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Workers' Compensation News


Ethics Committee Affirms Judicial Violations on Six Complaints 06/26/2017
By: Greg Jones (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2080 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Ethics Advisory Committee identified five violations of judicial ethics and one “technical violation” in 42 complaints it resolved last year. ...Read More

Business Owner Gets 5 Years in $5.6 Million Payroll Fraud Scheme 06/26/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1519 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The owner of a Southern California paving company and property management firm was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to insurance fraud for underreporting millions of dollars in payroll, according to a ...Read More

Bureau Cancels Impairment Rating Decisions in Wake of Protz Ruling 06/26/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 1386 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers' Compensation has suspended all independent rating evaluations in reaction to last week's Supreme Court decision striking down the impairment rating evaluation process as unconstitutional. ...Read More

House Republicans Revive Proposals for Formulary, Medicare-Based Fee Schedule 06/26/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 1420 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
Republicans in the Illinois House of Representatives are using the 10-day special session, called by the governor to get a budget passed, to take another run at overhauling the state’s workers’ compensation system with a Medicare-based fee schedule and drug formulary. ...Read More

Administrator Loses Comp Defense Battle With AG Madigan 06/26/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 1390 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that the director of the state Department of Central Management Services could not disqualify the state attorney general from defending the state against a comp claim filed by a worker claiming to be a state employee. ...Read More

AWCC to Relocate Commissioners' Offices Friday 06/26/2017
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 998 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission will relocate commissioners' offices to the commission's headquarters at 324 Spring St. in Little Rock, ...Read More

Court Revives Former Comp Judge's Claims for Unpaid Wages 06/26/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 1043 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Louisiana appellate court has revived a former comp judge’s claim that the Louisiana Workforce Commission short-changed him on his wages when he left his job in December 2015. ...Read More
L&I Starts Work on 2018 Premiums 06/26/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 1255 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries published a preproposal statement of inquiry initiating the start of rule-making activity to set 2018 workers’ compensation premium rates. The department said it is required by law to set rates that are the lowest necessary to ...Read More

Karen Bolinder Promoted to COO at Sunz Insurance 06/26/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 1049 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Sunz Insurance Co., a large-deductible workers’ compensation carrier, has promoted Karen Bolinder from director of financial operations to chief operating officer. ...Read More

Eric Halter to Lead AF Group's New AF Specialty Unit 06/26/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 957 | 0 | Popular with Legal
AF Group has hired Eric Halter as director of its newly launched brand, AF Specialty, which will provide fronting capacity to insurance carriers, managing general agents, reinsurance intermediaries and captive managers. ...Read More
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