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Date registered: August 25, 2010

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Specialist Media and PR initiatives at Health Plus Management.

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  1. Finding A Pain Specialist — April 24, 2017
  2. Botox Injection Therapy For Pain — April 15, 2017
  3. Cannabis Evaluations — February 17, 2017
  4. NYC Spine & Sports Medicine Clinic Opens — December 8, 2016
  5. Pain clinic opens in White Plains, NY — October 5, 2016

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Jul 19

New York state’s workers comp loss-cost rate to rise an average 9.1%

NEW YORK—New York state Insurance Superintendent James J. Wrynn has approved an average 9.1% increase in the workers compensation loss-cost rate. The rate increase, which was approved last week, is effective on Oct. 1. The New York Insurance Compensation Rating Board had proposed a 10.4% loss-cost increase in May, but reduced it last week to …

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Jul 12

Nearly $2 Trillion Purloined from U.S. Workers in 2009

In 2009, stock owners, bankers, brokers, hedge-fund wizards, highly paid corporate executives, corporations, and mid-ranking managers pocketed—as either income, benefits, or perks such as corporate jets—an estimated $1.91 trillion that 40 years ago would have collectively gone to non-supervisory and production workers in the form of higher wages and benefits. These are the 88 million …

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Jul 12

Teacher proves injuries from breaking up fight are compensable

In New York, a worker’s injuries sustained in an assault while fulfilling his job duties occurs in the course of employment even if the worker physically leaves the employer’s presence. Case name: Buffalo Public Schools, 111 NYWCLR 86 (N.Y.W.C.B. 2011). Ruling: The New York Workers’ Compensation Board held that a teacher’s injuries, sustained when he …

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Jul 12

A New York state of signs

Atheists in the Big Apple threaten to sue over a street sign that mentions heaven July 11, 2011 A fresh religious controversy is ripening in the Big Apple. Atheists there want to ban a word from the name of a street. In the Red Hook neighborhood of New York City, residents got part of a …

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Jul 12

Where Would We Be Without Workers Compensation?

Consider for a moment where we would be—as a society, an economy and an insurance industry—without workers’ compensation. With workers’ compensation celebrating its centennial this year, it is worthwhile to examine just how big an impact this critical line of coverage has had on our lives. First, a quick history lesson. We’re just a few …

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Jul 05

Jose Reyes injury ruins Subway Series

The Mets SS hurt his hamstring on Saturday; now he, and Mets fans, hold their breath   NEW YORK — The naked city did not need to hear a pop in Jose Reyes‘ hamstring to hear the pop in the Subway Series, the sure sound of a pin puncturing an overinflated event that could mark …

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Jul 05

National Federation of Independent Business and EMPLOYERS(R) Expand Workers’ Compensation Program to Eight Additional States

NFIB members in Minnesota, Kentucky, South Carolina, Iowa, Nevada, Utah, Idaho and Oregon now eligible for discounted coverage RENO, Nev., Jul 05, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) today announced it has extended discounted workers’ compensation coverage benefits to its members in Minnesota, Kentucky, South Carolina, Iowa, Nevada, Utah, Idaho …

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Jul 05

The Compensation Monster Devouring Cities

New Haven mayor John DeStefano has had a good relationship with his city’s municipal unions through most of his 17 years in office. But lately, those ties have frayed, thanks to the Democratic mayor’s claim that city workers’ wages and benefits—many granted by DeStefano himself in plusher years—have become dangerously unaffordable. DeStefano describes New Haven’s …

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Jul 01

Husband of obese woman who died at her desk awarded workers comp benefits

The question of a sedentary desk job versus an individual’s health factors marked a case between AT&T and the husband of an obese woman who was awarded workman’s compensation benefits after her death. Cathleen Renner had been working overnight to finish a project in her home office in Edison, where she worked three of five …

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Jul 01

Pennsylvania Governor Signs Workers’ Comp Bill

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has signed a change to the state’s worker’s comp laws that will allow insurers to write coverage for owners and partners of small businesses. Agents in state have long backed the change, which would extend insurance coverage to members of an LLC and partners of a partnership. The change, which goes …

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