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Workers' Compensation News

Bills Regarding Direct Deposit, Injury Facilitators Advance in House 04/13/2018
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 218 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 133 min read
Two workers’ compensation bills have advanced in the New Hampshire legislature. Senate Bill 84, which would allow workers’ compensation benefits to be paid by direct deposit, received a favorable vote of 20-0 ...Read More

BWC Awards $370,000 to Protect Firefighters From Toxins 04/13/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 108 | 0
Thirty-seven fire departments will receive grant funding from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation as part of a program to protect firefighters from carcinogens and other harmful substances encountered while fighting fires. ...Read More

Board Will Hold Hearing on 13 Rule Changes 04/13/2018
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 267 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
The Workers' Compensation Board of Maine will hold a public hearing May 8 on 13 proposed rule changes, which cover a range of regulations, from claims at defunct employers to appe...Read More

Brannan Proud of Lower Premiums, More WC Coverage as He Leaves Office 04/12/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 252 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 66 min read
After four years in a job that has seen significant reductions in premiums, fewer missed work days by injured workers, and more employers buying into the system, Texas Workers' Compensation Commissioner Ryan Brannan says it's time to move on. ...Read More

Bill Seeks to Clarify Coverage Requirement for Independent Commercial Vehicles 04/12/2018
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 136 | 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 | 166 | 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 | 205 | 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 | 178 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 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 | 639 | 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 | 540 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
Commissioner Ryan Brannan resigned his position, effective May 1, the Division of Workers’ Compensation announced. ...Read More
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