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Committees Begin Tackling Formulary, Benefits Extension Rules Required by HB2 06/25/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: KY | Segment: Top | 249 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 82 min read
Three months after the Kentucky legislature passed a sweeping workers' compensation bill, and six months before a statutory deadline, regulators are working to create a drug formulary, new prescribing guidelines and a process for extending limits on medical benefits. ...Read More

Court Overturns Board's Denial of Coverage for Oxycodone 06/25/2018
State: DC | Segment: SOUTH | 125 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The District of Columbia’s highest court last week overturned a decision of the Compensation Review Board that had denied a worker’s request for coverage of his oxycodone prescription as not medically reasonable or necessary. ...Read More

CopperPoint Re-Elects Four Board Members 06/22/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 124 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 89 min read
Arizona-based CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Co. announced the re-election of four members of its board of directors: LoriAnn Lowery-Biggers, Marc Schmittlein, Donald A. Smith Jr. and Stephen Tully. ...Read More

Contractor With Four Worker Fatalities Cited Again 06/22/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 73 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
A South Florida utility contractor has been cited for exposing employees to trench cave-ins and other hazards, and is facing $18,659 in proposed penalties. ...Read More

Chubb Announces Appointments in Mid-Market Segment 06/22/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 129 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
Chubb has named Paul Lewis industry practice leader for the company’s North America commercial insurance mid-market segment. ...Read More

Court Denies Interlocutory Review of Ruling on Worker's Status as 'Seaman' 06/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 127 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
A Texas appellate court denied an employer’s petition for interlocutory review of a trial judge’s determination that its employee was a Jones Act seaman at the time of his alleged injury while being transported to shore. ...Read More

CWCI Argues That Exclusivity Bars RICO Complaint Against Administrators 06/21/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 569 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
Exclusivity bars a civil racketeering complaint filed by a group of first responders accusing two cities and their third-party administrators of conspiring to delay and deny claims, the California Workers’ Compensation Institute said in an ...Read More

CRB Erred in Declining to Award Benefits for Security Guard's Knee Injury 06/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: DC | Segment: SOUTH | 76 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The District of Columbia Court of Appeals overturned a decision of the Compensation Review Board providing a security guard with a 0% permanent partial disability rating for a knee injury that had left him unable to stand for prolonged periods of time, run or ride a bicycle. ...Read More

Contractor to Pay Restitution for Failure to Provide Coverage 06/21/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 128 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
An Upstate New York contractor was ordered to pay $8,500 in restitution and fines for failing to provide workers’ compensation insurance during a siding and roof repair project in Aurelius, the online edition of ...Read More
Church Mutual Appoints Assistant VP for Risk Control 06/21/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 118 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
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