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Workers' Compensation News


Gov. Names Two New Compensation Judges, Reappoints Six 04/10/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 353 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 58 min read
Gov. Rick Scott has reappointed six workers' compensation judges in Florida and named two new ones. ...Read More

Greg Farmer Joins Alternative Service Concepts in Irving 04/04/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 163 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
Alternative Service Concepts, a national third-party claims administrator, has hired Greg Farmer as a national account executive in the company’s office in Irving, Texas. ...Read More

Governor Signs Rate Deviation Bill; Amended LLC Bill Returns to House 04/02/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 244 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 26 min read
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed into law a bill intended to clarify how workers’ compensation carriers can use the tiered-rating system lawmakers approved last year. ...Read More
Governor Signs PTSD Bill for First Responders 03/29/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 893 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 63 min read
Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday signed into law a measure that extends workers' compensation to first responders who've been traumatized by what they've experienced on the job. ...Read More

Governor Approves PTSD Presumption, Repeal of Social Security Offset 03/28/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 261 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 76 min read
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee approved measures creating a presumption that post-traumatic stress disorder is a compensable condition for first responders, and eliminating a workers’ compensation benefit offset for those receiving Social Security retirement benefits. ...Read More
Governor Signs Formulary, Late-Payment Bills 03/28/2018
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 877 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 113 min read
Gov. Eric Holcomb this week signed two bills into law: one that creates a workers' compensation drug formulary aimed at curtailing the opioid crisis, and another that penalizes employers for late payments of benefits. ...Read More
Georgia Set to Become the Seventh State With 'Gig Economy' Law 03/27/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: GA | Segment: Top | 1426 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 97 min read
The state Senate as early as today could pass a bill that would make Georgia the seventh state this year to approve “gig economy” laws that classify thousands of workers as independent contractors — not employees — of online marketplace platforms. ...Read More

Geographic Pricing Proposal Returns to State 03/21/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1146 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 66 min read
Five years ago, the California Division of Workers’ Compensation said there would be little value added, when considering the cost of increased billing complexity and potential for mischief, to adopt Medicare’s location-based reimbursement methodology. ...Read More

Gov. Gives Labor a Nod, Signs Comp Bills 03/21/2018
State: UT | Segment: NORTH | 243 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed into law bills that increase death benefits, expand attorney fees, penalize employers who retaliate against workers for filing claims, and launch a study of hospital costs.  ...Read More
Gig Economy Bill Could Hurt WC System, Critics Say 03/16/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TN | Segment: Top | 485 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 90 min read
The Tennessee General Assembly as soon as Monday could pass a bill that some say could unleash the gig economy, allowing thousands of workers to easily be classified as independent contractors. Critics say it would undermine the state's workers' compensation system. ...Read More
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