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Attorney-Turned-Truck Driver Lacked Credibility 10/06/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 400 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld a denial of benefits to an attorney-turned-truck driver for his alleged injuries from a 2014 accident. ...Read More
 
 

Advisory Group Gives Nod to ODG Formulary 10/05/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 384 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Montana’s labor-management advisory committee has voted to adopt the Official Disability Guidelines drug formulary, a state official confirmed Wednesday.  ...Read More
 
 

Attorneys Must Register to Practice Before the Commission 10/04/2017
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 217 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission has issued an attorney registration and information update that states all attorneys who appear before the commission must be registered to practice before the panel. ...Read More
 
 

Actuaries Will Explain Proposed 12.6% Rate Decrease 10/04/2017
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 381 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Actuaries will break down the latest voluntary loss cost filing by the National Council on Compensation Insurance at the next meeting of the Advisory Council on Workers’ Compensation. ...Read More
 
 

Agency Approves NCCI Manual Amendments for Trucking and Towing 10/03/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 322 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Texas Department of Insurance has adopted amendments to National Council on Compensation Insurance manuals regarding trucking and towing classifications. ...Read More
 
 

Advisory Rate Filing Recommends 12.1% Reduction in Loss Costs 10/02/2017
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 273 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Indiana Compensation Rating Bureau has proposed its 2018 advisory rate filing and recommends a 12.1% decrease in overall voluntary loss costs, and a 12.8% reduction in the overall rate level in the voluntary and assigned-risk markets. ...Read More
 
 

ALJ's Causation Findings Were Binding on Judge Who Presided Over Later Hearings 09/29/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 544 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Arizona appellate court ruled that an administrative law judge could not disregard a prior judge’s findings of a causal relationship between a worker’s symptoms and a 2012 accident. ...Read More
 
 

A.M. Best: Specialist Carriers Grabbing Bigger Percentage of Premium 09/28/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1011 | 0 | Popular with Legal
As large, multi-line insurance carriers such as American International Group are pulling back from workers’ compensation, smaller, specialty writers are stepping in to write more of the business, according to a new ...Read More
 
 

Alliance Physical Therapy Names Mark Andrzejewski CEO 09/28/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 208 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Alliance Physical Therapy Partners, a company that provides support to physical therapy practices, has appointed Mark Andrzejewski as its chief executive officer. ...Read More
 
 

Accredited Rehab Programs Cost More with Negligible Differences in Duration 09/28/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 493 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A new report on return-to-work rehabilitation services shows significantly higher costs for accredited facilities over non-accredited programs but negligible differences in duration and total amount of temporary income benefits. ...Read More
 
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