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Bill Seeks to Clarify Coverage Requirement for Independent Commercial Vehicles 04/12/2018
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 173 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
A bill moving through the Colorado legislature seeks to clarify the coverage requirements for independent contractors who drive commercial vehicles. ...Read More
 
 

Bill Could Require Claims Office and State-Based Adjuster 04/12/2018
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 217 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
Carriers and self-insureds who do business in Louisiana say the slightest tweak to a bill in the Legislature could make thousands of dollars' worth of difference. ...Read More
 
 

Beecher Carlson Names CEO, COO 04/11/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 246 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
Beecher Carlson Insurance Services, a large account insurance broker, has promoted Joseph Siech to chief executive officer, and B. Scott Davis to chief operating officer. ...Read More
 
 

Board Caps Dental, Air Ambulance Fees in Latest Update to Fee Schedule 04/11/2018
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 219 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
The Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation’s latest fee schedule update includes its first-ever dental fee schedule and reimbursement rates for air ambulance services. ...Read More
 
 
Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Underreporting Payroll 04/10/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 715 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
The owner of a Southern California janitorial company pleaded guilty to underreporting payroll by more than $1 million in an effort to reduce his workers’ compensation premiums, the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office ...Read More
 
 

Brannan Announces Resignation, Effective May 1 04/10/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 798 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
Commissioner Ryan Brannan resigned his position, effective May 1, the Division of Workers’ Compensation announced. ...Read More
 
 

Bill Establishing Coverage Rules for LLC Shareholders Passes Legislature 04/09/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 282 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
Working minority owners of limited liability corporations will be considered covered employees for workers' compensation, and majority shareholders can opt into coverage by providing written notice to their carriers, under a bill that the Arizona Legislature sent to Gov. Doug Ducey last week....Read More
 
 

Bill Impacting Off-Duty Officers Among 3 Comp Measures Passed by Committees 04/06/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 810 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 67 min read
Three workers’ compensation measures moved forward in the California state Assembly this week, including a closely watched measure that would extend workers’ compensation benefits to peace officers who are injured out of state while attempting to protect life or property. ...Read More
 
 

Bill Would Loosen Restrictions on Compounding Pharmacies 04/06/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 909 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 65 min read
Insurance groups are marshaling forces to defeat legislation that they say would loosen federal restrictions on compounding pharmacies and send medication costs soaring.  ...Read More
 
 

Bill Would Speed Lump-Sum Settlements, Bar Worker Misclassification Violators 04/06/2018
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 271 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A bill to make lump-sum settlements easier and faster passed the Nebraska Legislature Wednesday night. ...Read More
 
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