201006.13
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Get Your Insurance Claims Paid

A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials. – Chinese Proverb The Conflict Your health insurance claims representative and your doctor disagree as to whether your medical expenses should be paid under your insurance policy. The Interests You want the claim to be paid so: You can get well You…

201006.08
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Q: I have WC insurance, and one of my employees got hurt. Do I need to report it?

A:  Probably. With the exception of injuries such as paper cuts and minor bumps and bruises, all injuries should be reported to the Board and your insurance carrier by completing FormC-2. You must complete the C-2 Form and keep it on file for the statutory 18-year period, even if the injury is not reportable to the Board. See http://www.wcb.state.ny.us/content/main/Employers/claimsprocess1.jsp. DISCLAIMER:…

201006.05
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Control Costs with Thorough Background Investigations

[The slides in this post are from the Workers’ Compensation Basics course I have taught at the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service since 2011, which can easily be adapted for your organization. The Conflict You and your insurance or fraud investigator disagree about the definition of a thorough or complete background investigation. The Interests You want reassurance…

201005.05
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Q: Will the Law Studio of Nance L. Schick attend the Hearings on our cases and manage the litigation from start to finish?

A:  Absolutely!  Unless I am instructed otherwise, I will assume your assignment of a case is assignment of the full litigation.  I will review the case regularly for indemnity, subrogation and resolution opportunities.  I will manage each case individually.  As necessary, I will conduct investigations, schedule independent medical examinations, file requisite forms, prepare witnesses, file fraud complaints, request medical records, take…

201004.30
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How Credible is Your IME Report?

I recently appeared on a workers’ compensation case in which the claimant’s attorney had him complete a questionnaire after he attended an independent medical examination. I have redacted the claimant’s personal information and the doctor’s name to protect their privacy. So, you can review the form by clicking the link below. Download Claimant’s Review of…

201003.03
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The Secret of Ho’oponopono: Ancient Hawaiian Method

Below are excerpts from the Article by Joe Vitale that originally started the flurry of interest in Ho’oponopono. It was recently passed on to me by the lovely and wonderful Brooke Emery. It couldn’t have come at a better time, considering my big trip to see my sister in Maui this year and some of the past struggles…

201002.19
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The Magic Solution for Workplace Conflicts

The 05/29/08 NYCOSH NEWSLINE contains an article by Liza Frenette that also appeared in New York Teacher Magazine on 05/22/08. In the article, Ms. Frenette describes a hazardous waste situation at a high school on Long Island, New York. According to her sources, the substances had been oozing and bubbling up through science classroom drains for up…

201002.14
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Celebrate All Love on Valentine’s Day, Not Just Love in Couples

Last night, I had the pleasure of seeing two very talented friends do more than share their performances with audiences. Each of them did so with a charitable spin. I love that! First, FCW Amy Clarke performed at Sidewalk Cafe to raise money for those in Haiti who are still suffering from the catastrophic earthquake. LA has been good to Amy, and…

201002.09
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Resolving Conflicts with Commitments

(Reprinted from an earlier issue of my Grayfiti Newsletter (TM), which is currently on hiatus.) My best friend and I have been friends since we were 12 years old, so we often call on each other to shine the light when we feel a little lost. Recently, she shared with me her fear that she…