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After Mismanagement Allegations, AmBest Renews Former CFO's Contract 06/16/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 521 | 0 | Popular with Legal
AmTrust has renewed former chief financial officer Ronald Pipoly's employment contract, albeit for a lower role in the company, in the wake of allegations of financial mismanagement leveled against the New York-based carrier.  ...Read More
 
 

Attorneys Say DWC Ratcheting Up Pressure on QMEs 06/15/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1912 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation changed the process for reviewing renewal applications from qualified medical evaluators, but advocates for providers say the division has gone to such lengths as digging up old complaints and reinterpreting billing rules to “put the fear of God i...Read More
 
 

Administrative Denial of Compensability Had No Collateral Estoppel Effect 06/15/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WY | Segment: WEST | 317 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Wyoming Supreme Court ruled that an injured worker can challenge the denial of payment for a medical bill even though she failed to previously challenge an administrative finding of non-compensability for the injury being treated. ...Read More
 
 

Agency Adopts Formal Hazardous Chemicals Rule to Conform With OSHA 06/14/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 259 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Department of Labor and Workforce Development has adopted a final rule issued by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration on its hazard communication standard. ...Read More
 
 

ACOEM Discounts Formulary, Guidelines for Golden State Providers 06/13/2017
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1146 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The publisher of the formulary that California regulators intend to launch at the start of 2018 will charge users $100 per year for its list of approved drugs as well as associated treatment guidelines, a discount from the usual cost. ...Read More
 
 

A.M. Best Revises Outlook to Negative for Wisconsin County Mutual Group 06/13/2017
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 300 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A.M. Best has revised the outlook to negative from stable for the long-term issuer credit ratings of Community Insurance Corp. and Wisconsin County Mutual Insurance Corp., collectively referred to as the Wisconsin County Mutual Group. ...Read More
 
 

Attorneys Drop Legal Challenges of Two Commission Appointments 06/12/2017
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 406 | 0 | Popular with Employer
Two claimants’ attorneys have withdrawn legal challenges to two of Gov. Mary Fallin’s appointments to the Workers’ Compensation Commission. ...Read More
 
 

Advisory Council to Discuss Opioid Regulations at Monthly Meeting 06/07/2017
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 467 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to discuss opioid regulations and legislative proposals by the department, labor and management. ...Read More
 
 

Anti-Fraud, RTW Fund and State Fund Measures Pass by Deadline 06/05/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1380 | 0 | Popular with Legal
At least 11 bills impacting the California workers’ compensation system survived Friday’s deadline for measures to clear the chamber of the Legislature where they were introduced, including some new anti-fraud measures, a mandate for full spending on the state’s Return to Work S...Read More
 
 

Agency Issues New Requirements on Set-With Requests 06/02/2017
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 475 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission has issued new requirements for filing requests for action on filed issues, Form H-25R. I...Read More
 
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