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NCCI Recommends 5.3% Cut in Premiums, Thanks to Legislation This Year 05/30/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: KY | Segment: Top | 294 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
Just two months after the Kentucky legislature passed a major reform bill that creates a workers' compensation drug formulary, and limits medical benefits and attorneys fees, the state's rate-maker has recommended a 5.3% reduction in rates. ...Read More

No Summary Judgment for Worker Hit by Falling Pipe Fitting 05/30/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 120 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker who was hit by a falling pipe fitting was not entitled to summary judgment on his Labor Law claim. ...Read More

New Rules Affect Fees, Licensing Requirements for Insurance Agents 05/29/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 287 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 132 min read
The Texas Department of Insurance has formally adopted changes to nine rules that affect the regulation, licensing and fees for insurance agents.  ...Read More

No Disability Retirement Benefits for Correctional Officer's Injuries From Stairwell Fall 05/29/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 122 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court upheld a denial of disability retirement benefits to a corrections officer for her injuries from a fall in a stairwell of a training facility. ...Read More
NCCI Proposes Manual Changes 05/25/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 144 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 41 min read
The National Council on Compensation Insurance announced Thursday that it has submitted revisions to Basic Manual classifications and the manual’s Appendix E — Classifications by Hazard Group. NCCI filed Items B01436(FD) and B-1436(RD), a national filing, the department said. ...Read More

No Duty Disability Benefits for Corrections Officer Injured by Falling Inmate 05/25/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 519 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a corrections officer was not entitled to duty disability benefits for a neck injury caused by an inmate who had fallen on him while exiting a transport van. ...Read More
NCCI to Hold State Advisory Forums in June 05/25/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 129 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
The National Council on Compensation Insurance will hold four state advisory forums in June to provide insight into factors affecting workers' compensation rates, including cost drivers, state and federal legislation, NCCI studies and the residual market. The forums are:...Read More

NARS Names Randy Wallace Director of Catastrophe Management 05/25/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 60 | 3 | Popular with Insurance | 33 min read
North American Risk Services Inc., a third-party claims administrator, has hired Randy Wallace as its director of catastrophe and service partnership management. ...Read More

No Benefits for Electrical Foreman's Injuries From Car Accident During Travel to Job Site 05/24/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 100 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 18 min read
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that an electrical foreman was not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for his injuries from a car accident that happened while traveling to a job site. ...Read More

No Benefits for Widow of Worker With Occupational Pneumoconiosis 05/22/2018
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 92 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A divided West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a worker’s widow was not entitled to dependents benefits, since she failed to prove that the worker’s occupational pneumoconiosis was a material, contributing factor in his death. ...Read More
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