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HEMIC Subsidiary to Offer Temporary Disability Insurance 09/19/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 76 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 11 min read
Hawaii Employers Mutual Insurance Co. is launching a wholly owned subsidiary to offer temporary disability insurance. ...Read More

High Volume of IMR Cases Expected to Continue 09/10/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 893 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 108 min read
The number of treatment disputes in California’s workers’ compensation system that are being resolved through the independent medical review process increased in 2017 and is on pace to increase again this year. ...Read More

HEMIC Declares $3.5 Million Dividend 09/07/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 40 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
Hawaii Employers’ Mutual Insurance Co. has declared a $3.5 million dividend payable to qualifying policyholders. This is the 12th consecutive ...Read More

High Court to Review Decision Awarding Comp in Knife Attack 09/06/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 693 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
The California Supreme Court will review an appellate court decision finding workers’ compensation is the exclusive remedy for a husband and wife attacked by a man with a knife while doing a welfare check at the request of a deputy sheriff. ...Read More

Higher Minimum Wages Will Mean Slightly Higher Premiums, NCCI Says 09/06/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 125 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
A higher minimum wage in states across the country will put upward pressure on workers' compensation premiums for employers, and higher indemnity costs for insurers. ...Read More

Helmets Gain Traction as Head Protection for Construction Workers 08/31/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 153 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
As brain injuries draw increased attention in workers’ comp, a growing number of construction companies are trying out helmets rather than hard hats as a way to better protect workers’ heads. ...Read More
Hearing on 2019 Pure Premium Recommendation Scheduled for Oct. 5 08/29/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 178 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
The California Department of Insurance is holding a public hearing Oct. 5 to consider the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s recommendation to cut the advisory pure premium rate by 4.5%. The WCIRB on Aug. 20 filed with CDI its ...Read More

High Court Rules Exclusive Remedy Precludes Tort Claim Over UR Decision 08/24/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1658 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 60 min read
The California Supreme Court ruled that workers’ compensation is the exclusive remedy for disputes arising out of the utilization review process, and suggested that lawmakers evaluate whether the system properly incentivizes doctors reviewing treatment requests to make &ldquo...Read More

Handyman Ordered to Repay $41K in Disability Benefits 08/21/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 167 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 54 min read
A maintenance man for a mobile home park must reimburse his former employer more than $41,000 after pleading guilty last week to a felony count of workers’ compensation fraud. ...Read More

High Court Rejects Attorney's Claims of Wrongful Conduct in Prior Disciplinary Proceedings 08/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 104 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 117 min read
The Supreme Judicial Court of Maine last week ruled that an attorney had no viable claims against the individuals and entities involved in prior disciplinary proceedings that resulted in an order suspending him from the practice of law. ...Read More
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