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Report: High Injury Rate Perplexes Officials 12/14/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 195 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Despite their best efforts to uncover the root causes, officials in Montana are unable to explain the state’s high workplace injury rate, according to a ...Read More

Rules Proposal Would Continue Horse Racing Injury Compensation Board 12/12/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 195 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The New Jersey Horse Racing Injury Compensation Board has proposed rules to continue its existence, with changes to reflect an increase in the assessment rate authorized by the Legislature and to improve wording. ...Read More

Rep. Takes Swing at Carrier in Op-Ed Piece 12/08/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 284 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Montana state Rep. Jim Keane doesn’t appear to like his state's chartered workers’ compensation carrier. ...Read More

Retired Firefighter Sues City of Austin Over Denied Cancer Claim 12/08/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 340 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A retired firefighter has filed suit against the City of Austin, claiming that city officials told his union representative that he did not have to file a claim when he contracted cancer and then denied the claim for being untimely when he finally did, ...Read More

Report: State Upholds $12,000 Penalty for Firefighting Firm Accused of Misclassifying Workers 12/05/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 486 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Labor Commissioner’s Office upheld a $12,000 penalty for failure to carry workers’ compensation coverage that was assessed to a firm that employed a firefighter who died battling the Nuns fire in Napa County in October, according to a ...Read More

Rating Board Announces Manual Changes, Other Matters 12/04/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 244 | 0 | Popular with Legal
New York’s rating bureau announced last week that the state Department of Financial Services approved several changes to the Workers’ Compensation and Employers Liability Manual, including notice of 2018 assessment rates.  ...Read More
Remittance Advice Notice Revised 12/01/2017
State: ND | Segment: NORTH | 228 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Workforce Safety & Insurance has revised its remittance advice notice for medical providers. The notice is sent along with a medical bill payment and is designed to explain the adjudication of a bill. The significant changes to the remittance advice notice include: ...Read More

Revised Impairment Guidelines Draw Positive Reviews 11/28/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 389 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Democratic lawmaker, several workers’ advocates and one insurance trade association on Monday applauded the Workers’ Compensation Board’s revised impairment guidelines. ...Read More

Revised Draft Impairment Guidelines Released 11/27/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 516 | 0 | Popular with Legal
After an onslaught of opposition from every stakeholder group, the state Workers’ Compensation Board released revised draft impairment guidelines and proposed regulations ...Read More
Regulators Say Guarantee Diverted $15.7M to Owner; Initiate Delinquency Action 11/17/2017
State: FL | Segment: Top | 583 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation today initiated delinquency proceedings against Guarantee Insurance Co., accusing the carrier of illegally diverting $15,743,000 to majority owner Steve Mariano in 2016 and this year “with no documented business purpose and no discernable benefit&r...Read More
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