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Workers' Compensation News

Maryland Allows Out of State Claims Handling 05/24/2001
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 42 | 0
Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening signed Maryland Senate Bill 592 on 5/18/01, which allows workers' compensation insurers to handle undisputed claims out of state. The bill was proposed by state Sen. George W. Della Jr., D-Baltimore and was unanimously approved by both the House and the Sena...Read More
Mississippi Benefits Up, Nation Down 05/23/2001
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 89 | 0
Mississippi has seen a rise of 8.0 percent in workers' compensation benefits to $253.5 million in 1999 from $234.7 million in 1998, according to a new report released by the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI). These payments are for medical care and cash benefits for workers with injuries o...Read More
MetLife Sees Rise in Disability Claims from Comp 05/21/2001
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 106 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The debate around ergonomic regulations to prevent repetitive strain injuries received more fuel with the release of a statistics from life and disability insurer, MetLife. According to A.M. Best, over a five-year period, MetLife has seen a doubling of the proportion of nonoccupational,...Read More
May Declared Safe Jobs for Youth Month 05/03/2001
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 42 | 0
In an effort to help educate employers, parents and young workers in California about preventing workplace injuries, Governor Gray Davis has proclaimed May 'Safe Jobs for Youth Month.' State and federal agencies are working together in this public information campaign to increase the aware...Read More
Michigan Employers Seek Reform 05/01/2001
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 30 | 0
Michigan employers are looking to ...Read More to Provide Records via lexisOne 04/19/2001
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 65 | 0 (, an online provider of record retrieval, and lexisONE(SM), have announced an alliance to provide instant access to online medical record retrieval services to attorneys via lexisONE's alliance with ...Read More
Most Don't File for CT Injuries Says Study 03/29/2001
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 67 | 0
Most workers with a job-related repetitive trauma do not file for worker's compensation, according to a study published last year in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The subjects were 1598 unionized autoworkers in Michigan, with health insurance, diagnosed with nec...Read More
Medical Costs Focus of Assembly re Reform 03/15/2001
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 95 | 0
The WorkComp Executive reports that the Assembly Insurance Committee held another of its information-gathering hearings relative to SB 71 towards work comp ...Read More
Market at Bottom of Up Swing 11/28/2000
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 75 | 0
Stating that the property-casualty insurance industry is at the start of a 2 to 3 year upward cycle towards health, Insurance Information Institute...Read More
Madera Co. Woman Arrested for WC Fraud 11/08/2000
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 84 | 0
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