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Rating Bureau Defends Proposed Rate Increase 10/31/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 507 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Pennsylvania Compensation Rating Bureau is “aggressively” defending its filing proposing an emergency 6.06% rate increase because of the state Supreme Court’s recent Protz ruling. ...Read More

Researcher: Supportive Communication Especially Important for Older Injured Workers 10/27/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 872 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Communicating with an injured worker in a supportive manner soon after the injury occurs is a key to successful return to work — especially if the worker is older, according to a prominent workers’ compensation researcher. ...Read More

Regulators Lower Health Safety Net Assessment 10/26/2017
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 302 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Health Safety Net Fund uniform assessment for hospital outpatient workers’ compensation charges has been lowered from 0.80%, to 0.73%, effective Oct. 1. ...Read More

Report: Law Change May Be Needed for Officers Injured in Vegas Shooting 10/25/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1136 | 0 | Popular with Legal
At least 16 law enforcement officers from Southern California have filed workers’ compensation claims for injuries sustained during the Las Vegas shooting, but legislative action may be necessary for them to receive benefits, according to a report by the ...Read More

RICO Claim Dismissed in EquityComp Dispute; Unfair-Competition Case Allowed to Proceed 10/24/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 885 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A federal judge in California said employers can pursue an unfair-competition claim against Applied Underwriters for failure to file certain policy documents with state regulators, but there is no evidence the company fraudulently deceived prospective customers about its EquityComp program to sup...Read More

Roofer: Law Allowing Companies to Sidestep Benefits for Undocumented Workers Is Wrong 10/24/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 400 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Florida roofer is encouraging state regulators to amend a law that allows insurance carriers to use a person's immigration status to deny workers' compensation coverage, ...Read More

Rules Commission Approves Ambulatory Surgery Center Fee Schedule 10/24/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 399 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Rules Review Commission has approved a rule proposed by the Industrial Commission setting maximum reimbursement for ambulatory surgery centers at 200% of the Medicare rate, but state lawmakers wi...Read More

Rates to Fall 5.7% in Residual Market, 3% in Voluntary Market 10/20/2017
State: DE | Segment: SOUTH | 595 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Employers will see workers' compensation rates decrease on Dec. 1, Delaware Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro announced in a statement released Wedn...Read More

Residual Market Rate Decrease of 12.5% Approved 10/18/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 231 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Rate Bureau’s filing for revised workers’ compensation insurance residual market rates, rating values and miscellaneous values has been approved, the bureau ...Read More

Republican Senators Seek to Introduce Formulary Bill 10/16/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 1072 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Three Republican senators are seeking cosponsors for a bill to create a workers' compensation drug formulary in Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia Inquirer r...Read More
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