Workers' Compensation News
Attorney-Turned-Truck Driver Lacked Credibility
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH |
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The Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld a denial of benefits to an attorney-turned-truck driver for his alleged injuries from a 2014 accident.
Advisory Group Gives Nod to ODG Formulary
State: MT | Segment: WEST |
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Montana’s labor-management advisory committee has voted to adopt the Official Disability Guidelines drug formulary, a state official confirmed Wednesday.
Attorneys Must Register to Practice Before the Commission
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH |
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The Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission has issued an attorney registration and information update that states all attorneys who appear before the commission must be registered to practice before the panel.
Actuaries Will Explain Proposed 12.6% Rate Decrease
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH |
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Actuaries will break down the latest voluntary loss cost filing by the National Council on Compensation Insurance at the next meeting of the Advisory Council on Workers’ Compensation.
Advisory Rate Filing Recommends 12.1% Reduction in Loss Costs
State: IN | Segment: NORTH |
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The Indiana Compensation Rating Bureau has proposed its 2018 advisory rate filing and recommends a 12.1% decrease in overall voluntary loss costs, and a 12.8% reduction in the overall rate level in the voluntary and assigned-risk markets.
A.M. Best: Specialist Carriers Grabbing Bigger Percentage of Premium
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top |
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As large, multi-line insurance carriers such as American International Group are pulling back from workers’ compensation, smaller, specialty writers are stepping in to write more of the business, according to a new ...
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NV - WCS Schedules Basic Orientation Training
The Nevada Workers’ Compensation Section is holding basic orientation training sessions on Oct. 25.
The classes cover basic regulatory processes for the state’s workers’ compensation system, including a description of the forms needed when a workplace injury or occupational disease occurs.
Training will be held at the agency’s office, 1301 N. Green Valley Parkway, Suite 200, in Henderson. Training will be available via video conference at the Division of Industrial Relations building, 400 W. King St., in Carson City.
The first class is at 9:30 a.m. and the second is .
CA - DWC Posts Draft Benefit Notice Rules to Forum
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The California Division of Workers’ Compensation posted proposed revisions to rules pertaining to notice requirements for denied claims to its online forum for public comment.
Senate Bill 1160 requires the DWC to adopt rules by Jan. 1, 2018, to provide workers with notice that they can access medical treatment outside the work comp system when a claim is denied. The proposed revision will add to benefit notices a statement saying, “Although your claim has been denied, if you believe that you still need medical treatment for your injury or illness, you have the right to obtain trea.
CA - Anne Schmitz Named WCAB Secretary
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The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board named Anne Schmitz as its secretary, effective immediately.
Schmitz, a deputy commissioner, served as acting secretary since Aug. 31. She is taking over the position on a permanent basis to replace Richard Newman, secretary and deputy commissioner, who is retiring.
Schmitz joined the Department of Industrial Relations as an attorney in 2010.
Newman joined the WCAB in 2016 after Rick Dietrich retired. Before taking over as secretary, Newman had served as chief judge of the Division of Workers’ Compensation since September 2011.
CA - CAAA Takes Swing at Governor Over Veto of Apportionment Bill
CA - Court Affirms Dismissal of Disbarred Work Comp Attorney's Distress Claim
CA - Number of QMEs Falls as Panel Requests Increase
CA - Limited Injunction to Apply Only to Liens Not Listed on DWC Website
CA - Four Deputies at Las Vegas Shooting File Comp Claims
NY - Activists Protest Proposed WCB Changes to Impairment Rating Method
CA - Judge Postpones Sentencing of Drobot Jr. Until February
CA - QME Report Examines Impact of Suspended Providers, Med-Legal Agents
CA - 2nd DCA Won't Revive Actress' Civil Claims for On-Set Accident
CA - Court Revives Worker's Discrimination Claim
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