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CA - Audit Committee Approves Review of Fraud Assessment Commission Grants

By Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
03/30/2017 | 529 | 0 | 0 min read

A proposal to audit the millions of dollars in fraud-fighting grants issued through the California Department of Insurance each year was approved by the state Legislature's Joint Audit Committee on Wednesday. At least 13 of the 14 members on the committee had voted to approve the request b. Read More

CA - 3rd DCA Finds IMR Constitutional, Rejects Attempt to Bypass to WCAB

By Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
03/30/2017 | 701 | 1 | 0 min read

California's 3rd District Court of Appeal on Wednesday ruled that a dispute over alleged improprieties in the utilization review process must be submitted to independent medical review. "Whether the utilization review followed the medical treatment utilization schedule is directly related . Read More

IL - Insurers Oppose Bill That Would Reward Safety, Return-to-Work Programs

By J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
03/30/2017 | 194 | 0 | 0 min read

Insurers came out Wednesday against a House bill that would reward employers with potentially lower premiums if they filed safety and return-to-work programs approved by regulators. Rep. William Davis HB 2645, by Rep. William Davis, D-East Hazel Crest, would make safety and return-to-work progra. Read More

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CA - Young: A Swing and a Miss

04/03/2017 | 11 | 0 | min read

Another attack on the constitutionality of independent medical review in California workers’ comp has failed. A second California Court of Appeal district has now ruled that independent medical review (IMR) is constitutional. That’s the bottom line in Thursday's California Cour. Read More

UT - Gov. Signs Bill to Privatize Workers' Compensation Fund

03/30/2017 | 187 | 0 | 0 min read

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed into law a bill that allows the state-chartered Workers’ Compensation Fund to convert into a mutual corporation. Sen. Curtis Bramble Senate Bill 92, by Sen. Curtis Bramble, R-Provo, requires WCF to file amended articles of incorporation with the Department of . Read More

KY - Gov. Bevin Signs Bill Changing Labor Dept. Policies

03/30/2017 | 124 | 0 | 0 min read

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has signed a bill into law that makes several changes to Department of Labor policies. Gov. Matt Bevin Among other changes, House Bill 378: Allows the Department of Workplace Standards to obtain a car accident report without a subpoena if the accident is relevant to a. Read More

KY - Police, Firefighters Vigorously Oppose Reform Bill

03/30/2017 | 185 | 0 | 0 min read

Kentucky police and firefighters have come out strongly against a bill that would roll back workers' compensation benefits, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports. Rep. Adam Koenig Rep. Adam Koenig, R-Erlanger, has been fielding calls and emails from concerned first responders about his House B. Read More

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02/24/2017 | 750 | 0 | min read

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