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Governor Signs Self-Insurance Bill 05/24/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 386 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday signed into law a bill that would allow the Department of Consumer and Business Services to certify self-insurance programs created by intergovernmental agreements. ...Read More
 
 

Gov. Raimondo Nominates Conte, Minicucci as Workers' Compensation Court Judges 05/23/2017
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 427 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has nominated claimants' attorneys Steven Minicucci and Alfredo Conte to fill two vacancies on the Workers' Compensation Court's 10-seat bench.  ...Read More
 
 

Gov.'s Plan to Sell State Assets Could Include SAIF 05/18/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: OR | Segment: Top | 811 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon's state-chartered workers' compensation carrier, SAIF Corp., may soon be up for sale as the governor tries to close a $22 billion pension deficit. ...Read More
 
 

Governor Approves PTD Increase 05/18/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 584 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Wednesday signed into law five workers’ compensation bills, including measures that increase permanent disability benefits and simplify how death benefits are calculated. ...Read More
 
 

Governor Creates Opioid Task Force 05/16/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 476 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has created a task force of medical experts and government officials charged with identifying and implementing efforts to reduce abuse and misuse of opioids in the state. ...Read More
 
 

Governor Reappoints Three Directors, Names Fourth 05/16/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 409 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. John Kasich has appointed a new member and reappointed three others to the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Board of Directors. ...Read More
 
 

Governor Vetoes Bills That Would Have Terminated Benefits for False Statements, Fraud 05/15/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 506 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock vetoed a bill that would have allowed employers to deny benefits to workers who fail to disclose a pre-existing condition before being hired, as well as a measure that would allow carriers to terminate benefits on accepted cases if they find evidence of fraud. ...Read More
 
 

Governor Signs Bill to Increase Burial Benefit 05/15/2017
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 460 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Henry McMaster has signed a bill to increase the amount of burial expenses payable under workers' compensation, to $12,000 from $2,500. The ...Read More
 
 
Gov. Bullock Vetoes Bill Requiring Injured Workers To Sign Disclosure Form 05/09/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 563 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock vetoed a bill that requires workers' compensation claimants to allow communication between their physician and employer after the legislature refused to make changes that he recommended. House Bill 358 would have allowed carriers to deny a claim if the claim...Read More
 
 

Governor Names Two New Judges, Reappoints Eight Others 05/03/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 483 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Rick Scott late Monday appointed two new judges of compensation claims and reappointed eight others. Robert Alan Arthur, 49, of Brandon,...Read More
 
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