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BWC to Spend $6 Million on Small Business Wellness Initiative 01/24/2018
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: OH | Segment: Top | 208 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 322 min read
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is making good on a 9-month-old pledge to take $6 million of investment earnings and create a health and wellness program for workers at small busin...Read More

Bill Heard to Bar Bonuses, Pension Contributions From Premium Calculations 01/24/2018
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 106 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 79 min read
The Missouri Senate’s Small Business Committee on Tuesday held a hearing on a bill that would bar insurers for charging additional premium to employers who pay employees bonuses or contribute to their retirement plans. ...Read More

Bill to Raise Judicial Salaries Gets First Committee Hearing 01/24/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 76 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 23 min read
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday will consider a bill that would expand the initial terms of judges of compensation claims to six years from four, and would hike their salaries by nearly 22%. ...Read More

Board Starting ALJ Surveys; Results Coming in March 01/23/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 109 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Board will start sending practitioners links to comment on the performance of administrative law judges, results of which will be posted in March. ...Read More

BWC Proposes Rule Amendments to Comply With Budget Bill 01/23/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 109 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will hold a public hearing on Feb. 20 to consider proposed amendments to Rules 4123-3-08, preparation and filing of applications for compensation and/or benefits, and 4123-3-35, employer handicap reimbursement. ...Read More

BWC Announces Last Fraud Convictions of 2017, First of 2018 01/22/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 107 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
The owner of a Northeast Ohio cleaning company was ordered to serve 30 days of house arrest and pay $14,000 in restitution after she pleaded guilty to three counts of workers’ compensation fraud earlier this month. ...Read More

BWC to Review ODG and Formulary for 'Continuing Viability' 01/22/2018
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 164 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has amended its medical treatment guidelines under Chapter 0800-02-25, effective Feb. 5. The ...Read More

Bills Would Amend Several Provisions of Workers' Comp Law 01/16/2018
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 165 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Rep. Bruce DeGroot, R-Chesterfield, has introduced legislation that would amend and repeal several provisions of the Workers’ Compensation Law. ...Read More

Bureau Notifies Stakeholders of Online Requirements 01/16/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 148 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation says in a notice to all insurers that upon acceptance of their medical fee review applications, emails will be sent to the health...Read More

Burbank Approves Work Comp ADR With Firefighters 01/15/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 385 | 0 | Popular with Legal
City officials in Burbank approved an alternative dispute resolution process with firefighters intended to expedite resolution of medical disagreements. ...Read More
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