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Workers' Compensation News


Injured Worker Gets Lawn Care Services, but No Home Renovations 05/03/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 413 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that an injured worker was entitled to lawn care services at her home in order to improve her depression and anxiety, but she was not entitled to coverage for the cost of renovations to her house. ...Read More

Insurance Industry Job Growth Slows to 800 in March 05/02/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 264 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Employment growth within the insurance industry slowed during March, when only 800 jobs were added, according to preliminary figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. ...Read More

ICA Adopting RBRVS Medical Fee Schedule 05/02/2017
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 462 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Industrial Commission of Arizona is adopting Medicare’s resource-based relative value scale methodology for its medical fee schedule. &l...Read More
Insurance Department Proposes Changes to TPA Rules 04/27/2017
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 412 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Hampshire Insurance Department will host a public hearing May 15 on changes to rules impacting third-party administrators. The changes will add references to the federal Employee Retirement Security Act of 1974 and ...Read More

Investment Returns Drive 3% Net Income Growth at W.R. Berkley 04/26/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 314 | 0 | Popular with Legal
W.R. Berkley Corp. reported net income of $123.4 million during the first quarter of 2017, a 3% increase from $119.5 million in the same quarter of last year.  ...Read More

IME Doctor's Sloppiness Results in MMI Determination Getting Thrown Out 04/19/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 372 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers' Compensation Court of the State of Montana determined that a laborer could not be considered at maximum medical improvement because the independent medical evaluator's "sloppiness and inattention to detail" in examining his medical records led to an inaccurate repor...Read More
Insurance Department Sets May 3 Hearing for Mid-Year Rate Cut 04/17/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 566 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Department of Insurance will hold a hearing May 3 on the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s recommendation to reduce the advisory pure premium rate by 7.8%. The bureau is recommending a rate of $2.02 per $100 of payroll for policies incepting on or ...Read More
Insurance Commissioner Mattax Succumbs to Cancer at Age 60 04/14/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 1296 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Texas Insurance Commissioner David Mattax died Thursday morning following a battle with cancer, the governor’s office announced. Mattax was 60. ...Read More

Injured Police Officer Can't Get PTD for Aggravation of Pre-Existing Condition 04/14/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 626 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Utah Court of Appeals ruled that a police officer with a pre-existing condition that was aggravated by an industrial accident was not entitled to permanent total disability benefits. ...Read More
Industrial Commission's Nominating Council to Hold Annual Meeting 04/14/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 689 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Ohio Industrial Commission Nominating Council will hold its annual meeting Monday to discuss the open public member seat on the Industrial Commission, review the 2016 Ombuds Office Annual Report and elect new officers. The meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Ohio Chamber of Commer...Read More
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