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Bill Would Allow State to Investigate, Audit PEOs 12/08/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 425 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Democratic senator representing Fort Lauderdale filed a bill Wednesday that would place certain obligations on professional employer organizations (PEOs), also known as employee leasing companies. ...Read More

City Wants Sheriff's Candidate to Repay Comp Benefits 12/08/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 281 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The City of Mt. Vernon is suing a Jefferson County sheriff’s candidate for misrepresenting a knee injury and receiving $7,043 in worker’s compensation benefits to which he allegedly was not entitled. ...Read More

Little Explanation for Large Increase in SIF Costs 12/07/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 914 | 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

DWC Approves Carve-Out Agreement Between Los Angeles and Police Union 12/07/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 559 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation announced Wednesday that it has approved a “carve-out” agreement between the City of Los Angeles and the union that represents the 10,000 employees of its Police Department.  ...Read More

Lien Stay Injunction Postponed Another Week 12/07/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 520 | 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

Praxsyn Corp. Misses SEC Reporting Deadline 12/07/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 346 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The parent corporation of a shuttered Southern California compounding pharmacy missed the latest U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission deadline, meaning the company hasn’t filed a financial statement since late 2015. ...Read More

Texas Mutual Says Flexibility Is One Benefit of New Provider Network 12/07/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 305 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The decision by Texas Mutual Insurance Co. to launch its own medical provider network is aimed in part at giving the company more opportunities to explore outcomes-based agreements with providers, a spokesman said on Wednesday. ...Read More

Transfer of Catastrophic Claim Proves Importance of Filing in Multiple Jurisdictions 12/07/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NC | Segment: Top | 176 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A trucker who has had almost 400 surgeries since he was pinned between his delivery truck and a parked car in 2002 will see the rest of his workers’ compensation claim play out in North Carolina, his home state, rather than Tennessee, where his employer filed the claim without his knowledge...Read More

House Lawmakers Working to Pass Formulary Bill 12/07/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 208 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania are working to pass legislation supported by 27 business and insurance groups that would mandate adoption of a workers' compensation drug formulary.  ...Read More

Injured Worker Failed to Prove Loss of Wage-Earning Capacity 12/07/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 188 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker failed to prove any permanent disability or loss of wage-earning capacity following an on-the-job back injury. ...Read More
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