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Assessment Rates for Division, Special Trust Funds Cut Again 06/13/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 316 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 5 min read
Florida's chief financial officer announced Tuesday that the assessment rate to support the Division of Workers' Compensation and the state's special disability fund have both been cut for 2019. ...Read More
Actuarial Committee Meeting Friday 06/11/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 295 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
The Actuarial Committee of California's Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau will review insurer experience from the first three months of the year, as well as updated medical severity trends, during a Friday meeting in Oakland. Committee members will also dis...Read More

AmTrust Buyout Bid Increases to $14.75 Per Share 06/11/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 293 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
Stone Point Capital and members of the founding family of AmTrust Financial Services have increased their offer to AmTrust shareholders in a potential deal to privatize the company. ...Read More

Appeals Court Shoots Down AMA Sixth Edition Impairment Ratings 06/06/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: KS | Segment: Top | 906 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
The Kansas Court of Appeals dealt another blow to the much-criticized sixth edition of the American Medical Association's impairment guides, ruling that using it to determine a workers' disability rating violated his constitutional rights by depriving him of a remedy for his workplac...Read More

ACOEM Survey Measures Injured Workers' Satisfaction With Treatment 05/29/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 732 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
Health care organizations are increasingly using patient satisfaction surveys as a tool to help determine reimbursement. But some say the ...Read More

Administrative Court Still Waiting to Hear About Fate of Chief Judge 05/29/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 516 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
After an uproar last month over the chief judge's unprecedented actions at the Texas State Office of Administrative Hearings, her opponents were hoping for a quick resolution, or at least some indication from the governor about her future. Critics have called for Judge Lesli Ginn'...Read More

Accreditation Group Takes Aim at Texas Rehab Study 05/24/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 351 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 107 min read
Eight months after Texas regulators released a study showing no difference in outcomes for accredited versus non-accredited rehabilitation providers, an international accreditation group is taking issue with the report's findings and methodology. ...Read More

Assembly Passes Janitorial Employee Presumption Bill 05/23/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 854 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 109 min read
The California Assembly passed a bill that would create a rebuttable presumption that people working for registered janitorial firms are employees and not contractors. ...Read More

Average Costs Per Claim Higher in Illinois Than Several Other States, Study Shows 05/23/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 205 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 228 min read
The average cost per claim in Illinois grew 1% to 3% per year since 2012, the Workers Compensation Research Institute reported Tuesday. The WCR...Read More

Attorney Gets 2-Year Suspension for Engaging in Unauthorized Practice of Law 05/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 323 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A New York attorney got herself suspended from the practice of law earlier this month for engaging in the unauthorized practice of law in neighboring New Jersey. ...Read More
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