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Hiking E&M Reimbursements Would Have Raised System Costs by $11 Million 12/26/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 436 | 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 | 448 | 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
State: TX | Segment: Top | 458 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
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 | 682 | 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
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 747 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 165 min read
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
State: PA | Segment: Top | 471 | 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

House Passes Another Bill to Ban Benefits for Undocumented Workers 12/07/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 342 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
The state House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill that would prevent undocumented workers from receiving workers’ compensation benefits. ...Read More

High Court Provides Analytical Guidance for Constitutionality of Claims-Revival Statute 11/29/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 500 | 0 | Popular with Legal
New York’s highest court has provided guidance to a federal appellate court that is deciding the constitutionality of a claims-revival statute for workers who participated in the cleanup of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, but it declined the invitation to suggest a proper disposition...Read More

HEMIC's Investment Income Makes Up for Underwriting Loss 11/14/2017
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 345 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Hawaii Employers’ Mutual Insurance Co., or HEMIC, reported a net income of $10.2 million in 2016, of which $3 million was returned to policyholders in the form of dividends. ...Read More

High Court Sets Standards for Evaluating Appropriateness of Voc Rehab Plans 11/07/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 447 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 7 min read
The Nebraska Supreme Court has clarified the proper standards for determining when a vocational rehabilitation plan is appropriate for an injured worker. ...Read More
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