, whi...
Ivan is 2 years old and has retinoblastoma - cancer of the eye. He lives with his mom, Rosa, age 25, in Santa Maria, CA. I don't know how she's paying for Ivan's treatment, but she can't afford transportation to/from the spec...
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After practicing workers' compensation law for nearly 18 years, I founded and grew WorkCompCentral into the most respected news and education service in the workers' compensation industry. I am a regular public speaker on workers' compensation to industry trade shows, educational seminars, radio and television, and have been quoted or cited in general media publications such as Fortune Magazine, the LA Times and Wall Street Journal. I have been published in leading industry journals and scholarly publications on topics ranging from the underlying financial issues that led to an historic makeover of the California workers' compensation system, to the new paradigm in work injury protection and national trends in the workers' compensation industry.
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  • Pepperdine University School of Law
    JD, 1981 - 1984
  • San Diego State University
    BA - English, 1977 - 1981
  • California Lutheran University
    MBA - Marketing, 1995 - 1997
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