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Workers' Compensation News


CWCI: Claim Frequency Up for State's Self-Insureds 07/22/2019
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 583 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
Workers’ compensation claim frequency increased for the second year in a row among private self-insured employers in California in 2018, bucking a decades-long national trend of decreasing claim rates. ...Read More

Insurance Department Schedules Hearing on SIU Rules 07/22/2019
State: CA | Segment: Top | 391 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
The California Department of Insurance will hear public testimony on proposed rules intended to improve carrier fraud investigations, during a Sept. 5 hearing in Sacramento. ...Read More

Adviser Sentenced After Embezzling Almost $1 Million in Settlement Funds 07/22/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1720 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
A Long Beach financial adviser has been sentenced to 124 months in state prison after being convicted of embezzling funds intended to pay for injured workers’ medical care after a settlement. ...Read More

Employer Accused of Premium Fraud 07/22/2019
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 171 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 27 min read
A Waco businessman is accused of intentionally underreporting payroll and employees in a scheme that allegedly cost Texas Mutual Insurance Co. more than $200,000, according to a report by the city’s ...Read More

WCD Proposes Rules to Implement Legislation 07/22/2019
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 76 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division on Friday posted draft rules intended to implement legislation passed over the last two years. ...Read More

High Court Explains Requirements for Coverage 07/22/2019
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 68 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
The Oregon Supreme Court ruled that a business owner satisfied the statutory requirements to secure workers’ compensation coverage for her husband, who was her business partner and only employee. ...Read More

Agency Cracks Down on Towing Industry Over Insurance Issues 07/22/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 97 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 8 min read
A New York state agency is threatening to revoke the licenses of 130 tow truck companies after an investigation allegedly found widespread insurance and workers’ compensation fraud in the industry. ...Read More

Labor Department Seeks Input to Define Contractor 07/22/2019
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 89 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development is holding a public hearing in August to discuss adopting a new definition of what constitutes an independent contractor. ...Read More

Injured Worker Can't Get TTD for Condition Unrelated to Job 07/22/2019
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 103 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 5 min read
The Virginia Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a worker with an arm injury was not entitled to temporary benefits for a total disability caused by kidney failure. ...Read More

Marc Pyatt Joins MTI America as Physical Medicine National Product Leader 07/22/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 94 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
MTI America, a provider of workers’ comp ancillary health care services, has hired Marc Pyatt as its physical medicine national product leader. ...Read More
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