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Workers' Compensation News


Investment Returns Drive 3% Net Income Growth at W.R. Berkley 04/26/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 306 | 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 | 369 | 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 | 561 | 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 | 1285 | 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 | 619 | 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 | 686 | 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

Insurance Agent Charged With Pocketing $80K in Premiums 04/13/2017
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 435 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Arizona insurance agent was arrested last week on charges of theft and insurance fraud, accused of pocketing more than $80,000 in premiums. ...Read More

IAIABC Conversations: States Move Toward Uniformity on Portals, Treatment Guidelines 04/10/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 454 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Tennessee likes to talk to Texas. Virginia sought counsel from Tennessee, which, in turn, admired Virginia's response. ...Read More

Insurance Committee Schedules First Hearing on Comp Bills 04/07/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1011 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Assembly Insurance Committee will review measures covering services provided to victims of terrorist attacks, coverage for day laborers, supplemental benefit fund payments and utilization review denials during an April 19 hearing. ...Read More
Industrial Commission Schedules Hearing on Half-Percent Special Fund Assessment 04/06/2017
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 342 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Industrial Commission of Arizona will hold a hearing in May to gather testimony regarding a proposed 0.5% assessment for the state’s Special Fund. Carriers pay an assessment equal to 1% of premiums to cover obligations of the fund that pays benefits for uninsured employers and i...Read More
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