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Average Weekly Wage and Max Benefit Raised by $45 10/15/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 55 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 33 min read
The average weekly wage in Massachusetts is now $1,383, up $45 from the fiscal 2018 level, state officials announced this week. That affects the weekly compensation rate for temporary total disability benefits, set at 60% of the worker's average weekly wage, up to a maximum of 100% of...Read More
 
 

AG Candidates Received Largest Chunk of Solakyan Campaign Contributions 10/12/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1366 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
The Los Angeles businessman accused of scamming insurers out of $284 million has given generously to California politicos and has been especially fond of candidates running for law enforcement positions. ...Read More
 
 

AF Group Marketing Campaign Features Injured Workers' Stories 10/12/2018
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 137 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
Workers’ comp insurer AF Group is working with marketing agency Phire Group on a campaign to explain workers’ compensation to potential policyholders. ...Read More
 
 

Auto Liability Carrier Didn't Owe Coverage for Medical Bills From Compensable Crash 10/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCarrier
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 71 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that language in an automobile liability insurance policy exclusion stating that coverage does not apply to an injury “if workers’ or workmen’s compensation benefits are required” applied when the insured recovered from a third party and ...Read More
 
 
Alera Group Acquires Two Las Vegas Firms 10/10/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 79 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
Alera Group, a national employee benefits, property and casualty, and risk management firm, has acquired two Las Vegas-based businesses: Distinctive Insurance and GLB Insurance Group of Nevada. Distinctive Insurance provides employee benefits consulting as well as personal and commercial ...Read More
 
 

Advisory Council to Vote on 19% Rate Reduction Thursday 10/10/2018
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 161 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 689 min read
The Tennessee Workers' Compensation Advisory Council will meet Thursday to vote on one of the largest proposed rate reductions in years. Th...Read More
 
 

As State's Premium Growth Levels Off, Carriers Make a Profit 10/08/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 114 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 80 min read
A steady growth in workers’ comp premium volume since the Great Recession began to level off in New York State last year, according to a State of the System report from the New York Compensation Insurance Rating ...Read More
 
 
Advisory Council Meets Wednesday 10/08/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 104 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 70 min read
The Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Advisory Council will meet Wednesday to discuss the state of the system, vital statistics, impartial medical exams and other items. Linda Turner, executive director of the Department of Industrial Accidents, will discuss the department'...Read More
 
 

Attorney-Owned Pharmacy Comes Up in Gubernatorial Debate 10/03/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 101 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 74 min read
The much-discussed issue of compounded medications and attorney-owned pharmacies made its way to the Pennsylvania gubernatorial election campaign this week.  ...Read More
 
 

Access-to-Care Report Draws Questions From CHSWC 09/28/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1008 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 88 min read
OAKLAND, California — Only 3% of doctors in the state workers’ compensation system who participated in a survey last year said they were not accepting new WC patients, according to a study intended to assess injured workers’ access to medical care. ...Read More
 
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