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Workers' Compensation News


Health Committee Rejects Coverage for Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy 06/09/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 476 | 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 | 476 | 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 | 467 | 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 | 341 | 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 | 1719 | 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 | 350 | 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

Hospital Self-Insurance Rule Readopted for Seven Years 05/18/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 312 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The state Department of Banking and Insurance has readopted rules on hospital workers’ compensation group self-insurance. The rules at N.J.A...Read More

High Court Clarifies Requirements for Corrections Officers to Receive Additional Compensation 05/17/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 413 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts ruled that a corrections officer did not suffer a bodily injury as a result of inmate violence, since he did not suffer any physical harm. ...Read More

House Passes TNC Bill With Two Days Left in Session 05/17/2017
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 468 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Alaska House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow transportation network companies such as Uber and Lyft to operate in the state without interference from municipal governments, but the vote may have come too late for the measure to reach the governor’s desk this year. ...Read More

House Will Debate Merits of Formulary Bill 05/17/2017
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 659 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A House bill that would mandate adoption of the Official Disability Guidelines drug formulary is scheduled for a floor debate Thursday. ...Read More
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