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Hearing Scheduled on Bill to Eliminate Comp Exemption for Day Laborers 12/27/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 506 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Assembly Insurance Committee will hear testimony shortly after lawmakers return to the Capitol in January on a bill that would remove from mandatory coverage requirements an exemption for day laborers. ...Read More
 
 

Horsemen's Association Eyeing Solutions to Rising Comp Costs 12/27/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 222 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Rising workers’ compensation costs is the top issue facing thoroughbred horse owners in New York, according to the state Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association. ...Read More
 
 

Hearing Officer Abused Discretion in Conflict-of-Interest Finding 12/26/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: OH | Segment: Top | 210 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Ohio Industrial Commission hearing officers are free to reject the opinions of job-retraining specialists, but one officer went too far when he dismissed a specialist’s entire report without considering its merits because he thought she had a conflict of interest, the Ohio Supreme Court dec...Read More
 
 
HEMIC's Financial Strength Rating of 'Excellent' Affirmed by A.M. Best 12/26/2017
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 114 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of A, or excellent, and the issuer credit rating of “a” for Hawaii Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company Inc. In its rating rationale summary, A.M. Best rated HEMIC “strongest” for balance sheet, “stron...Read More
 
 

Hiking E&M Reimbursements Would Have Raised System Costs by $11 Million 12/26/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 225 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A recently rejected proposal to increase by 30% the reimbursement rates for evaluation and management services would have raised system costs by nearly double the estimates provided by health care providers, according to the National Council on Compensation Insurance. ...Read More
 
 

High Court Clarifies Carrier's Obligation to Contribute to Worker's 3rd-Party Litigation Expenses 12/21/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 274 | 0 | Popular with Legal
New York’s highest court ruled that an insurance carrier has to chip in for a worker’s litigation expenses in obtaining a third-party recovery he secured before receiving a schedule loss of use award. ...Read More
 
 

High Court Frees Up Comp Attorneys to Make New Arguments After Administrative Level 12/18/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 243 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Texas Supreme Court opinion delivered Friday leaves the door open for workers’ compensation attorneys to make arguments at the trial court level that they did not make before administrative law judges.  ...Read More
 
 

High Court Upholds Termination of Worker for Failing to Provide Medical Documentation 12/15/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 462 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled that a worker did not comply with his employer’s demand to provide medical documentation to a workers’ compensation carrier. ...Read More
 
 

High Court Declares 3rd-Party Liability Waivers Unenforceable 12/13/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 446 | 0 | Popular with Legal
With this week’s New Jersey Supreme Court decision in Vitale v. Schering-Plough Corp., the Garden State has become the first jurisdiction to rule that workers cannot sign away their right to ...Read More
 
 

House Lawmakers Working to Pass Formulary Bill 12/07/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 304 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania are working to pass legislation supported by 27 business and insurance groups that would mandate adoption of a workers' compensation drug formulary.  ...Read More
 
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