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Public Employer Had Just Cause to Terminate Injured Employee 08/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 37 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 1 min read
The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled that a public employer had just cause to terminate an injured worker who could not return to his job. ...Read More
Proposed Rules Address Opioid Prescribing, Wage Calculation 08/14/2018
State: VT | Segment: EAST | 95 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
The Vermont Department of Labor is proposing several rule amendments, including a requirement that medical providers who prescribe opioids to injured workers to comply with state protocols. The proposed change to 11.1400 and 12.1730 rule would require medical providers who ...Read More

Premium Level to Rise 1.2% 08/13/2018
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 76 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 200 min read
The Minnesota Department of Commerce has approved a 1.2% increase in the overall average pure premium level, effective Jan. 1, the Minnesota Workers' Compensation Insurers Association reporte...Read More

Premium Fraud Brings $11,700 Restitution Order to Co-Owner of Business 08/10/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 106 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The co-owner of a Washington state housecleaning company will pay $11,700 in restitution after pleading guilty to third-degree theft of wages and attempted false reporting of workers’ compensation information, the state Department of Labor & Industries said Thursday. ...Read More

Pie Insurance Eyes Expansion With New Funding Round 08/10/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 103 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
Pie Insurance, which offers direct, online sales of workers’ comp policies to small businesses, has announced the completion of an $11 million funding round. ...Read More

ProAssurance Q2 Profit Boosted by Comp Results 08/10/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 92 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 98 min read
ProAssurance Corp. has reported net income for the second quarter of $28.4 million, up 46% from $19.5 million in the second quarter of last year. ...Read More

Plainview City Manager to Serve on Municipal Risk Pool Board 08/08/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 102 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
The city manager of Plainview, Texas, will serve on the board of the risk fund for municipalities, the city announced. ...Read More

Prosecutors Seek Court Guidance on Competency Test for Accused Attorney 08/07/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 751 | 2 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
Federal prosecutors are asking for a judge to resolve disputes over the questions that the government’s mental health expert can ask during an independent examination of a Southern California attorney accused of paying kickbacks to doctors who referred work comp patients to his medical comp...Read More

Pfizer Pushes for Lyrica Patent Extension 08/07/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 312 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
Those who have been anxiously awaiting expiration of the patent for brand-name drug Lyrica, one of the top-prescribed drugs in workers’ comp, may have to wait a bit longer: Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. has reportedly received a six-month extension of its patent. ...Read More

Pure Premium Recommendation on Agenda for WCIRB Meeting 08/03/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 200 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
The Governing Committee of California’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau could recommend a Jan. 1, 2019, advisory pure premium rate during a meeting Wednesday in Oakland. ...Read More
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