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PEO Registration Bill Heads to Governor's Desk 04/26/2018
State: MO | Segment: Top | 319 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 54 min read
Missouri is poised to become the 41st state to establish a licensing requirement for professional employer organizations, assuming Gov. Eric Greitens — who has been under felony indictment since March — signs the legislation. ...Read More

Presumption Funding for Firefighters May Get New Life in House 04/26/2018
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 228 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 20 min read
An effort to fund workers' compensation benefits for firefighters stricken with cancer may have new life in the New Hampshire House after the proposal was gutted by the Senate last month. ...Read More

PAID Act Would Streamline Secondary Payer Identification During Settlements 04/25/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 383 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
Legislation that proponents say would lead to faster identification of secondary payers who might be owed money during the workers’ comp settlement process could soon be introduced in Congress. ...Read More

Psychologist's Report Was Too Ambiguous to Support Denial of PTD Benefits 04/25/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 146 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A divided Ohio appellate court panel overturned an administrative denial of permanent total disability benefits to an injured worker, finding that a psychologist's report on the worker's employability was too ambiguous to be relied upon. ...Read More
Plastics Company Faces $261K Fine for Electrical, Fall Hazards 04/24/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 97 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
A plastics company in Bellevue, Ohio is facing proposed penalties of $261,454 for allegedly exposing workers to safety hazards while they performed maintenance on plastic injection molding presses. Wilbert Inc., which operates as Wilbert Plastic Services, was issued citations on April 16 ...Read More

Providers Support Geographic Pricing but Share Concern About Access 04/18/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 933 | 6 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
Medical providers warned during a hearing Tuesday that adopting geographic price modifiers in the state's fee schedule may create access problems in rural areas, even though they were generally supportive of setting different prices to account for differences in the cost of running a pra...Read More
Plastics Maker Hit With $435,600 Fine for Unsafe Conditions 04/18/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 121 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 36 min read
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined a New Jersey plastics manufacturer more than $435,600 for exposing employees to hearing loss, amputations, electric shock and burns. Douglas Stephen Plastics Inc. was cited for the safety violations at its Paterson facility, acco...Read More

Predictive Analytics Making Inroads Outside of Underwriting 04/13/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 643 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 65 min read
Workers’ compensation has taken the lead among commercial insurance lines in the use of predictive analytics, according to a new report, and data analysis has been a factor in the flattening out of cyclical swings in underwriting results, the researchers say. ...Read More

Police Officer Gets Duty Disability Pension for Injuries in Training Accident 04/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 195 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 255 min read
The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that a police officer was entitled to a duty disability pension for injuries she sustained while participating in a bicycle patrol training session. ...Read More

Potential Reclassification of Worker's Disability Didn't Affect Employer's Lien 04/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 179 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a trial judge should not have vacated her ruling awarding an employer reimbursement for the benefits it had paid to a worker from the proceeds of the worker’s third-party settlement. ...Read More
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