Past President Profile; Ray Malca

Past President Profile; Ray Malca

In this segment of our Past President Profile, we were able to speak with Ramon Malca, a founding member of FWA and the chairman for 1997, regarding his background and leadership of FWA. You can read his responses below. How did you first get into Workers’ Comp? I got into workers comp when I cold […]

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Worker’s Compensation Doctors Requiring Waivers and Releases

Worker’s Compensation Doctors Requiring Waivers and Releases

Workers’ compensation in Florida provides two categories of benefits: indemnity and medical.  Within the medical category, injured workers are governed by the limitations set forth in Florida Statute chapter 440. When you get injured on the job, you have already given up your right to sue your employer in circuit court for simple negligence.  Generally, […]

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OIR Orders Slightly Larger Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rate Decrease for 2018

OIR Orders Slightly Larger Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rate Decrease for 2018

The following press release was put out by the OIR, and can be viewed here. Office Orders Slightly Larger Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rate Decrease for 2018 Wednesday, November 1, 2017 ​TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier issued an Order​ late yesterday notifying the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) that its 2018 rate filing has been […]

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Ametros is Now Offering a Full Benefits Advisory Team

Ametros is Now Offering a Full Benefits Advisory Team

Press Release by FWA Sponsor Ametros WILMINGTON, Mass— Ametros now has a full-service benefits advisory team for settlements, cases, and members involving preservation of federal, state and local benefits. Ametros can help injured parties, beneficiaries, family members, and advisors understand how to preserve their government benefits when in receipt of settlement funds, and understand how […]

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Past President Profile; Glen Wieland

Past President Profile; Glen Wieland

In this segment of our Past President Profiles, we were able to speak with Glen Wieland, a founding member of FWA and the chairman for 1995 and 2004. In talking with Glen, he provided us with information about his father, Judge William Wieland. We decided to break this profile down into 2 parts. The information […]

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Richard Berman to be Honored at Friends of 440 Awards Banquet on Oct 21

Richard Berman to be Honored at Friends of 440 Awards Banquet on Oct 21

Please show your support for FWA board member, comp legend, musician and all around good guy, Richard Berman, Esq. who will be honored at the Friends of 440 Awards Banquet on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort 1111 North Ocean Drive Hollywood, FL 33019.  Defense attorney Dawn R. Traverso, Esq. and […]

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Expert Medical Advisor Qualifications | Florida Workers’ Compensation

Expert Medical Advisor Qualifications | Florida Workers’ Compensation

This article was contributed by Audrey M. Castro, Esquire, an associate attorney with the  Bichler, Oliver, Longo & Fox, PLLC, firm. There are currently 151 Approved EMA’s in the State of Florida. To qualify as an EMA, a physician must possess a current CLEAR/ACTIVE Florida Department of Health license and must be board certified in a […]

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Past President Profile; Gerald Rosenthal

Past President Profile; Gerald Rosenthal

In this segment of our Past President Profile, we were able to  speak with Gerald Rosenthal, a founding member of FWA and the chairman for 1989-1991, regarding his background and leadership of FWA. You can read his responses below. How did you first get into Workers’ Comp? I first got into workers comp when one […]

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HITECH Medical Requests

HITECH Medical Requests

Requests for Records under the HITECH Act / Individuals’ Right under HIPAA to Access their Health Information 45 CFR § 164.524, also referred to as “The Privacy Rule”. The HITECH Act was passed as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, to promote the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology.  The Act […]

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What Repealing the Affordable Care Act Means for Injured Parties

What Repealing the Affordable Care Act Means for Injured Parties

Please read below a guest post by one of our sponsors, Ametros.  The opinions or facts expressed in this post are solely those of Ametros, and not necessarily those of FWA. FWA does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of the information provided herein. By Melissa Wright, Ametros. When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law […]

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Applications for FWA/Synergy Scholarship Award Due by May 1st

Applications for FWA/Synergy Scholarship Award Due by May 1st

Florida Workers’ Advocates, with the support of our Platinum Sponsor, Synergy Settlement Services, established a scholarship award in 2016 for worthy student applicants and is proud to continue this award in 2017.  With this in mind, your help is needed in identifying students from among the families of your clients who meet the criteria for […]

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