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Bill Would Modify How Some Ag Workers' Weekly Wage Is Calculated 05/22/2018
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 166 | 0 | Popular with Other_other | 20 min read
A Minnesota lawmaker introduced legislation at the last minute Saturday that would recalculate the average weekly wage for some part-time agricultural employees. ...Read More

Bureau Could Dismiss PPD Claims if Worker Misses Exam, New Rules Say 05/21/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 218 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Ohio's Bureau of Workers' Compensation has posted the final version of new rules that would let it dismiss claims of permanent partial disability if the employee fails to attend a medical ...Read More

Board Requires More Info, New Forms for Impairment Eval 05/18/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 278 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 61 min read
The New York Workers' Compensation Board has revised its reporting requirements and forms to include more details about injured body parts and impairment levels. ...Read More

Board Recommends 11.7% Cut in WC Rates 05/17/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 572 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
Business and insurance groups said Wednesday that an 11.7% proposed rate reduction, one of the largest cuts in years, is evidence that New York's legislative reforms are having the desired effect. ...Read More

BWC to Change Procedure After Evidence in Death Investigation Was Lost 05/17/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 203 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation must revise its investigation procedures after evidence in a road worker's death was improperly discarded, a watchdog agency said in a report released this week. ...Read More
Brannan Returns to Lobbying Career 05/17/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 412 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
Former Texas workers' compensation commissioner Ryan Brannan announced Wednesday that he has launched a private firm that provides government affairs and legal services in Austin. ...Read More

Board Delays Switch to EDI 3.1 Claims-Reporting Standard 05/16/2018
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 207 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
Georgia's Board of Workers' Compensation needs more time to make the switch to the more robust electronic data interchange standard 3.1, the board announced this week. ...Read More
Bill to Give Flexibility on Where Hearings Can Be Held Passes Legislature 05/15/2018
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 119 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 28 min read
The South Carolina legislature has passed a measure that would give some flexibility on where workers' compensation hearings can be held, saving the agency some drive time but perhaps costing injured workers a bit more. House Bill ...Read More

Bill to Raise Benefits for Hand, Foot Loss Passes Senate Committee 05/11/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 471 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 46 min read
A New Jersey Senate Committee on Thursday approved a bill that would significantly improve benefits for the loss of a hand or foot, and would require a study to examine the effectiveness and efficiency of the state’s workers’ compensation system. ...Read More

BWC Renegotiating Contract After Being 'Hosed' by PBM 05/08/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: OH | Segment: Top | 1382 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation is negotiating a better contract with its pharmacy benefits manager after officials said the PBM was costing the bureau millions in medication costs. ...Read More
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