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Bill Says Short-term Employers Don't Have to Get WC Policy 03/26/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 192 | 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
 
 

Buffalo Woman Pleads to Collecting Benefits While Running Business 03/22/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 191 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
A Buffalo woman has pleaded guilty to defrauding the New York workers' compensation system of more than $48,000, having collected $319 a week in benefi...Read More
 
 

Bill Would Change Salary Calculation for Appellate Comp Judges 03/21/2018
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 130 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 151 min read
A bill introduced in the Minnesota Legislature would change the calculation of salaries for judges in the Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals. ...Read More
 
 

Bill Aimed at Improving Treatment of Firefighter Cancer Claims Scheduled for Hearing 03/21/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 121 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 55 min read
The Hawaii House of Representatives' Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce will hear testimony today on a bill intended to expedite workers’ compensation claims by firefighters in part by increasing the reimbursement for medical services provided on their claims. ...Read More
 
 

BWC Proposes Changes to Formulary, Fee Schedules 03/20/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 400 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 529 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has announced proposed changes to fee schedules, claims procedures, adjustment factors and its vaunted drug formulary. ...Read More
 
 

Bill Would Raise Benefits, Cut Pharmacy Reimbursement 03/15/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: OK | Segment: Top | 307 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 56 min read
Three years after court rulings eviscerated Oklahoma's 2013 workers' compensation reform bill, two bills in the Legislature aim to clean up the mess and make some major changes to the system. ...Read More
 
 
Bill Would Exclude Nonprofit Boards From WC 03/15/2018
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 198 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
A Missouri House committee this week unanimously approved a bill that would exempt board members of nonprofit organizations from workers' compensation coverage. ...Read More
 
 

Board Releases Annual Report for 2017: Compliance, Claims Are Up 03/12/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 248 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
New York's workers' compensation system in 2017 appeared to have added a bit of oil to the machine, with increasingly timely payments by insurers, fewer administrative hearings and fewer established claims, according to the Workers' Compensation Board's latest ...Read More
 
 
Bill Would Hold Amish to Same WC Coverage Rules 03/09/2018
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 381 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
Amish-run businesses in Michigan may eschew modern conveniences, but they would soon have to post up-to-date signs showing that they carry workers' compensation insurance, if one state lawmaker has his way. ...Read More
 
 
Bill Requiring Self-Insureds to Report Fraud Passes Senate 03/07/2018
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 383 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 17 min read
The Maryland state Senate on Tuesday unanimously adopted a measure that would require self-insured employers to report workers' compensation fraud to the state Insurance Administration's Fraud Division, and would allow the agency to investigate the cases. ...Read More
 
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