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Changing Workforce, Profitability Among Top Carrier Concerns 01/17/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 208 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
A changing workforce and maintaining profits are among top concerns expressed by insurance executives interviewed by the National Council on Compensation Insurance in its annual Focus on 5 survey, cond...Read More

Employer Gets Summary Judgment on 3rd-Party Claim for Indemnification 01/17/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 72 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an injured worker’s employer was entitled to summary judgment dismissing a third-party claim for indemnification, since the record evidence did not establish that he had suffered a “grave injury.” ...Read More

Nine Promoted at AF Group 01/17/2019
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 285 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
AF Group, the parent of Michigan-based Accident Fund Insurance, announced this week the promotion of nine management employees. ...Read More

Bills Would Create Appeals Court for WC, Family Issues 01/17/2019
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 95 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
Trump has entered the debate over how workers' compensation claims should be handled in West Virginia. ...Read More

Commission Proposes Permanent Non-Coverage Affidavit Rules 01/17/2019
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 98 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 5 min read
The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission has proposed permanent rules that would allow businesses that are exempt from mandatory workers’ compensation coverage to file an “affidavit of exempt status” to show they are in compliance with the law. ...Read More

Council Reports on 33 Court Rulings That Shaped WC in 2018 01/17/2019
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 89 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
The Tennessee Workers' Compensation Advisory Council has released a summary of 33 of the most significant state Supreme Court decisions in 2018, along with one appellate court opinion. ...Read More

Firefighters' March on Capitol Raises Awareness for Better Law, Leaders Say 01/17/2019
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 95 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 2 min read
Hundreds of people, including Virginia firefighters, their family members and state officials, joined in a march on a cold morning Tuesday to call attention to the need for a more inclusive cancer presumption law. ...Read More

Reprieve From CIGA Surcharge Could Extend to 2020 01/16/2019
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 353 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 60 min read
The California Insurance Guarantee Association is holding a large enough surplus to cover the costs of its open workers’ compensation claims without tacking a surcharge this year onto the premiums employers pay. ...Read More

DWC Schedules Hearing on MTUS Update 01/16/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 227 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
Four chapters of California’s new medical treatment guidelines adopted in December 2017 are already set for an update. At the same time, th...Read More

DWC Approves Quarterly Adjustment to Fee Schedule 01/16/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 193 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation adjusted the hospital outpatient and ambulatory surgery center fee schedule to conform with changes in the Medicare payment system. ...Read More
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