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Workers' Compensation News


Bill Would Extend Comp to Volunteer First Responders 07/19/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 78 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
Volunteer fire and ambulance workers should be eligible for the same workers' compensation benefits as paid employees, reads a bill introduced this week in the Pennsylvania General Assembly. ...Read More

Board Posts Plans for Transition to Electronic Medical Billing 07/17/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 238 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board on Monday laid out a three-part plan to implement electronic medical billing, which will be mandatory for all medical providers by Jan. 1, 2020. ...Read More

Bill Requiring Notice of Premium Hikes Goes to Governor; Other WC Bills Have to Wait 07/09/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 342 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 124 min read
Another year, another veto threat. Gov. B...Read More
Board Suspends Doctor for Failing to Answer Interrogatory 07/06/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 179 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board suspended New York City doctor John Felix Waller’s authorization to treat injured workers after he failed to cooperate with its investigators. The board said that it served interrogatories to Dr. Waller’s last known business...Read More

Builders Insurance Appoints General Counsel as Edwards Retires 07/03/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 350 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 2 min read
Builders Insurance Group on Monday announced the appointment of J. Stephen Berry as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. ...Read More

Bus Driver One of Several People Caught in Compounding Drug Fraud Investigation 07/02/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 270 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
A New York City bus driver was one of the key players in a wide-ranging compounded drug scheme that defrauded insurers of almost $3 million, federal authorities said Thursday. ...Read More

Bankers Seek Fewer Restrictions on Benefit Cards 06/29/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 342 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
A proposed pilot project that would allow California employers to pay temporary disability benefits with debit cards would work better with fewer restrictions on fees and without a requirement that workers opt into the program in writing, according to finance industry lobbyists. ...Read More

BBSI Issues Letter of Credit for Comp Program Restructuring 06/29/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 161 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
Barrett Business Services Inc. is receiving a letter of credit from its primary lender as part of a strategy to reduce costs from its workers’ compensation program. ...Read More

Bevins Appoints Real Estate Investor to KEMI Board 06/28/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 253 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed Brian T. Evans Jr. as a member of the board of directors of Kentucky Employers Mutual Insurance Authority. ...Read More

Business Owners Given Final Chance to Pay Past-Due Premiums 06/25/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 112 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 99 min read
Two business owners from Bellefontaine, Ohio, who owe about $78,000 in back premiums to the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation can avoid fines and jail time if they bring their BWC policies back into compliance this year, a municipal judge ruled June 12. ...Read More
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