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Issue of Disqualifying Arbitrators May Come Prior to Planned Rule 07/23/2012
State: IL | Segment: Top | 549 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau ChiefThe Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission announced on Friday it is considering updating its current rules to specify procedures on requests to disqualify an arbitrator or commission...Read More
Insurance Div. Adopts Rules to Update WC Premium Audit Procedures 07/23/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 205 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Insurance Division announced on Friday that amendments to its rules on workers' compensation premium audits and classifications were adopted on July 12 and take effect on Jan. 1, 2013.The rules change updates audit procedures involving records used to conduct audits, final...Read More
Industrial Commission Seeking Vendors for New Financial System 07/13/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 269 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Arizona Industrial Commission on Thursday posted three separate requests for information from potential vendors to implement new accounting, claims management and tax assessment systems.The request for information is not a formal bid process but instead seeks initial information so t...Read More
Industrial Commission Revises Hearing Procedures for 60 Days 07/13/2012
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 185 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Industrial Commission of Ohio has adopted temporary changes to its administrative hearing policies, specifically those involving the docketing of claims and parties’ requests for continuances.The changes went into effect on Wednesday and will last through Sept. 8, Commission Ch...Read More
Insurance Department Proposing Use of Debit Cards 07/09/2012
State: NH | Segment: EAST | 356 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Hampshire Insurance Department is proposing the issuance of debit cards as a means for insurers to make payments in property and casualty claims.The proposed rule was posted in the July 5 edition of the ...Read More
Industrial Commission Proposes New Chemical Standards 07/09/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 233 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Arizona Industrial Commission proposed two amendments to its safety rules that would apply updated acetylene standards and a new chemical classification and labeling system, to conform to changes made at the federal level.The Industrial Commission’s Division of Occupational Saf...Read More
IWIF Reports Underwriting Loss En Route to Conversion 07/06/2012
State: MD | Segment: EAST | 374 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Injured Workers Insurance Fund (IWIF) reported a $53.2 million underwriting loss for 2011, despite a $1.7 million increase in net earned premiums and a $14.6 million increase in surplus.In its 2011 annual report, the Towson, Md.-based carrier reported that total assets declined from ...Read More
IAIABC to Hold Webinar on Treatment Guides 07/06/2012
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 355 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) will host a two-part webinar on medical treatment guidelines on July 17 and 19.The webinar, entitled "Strategies for Efficiently Using Treatment Guidelines for Workers' Compensation," will provide in...Read More
Industrial Commission Opens Lottery for Training Sept. 30 07/02/2012
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 165 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Industrial Commission of Ohio announced that it has opened a registration lottery to attend the "Fall Statewide Hearing Officer Training Meeting" at Maumee Bay State Park on Sept. 10.Names will be accepted for the lottery until the close of business on July 18. The lottery opened Jun...Read More
Implant Device Debate in S.C. Will Wait for CMS Ruling 06/28/2012
State: SC | Segment: EAST | 250 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission Surgical Implant Committee has tabled discussion of a possible pass-through or separate fee schedules for surgical implant devices, according to Grant Duffield, the state's workers' compensation insurance and medical services direc...Read More
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