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Appellate Court Reviewing Five-Year Cap on TD Payments 10/26/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2092 | 1 | Popular with Legal
The California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board “judicially rewrote” a statutory cap on temporary disability duration by awarding benefits to an injured worker for a period more than five years after he was injured, the California Workers’ Compensation Institute argues ...Read More

Agency Proposes Several Amendments to Comply With Reform Legislation 10/26/2017
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 321 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation is proposing several amendments to Iowa Code Chapter 85 to conform to legislative changes enacted as part of House File 518. ...Read More

Audit: State Work Comp Program Chief Approved $3.1M in Questionable Claims 10/25/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: KY | Segment: Top | 414 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An audit of Kentucky’s workers’ compensation program for state workers has accused former program chief Mary Hook of approving $3.1 million in questionable claims to volunteer firefighters based on the “undue influence” of the state’s chief fire official, Ronnie Day....Read More

AG Asks Feds to Treat Opioid Industry as Criminal Enterprise 10/25/2017
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 401 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking that the federal government pursue opioid manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. ...Read More

Attorneys General Urge PBMs to Curb Prescription Opioid Use 10/25/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 444 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bipartisan group of attorneys general from across the country has sent letters to 15 pharmacy benefit management companies, urging them to implement programs to reduce prescription opioid abuse. ...Read More

AIG Names Thomas Leonardi EVP for Government Affairs 10/25/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 257 | 0 | Popular with Legal
American International Group Inc. has hired former Connecticut insurance commissioner Thomas Leonardi as the company’s executive vice president of government affairs, public policy and communications. ...Read More
Anne Schmitz Named WCAB Secretary 10/24/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 602 | 0 | Popular with Legal
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 commissi...Read More

Activists Protest Proposed WCB Changes to Impairment Rating Method 10/20/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 1591 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Groups of workers' advocates have continued to pressure the state Workers' Compensation Board to not adopt rules that would change how impairment ratings are decided — a move, they say, that would reduce benefits. ...Read More

Alliant Names New SVP/Pharmacy Practice Lead 10/19/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 460 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Alliant Employee Benefits named Sal Morana senior vice president and pharmacy practice lead for hospitals and health systems as part of its expanding pharmacy consulting practice. ...Read More

Attorney Reprimanded for Borrowing Settlement Proceeds From Client 10/18/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 388 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday reprimanded a Valdosta-based claimants’ attorney for having admittedly acquired a pecuniary interest in a former’s client’s settlement funds while still representing the client. ...Read More
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