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Workers' Compensation News


Gov. Wants Changes to Bill Addressing Carrier-Doctor Communications 04/11/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 400 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has returned to the Legislature a bill that would allow insurance carriers to deny claims if claimants refuse to sign a release allowing communication between their physician and the insurer. ...Read More

Guaranty Associations Assimilating CastlePoint Claims 04/07/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 597 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Before the days when electronic records were common, an insurance company liquidation might mean a truck pulling up to the offices of the California Insurance Guarantee Association, unloading claim files stacked on pallets. ...Read More

Governor, Medical Boards Propose Limiting Opioid Scripts for Acute Pain to 7 Days 04/07/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 614 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Ohio physicians treating adult patients with acute pain would have to limit opioid prescriptions to no more than a seven-day supply under rules being considered by the state's Medical, Nursing and Dental Boards, Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced last week. ...Read More

Governor Approves Benefit Prohibition for Terminated Workers 04/04/2017
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 479 | 0 | Popular with Legal
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez on Monday signed into law a bill prohibiting workers fired for misconduct or who refuse offers of...Read More
Governor Wants PTSD Presumption Narrowed to First Responders 03/31/2017
State: VT | Segment: NORTH | 781 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The House Commerce and Economic Development Committee is considering Gov. Phil Scott’s request that it narrow a bill to make only first responders eligible for workers’ compensation over mental injuries. ...Read More

Governor Signs Pro-Business Workers' Compensation Legislation 03/31/2017
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 568 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Terry Branstad signed legislation Thursday that will reduce the costs of workers’ compensation for employers. ...Read More

Gov. Signs Bill to Privatize Workers' Compensation Fund 03/30/2017
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 499 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed into law a bill that allows the state-chartered Workers’ Compensation Fund to convert into a mutual corporation. ...Read More

Gov. Bevin Signs Bill Changing Labor Dept. Policies 03/30/2017
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 305 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has signed a bill into law that makes several changes to Department of Labor policies. ...Read More

GOP-Controlled Statehouses Pushing Pro-Business Comp Reforms 03/29/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 429 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Iowa Republican Gov. Terry Branstad is expected to sign legislation passed by the state Senate on Monday that reduces workers’ benefits but which supporters say improves the state’s competitive position with its neighbors. ...Read More

Governor Sees Work Comp as Model for State Health Care System 03/29/2017
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 511 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Maine Gov. Paul LePage said he’s considering a state health insurance system to replace the Affordable Care Act, and has suggested modeling it after the state workers’ comp system. ...Read More
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