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Insurance Carrier Can Reduce PIP Benefits by Amount Worker Got Through Comp 11/28/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 313 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The South Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that an insurance carrier can limit its liability for personal injury protection benefits by including language in its policy reducing the payments by the amount an insured receives from a workers' compensation policy. ...Read More

Industrial Commission Scraps Drug Formulary 11/27/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 436 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The North Carolina Industrial Commission has abandoned plans to establish a drug formulary to aid in the fight against opioid abuse. ...Read More

Input Needed for Medical Quality Review Audit 11/27/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 331 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation is seeking informal comment on potential categories for the 2018 Medical Quality Review Annual Audit Plan. ...Read More
Insurers May Be Eligible for Credit of Provider Network Registration Fee 11/21/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 287 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Insurers are not required to pay a registration fee for preferred provider networks that they assemble without the help of an administrator, the Illinois Department of Insurance has determined. Insurers who have previously submitted payments for administrator fees will be reimbursed, the ...Read More

Imprisoned Lawmaker Charged With Faking Comp Coverage 11/20/2017
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 263 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former lawmaker already in prison for bribing an inspector to overlook violations at his coal mines has been charged with using fake documents to convince a customer he had workers’ compensation coverage. ...Read More

Injured Worker Caught Playing Hockey Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud 11/20/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 681 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An injured worker who played with an amateur hockey team while saying he was too injured to work has pleaded guilty to insurance fraud, ...Read More

Insurance Commissioner Orders Unlicensed Companies to Stop Selling Comp Coverage 11/16/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1830 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones made it official on Wednesday: Labor organizations that don't engage in collective bargaining can't sell workers' compensation insurance without a license. ...Read More

Insurer Assessments to Rise to Offset Further Premium Reductions 11/14/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 636 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 19 min read
Workers’ compensation reforms that lawmakers approved a dozen years ago have caused premiums to drop so much that the Texas Department of Insurance is proposing a 13.1% increase in maintenance taxes and fees to fund some of its operations. ...Read More

ICA Identifies Best Practices for Full and Final Settlements 11/13/2017
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 297 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Petitions for approval of full and final settlements sent to the Industrial Commission of Arizona should include a fully executed agreement signed by all parties, as well as attestations that the injured worker had the opportunity seek legal advice and understands the consequences of the set...Read More

Industrial Commissions Posts Draft Guidelines for Compliance Audits 11/13/2017
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 553 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Idaho Industrial Commission posted draft audit guidelines outlining its expectations regarding adjusting and adjusting practices and to help insurers, self-insured employers and third-party administrators maintain acceptable levels of compliance. ...Read More
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