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Workers' Compensation News


Falling Rates Makes State Less of an Outlier 07/20/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 703 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
After three years of rate reductions, California may lose its perch at the top of the of the list of the most expensive states in the country for purchasing workers’ compensation coverage. ...Read More

Flooring Maker Fined $182K for Variety of Hazards 07/19/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 34 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 49 min read
An Upstate New York flooring manufacturer faces $182,917 in penalties for a variety of safety violations, including locked emergency exits, unguarded machines, and unlabeled hazardous materials and chemicals. ...Read More

Fee Schedule Rules' Effective Date Deemed to Be June 1 07/18/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 114 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 199 min read
Nine months after adoption of a new ambulatory surgery center fee schedule, the Industrial Commission has learned when the new rules will become effective. ...Read More

Filing Fees to Double to Pay for New Claims-Management System 07/18/2018
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 40 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 96 min read
The filing fee for a requested hearing, settlement or motion will jump, from $25 to $50, starting Aug. 1, the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission announced this ...Read More

Five Employers Plead Guilty to $269,000 in Fraud for Lapsed Coverage 07/17/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 119 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
Five employers and one injured worker have been convicted of defrauding the Ohio workers' compensation system of more than $269,000. “If the...Read More

Fire Chief Makes Pitch for PTSD Coverage 07/09/2018
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 86 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 162 min read
In the wake of a mass stabbing that killed a 3-year-old and injured five other children in Idaho’s capital city, Boise Fire Chief Dennis Doan says it’s time that the state’s workers’ compensation system covers first responders who claim to develop post-traumatic stress dis...Read More

Formulary, Fraud Legislation on Agenda for CCWC Conference 07/06/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 473 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 124 min read
California’s new drug formulary and anti-fraud legislation are among the topics to be discussed at the California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation annual conference, to be held July 11-13 in Anaheim. ...Read More

Former AD Nevans Approved Debit Card Payments in '08 07/05/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 766 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
California lawmakers are debating legislation that would allow employers to use prepaid debit cards to pay temporary disability benefits, but one company has been using cards to pay benefits for nearly a decade under the blessing of the previous administration. ...Read More

Formulary, Benefit Extension Process on Committee Agenda 07/05/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 131 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
A Kentucky advisory committee has scheduled a meeting for Monday to discuss rules to implement a drug formulary and establish a process to allow claimants to appeal for an extension of benefits beyond 780 weeks. ...Read More
Federal Prosecutors Announce Charges Against 12 More in Fraud Schemes 06/29/2018
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2507 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles on Thursday announced the indictment of two doctors and an attorney in an alleged kickback scheme to defraud workers’ compensation carriers and other insurers — in addition to 30 other doctors, pharmacists and other suspected conspirators who al...Read More
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