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March 2019 Blog

  • SC Insurance Data Security Act: Are You Ready?

    The South Carolina Insurance Data Security Act went into effect on January 1.  Most insurance carriers and TPAs licensed in South Carolina (“licensees”) must be ready now to comply with a breach response plan. On July 1, 2019, all “licensees” are required to have a completed risk assessment and a written information security plan.  The…

    Posted 3/28/2019
  • A Change Would Do You Good

    In cases where the indemnity portion of a claim has been resolved and the claimant is entitled to lifetime causally related medical treatment, carriers often find themselves in the position of paying exorbitant amounts of money to fund a claimant’s prescription drug dependency problem. The claimant’s prescription drug dependency problem is usually facilitated and furthered…

    Posted 3/27/2019
  • Workers’ Comp Fundamentals: Fraud in the Application

    As many of you know, our “Workers’ Comp Fundamentals” series is meant to be a learning tool as well as a refresher.  We hope you find it useful.  Today, we’ll discuss the fraud in the application defense. Over 40 years ago, the South Carolina judicial system adopted the legal theory that an employer may deny…

    Posted 3/12/2019