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Mileage Reimbursement Increasing to 54.5 Cents in 2018 12/26/2017
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 225 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission announced that the mileage reimbursement rate will increase to 54.5 cents in 2018, from 53.5 cents. ...Read More
Managed Health Care Provider Sought for Injured State Workers 12/19/2017
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 172 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Minnesota Department of Administration is requesting proposals for certified workers’ compensation managed health care services for state employees with work-related injuries or illnesses. Work is proposed to start after July 1, according to a ...Read More

Maintenance Fees Rising to Offset Declining Premiums 12/19/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 229 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Texas Department of Insurance has finalized higher maintenance fees and assessments for workers’ compensation carriers in 2018. ...Read More

Mileage Reimbursement Increasing to 54.5 Cents 12/18/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 688 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Workers’ Compensation Institute said the reimbursement rate for injured workers who have to travel for medical treatment will increase to 54.5 cents per mile in 2018, from 53.5 cents. ...Read More

Medical Share of Comp Benefits 14.4% Below National Average 12/18/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 209 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The medical share of total workers’ compensation benefit costs in New York dropped to 37% in 2015 and 2016, according to a new report — significantly lower than the national average of 51.4%. ...Read More

Medical Costs Per Claim Low, Stable From 2010-15, WCRI Finds 12/15/2017
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 272 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Of the 18 states that had their 2010-15 workers’ compensation medical costs analyzed by the Workers Compensation Research Institute, Michigan’s were among the lowest, the nonprofit organization reported. ...Read More
Maximum Benefit Rate Increasing 3.9% 12/14/2017
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 142 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission has approved a maximum weekly workers’ compensation benefit rate of $838.21 effective Jan. 1, a 3.9% increase over the current-year rate.  Under state law, the maximum compensation rate is set each year at 100% of the st...Read More

Medical Advisory Board to Hold Next Meeting Jan. 23 12/12/2017
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 149 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Rhode Island’s Workers’ Compensation Court Medical Advisory Board will hold its next meeting Jan. 23. The Board meets every four to si...Read More

Most Insurers Hesitant to Adopt New Technology, Valen Says 12/08/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 404 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A divide is growing within the insurance industry as companies take different approaches to adopting technology, according to a 2018 Outlook Report from Valen Analytics. ...Read More

Medical Payments Increased 3.1% Each Year From 2012-15, Study Finds 12/08/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 475 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Medical payments per workers’ compensation claim increased by an average of 3.1% each year between 2012 and 2015 in Illinois, according to the results of a Workers Compensation R...Read More
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