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Employers Insurance Expands Access to Injured Employee Hotline 10/06/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 492 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
Employers, a provider of workers’ compensation insurance to small businesses, has expanded access to its injured employee hotline to all of its policy-holders across the country. ...Read More

Workers' Comp Tax on Coal Industry Soars as Production Drops 10/06/2016
Source: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 1362 | 0 | Popular with Other | 21 min read
With Kentucky coal production at its lowest since 1954, a special workers' compensation tax assessed on coal companies has risen 34.7 percentage points. ...Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Sets Conference Date for Constitutional Challenge to Comp System 10/06/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 566 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The U.S. Supreme Court has set a conference date for a pending dispute over the alleged constitutional inadequacy of the Florida workers' compensation system. ...Read More

BWC Will Host 'Conversation on Future of Workers' Compensation' 10/06/2016
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 481 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 180 min read
The Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will hold a “Conversation on the Future of Workers’ Compensation" at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in Nashville. ...Read More
Pure Premiums to Drop 9.3%, but So Have Overall Benefits, Report Says 10/06/2016
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 584 | 0 | Popular with Other | 197 min read
The pure premium advisory rate will drop by an average of 9.3% in Michigan next year, the state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs announced. The rate has decreased 39% since 2011 reforms and have saved employers nearly $400 million, the agency says. Gov. Rick Snyder s...Read More

Long-Awaited Treatment Guidelines Take Effect 10/05/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: AZ | Segment: Top | 680 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 190 min read
Four years after lawmakers mandated the use of treatment guidelines, Arizona now has in place evidence-based rules in place governing the appropriate use of opioids for treating chronic pain. ...Read More

Court Allows 3rd-Party Suit by L&I After Statute of Limitations Passed 10/05/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: WA | Segment: Top | 834 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
The Washington Court of Appeals on Tuesday ruled that the state Department of Labor and Industries may seek damages from a third-party tortfeasor in excess of the amount it paid an injured worker in benefits, after the statute of limitations for the worker to bring the third-party claim had elaps...Read More

Work Comp Rates Down 1% in September, Survey Finds 10/05/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 805 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
The composite rate for U.S. business insurance held steady at minus 1% in September, according to a MarketScout survey, in what chief executive officer Richard Kerr called “a standoff.” ...Read More

NCCI's Amended Filing Would Increase Rates 14.5% 10/05/2016
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 745 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The National Council on Compensation Insurance has proposed a 14.5% rate increase in Florida, amending its filing exactly one week after the state's insurance commissioner rejected the previous proposal for a 19.6% rate hike. ...Read More

Court Overturns Award of Housing and Auto Insurance Costs for Paraplegic Worker 10/05/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 514 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
Florida's 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that an employer could not be compelled to pay for housing and automobile insurance for a paraplegic employee without a finding that the costs demanded by the employee were reasonable. ...Read More
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