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Multiple Injury Trust Fund Rebate Program Hasn't Been Repealed 06/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: CENTRAL | 350 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
A divided Oklahoma Supreme Court overturned the denial of the rebate requests filed by two workers’ compensation insurance providers for payments they had made to the state’s Multiple Injury Trust, finding that the statutes governing the program have not been repealed. ...Read More

Max Attorney Fee Increasing by 4.57% 06/11/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 273 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 126 min read
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division announced that attorney fees will increase by 4.57% to account for an increase in the state’s average weekly wage. ...Read More

MedRisk Names Kenneth Martino EVP of Business Development 06/08/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 556 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
Kenneth Martino, former president and chief executive officer of Broadspire Services, has joined MedRisk as executive vice president of business development. ...Read More

Mitchell Acquires National IME Provider 06/08/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 563 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 263 min read
Mitchell International announced Thursday that is has acquired Medical Consultants Network, which operates a national network of independent medical examiners. ...Read More

Mandamus Was Proper Avenue for Employer to Challenge Award to Widow 06/07/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 239 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled that an employer followed the proper procedural path to appeal an award of death benefits to a worker’s widow by filing a petition for mandamus relief. ...Read More

Multiple Injury Trust Fund Assessment to Remain at 6% 05/31/2018
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 194 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission has set the Multiple Injury Trust Fund assessment at 6%, effective July 1. The rate is unchanged from the current level and is at the maximum allowed by statute. ...Read More

MEMIC Announces New Hires, Promotions 05/30/2018
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 191 | 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 | 331 | 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 | 336 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 91 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 | 536 | 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
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