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Workers' Compensation News


Marijuana Testing of Employees Expected to Face Further Restrictions 08/21/2019
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 460 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
New laws in Nevada and New York City that limit pre-employment drug testing for marijuana have caused some to speculate that further restrictions may follow. ...Read More

New Law Puts Union Reps on Comp Commission 08/21/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 112 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a law that guarantees labor organizations a seat on the Workers' Compensation Commission appeals board, a move that employers and insurance defense attorneys said will make the commission a more partisan body. ...Read More

LWCC Announces Mid-Year Dividend of $136 Million 08/21/2019
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 90 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 73 min read
The Louisiana Workers' Compensation Corp., or LWCC, this week announced a $136 million midyear dividend for about 20,000 businesses in the state. ...Read More

Earned Premium, Policyholder Surplus Down in 2018 08/21/2019
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 58 | 0 | Popular with Other_other | 3 min read
The Montana State Fund saw both its policyholder surplus and net earned premium fall last year, according to the carrier’s 2018 annual report, released Tuesday. ...Read More

IAIABC Terminates Contract With ACORD; Next Steps Unclear 08/21/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 159 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions announced late Tuesday it had officially ended its contract with ACORD, a database-access and software group that had been developing new standards for electronic reporting. ...Read More

Medical-Only Claim Reimbursement Cap Climbs to $2,200 08/21/2019
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 78 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 7 min read
Oregon employers will be able to pay up to $2,200 for medical costs next year to avoid losses that could negatively affect their experience modifications. ...Read More

Court Upholds PTD Award, Apportionment of Liability to Second Injury Fund 08/21/2019
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 55 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 70 min read
The Tennessee Supreme Court Special Workers’ Appeals Compensation Panel upheld a finding that a worker was permanently and totally disabled by her injuries from an on-the-job fall, and that 15% of the liability could be apportioned to the state’s Second Injury Fund. ...Read More

Court Rejects Carrier's Challenge to Fee Review Decision 08/21/2019
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 114 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that a provider of durable medical equipment was entitled to payment for an electronic scooter it furnished to an injured worker. ...Read More

Barb Fuchs Joins CopperPoint as Data Management SVP 08/21/2019
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 71 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 16 min read
CopperPoint Insurance Cos. has hired Barb Fuchs as senior vice president of data management. Fuchs will lead CopperPoint’s enterprise d...Read More

Worker Doesn't Have Viable Claim Against Contractor 08/21/2019
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 115 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that a worker failed to state a viable claim against an independent contractor for failing to provide him with a safe work environment. ...Read More
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