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High Court Says Death Benefit Statute, Exclusive Remedy Pass Constitutional Muster 05/15/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: AK | Segment: Top | 183 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
Alaska's statutory cap on benefits when a worker without dependents dies is constitutional, and exclusive remedy prevents a mother from trying to pursue a defective-machinery lawsuit to recover damages, the state Supreme Court ...Read More
 
 

High Court to Hear Arguments in UR Malpractice Dispute May 29 05/11/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1319 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
California’s Supreme Court announced it will hear arguments at the end of the month in a case that has the potential to disrupt how utilization review is performed in the state’s workers’ compensation system. ...Read More
 
 

House Passes Legislation Creating PTSD Presumption for 1st Responders 05/10/2018
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 325 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
The Minnesota House of Representatives has passed legislation that would create a presumption for post-traumatic stress disorder claims filed by first responders. ...Read More
 
 

Hondurans Accused of Renting Insurance Policy to Shady Contractors 05/10/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 146 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
Two Honduran citizens face felony charges and deportation after they were arrested for allegedly running a scam that swindled a workers’ compensation insurer out of more than $6 million by buying workers’ comp policies in the name of a shell company and renting them out to contractors...Read More
 
 
Hearing Set for Monday on Fee Schedules 05/10/2018
State: SD | Segment: NORTH | 200 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
The South Dakota Division of Labor and Management is reminding stakeholders that it will hold a public hearing Monday on new workers' compensation fee schedules and new conversion factors for some medical services. The conversion factor used to determine maximum reimbursements would r...Read More
 
 

Hoosier State Switching to EDI 3.1 in January 05/07/2018
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 71 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
Indiana will require electronic reporting of all first reports of injury, starting Jan. 1, the Workers' Compensation Board announced. ...Read More
 
 

High Court IDs Test to Distinguish Employees From Contractors 05/01/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2612 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
California’s Supreme Court on Monday laid down a simple, three-part test to determine whether a person is an employee of an independent contractor, in a ruling that could have implications for workers’ compensation and the gig economy. ...Read More
 
 

House Passes Public Plan for Residual Market 04/30/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 539 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 63 min read
The Illinois House has passed a bill that would set up a public insurer for the residual market, which a national insurance group has already blasted as a bad idea. ...Read More
 
 

Hearing Set for New Rules on Payment Plan for Penalized Employers 04/26/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 115 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 92 min read
The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation will hold a hearing May 17, if requested, on proposed rules that will make it easier for penalized employers to renegotiate monthly payment plans. ...Read More
 
 

House Approves Formulary Bill on Second Try 04/17/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 327 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Monday voted 101-92 to approve a bill that would mandate adoption of a drug formulary, reviving the measure after it failed in a tie vote on Feb. 6. ...Read More
 
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