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Three Nominated to Workers' Compensation Board 11/01/2017
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 236 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers’ Compensation Nominating Committee is recommending to Gov. Matt Bevin three attorneys, including current board Chairman Michael W. Alvey, to serve four-year terms on the Workers’ Compensation Board. ...Read More
 
 

Trump Picks FedEx's Scott Mugno to Head OSHA 10/31/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 378 | 0 | Popular with Legal
President Donald Trump will nominate Scott Mugno, vice president for safety at FedEx Ground, to head the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the White House ...Read More
 
 

Trucker's Delay in Filing Was Fatal to Hearing Loss Claim 10/30/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 246 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Tennessee Supreme Court’s Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel upheld the dismissal of a truck driver’s hearing loss claim as time-barred. ...Read More
 
 

The Hartford's Deal With Aetna Spotlights Complementary Nature of Disability, Comp 10/25/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 380 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Hartford’s acquisition of Aetna’s U.S. group life and disability business for $1.45 billion in cash has the potential to boost the company’s workers’ comp business, company officials said. ...Read More
 
 

The Hartford Announces Q3 Catastrophe Losses, Aetna Acquisition 10/24/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 249 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Hartford on Monday reported third-quarter net income of $234 million, down from $438 million in the prior-year quarter, a decrease that the company attributed to catastrophe losses from hurricanes Harvey and Irma. ...Read More
 
 

Travelers Net Income Plunges 59% During Hurricane Season 10/20/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 158 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Harvey, Irma and Maria took a bite out of Travelers Insurance’s bottom line in the third quarter. The carrier on Thursday reported net income of $293 million, compared to $716 million in the third quarter of 2016. ...Read More
 
 

Top Comp Drug Lyrica Approved in Extended-Release Formula 10/17/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 560 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Pfizer has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for an extended-release form of Lyrica, one of the top prescription drugs in workers’ comp. ...Read More
 
 

Truck Driver Didn't Leave Course of Employment by Returning From Trip Early 10/17/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 249 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that a truck driver did not remove himself from the course of his employment as a traveling employee by returning from a delivery a day early because of illness. ...Read More
 
 

Two Practitioners Lose Authorization to Treat Injured Workers 10/12/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 319 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A physician has lost her authorization to treat injured workers over alleged misconduct, while a psychologist voluntarily resigned his privileges to treat workers and perform independent medical examinations. ...Read More
 
 

Task Force Mulling SAIF Surplus Transfer Will Produce Report Soon 10/11/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: OR | Segment: Top | 356 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon employers will soon find out whether the state-chartered workers’ compensation carrier will see between $500 million and $1 billion of its $1.6 billion surplus transferred to Oregon’s public-employee retirement system. ...Read More
 
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