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Survey: Small Businesses Want to Manage Policies Online 11/17/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 316 | 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 | 250 | 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 | 339 | 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 | 209 | 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 | 256 | 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 | 209 | 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 | 264 | 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
 
 

Supermarket Chain Will Contest OSHA Citations Totaling $506K 11/13/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 193 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York City supermarket chain is facing $505,929 in proposed penalties after federal safety inspectors found blocked exit routes and other alleged hazards at three locations. ...Read More
 
 

Supreme Court Upholds Denial of Police Officer's Claim for Shoulder Injury 11/10/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 396 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The West Virginia Supreme Court unanimously upheld the denial of a police officer’s claim for benefits for two alleged incidents resulting in injury to his shoulder.   ...Read More
 
 

Split Court Upholds Dismissal of Claim for PTD Benefits 11/10/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 515 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A divided Louisiana appellate court upheld the dismissal of a worker’s claim for permanent total disability benefits, finding he had failed to prove a worsening in his condition that left him unemployable. ...Read More
 
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