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Supersedeas Fund Has 16-Month Backlog, Conflicting Balances 11/20/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 130 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Pennsylvania fund that reimburses carriers when they overpay for benefits has a 16-month backlog of applications from insurers wanting refunds, but regulators would not say last week whether the payments have been delayed by the state's budget woes. ...Read More
 
 

Supreme Court Orders Oral Argument on Calculation of Worker's AWW 11/20/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 122 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Rhode Island Supreme Court last week said it wants to hear oral argument from the parties in a pending dispute on whether an injured worker’s average weekly wage should include income from his employer’s work-sharing plan. ...Read More
 
 

State's Medical Payments Per Claim Stabilize, WCRI Says 11/20/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 83 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Medical payments per workers’ compensation claim in Florida remained stable in 2015 following moderate growth from 2010 through 2014, according to a recent study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute. ...Read More
 
 

Survey: Small Businesses Want to Manage Policies Online 11/17/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 235 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Twenty-three percent of small-business owners would like their workers’ comp insurer to offer more online or self-service tools to help them manage their policies, according to a recent survey. ...Read More
 
 

Split Supreme Court Upholds Denial of Treatment for Worker's Neck Injury 11/16/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 173 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A divided West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a worker was not entitled to medical treatment for her neck, since her condition was not compensable. ...Read More
 
 

State Fund Management Fee Called Budget Fix, Incentive to Lower costs 11/15/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: MT | Segment: Top | 206 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A 3% management fee on Montana State Fund investments would generate $30 million to help cover a $227 million budget shortfall while also having the potential to drive down rates by sending a message to the carrier that it shouldn’t be hoarding capital, according to supporters. ...Read More
 
 

Split Supreme Court Upholds Denial of Authorization for MRI 11/15/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 132 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A divided West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that an insurance carrier was not obligated to authorize a magnetic resonance imaging scan for a construction worker with a back injury because the scan was part of a doctor's effort to monitor a condition that had never been accepted as compen...Read More
 
 

Self-Insured City's Cost-Control Campaign Saves Roughly $2M in Work Comp Costs 11/15/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 161 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The city of Scranton, Pennsylvania, saved about $2 million in workers' compensation costs over the past two years by creating a light-duty policy in the Police Department and hiring someone to monitor workers' compensation claims, among other tactics, ...Read More
 
 

SouthWest Dealer Services Adds Comp Coverage Through Acquisition 11/14/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 137 | 0 | Popular with Legal
SouthWest Dealer Services will now be able to offer workers’ compensation insurance, and other property and casualty coverage, to its customers through the acquisition of McDub Enterprise Inc. ...Read More
 
 
Stakeholders Can Apply for Reimbursement From Second Injury Fund, Other Funds Online 11/13/2017
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 195 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Stakeholders who want to apply for reimbursement from the three funds operated by the Michigan workers' compensation system can now do so online. Michigan's Workers' Compensation Agency h...Read More
 
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