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Bill Impacting Off-Duty Officers Among 3 Comp Measures Passed by Committees 04/06/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 715 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 68 min read
Three workers’ compensation measures moved forward in the California state Assembly this week, including a closely watched measure that would extend workers’ compensation benefits to peace officers who are injured out of state while attempting to protect life or property. ...Read More

Bill Would Loosen Restrictions on Compounding Pharmacies 04/06/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 804 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 65 min read
Insurance groups are marshaling forces to defeat legislation that they say would loosen federal restrictions on compounding pharmacies and send medication costs soaring.  ...Read More

Bill Would Speed Lump-Sum Settlements, Bar Worker Misclassification Violators 04/06/2018
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 233 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A bill to make lump-sum settlements easier and faster passed the Nebraska Legislature Wednesday night. ...Read More

BWC Hires Diversity and Inclusion Director 04/06/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 348 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation announced Thursday that it has hired its first director of inclusion and diversity. ...Read More
Bill Would Double Prison Guards' Disability Benefits 04/03/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: MD | Segment: Top | 349 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
State correctional officers would soon be classified as public safety employees, which would essentially double their permanent partial disability benefits, under legislation that passed the Maryland Senate late last week. ...Read More

Basic Orientation Session on Comp Offered April 12 04/03/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 125 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 3 min read
The Nevada Workers’ Compensation Section is hosting a training session, providing a basic orientation to workers’ compensation on April 12 in Henderson. ...Read More

Bundled Payment Program for Comp Launched Amid Skepticism 04/02/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 514 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
Two Wisconsin-based companies have teamed up to launch a bundled-payment program for workers’ compensation, even as some are questioning the feasibility of value-based care in work comp. ...Read More

Bill Would Let Agency Investigate WC Fraud Against Self-Insureds 03/29/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: MD | Segment: Top | 364 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 76 min read
Under Maryland law, insurance carriers must report workers' compensation fraud to the state Insurance Administration, and the Administration’s Fraud Division investigates. But self-insured groups such as cities, counties, school districts and some large companies have had little choice ...Read More

Bus Driver's Alleged Injury Inconsistent With Events Captured by Video 03/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 210 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a bus driver failed to prove she had suffered a compensable back injury, as video footage belied her account of the accident and her alleged extent of disability. ...Read More
Bill Says Short-term Employers Don't Have to Get WC Policy 03/26/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 210 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 60 min read
Companies working for fewer than 20 days in Massachusetts and carry workers' compensation in another state will not have to buy additional coverage in the commonwealth, says a bill making its way through the legislature. ...Read More
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