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Workers' Compensation News

Bureau Adopts New Fee Schedules 04/24/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 242 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation has finalized new medical fee schedules and an outpatient drug formulary, both of which will take effect May 1, the board announced. The new ...Read More
Board Strikes Two Doctors From Authorized WC Providers 04/24/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 202 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The New York Workers Compensation Board has crossed two doctors off its list of providers after one resigned his authorization and another pleaded guilty to defrauding the system. Dr. Marat Tsirlin on April 17 resigned his authorization to treat injured workers, and is now barred from pro...Read More

Bill Would Prohibit Deferred Retirement Programs 04/23/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1657 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
State lawmakers will hear testimony today on a bill that would prohibit counties and special districts throughout California from creating deferred retirement plans that are similar to a controversial program run by the City of Los Angeles that critics say is susceptible to abuse by particip...Read More

Brandon Voelker Named KEMI Board Chairman 04/23/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 137 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
Brandon Voelker has been elected chairman of the board for Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance, or KEMI, the state's largest provider of workers’ compensation insurance. ...Read More

Board Unveils New Case Manager Guidelines, 3.1 Reporting Standards 04/20/2018
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 293 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
The Workers' Compensation Board of Indiana has released new guidelines for nurse case managers and will soon unveil new protocols for disputed claim settlement documents. ...Read More

Bill Would Put Asbestos Claims Back in Lap of WC 04/16/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 540 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
Five years after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court took asbestos-related and other long-tail diseases out of the realm of workers' compensation, a bill in the General Assembly would put them back, in a move to relieve employers of expensive tort liability. ...Read More
Bills Regarding Direct Deposit, Injury Facilitators Advance in House 04/13/2018
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 391 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 133 min read
Two workers’ compensation bills have advanced in the New Hampshire legislature. Senate Bill 84, which would allow workers’ compensation benefits to be paid by direct deposit, received a favorable vote of 20-0 ...Read More

BWC Awards $370,000 to Protect Firefighters From Toxins 04/13/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 144 | 0
Thirty-seven fire departments will receive grant funding from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation as part of a program to protect firefighters from carcinogens and other harmful substances encountered while fighting fires. ...Read More

Board Will Hold Hearing on 13 Rule Changes 04/13/2018
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 350 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 13 min read
The Workers' Compensation Board of Maine will hold a public hearing May 8 on 13 proposed rule changes, which cover a range of regulations, from claims at defunct employers to appe...Read More

Brannan Proud of Lower Premiums, More WC Coverage as He Leaves Office 04/12/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 304 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 66 min read
After four years in a job that has seen significant reductions in premiums, fewer missed work days by injured workers, and more employers buying into the system, Texas Workers' Compensation Commissioner Ryan Brannan says it's time to move on. ...Read More
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