Army Vet Battling Private Insurer for Coverage She Feels is Due

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on June 13, 2011 “The American Psychiatric Association has a very specific and rigid stance against psychiatrists rendering diagnoses on patients they have not examined.” Injured as contractor in Afghanistan but denied specialized therapy at home Kevin Graman The Spokesman Review  June 13, 2011 A highly trained … Continue reading

US Fails to Protect Workers in Antartica

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on March 31, 2011 “I am in the mercy of Liberty Mutual right now,” Pacheco said. by Sophia Tewa 219 Magazine An unusual man, David Pecheco decided at the age of 50 that he wanted to live  the rest of his life in the treacherous South Pole, … Continue reading

Defense Base Act Coverage for US Government Contractors Working in Japan

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on March 25, 2011 OWCP News Release March 24, 2011 In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan on March  11, 2011, various agencies of the United States may utilize the services of  private contractors to provide humanitarian and other assistance as part of … Continue reading

Nine Years Ago Today, Still Getting Screwed Over by CNA

July 7, 2003 Nine years ago you get that phone call you hoped you’d never get But hey they say, not to worry, the insurance company will take care of everything Heart is breaking but not to worry Everything, they say, will be OK Good thing we’ve been paying for … Continue reading

Department of Labor Refusal to find CNA in 18(a) default of order

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on December 22, 2011 As referenced in the previous post Department of Labor District Offices Dead in the Water Scott Bloch filed a request to find CNA in 18(a) Default of an Order on behalf of Merlin Clark on September 16, 2011. Merlin Clark has been denied … Continue reading

Welcome to our hell Kenneth Riegler

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on March 25, 2010 ACE Group Appoints Kenneth Riegler to Lead Multinational Client  Group in North America and ACE USA’s Foreign Casualty Division We receive far fewer complaints (per capita) from injured contractors covered by ACE than we do AIG and CNA. Update:  In less than 24 … Continue reading

Defense Base Act Insurance Solicitation Number: M-OAA-GRO-10-0001

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on February 1, 2010 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is issuing solicitation M-OAA-GRO-EGAS-10-0001 for Defense Base Insurance.  The purpose of this acquisition is to provide a source of Worker’s Compensation Insurance as required by the Defense Base Act (DBA). Under all USAID contracts involving … Continue reading

The DBA’s Exclusive Remedy: Why Danny Fizsimons’ PTSD was a non issue?

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on August 16, 2009 The Defense Base Act includes a clause called the “Exclusive Remedy” making the DBA the employers exclusive liability and the employees’s exclusive remedy. When the contract company  purchases the cost reimbursable (taxpayer) DBA insurance for it’s employees it has just been released of … Continue reading

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