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Workers' Compensation News


MEMIC Announces New Hires, Promotions 05/30/2018
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 100 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
Workers' compensation insurer MEMIC Group has announced a series of new hires and promotions this month. ...Read More
Moving From Commerce to Insurance, Industrial Commission Rules Get Recodified 05/29/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 230 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 78 min read
Starting June 1, any reference to the North Carolina Industrial Commission's rules should cite Title 11, Chapter 23 of the state's Administrative Code, the commission said in a bulletin this week. The commission, which handles workers' compensation for the state, was transferr...Read More

Medical Costs Down, Indemnity Up After 2013 Changes, Study Says 05/25/2018
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 229 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 98 min read
Five years after Indiana adopted a hospital fee schedule but raised some workers' compensation benefits, medical costs dropped slightly and indemnity costs climbed by 15%, a study shows. ...Read More

Medical Advancements May Mean More Mega Claims 05/23/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 390 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
Advances in technology are helping catastrophically injured workers survive and live longer than in years past, while also adding to claim costs for the most severe injuries. ...Read More

Massive Premium Rebate Program Starting to Raise Questions 05/23/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: OH | Segment: Top | 350 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
The Ohio Board of Workers' Compensation is set to vote Thursday on another rebate for employers, this one the largest in 20 years. If the board approves the $1.5 billion rebate on premiums, the checks could be in the mail by July. ...Read More

Manual Labor Exception Allows Independent Contractor to Get Benefits From Air B&B Owner 05/23/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 140 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 28 min read
A Louisiana appellate court overturned a denial of benefits to an independent contractor who was injured while engaged in manual labor for an Air B&B owner. ...Read More

Medical Marijuana Expanded, but Not for Workers' Comp 05/23/2018
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 150 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
Louisiana lawmakers have approved the use of medical marijuana for an expanded list of medical conditions, but left injured workers out of the party.  ...Read More
Man Accused of Cashing Dead Mother's Benefit Checks 05/17/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 172 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A Rochester man faces felony grand larceny and forgery charges for allegedly cashing nearly $4,000 in benefit checks sent to his deceased mother, WHAM reported Wednesday....Read More

Mark Pew Joins Preferred Medical as SVP of Product Development 05/16/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 255 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
Mark Pew, known in the workers’ comp industry as the Rx Professor, has joined Preferred Medical as senior vice president of product development and marketing. ...Read More

More Workers Test Positive for Marijuana, Fewer for Opioids, Report Says 05/14/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 745 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
The number of urine samples from U.S. workers who tested positive for drugs was 4.2% last year, with the positivity rate for prescription opioids falling compared to 2016, but the rates for marijuana and cocaine are increasing, according to a new report from Quest Diagnostics. ...Read More
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