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New Lien Regs May Provoke Unwanted Activity 06/07/2012
State: CA | Segment: | 259 | 0 | Popular with Legal
There has been a lot of grumbling in California since the new lien regulations were released last week, in particular about new Title 8, Section 10582.5.In short, what I have been hearing is that lien claimants are spooked that if they do not request hearings on their liens prior to the ...Read More
 
 
New Risks in Workers' Comp the Rise of Mining 05/31/2012
State: NA | Segment: | 226 | 0
While construction is still in the dumps, there's been a remarkable recovery in what was once thought to be a gone-forever industry mining. While the mineral mines in Michigan, oil shale projects in North Dakota, copper mining in the southwest and oil and gas in near-shore and Arctic areas have...Read More
 
 
N.C. Workers Compensation = 30,000 Uninsured Employers 04/23/2012
By: James J. Moore
State: NC | Segment: | 388 | 0
Uninsured employers have plagued the workers' comp system for many years. Was anyone actually shocked there are 30,000 employers (with more than two employees) that have no policy to cover their workers if injured on the job? I was shocked when this number hit the workers' comp blogosphere....Read More
 
 
Nonsubscription and Workers' Comp Remain in Competitive Balance 04/20/2012
State: TX | Segment: | 296 | 0
Recently published articles regarding Walmart’s exit from the Texas workers’ compensation system must be clarified by looking at the facts and setting aside the self-interest that seems to permeate any discussion of the subject.  Alarm bells from the AFL-CIO have droned on for over ...Read More
 
 
NCCI Sends a Wake-Up Call to Unsafe Companies 04/09/2012
By: James J. Moore
State: NA | Segment: | 320 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The National Council on Compensation Insurance has dramatically changed the way that companies will be rated for any polices that are effective after Jan. 1, 2013. Unsafe companies are now going to have higher X-Mods. Companies with much better loss histories will see their E-Mods shrink on any 2013...Read More
 
 
N.Y. Assessments: The High Cost of Friction 04/04/2012
State: NY | Segment: | 297 | 0
In the 2010 Oregon rankings for the cost of comp insurance, New York comes in 13th, with an average rate of $2.34 per $100 of payroll. That does not sound too bad, until you factor in the extraordinary 20.2% assessment that is tacked onto premiums. This assessment is double that of the n...Read More
 
 
N.Y. Treatment Guidelines: Investment Required for Return 03/16/2012
State: NY | Segment: | 245 | 0
A report from the New York Workers' Compensation Alliance indicates that the application of medical treatment guidelines in the state has created an additional $60 million in costs for the workers' compensation system.  Let's place aside the fact that the source may be biased (the a...Read More
 
 
North Dakota's Chickens are Coming Home to Roost 03/06/2012
State: ND | Segment: | 259 | 0
Well, when you falsely accuse a (very) competent public servant of malfeasance and get rid of him, you get what you deserve.That's exactly what's happening in North Dakota. The state Workers' Compensation Fund (WSI) is dealing with two separate scandals, one involving alleged...Read More
 
 
N.J. Courts: Zero Tolerance: Zero Compassion 02/28/2012
State: NJ | Segment: | 287 | 0
You have to feel sorry for Erik Martin. He went to work for Quick Chek Corp. in 1999 as an assistant store manager. He was promoted to store manager in the summer of 2000. He was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease that same year. After informing his supervisor of his diagnosis, she advised him t...Read More
 
 
New WCAB Commissioner Appointed by Governor 02/17/2012
State: CA | Segment: | 242 | 0
Gov. Jerry Brown announced the appointment to the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board of Marguerite Sweeney, a widely respected applicant’s attorney from Northern California.  Ms. Sweeney joins the WCAB as former Commissioner Joseph Miller departs at the end of his term earlier this m...Read More
 
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