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Upcoming Changes to MSA Re-Review Being Watched Closely 01/30/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 634 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
One of the biggest changes to look out for this year regarding Medicare set-aside arrangements is the expected update by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of its MSA re-review process, according to speakers at a webinar last week. ...Read More
Upstate Residents Eager to Drive for Uber 01/20/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 694 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
Shortly after Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week proposed an expansion of ride-hailing services to upstate, tens of thousands of residents there told Uber they were interested in becoming paid drivers if the app becomes legal there. ...Read More
Used Car Parts Co. Fined $27K After Worker's Death For Unsafe Procedures 01/19/2017
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 445 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
A used car parts company might have prevented an employee's death if managers had trained workers to service rim wheels safely, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration said this week. The agency issued John's Used Auto Parts of Bellingham, Massachusetts 12 violation...Read More

Uber, Others Can Expand Upstate Under Governor's Proposal 01/11/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 603 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Online driver services such as Uber and Lyft would be allowed to expand to upstate New York, but they would be required to levy a 2.5% surcharge on each customer to cover drivers for workers’ compensation, according to a proposal by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. ...Read More

USI Executive Will Chair Workers' Compensation Advisory Council 01/06/2017
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 637 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
Todd R. Johnson, senior vice president and property-casualty practice leader for USI Insurance Services in Massachusetts, has been named chairman of the Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council. ...Read More
Use of Naloxone is Topic of Webinar 01/03/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 574 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
Optum’s workers’ compensation division has scheduled a webinar for Jan. 19 on the use of naloxone for treating opioid overdose. The free, one-hour webinar will begin at 11 a.m. Pacific time. The webinar will detail how naloxone works, its dosage forms and its use in wo...Read More

Using Providers Experienced With Comorbidities Seen as Way to Improve Outcomes 12/20/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 691 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
One key to achieving better outcomes for injured workers who have comorbidities such as diabetes or excessive weight might be to steer them to providers with the best track records for those types of cases, some say. ...Read More

U.S. Senator Proposes Reform to Comp Law Affecting Wildland Firefighters 12/20/2016
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 424 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
A U.S. senator from Montana is proposing legislation that would keep injured wildland firefighters on their pre-injury retirement track.  ...Read More

UEGF Has No Liability for Benefits to Trucker Covered by Out-of-State Policy 12/16/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 414 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The Commonwealth Court ruled that the state Uninsured Employers Guaranty Fund did not have liability for a claim by the employee of an out-of-state employer that did not maintain comp coverage in Pennsylvania. ...Read More
U.S. Supreme Court Denies Review of Challenge to NFL Concussion Settlement 12/13/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 627 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The United States Supreme Court on Monday denied review of two petitions for certirorari challenging the adequacy of the National Football League's massive class-action settlement with former players for failing to warn them about the long-term health risks of brain injuries they sustain...Read More
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