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Hospital Reimbursement, Claim-Handling Bills Heading to Governor 03/09/2018
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 218 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
The Utah Senate passed bills that would lower reimbursement rates for hospitals not contracted with carriers and self-insured employers, and authorize a $5,000 fine for employers that interfere with the ability of a worker to file a comp claim. ...Read More

House Sends PTSD Bill to Governor 03/06/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 232 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
The Florida House of Representatives on Monday gave final approval to a bill that would allow first responders to claim post-traumatic stress disorder as a compensable condition for workers’ compensation. ...Read More

House Approves IME Qualification, Pay Raise for Treating Firefighter Cancer Claims 03/05/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 265 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
The Hawaii House of Representatives passed bills that would set minimum qualification standards for doctors performing independent medical evaluations and increase reimbursement for treatment provided to firefighters with occupational cancer claims. ...Read More

House Passes Extraterritorial, Teacher Coverage Bills 03/01/2018
State: WY | Segment: WEST | 223 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
The Wyoming House of Representatives passed bills that would allow workers’ compensation coverage to apply to people temporarily entering or leaving the state to work, and would eliminate the requirement that teaching special education be classified as extra-hazardous employment. ...Read More

House Passes Bill to Study First-Responder Mental Health Issues 02/28/2018
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 312 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
The Utah House of Representatives passed a bill that would create a workgroup to study first responders’ access to coverage for mental health issues. ...Read More

Halloween Attack on Trolley Operator Was Alleged Fraud Scheme 02/26/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 273 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 22 min read
A Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority trolley operator has been charged with fraudulently collecting workers’ compensation and disability insurance benefits after allegedly paying someone to attack him on the job in 2016. ...Read More

Homeowners Had Immunity From Worker's Labor Law Claims 02/26/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 263 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that the owners of a residential property were immune from liability to a worker who allegedly suffered injuries during renovation of the home. ...Read More

House Passes Bill to Extend Benefits to Fallen Officers' Families 02/23/2018
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 234 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 14 min read
The Alabama House has passed a bill that would extend benefits to dependents of firefighters or police officers who die in the line of duty to age 18. ...Read More

House Passes Bill to Place Self-Insurance Fund Under Another Agency 02/22/2018
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 257 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 10 min read
A bill in the Kansas Legislature that would move the administration of the State Workers’ Compensation Self-Insurance Fund from the Department of Health and Environment to the Department of Administration has been passed by the House of Representatives. ...Read More

Hartford to Buy Farmers Small Commercial Business 02/21/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 896 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
The Hartford announced a deal to acquire California-based Farmers Exchanges’ small commercial business sold through independent agents. Hartf...Read More
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