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Lawmaker Seeks to Forbid Providers From Sending Workers' Bills to Collections 12/12/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 213 | 0 | Popular with Legal
New Jersey banned providers from invoicing workers for unpaid workers’ compensation medical bills five years ago. But when Ron Dancer’s constituent approached him recently with a ruined credit rating and a story, the assemblyman knew the balance-billing issue wasn’t over in...Read More
 
 
Longshore, Coal Mine Rate Decreases Proposed 12/12/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 140 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Pennsylvania Compensation Rating Bureau has proposed a rate decrease of 9.97% for benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act. And the Coal Mine Compensation Rating Bureau has filed for a 2.1% loss cost decrease for workers' compensation insurance, for ne...Read More
 
 

Lawmaker Proposes Medical Fee Schedule 12/08/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: MO | Segment: Top | 333 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Missouri would join the vast majority of U.S. states in adopting a medical fee schedule under a bill that has been introduced by perennial worker’s compensation reformer Sen. Dave Schatz. ...Read More
 
 

LMAC to Discuss Premium Ranking, State Fund and Wage Definition at Next Meeting 12/08/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 208 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Montana’s Labor-Management Advisory Council will discuss the biennial premium ranking study published by Oregon regulators, ongoing legislative deliberations over the future of Montana State Fund, as well as legislation enacted in May modifying the definition of wages for the purpose of cal...Read More
 
 

Little Explanation for Large Increase in SIF Costs 12/07/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1077 | 1 | Popular with Legal
California employers will pay more in assessments for subsequent injury claims next year than they have in each of the three years combined, and the reason why isn’t exactly clear. ...Read More
 
 

Lien Stay Injunction Postponed Another Week 12/07/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 549 | 0 | Popular with Legal
It will be at least two more weeks before a federal judge hands down an order requiring the Division of Workers’ Compensation to notify all claimants through its website that their liens are being stayed. ...Read More
 
 
Longtime Comp Judge to Retire 12/05/2017
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 97 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Workers’ Compensation Court Judge Debra Olsson, a 1991 appointee of then-Gov. Bruce Sundlun, will retire Dec. 31 after 26 years on the bench, the P...Read More
 
 

Lawmaker Who Helped Reform Workers' Comp Announces Retirement 12/04/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 154 | 0 | Popular with Legal
One of the architects behind 2005 workers’ compensation reforms has announced she is retiring from the Texas House after 13 terms. ...Read More
 
 

L&I Approves 2.5% Rate Decrease to Take Effect Jan. 1 12/01/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 273 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Washington Department of Labor & Industries announced Thursday that Director Joel Sacks has approved a 2.5% decrease in the average amount that employers and workers pay for workers’ compensation coverage. ...Read More
 
 

Liberty Mutual Holds Ribbon-Cutting for 19-Story Plano Campus 12/01/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 262 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Liberty Mutual Insurance has officially opened its 1 million-square-foot office complex in Plano, Texas. ...Read More
 
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