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Workers' Compensation News

EDI Vendors Must Comply With New IAIABC Standards by Next Year 10/09/2017
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 183 | 0 | Popular with Legal
All electronic data interchange vendors must comply with the standards set forth in a recent manual released by the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions by Oct. 1, 2018, the Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation has announced.  EDI vendor...Read More

Employer Can't Be Held Civilly Liable for Drunk Worker's Death After Holiday Party 10/09/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 294 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that an employer could not be held civilly liable for a worker’s death from alcohol intoxication and positional asphyxia after he got drunk at a non-sanctioned holiday party. ...Read More

Employers to Receive Dividend Checks Totaling $21 Million 10/05/2017
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 125 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The MEMIC Group will issue a record dividend of $21 million next month to 18,000 Maine employers who bought their workers’ compensation coverage from Maine Employers’ Mutual Insurance Co. ...Read More

Employer, Carrier Insolvency Leaves Guaranty Association on Hook for Black Lung Benefits 10/04/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 178 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Kentucky Insurance Guaranty Association will be liable for the payment of black lung benefits to a coal miner if his employer and his employer’s insurance carrier, have both gone insolvent. ...Read More

Employer's Procedural Flub Divested IWCC of Jurisdiction to Issue Ruling in Its Favor 10/02/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 181 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that an employer lost the ability to contest the compensability of a worker’s claim by appealing from an arbitrator’s decision that was subjected to recall and correction instead of appealing from the corrected decision. ...Read More

Employer Not Responsible for Diagnostic Tests 09/29/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: OR | Segment: Top | 484 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled in a split decision that an employer could refuse authorization for a psychological diagnostic test because it had not accepted the psychological condition as part of the claim. ...Read More

Evidence in Worker's Case Didn't Warrant Issuance of Dual Causation Jury Instruction 09/27/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 168 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
An Ohio appellate court ruled that an injured worker was not entitled to have the jury issued an instruction on dual causation when there was no evidence that her injury had more than one proximate cause.  ...Read More

Editorial Questions Whether Safety or Industrial Shift Driving Rate Cut 09/26/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 348 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Washington state Department of Labor & Industries cited employers’ focus on safety and its own efforts to cut costs as key drives behind a proposed 2.5% rate cut for 2018, but the ...Read More

Ex-Owner of PEO Sentenced to 8 Years for $15M Rip-Off 09/25/2017
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 290 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Knoxville-area woman who pleaded guilty to pocketing $5.4 million in workers' compensation insurance premiums without providing policies has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison, ...Read More

Embattled Zenefits Turning Over Brokerage Business to Others 09/22/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 735 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Zenefits, a provider of human resources management software, has announced a change in strategy in which the company will partner with outside insurance brokers rather than sell insurance itself. ...Read More
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