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Workers' Compensation News


Bill Lowers Employers' Comp Fund Contribution, Increases Work Safety Violation Penalties 06/12/2017
State: VT | Segment: NORTH | 257 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott signed an economic development bill on Thursday that reduces a workers' compensation tax on employers from 1.75% to 1.4% of premium.  ...Read More

Bishops Decry Bill That Bars Work Comp for Undocumented Workers 06/08/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 610 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Roman Catholic Church has come out against state legislation that contains a provision barring workers’ compensation benefits for undocumented workers. ...Read More

Businesses Want Special Session to Include Comp but Concede It's a Long Shot 06/07/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 411 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Florida lawmakers failed to overhaul the state workers’ compensation system, but they were so close to a compromise last month that a business group wants them to try again during the special legislative session that begins today and ends Friday. ...Read More

Bill Would Give Newspaper Carriers Access to Workers' Comp Benefits 06/07/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 407 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Thanks to a North Carolina senator's amendment to House Bill 205, newspaper carriers in the state could soon have access to workers' compensation benefits....Read More

BWC Grants Aim to Help Improve Safety at Nearly 30 Employers 06/07/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 281 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Twenty-nine Ohio employers will share $677,000 in grants from the Bureau of Workers' Compensation to buy equipment designed to improve safety. ...Read More

Bill Would Make NYSIF Pay Commissions, Submit to DFS Rules 06/05/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 488 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Insurance brokers are supporting a bill that would require the New York State Insurance Fund to pay commissions to licensed brokers and place the carrier under supervision of the superintendent of the Department of Financial Services.  ...Read More

BWC Proposes Rule Amendments for Self-Insuring Risk Providers 06/05/2017
State: OH | Segment: SOUTH | 287 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will hold a public hearing to consider amendments to 4123-19 regarding self-insured risk providers. ...Read More
BWC May Extend Pilot Program on Treatment Reimbursement 06/02/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 498 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation has proposed extending through 2019 a pilot program that allows for more flexibility on treatment authorization during a claim's first two months. The program allows managed care organizations to approve requests for reimbursement of a...Read More

Bevin Appoints Two ALJs to Dept. of Workers' Claims 06/01/2017
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 388 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed two Bowling Green attorneys as administrative law judges within the Department of Workers’ Claims, the department announced Wednesday. ...Read More

Berkshire Rebrands Direct Comp Offering 05/31/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 860 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A unit of Berkshire Hathaway that sells workers’ compensation insurance directly to customers online is moving forward under a new name — biBerk, short for Business Insurance Berkshire Hathaway. ...Read More
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