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Liberty Mutual Beefs Up Technology Team With 4 Appointments 11/15/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 115 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 56 min read
Liberty Mutual on Wednesday announced the appointment of four executives who will join Chief Information Officer James McGlennon’s technology leadership team. ...Read More

Low Prices, Less Utilization Lead to Lowest Medical Costs Per Claim 11/14/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 75 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 59 min read
Lower prices for services and fewer patient visits combined to gave Massachusetts the lowest medical payments per lost-time claim of 18 states studied, according to a summary of major findings from the Workers Compensation Research Institute’s CompScope Medical Benchmarks report highli...Read More

Labor Department to Review Efficiency of Comp Rules in 2019 11/14/2018
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 89 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment will review workers’ compensation regulations for efficiency in 2019, according to a regulatory agenda the agency published for the coming year. ...Read More

Large-Deductible Rules Last Comp Issue for Insurance Commissioner 11/13/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 476 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
Having recently approved an eighth consecutive advisory pure premium rate cut, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has one last workers’ compensation issue to address, with pending rules that would establish minimum financial strength requirements for carriers writing large-deducti...Read More

LMAC Meeting Wednesday 11/12/2018
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 60 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
Montana’s Labor Management Advisory Council will discuss legislative initiatives relating to claims examiner certifications, extraterritorial coverage options and a 90-day notice for closing medical benefits. ...Read More

L&I Plan Would Spend $309M on Tech Upgrade 11/08/2018
By: Eddie Curran (correspondent)
State: WA | Segment: Top | 240 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries is planning a colossal overhaul of its workers’ compensation computer network, a seven-year project with an estimated cost of $309 million. ...Read More

Loss Portfolio Transfers Are Not New — Except in Lone Star State, Carrier Says 11/07/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 125 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 44 min read
Insurers are happy to hear that Texas is making it easier for self-insured employers to re-enter the commercial workers' compensation insurance market, something a number of other states have allowed for years. ...Read More

Lost-Time Claim Costs Climb Steadily With Worker Age, Study Finds 11/05/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 284 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
Older employees who are hurt on the job tend to have more severe injuries than their younger counterparts, a trend that is quantified in a new white paper from Lockton. ...Read More

Labor Department Schedules Hearing on Rules to Implement ODG Formulary 11/02/2018
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 139 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
The Montana Department of Labor and Industry scheduled a hearing for Nov. 9 to get feedback on proposed rules that would adopt the Official Disability Guidelines drug formulary. ...Read More

Legislative Committee to Review Procedural Rule Changes 11/02/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 117 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 98 min read
The North Carolina Rules Review Commission will consider 14 rule amendments proposed by the Industrial Commission when it meets on Nov. 15, according to a notice in Thursday’s state Regist...Read More
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