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SAIF Data Breach the Latest in Array of Comp Incidents 01/08/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 185 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon's SAIF Corp. exposed names and Social Security numbers of 1,751 employees from six of the carrier's policyholders to an unauthorized third party in the latest data breach to hit the workers' compensation industry. ...Read More

Circuit Court to Government Worker: FECA Claims System Is Your Due Process 01/08/2018
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 184 | 1 | Popular with Legal
A former U.S. State Department employee who sued for lack of due process after years of wrangling with federal workers’ compensation would have been better off staying within the system, because the federal courts don't have jurisdiction over issues that arise during the claim...Read More

Comp Fund for State Workers Depleted, Audit Shows 01/08/2018
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: GA | Segment: Top | 149 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The workers’ compensation fund that covers more than 122,000 Georgia state employees has run deficits in seven of the past 10 years and tapped out its reserves, a new audit shows. ...Read More

Court Clarifies Requirements for Position to Be 'Open and Available' to Injured Worker 01/08/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 94 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Commonwealth Court ruled that an injured worker’s weekly benefits were subject to modification to reflect his earning potential from two jobs identified by his employer’s vocational expert. ...Read More

Worker Whose Benefits Were Revoked Not Entitled to Reinstatement 01/08/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 101 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania upheld the dismissal of a worker’s petition for reinstatement of wage-loss benefits as time-barred, because even though he had received wage-loss benefits, they had been revoked after the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board determined he wasn...Read More

Employer Failed to Rebut Presumption of Compensability for Driver's Injury 01/08/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: DC | Segment: SOUTH | 100 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The District of Columbia’s highest court ruled that a bus driver was entitled to benefits for back pain because his employer’s expert had failed to address a medical expert’s theory that the disabling condition had been caused or aggravated by work. ...Read More

Employer's Indemnitor Could Pursue Subrogation Claim Against Worker's 3rd-Party Recovery 01/08/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 97 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A company that indemnified an employer for the costs of a worker’s claim could assert the employer’s subrogation right against a recovery the worker later obtained from a third-party tortfeasor, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals ruled. ...Read More

MyMatrixx CEO Artemis Emslie Stepping Down in May 01/08/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 152 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Artemis Emslie, chief executive officer of workers’ comp pharmacy benefit manager myMatrixx, is leaving the company in May. ...Read More

New Prescribing Law Requires Discussion of Non-Opioid Options 01/08/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 110 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Before prescribing opioids to a patient for the first time, doctors in Nevada must now review the patient’s prescription drug monitoring report and discuss non-narcotic treatment options, under a state law that took effect on Jan. 1. ...Read More

Lawmaker Wants to Clarify That Franchisors Are Not Joint Employers 01/08/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 71 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Pennsylvania Rep. Todd Stephens, R-Montgomery, plans to introduce legislation to clarify that franchisors are not joint employers for purposes of workers’ compensation and other state laws. ...Read More
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