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Cop Convicted of Comp Fraud Must Repay Insurance Premiums as Restitution 04/16/2021
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0 | Popular with Legal
A California appellate court upheld a restitution order requiring a police officer to reimburse his employer for health insurance premiums it paid while he was on administrative leave because he was being investigated for workers’ compensation fraud. ...Read More
 
 

CWCI: AB 1465 Would Increase Costs, Unlikely to Improve Access 04/16/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 4 | Popular with Legal
The California Workers’ Compensation Institute said its analysis of Assembly Bill 1465 found that the proposal to create a statewide medical provider network would essentially eliminate contractual discounts and result in employers paying an extra quarter of a billion dollars to providers e...Read More
 
 

Commissioner Reappoints Two Public Members to WCIRB Governing Committee 04/16/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Legal
Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara on Wednesday reappointed two public members to the Governing Committee for the California Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau. ...Read More
 
 

Legislature Passes COVID Presumption for Frontline Employees 04/16/2021
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Vendor
Lawmakers in Washington state approved a bill that would create a presumption that COVID-19 is an occupational condition for frontline employees. ...Read More
 
 

Court Tosses Worker's Premises Liability Claim Against Non-Subscribing Employer 04/16/2021
State: TX | Segment: Courts | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Texas appellate court upheld the dismissal of a worker’s premises liability claim against her non-subscribing employer based on her alleged injuries from a malfunctioning elevator. ...Read More
 
 

Children of Hotel's Live-In Housekeeper Get Benefits for Her Death 04/16/2021
State: SC | Segment: Courts | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The South Carolina Court of Appeals upheld an award of benefits to the children of a hotel’s live-in housekeeper who was shot and killed during an armed robbery. ...Read More
 
 

DWC to Resume In-Person Case Hearings Aug. 2 04/16/2021
State: TX | Segment: Courts | 0 | Popular with Employer
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation said it will resume in-person hearings Aug. 2. “The Texas Department of Insurance, Di...Read More
 
 

Governor Signs Bill to Ease Criteria for Cancer Presumption 04/16/2021
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Employer
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey enacted a law that eliminates some criteria that firefighters and peace officers must satisfy before state law presumes they contracted cancer through employment. ...Read More
 
 

Sheriff's Spokeswoman Charged With Comp Fraud 04/16/2021
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
A spokeswoman for a South Florida sheriff’s department was arrested on charges of workers’ compensation fraud and official misconduct after allegedly lying about being injured during a fall at work, according to a report by the ...Read More
 
 

WCC Seeking Comments on Fee Schedule Update 04/16/2021
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission is seeking comments about potential revisions to the current Medical Fee Schedule and ground rules. ...Read More
 
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