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Insurance Dept. Approves 7.6% Rate Reduction for 2019 10/19/2018
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 52 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 10 min read
The Indiana Department of Insurance has approved a 5.6% loss-cost reduction and an overall rate level decrease of 7.6%, which will take effect Jan. 1. ...Read More

Industrial Commission Approves All Changes to Electronic Filing Rules 10/18/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 78 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
The North Carolina Industrial Commission approved all 13 rule changes that were on its agenda at a Wednesday meeting, officials said. ...Read More

Insurance Dept. Suspends Policy Cancellations After Hurricane 10/18/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 89 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has suspended all cancellations of workers' compensation and other property and casualty policies since Sept. 27, in 16 counties that were pounded by Hurricane Michael last week. ...Read More

Industrial Commission Proposes Tweaks to Tort Claim Rules 10/18/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 68 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 40 min read
The North Carolina Industrial Commission is proposing five rule changes regarding the process of handling tort claims. The commission, ...Read More

Injured Guard-Turned-Fishing-Guide on the Hook for Alleged Fraud 10/18/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 71 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
A fishing guide caught a big surprise this week when he was arrested and charged with working while collecting injury benefits. Carl Stokes, a prison ...Read More
ICA to Discuss Assessments, Goals at Meeting 10/17/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 75 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Industrial Commission of Arizona will discuss assessments and plans for the coming year during a meeting Thursday in Phoenix. Commissioners are scheduled to discuss and vote on assessments for calendar year 2019, according to the agenda. Commission members will also discuss and possib...Read More

Injured Roofer Failed to Prove Applicability of Exceptions to Exclusive Remedy 10/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VT | Segment: NORTH | 87 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The Vermont Supreme Court last week ruled that an employer’s alleged failure to comply with safety regulations is not sufficient to meet the level of intent necessary to circumvent the workers' compensation system as an exclusive remedy for an injured employee. ...Read More

Invalidation of IRE Process Allows Worker to Have Total Disability Status Reinstated 10/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 161 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 21 min read
The Commonwealth Court ruled that a worker was entitled to reinstatement of total disability status following the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s invalidation of the state's impairment rating process. ...Read More

Industrial Commission Schedules Hearing on Electronic Payment Rules 10/08/2018
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 78 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
The Idaho Industrial Commission is holding a hearing this week on proposed rules that would allow employers to pay indemnity benefits using debit cards. ...Read More

Injured Employee Entitled to Benefits for Employer's Refusal to Return Her to Work 10/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 84 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld a finding that an injured worker was entitled to benefits for a one-year period after her employer refused to return her to work at an available position within her physical capabilities. ...Read More
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