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Business Leaders Criticize Use of BWC Funds to Shore Up Budget Shortfall 07/03/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 601 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A state budget provision that takes anywhere from $5 million to $11 million from the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation to shore up a projected $1 billion funding shortfall has business leaders and municipalities on edge. ...Read More

BWC Budget Bill Excludes Ban on Compensation for Undocumented Workers 06/30/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 488 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Lawmakers on Wednesday passed a biennium budget for the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation but left out a provision that would have barred benefits for undocumented workers injured on the job. ...Read More

BWC Sets Hearing for Pilot Program Extension 06/30/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 483 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is proposing to extend a pilot program that allows multiple managed care organizations to authorize medical treatment reimbursement requests. ...Read More

Bill Would Compensate Emergency Workers, Not Just Firefighters, for Injuries 06/29/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 404 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The House on Tuesday passed Senate Bill 615, which contains a provision that allows emergency workers, not just firefighters, to receive workers’ compensation when injured whil...Read More

Broadspire Hires Marcos Iglesias as Chief Medical Officer 06/28/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 416 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Third-party administrator Broadspire has hired Marcos Iglesias to fill the position of chief medical officer, the company announced last week. ...Read More

Bill Clarifying Effective Date of Policy Cancellations Passes Both Houses 06/28/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 388 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The state House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bill to clarify when notices of workers' compensation policy cancellation are effective.  ...Read More

Business Owner Gets 5 Years in $5.6 Million Payroll Fraud Scheme 06/26/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 837 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The owner of a Southern California paving company and property management firm was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to insurance fraud for underreporting millions of dollars in payroll, according to a ...Read More

Bureau Cancels Impairment Rating Decisions in Wake of Protz Ruling 06/26/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 672 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers' Compensation has suspended all independent rating evaluations in reaction to last week's Supreme Court decision striking down the impairment rating evaluation process as unconstitutional. ...Read More

Brian Spero Named President and CEO at Beacon Mutual 06/23/2017
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 449 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Beacon Mutual Insurance Co., a Rhode Island mutual workers’ compensation insurer, has named Brian Spero as president and chief executive officer effective July 1. ...Read More

Bill to Establish Telehealth Task Force Moves to Assembly 06/22/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 577 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York state Senate has passed legislation that would establish a task force to study the feasibility of using telehealth services within the workers' compensation system. ...Read More
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