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Workers' Compensation News


BWC Will Unveil Adjuster Certification Program at Public Hearing 07/11/2017
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 312 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will hold three public hearings Aug. 29 on proposed changes to its general rules, claims handling standards and adjuster certification program. ...Read More

Bridge Worker's Fall On Co-Worker Prompts $189K in OSHA Fines 07/06/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 271 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division has issued a fine of $189,000 for nine safety violations — two of them willful — to a contractor working on the Ross Island Bridge in Portland. ...Read More

Bill Aimed at Postmortem Testing May Help Comp Claimants 07/06/2017
State: NJ | Segment: EAST | 440 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Legislation that passed the New Jersey state Assembly that would require medical examiners to conduct tests that may be needed for dependents to request benefits could help the widows and widowers of firefighters pursue workers’ compensation claims, according to a report by the New Jersey H...Read More

Business Leaders Criticize Use of BWC Funds to Shore Up Budget Shortfall 07/03/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 503 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A state budget provision that takes anywhere from $5 million to $11 million from the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation to shore up a projected $1 billion funding shortfall has business leaders and municipalities on edge. ...Read More

BWC Budget Bill Excludes Ban on Compensation for Undocumented Workers 06/30/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 398 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Lawmakers on Wednesday passed a biennium budget for the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation but left out a provision that would have barred benefits for undocumented workers injured on the job. ...Read More

BWC Sets Hearing for Pilot Program Extension 06/30/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 393 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is proposing to extend a pilot program that allows multiple managed care organizations to authorize medical treatment reimbursement requests. ...Read More

Bill Would Compensate Emergency Workers, Not Just Firefighters, for Injuries 06/29/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 328 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The House on Tuesday passed Senate Bill 615, which contains a provision that allows emergency workers, not just firefighters, to receive workers’ compensation when injured whil...Read More

Broadspire Hires Marcos Iglesias as Chief Medical Officer 06/28/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 333 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Third-party administrator Broadspire has hired Marcos Iglesias to fill the position of chief medical officer, the company announced last week. ...Read More

Bill Clarifying Effective Date of Policy Cancellations Passes Both Houses 06/28/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 308 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The state House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bill to clarify when notices of workers' compensation policy cancellation are effective.  ...Read More

Business Owner Gets 5 Years in $5.6 Million Payroll Fraud Scheme 06/26/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 749 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The owner of a Southern California paving company and property management firm was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to insurance fraud for underreporting millions of dollars in payroll, according to a ...Read More
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