Workers' Compensation News
Guaranty Fund Liable for Insolvent Employer's Safety Violations
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH |
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The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that the Kentucky Coal Employers Self-Insurance Fund was liable for the cost of an enhanced award to the family of a miner who was killed because of his defunct employer’s intentional violation of safety regulations.
Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring Small Business Rep on State Fund Board
State: CA | Segment: WEST |
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The board of directors for the State Compensation Insurance Fund is fine as it is and there is no reason to mandate the appointment of a representative for small businesses, California Gov. Jerry Brown said in a veto message for ...
Gov. Lauds Reforms as Courts Whittle Them Away
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: OK | Segment: Top |
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At a conference last week, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin trumpeted the success of the 2013 Administrative Workers' Compensation Act, three days after its 44th provision was declared inoperable by the courts.
Gov. Raimondo Vetoes Firefighter Presumption Bill
State: RI | Segment: NORTH |
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Gov. Gina Raimondo has vetoed legislation that would have guaranteed firefighters two-thirds of their salary, tax-free, for life if they retire with a heart condition, ...
Governor Signs CIGA Reinsurance Bill
State: CA | Segment: WEST |
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Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill allowing the California Insurance Guarantee Association to purchase reinsurance from any reinsurer authorized to transact business in the state.
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Today's Round Up
MA - Halloween Attack on Trolley Operator Was Alleged Fraud Scheme
A Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority trolley operator has been charged with fraudulently collecting workers’ compensation and disability insurance benefits after allegedly paying someone to attack him on the job in 2016.
The Suffolk County Grand Jury on Wednesday returned indictments charging Thomas Lucey, 46, of Saugus, with two counts of insurance fraud and single counts of workers’ compensation fraud, misleading a police investigation, and perjury.
During the attack, just after midnight on Oct. 30, 2016, a man in dark coveralls wearing a “Michael Myers” Hal...
CA - QME Dies in Private Plane Crash in San Diego
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A San Diego orthopedic surgeon who served as a qualified medical evaluator died when his private airplane crashed shortly after takeoff, according to news reports.
Dr. John Seroki, 61, was embarking on a solitary flight to Yuma, Arizona, at 6:30 a.m. when his single-engine Cirrus SR22T crashed into a construction site in San Diego’s Kearny Mesa neighborhood.
Seroki practiced at the Yuma Regional Medical Center and at Scripps Memorial Hospital in San Diego, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. He had offices in University City, Chula Vista and Yuma, Arizona, the Fox 5 televis...
OH - BWC Marks More Progress in Reducing Opioid Dependence
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The number of injured workers who depend on opioids has declined 19% in Ohio’s workers’ compensation system, the sixth year in a row that the number has fallen since the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation adopted a formulary.
BWC Pharmacy Director Nick Trego told the agency’s board of directors during a meeting Thursday that the number of injured workers who met or exceeded the threshold of being clinically dependent on opioids fell to 3,315 at the end of fiscal year 2017, a 19% drop from 2016 and a 59% decrease since 2011, the BWC said in a ...
AK - Governor Reportedly Appoints Labor Rep to Employer Seat on WCB
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Alaska Gov. Bill Walker reportedly appointed a labor representative to fill a seat on the Workers’ Compensation Board that is reportedly required by law to be filled by a person representing employers, according to website mustreadalaska.com.
Gov. Bill Walker
Walker’s office has not released a statement announcing any appointments to the WCB. But mustreadalaska.com reports that the governor appointed Chad Bolduc to replace Chuck Collins, an employer representative whose term expires March 1.
Bolduc, according to mustreadalaska.com, was a state employee and served on the b...
CA - Camps Forming for Possibility of Cumulative Trauma Legislation
CA - Doctor Sentenced to 21 Months for Referrals in Kickback Scheme
CA - DWC Suspends 20 Providers, Bringing Total to 197
CA - Lien Claimants Say Process to Challenge Stays May Violate Judge's Order
CA - Supreme Court Won't Review Decision Allowing Convicted Fraudster to Collect Comp Benefits
CA - QMEs Allege Additional Underground Rules Limit Billing for Research Time
CA - Supreme Court Won't Review Award to Worker for Disability After Self-Procured Treatment
CA - SB 1160 Author Resigns From Senate Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations
CA - DA: Five Contractors in Thomas Fire Cleanup Receive Stop-Work Order
CA - Hartford to Buy Farmers Small Commercial Business
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