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Chubb Names Tracey Laws General Counsel, Government and Industry Affairs 12/11/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 125 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Chubb has appointed Tracey Laws senior vice president and general counsel for global government and industry affairs, effective Jan. 2. ...Read More

Policyholder Notification Bill Sent to Governor 12/11/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 152 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill has been delivered to Gov. Andrew Cuomo to require workers’ compensation insurers to notify policyholders at least 30 days before their renewal dates if their premiums are slated to increase by more than 10%. ...Read More

Fire Marshal Supports Proposed PTSD Presumption Legislation 12/11/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 188 | 0 | Popular with Legal
State Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, who is also Florida’s fire marshal, is backing cancer and PTSD presumption legislation for first responders, WFL...Read More

School Bus Monitor Pleads Guilty to Comp Fraud 12/11/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 132 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Oneida City School District bus monitor has pleaded guilty to defrauding the workers’ compensation system of $6,100 by accepting benefits while lying about having other jobs. ...Read More

No Injunction in QME Dispute; Judge Questions Jurisdiction to Hear Complaint 12/08/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1968 | 1 | Popular with Legal
A Los Angeles judge on Thursday denied a request to block the California Division of Workers' Compensation interpretation of billing rules for qualified medical evaluators, ruling that the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board has exclusive jurisdiction over accusations that the divisi...Read More
DWC Posts Adjustment to Physicians' Fee Schedule 12/08/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 620 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation posted an order adjusting the physicians section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to incorporate changes made by Medicare for 2018. The order, among other things, incorporates the 1.4% increase in the Medicare Economic Index, whic...Read More

WCIRB Governing Committee Meeting Wednesday 12/08/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 374 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Governing Committee for the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau will discuss results from a review of earthquake exposure and plans for studies to perform in 2018 when it meets Wednesday in Oakland. ...Read More

Debate Over Evidence-Based Guidelines Heats Up 12/08/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 625 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A pair of recent opinion columns have rekindled the debate over whether workers’ compensation medical treatment guidelines are helpful or harmful to injured workers. ...Read More

'It's a Downside of Technology': In Saving Headaches, Online Systems Cause Them, Too 12/08/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 600 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Filing workers’ compensation forms online can save attorneys headaches. But, as Pennsylvania lawyers have found out, it can create headaches, too. ...Read More

Lawmaker Proposes Medical Fee Schedule 12/08/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: MO | Segment: Top | 345 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Missouri would join the vast majority of U.S. states in adopting a medical fee schedule under a bill that has been introduced by perennial worker’s compensation reformer Sen. Dave Schatz. ...Read More
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