Day 4494 of pain; A bit of an update to the previous blog post on agreements.
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It seems as though State Compensation Insurance Fund,
The current SCIF adjuster, Kimberly Snyder, who has as of yesterday morning at 11am, has agreed to the terms of my Internet archives posted on this page. She was reading and clicking through these blog archives. The Fund decided to continue cyberstalking of me again yesterday at 11am, 2hours before the WCAB hearing at 1:30pm. Had I of known this at prior to the hearing I would have brought up her continuing conduct, and her now agreeing to the medical cannabis receipts I had submitted previously before the court around $23k, and updated yesterday to roughly $52k. These amounts do not include penalties due.
The person spent six minutes and fifty seconds on the agreement page before continuing. More time than most people spend reading an iTunes click-thru agreement, which would suggest understanding of actions by continuing.
“The Fund” mothership also decided yet again change up their batting order, by sending in yet another new lawyer for handling my case for no natural reason I could discern, Richard Conlan the last new guy from last time was not there. You see confusion and chaos is their business model.
Fortunately a 2011 letter from the always forgetful adjuster Kimberly Snyder on SCIF official letterhead, produced by myself hopefully squashed issue of SCIF’s terminal delay of authorization by the second opinion surgeon.
The new Judge made it quite clear to the newest SCIF lawyer, Jeremy Clifft, who really did not have much at all to say yesterday on behalf of his client SCIF, that SCIF _SHOULD_(heavily influenced) authorize whatever the doctor writes in his report this coming Monday November 18th, 2013. But SCIF can and very likely will delay, deny and or cut up the report into smaller more undeniably delayed bits. But nonetheless, again, the same surgeon will reconstruct the same very very likely verdict received two years ago, after heavily delayed testing MRI, CT Myelogram in August 2012, and also the year prior by the original surgeon. Cervical reconstruction. The current hardware removed, then new replacements mounted from the back this time in addition to the front. Blah, blah blah. Matching scars are in my future. In addition to some coal for stockings.
The next scheduled WCAB appearance is set for 2013.12.23. Things really never get done around the worker’s compensation arena these times of years(one dozen and counting) as everyone in need decides to take holiday vacations to artificially increase capitalist for profit demand of services.
I almost feel like playing Santa next time in the cattle chute of the Santa Ana, California Worker’s Compensation Appeals Board giving the gift of My Medicine – SIGNED to fellow injured workers.
Ho Ho Ho!
Tom Rowe resigned as State Fund’s chief executive, and Dan Sevilla resigned as chief financial officer.
Fund spokeswoman Jennifer Vargen wouldn’t offer an explanation for their departures but said the resignations were voluntary.
After former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a reform bill that reduced workers’ comp costs, the market turmoil subsided and private insurers moved back in. State Fund’s business began shrinking, and “we really had more staff than we needed,” Vargen said. Annual premiums have fallen back to around $1billion.
Since Rowe joined the organization in 2009, staffing has been reduced by 40percent, and some offices have been closed. The fund, based in San Francisco, employs 4,400 workers.
“It hasn’t always been easy, but change was necessary,” he added.
The downsizing was accompanied by some controversy. In 2011, the fund agreed to pay up to $50million in severance packages for state workers who volunteered to leave the organization, even though it wasn’t required by civil service rules. The payments were made as part of an agremeent with Local 1000 of the Service Employees International Union, which had criticized State Fund for the way it was handling the downsizing.
The agreement reflected “the board’s commitment to doing the right thing for employees facing layoff,” Vargen said at the time.
Because State Fund runs on customer premiums, the payouts didn’t cost taxpayers any money.
In its announcement Friday, State Fund said general counsel Carol Newman has been named interim CEO. The fund’s chief investment officer, Pete Guastamachio, is the interim chief financial officer.