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NCCI: No Evidence That ACA Reduced Claims Filed on Mondays 09/20/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 489 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
The National Council on Compensation Insurance said it found no evidence that the Affordable Care Act reduced the number of workers’ compensation claims filed on Mondays. ...Read More

NJCRIB Announces New Fines for Late Submissions 09/20/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 96 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
The New Jersey Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau has revised its fines for late financial data submissions, the agency announced Wednesday. ...Read More

NYCIRB's Transformation Into 'Thought Leader' Welcomed by Stakeholders 09/19/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 192 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
The New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board’s two-year effort to transform itself into “an objective and trusted thought leader” for the state’s workers’ comp system is being deemed a success by stakeholders who are often on opposite sides of issues. ...Read More

New Rules Forbid Selective Editing of Surveillance Video 09/19/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: ME | Segment: Top | 121 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
No more selective editing of surveillance video of injured workers. That’s one of several new ...Read More

NJCRIB Files for 5.3% Rate Decrease 09/19/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 100 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
The New Jersey Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau has submitted a filing to the Department of Banking and Insurance seeking a 5.3% decrease in the overall premium and rate level, effective Jan. 1. ...Read More

No Benefits for Manual Laborer Who Claimed Cumulative Trauma Injuries 09/18/2018
Source: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 78 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
The Iowa Court of Appeals upheld the denial of a worker’s claim for cumulative trauma injuries allegedly sustained over the course of 39 years of manual labor. ...Read More

New App Brings BioPsychoSocial Approaches to Chronic-Pain Patients 09/17/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 509 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 91 min read
As interest grows in biopsychosocial approaches to managing chronic pain, there’s now an app that introduces techniques such as mindfulness to patients with painful conditions. ...Read More

NCCI Recommending 2.3% Loss Cost Decrease 09/17/2018
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 128 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 206 min read
The National Council on Compensation Insurance has proposed an average loss cost decrease of 2.3% for Oklahoma, Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak said in a press release. ...Read More

NCCI Recommending 13% Rate Decrease 09/14/2018
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 153 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 7 min read
The National Council on Compensation Insurance has recommended a 13% average rate decrease for West Virginia, effective Nov. 1, Gov. Jim Justice’s office announced Thursday. ...Read More

Nursing Assistant Sentenced for Fraud 09/10/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 793 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 114 min read
A Northern California nursing assistant was sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to pay $8,382 in restitution after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor workers’ compensation fraud charge. ...Read More
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