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High Court Reinstates Suspended Attorney, Finding Moral Change Occurred 06/23/2017
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 515 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Minnesota Supreme Court has reinstated an attorney who worked as a legal assistant for three years without issue after his suspension. ...Read More
Hearing Scheduled on Amendments to Filing of Notices of Appeal 06/23/2017
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 498 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will hold a public hearing at 2 p.m. Aug. 16 on the filing of notices of appeal and other proposed amendments. The applicable rules are 0800-02-22.01 through 0800-02-22.05. Any party can appeal a workers’ compensation judge’s o...Read More

Harbor Health Approved for Telemedicine in MPN 06/16/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 917 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Harbor Health Systems said Thursday that it has received approval by the California Division of Workers’ Compensation to offer telemedicine through its medical provider networks. ...Read More

High Court: Inmates Not Entitled to Workers' Compensation Benefits 06/14/2017
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 473 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The West Virginia Supreme Court has affirmed a lower court's ruling that an inmate participating in a work-release program for the state does not qualify for workers' compensation benefits.  ...Read More

Health Committee Rejects Coverage for Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy 06/09/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 541 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy will not be a covered benefit for injured workers in Washington state who have musculoskeletal conditions. T...Read More

Hudson Structured Completes Work Comp Loss Portfolio Transfer 06/08/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 569 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Investment manager Hudson Structured Capital Management Ltd. has invested $20.1 million in preferred shares in a reinsurance vehicle that will assume $35.3 million of seasoned workers’ compensation liabilities. ...Read More

House Passes Comp Reform, but Veto Expected 06/01/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 541 | 0 | Popular with Legal
As expected, the Illinois House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a bill that includes adoption of a drug formulary and other cost-saving reforms, but also creation of a state fund and a prohibition against “excessive” workers’ compensation rates. ...Read More

High Court Rejects Hourly Standard for Determining Worker's PTD Status 06/01/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 415 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Ohio Supreme Court ruled that there is no hourly standard for determining whether a worker is capable of performing sustained remunerative employment on a part-time basis, and that the Industrial Commission properly determined that a worker capable of working four hours per day was not totall...Read More

House Passes Formulary Bill, but Governor Plans to Veto It 05/25/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: LA | Segment: Top | 1872 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Six House Democrats defected and joined all but two Republicans late Tuesday in passing legislation that would mandate the adoption of a drug formulary, but Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards, a plaintiff’s attorney, already has declared his opposition. ...Read More

House Passes Bill Requiring Workers to File Notice of Claims With Their Employers 05/22/2017
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 425 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The House on Thursday passed a bill that would require workers to notify their employers in writing when filing a workers’ compensation claim. ...Read More
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