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Workers' Compensation News

Second IME Selection Panel Meeting in July 06/27/2017
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 823 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
The panel that selects physicians to include on the Alaska Workers’ Compensation Board’s list of second independent medical examiners has scheduled five meetings for July. The Second Independent Medical Examiner Selection Panel will hold public meetings at noon on July 17, 18,...Read More

OSHA Proposes Revision to Beryllium Rule for Construction, Shipyards 06/27/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 994 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Friday announced a proposed rule that would modify the agency’s recent beryllium standards for the construction and shipyard industries. ...Read More

Insurer Disputes Extent of Liability in Fatal Plane Crash 06/27/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 966 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 407 min read
The latest lawsuit spawned by a 2015 plane crash during the filming of a Tom Cruise movie involves two insurers seeking to determine which company is most responsible for claims stemming from the accident.  ...Read More
Maximum Weekly Benefits Increase for Injured Workers 06/27/2017
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 949 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 38 min read
The maximum weekly benefits paid to injured workers and those who are unemployed will increase starting Sunday, Iowa Workforce Development says. The increase in benefits results from rising wages covered by unemployment insurance, with the average annual wage for insured Iowa workers up t...Read More
DWC Adopts New Edition of Health Care Provider Reimbursement Manual 06/27/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 1217 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 25 min read
The Florida Workers’ Compensation Health Care Provider Reimbursement Manual, 2016 edition, will become effective Saturday, the Division of Workers’ Compensation says. Among the changes over the 2015 edition are that emergency room services do not require prior authorization....Read More

Investigator Says BWC to Remain Aggressive at Fighting Comp Fraud 06/27/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 1956 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Ohio is one of the most aggressive states in the nation at fighting workers’ compensation fraud, which amounts to hundreds of million dollars each year, an investigator said Friday. ...Read More

Democrats Say No Budget Deal Without Limits on Insurer Premiums and Profits 06/27/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 1191 | 0 | Popular with Legal
House Speaker Michael Madigan announced Sunday that the Democrats will not make a budget deal unless Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner agrees to regulate insurer premiums and profits, and to a bailout for Chicago Public Schools. ...Read More

Racketeering Allegations Added to EquityComp Class Action Complaints 06/26/2017
By: Greg Jones (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1828 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The administrators of the EquityComp program ended their battle with the California Department of Insurance, but employers who say they were scammed are now bringing allegations of racketeering in class-action complaints. ...Read More

WCAB Asked to Revisit Decision Invalidating 2009 MTUS Provision on Home Care 06/26/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2324 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Frances Stevens case, which resulted in a ruling that restricted the California Workers' Compensation Appeals Board's ability to overturn independent medical review decisions, has re-emerged as a challenge to the WCAB's ability to overrule medical treatment guidelines. ...Read More

Employer Accuses Brokers of Providing False Certificate of Coverage 06/26/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1660 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1417 min read
A Central California employer is suing insurance brokers, two brokerage firms and a professional employer organization of selling her bogus workers’ compensation coverage. ...Read More
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