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Better with Age: Exploring Medicare coverage of physical therapy

By Sanford R. Altman Published: 2:00 AM – 02/27/11 Q. My father is in a nursing home for rehabilitation after his stroke made it difficult for him to get himself up or to walk. Although they originally told my mother that, given enough time and rehab, he would be able to return home to her, …

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What should I do if I am injured at work?

By John Pinoth [January 30th, 2011] If you are injured at work, immediately report the accident to your employer and seek medical treatment from an employer authorized doctor. Read on for further information. Why can’t I see my own doctor? The law often says that employers must pay for all medical care related to the …

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NYS Takes Harsher Stance On Texting While Driving

By DEBRA ALFARONE 10:26 a.m. EST, February 16, 2011 * EmailE-mail * printPrint * Share * increase text size decrease text size Text Size wpix-texting-while-driving-ny NEW YORK (WPIX) — It’s not only illegal and unsafe, but now, it might jack up your car insurance and bring you that much closer to losing your license. …

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Optional auto insurance helps motorists with car damage from pot holes and other winter hazards

NEW YORK – You drive across what seems to be the Grand Canyon of pot holes seriously damaging your car’s front end. Does your insurance policy cover the cost of the repairs? That’s just one question being asked as consumers from Buffalo to New York City see their cars take a beating this winter. Pot …

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Proposed New York No-Fault Auto Reforms Would Tackle Fraud

New York lawmakers are considering a bill designed to reduce fraud and other types of abuse in the state’s no-fault automobile insurance system. The bill, introduced by State Sen. James Seward, would modify a rule that requires insurers to pay no-fault claims in 30 days, said Kristina Baldwin, assistant vice president for the Property Casualty …

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New York: Board to use new transaction code

The Workers’ Compensation Board issued a bulletin announcing the implementation of a new transaction code to allow carriers to close open expired policy terms for limited processing scenarios. The new code may be used for renewals submitted with a prior policy that was not previously reported to the board. It may also be used in …

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Congress Examines Workers’ Compensation: Is Reform Coming to NY?

February 19, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ — The condition of workers’ compensation programs across the country has sparked Congress to examine the issue. In November, the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee held hearings to gain insight on the shortcomings of state-run workers’ comp programs in New York and throughout America. At first glance, it appears odd …

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U.S. Postal Service Reports Wider Loss

NEW YORK (TheStreet) — The U.S. Postal Service reported a loss of $329 million in the first quarter, wider than a year-earlier loss of $297 million, as costly health care payments for future retirees weighed on profits. More on General The Postal Service is required by law to prefund its future retiree health care benefits. …

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Always Drive Carefully But Make Sure You Are Prepared Just In Case Snow-Covered Roads Lead to An Accident

NEW YORK, NY (02/11/2011)(readMedia)– Accidents are often on the upswing during the winter and it’s no surprise since snow and ice-covered roads test even the most skilled drivers. So, it’s essential that motorists understand what to do in the unfortunate event that they are involved in an accident. “It’s always important to drive carefully and …

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