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Parks Officer Can't Get Retirement Benefits From Police & Fire Retirement System 10/18/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 230 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a park police officer was not entitled to performance of duty or accidental disability retirement benefits because he was not a member of the New York State and Local Police & Fire Retirement System. ...Read More

Police Department Outfitting Rifles With Suppressors to Save on Comp Costs 10/17/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 369 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Police officers in Spokane, Washington, will soon be carrying suppressed rifles in their cruisers in an effort to shield themselves from hearing damage and avoid related workers' compensation claims, according to a ...Read More
Pinnacol Holding Conference on Fraud 10/17/2017
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 376 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Colorado’s Pinnacol Assurance is holding its second annual workers’ compensation fraud conference in November. The two-day event will explore the keys to successful workers’ compensation fraud prosecutions, including tips on how to write reports of suspected fraudulent a...Read More

Public Hearing on 9.3% Rate Decrease Set for Thursday 10/17/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 276 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Florida Channel will livestream Thursday's public hearing on a proposed 9.3% decrease in workers' compensation rates.  The...Read More

PEO Expands Into Temp Staffing, Promotes Marketing Director to COO 10/16/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 200 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The professional employer organization Ireti Workers' Compensation, which provides workers' compensation coverage to small and medium-sized businesses, has expanded into the temp work sector. ...Read More

Pure Premiums Will Drop 9.3% Effective Jan. 1 10/16/2017
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 269 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The state has approved a 9.3% decrease to pure premiums for 2018, bringing to 45% the cumulative decrease in workers’ compensation costs since 2011, the state Workers’ Compensation Agency says. ...Read More

Permanent Impairment Benefits Denied for Worker With Knee Injury 10/13/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 376 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A divided West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a worker was not entitled to an award of permanent partial disability benefits, since two of the three doctors who evaluated him found no evidence of permanent impairment. ...Read More

Psychiatrist Facing Suspension Files Constitutional Challenge in Federal Court 10/11/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2288 | 2 | Popular with Legal
A psychiatrist convicted on a single charge related to the overdose death of Anna Nicole Smith is asking a federal judge to declare that California's process of suspending providers from the workers’ compensation system is unconstitutional. ...Read More
Paramount Acquires The Health Plan's Comp Divisions 10/11/2017
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 171 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Paramount Health Care has acquired The Health Plan’s managed workers’ compensation program and its workers’ comp third-party administrator service. The companies expect to finalize the deal this week. Terms were not disclosed. Paramount’s Health Manage...Read More

Proposed Legislation Would Fix High Court's Protz Decision, Revive IREs 10/11/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 272 | 0 | Popular with Legal
House lawmakers have followed through on a pledge to draft a legislative fix to revive the impairment rating evaluation process. ...Read More
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