Workers' Compensation News
Second Injury Fund Tax to Rise to 6.75% in 2018
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An annual assessment that carriers pay to Louisiana’s Second Injury Fund will rise one percentage point in 2018, Louisiana’s workers’ compensation agency announced Wednesday.
4 More Arrested in Connection With Family Practice Pill Mill Bust
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Three nurse practitioners and a physician were indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday in connection with a pill mill bust that has already netted one guilty plea, the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Middle District of Alabama announced this week.
Bill Would Allow State to Investigate, Audit PEOs
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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.
City Wants Sheriff's Candidate to Repay Comp Benefits
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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.
Little Explanation for Large Increase in SIF Costs
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
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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.
Lien Stay Injunction Postponed Another Week
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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.
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Today's Round Up
NATL. - Erie Promotes HR VP to Executive Vice President
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Erie Insurance has promoted Dionne Wallace Oakley to executive vice president of human resources and strategy, the carrier said in a press release.
Dionne Wallace Oakley
Wallace Oakley’s role will expand to include oversight of “several strategic functions,” the carrier said.
Wallace Oakley joined Erie Insurance in 2011 as vice president of human resources business partners, following a 22-year career at State Farm where her responsibilities included commercial lines service, personal lines underwriting, auto claims, corporate public affairs, agent recruiting and human r.
NM - Governor Makes Appointment to Advisory Council
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New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez appointed Tara Bonestroo to the state’s Advisory Council on Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Disease Disablement.
Bonestroo is a partner in Bonestroo and Sons Dairy in Portales. She will fill a vacancy for a business representative on the advisory council.
The advisory council recommends rules and regulations relating to the state’s workers’ compensation system. Although the council’s role is largely advisory, it has authority to appoint members to the panel that approves independent medical examination providers.
AK - WCB Reviewing Court Cases at Jan. 11 Meeting
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Members of the Alaska Workers’ Compensation Board will discuss 2017 state Supreme Court and Workers’ Compensation Appeals Commission decisions during a Jan. 11 meeting.
Board members will also discuss the 2018 year-to-date budget during the meeting. The agenda also includes a one-hour public comment period.
The board meets from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Division of Workers’ Compensation office, 3301 Eagle St., room 208, Anchorage.
The meeting agenda is here.
ID - Industrial Commission Posts Draft Audit Guidelines for Review
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The Idaho Industrial Commission posted to its website draft audit guidelines for public review and comment.
The commission conducts periodic audits to ensure carriers and self-insured employers are complying with claims adjustment requirements.
Draft guidelines outline types of claims that will be reviewed during the audits, including all total permanent disability claims and fatality claims, and a sample of other claims. The commission will examine whether payments were timely, whether payers correctly calculated benefits owed to injured workers and whether they’re promptly reporting .
CA - Judge Consolidates Claims for Sanctions, Payment on Copy Service Bills
CA - No Injunction in QME Dispute; Judge Questions Jurisdiction to Hear Complaint
CA - Little Explanation for Large Increase in SIF Costs
CA - Ex-NBA Player Pleads Guilty in Charity-Donations-for-Client-Referral Scheme
CA - Better ID of Suspended Providers, Process to Report Bad Actors Sought at Hearing
NATL. - Debate Over Evidence-Based Guidelines Heats Up
CA - DWC Approves Carve-Out Agreement Between Los Angeles and Police Union
CA - DWC Posts Adjustment to Physicians' Fee Schedule
CA - Lien Stay Injunction Postponed Another Week
CA - Investigation Into Double Electrocution Leads to Fraud Charges
Jan 6, 2018
2018 Liens, Costs and Med-Lega
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2018 MCLE Super Saturday
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Jan 22-23, 2018
2018 Florida Comp Update
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