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Firefighters, Cops Pushing for Expansion of Disability Retirement 06/27/2017
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 641 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Firefighters and police officers in Rhode Island are hoping that lawmakers expand their disability retirement program to include illnesses before the legislative session adjourns this week, ...Read More

FDA Meeting to Focus on Abuse-Deterrent Opioids 06/23/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 539 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will host a public workshop on July 10-11 to discuss methods for evaluating the impacts of abuse-deterrent opioids. ...Read More

Former Cable TV Executive Named to Workers' Compensation Board 06/23/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 668 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The state Senate on Wednesday confirmed Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s appointment of a former cable television executive to the state Workers’ Compensation Board. ...Read More

Fatal Trench Collapse Leads to $714K in Fines Against Plumbing Company 06/21/2017
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 413 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A plumbing contractor in Blue Springs, Missouri, is facing proposed fines of $714,142 after a worker died in a trench collapse at a residential construction site. ...Read More

Falling Rates Make Golden State Less of an Outlier 06/19/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1385 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Falling rates charged to employers in recent years have reduced the disparity in the cost of workers’ compensation coverage in California compared to other states, but if charged rates fully reflected the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s advisory loss costs, the G...Read More

Fall On Scaffold, Not Off, Brings No Cause of Action Under Law 06/19/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 572 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A worker who did not fall off a scaffold, but instead suffered a seizure and collapsed on the scaffold, does not have a cause of action under New York state’s scaffold law, the 1st Department of the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division ruled. ...Read More

Former Legislative Counsel Named Workers' Compensation Director 06/16/2017
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 788 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Nathan Deal has nominated the former House majority caucus counsel as a director to the three-member Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation. ...Read More

Fraud Assessment Commission to Discuss 2017 Grants 06/14/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 678 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Fraud Assessment Commission is scheduled to vote on the California insurance commissioner’s recommendations for how to split up fraud-fighting grants among county prosecutors throughout the state during a June 21 meeting in Sacramento. ...Read More

Formulary Proposal Clears First Legislative Hurdle 06/14/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 814 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill that would establish a drug formulary in Pennsylvania passed its first committee in the legislature on Tuesday in a party-line vote, with Democrats opposed. ...Read More
Former Arbitrator Leo Hennessy Dies at 84 06/14/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 438 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Leo Hennessy, a former arbitrator for the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, died at the age of 84 on Saturday.  Hennessy worked at the commission for 20 years. After his retirement in December 2010 at the age of 78, the law firm of Rusin Maciorowski Friedman ...Read More
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