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Board Suspends Doctor's Treating Privileges Over 'Repeated Negligence Acts' 08/16/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 342 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The state Workers’ Compensation Board has temporarily suspended the authorization of Dr. Eric Gordon to treat injured workers after he agreed to give up his license in the wake of a California order. ...Read More

Board Temporarily Suspends Treating Privileges of Two Physicians 08/15/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 264 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The state Workers’ Compensation Board has temporarily suspended the authorization of two physicians to treat injured workers. The state Board...Read More
BWC Taps Former Industrial Commission Adviser as Chief Medical Officer 08/14/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 463 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation announced Friday that it has hired Dr. Terrence B. Welsh, the former chief medical adviser for the Industrial Commission, as its chief medical officer. ...Read More

Board Seeks Guidance on Transferring Liability From Special Funds 08/11/2017
State: NY | Segment: Top | 1134 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board is considering transferring nearly 70,000 claims to a private entity using an assumption of liability policy or other financial instrument to shed at least $830 million in estimated annual costs. ...Read More

Brent Toups Promoted to VP at LWCC 08/11/2017
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 691 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corp. has promoted Brent Toups to vice president of policyholder services and agency relations.  ...Read More
BWC Seeks to Update Drug-Free Workplace Program Rule 08/10/2017
State: TN | Segment: EAST | 392 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Tennessee Bureau of Workers' Compensation will hold a public hearing next month on proposed changes to its drug-free workplace program rule.  The hearing will begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 28 in the Tennessee Room of the BWC building, located at 220 French Landing Drive in Nashville...Read More

Berkshire's Primary Insurance Group Boosts Underwriting Gain in Q2 08/09/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 284 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Berkshire Hathaway has reported net income for the second quarter of $4.26 billion, a 15% decrease from net income of $5 billion in the same quarter last year. ...Read More

Bill Introduced to Mandate Uniform Adjuster Licensing Requirements 08/03/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 448 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Legislation that would require states to adopt uniform and reciprocal licensing laws for independent claim adjusters has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. ...Read More

Business Interests Huddle With Lawmakers Over Protz Ruling That Removed IREs 08/02/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 525 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Business groups say they are holding private conversations with Pennsylvania state lawmakers on a legislative remedy to a state Supreme Court decision that blocks impairment rating evaluations. ...Read More

Bill Requiring Carriers to Pay for Medical Report Gets Another Go 07/24/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 511 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A state lawmaker is making a second attempt to require workers' compensation carriers to pay doctors for medical opinions requested after the carrier disputes the extent of a worker's compensable injury.  ...Read More
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