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CWCI Summarizes Comp Bills Enacted in 2018 10/05/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 703 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
The California Workers’ Compensation Institute summarized nearly 20 bills signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown this year that are of potential interest to the comp industry. ...Read More

1st DCA Sets Oral Argument on Apportionment for Aggravation of Pre-Existing Condition 10/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 892 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 92 min read
The 1st District Court of Appeal is set to hear argument next month about whether the long-standing rule holding employers liable for permanent disability caused by the aggravation of a pre-existing condition is relevant in the era of apportionment. ...Read More

PDMP Dispensing Mandates Cut Risky Prescribing, Study Finds 10/05/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 219 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 216 min read
Despite at least two recent studies that question the effectiveness of prescription drug monitoring programs, a new study finds that PDMPs do work to reduce risky opioid prescribing when prescribers are required to check the database. ...Read More

Protz Fix, Uninsured Employer Bill Approved by Committees 10/05/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 176 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
With just a few voting days left in the session, two long-awaited bills that would have a significant impact on workers’ compensation costs and benefits appear to be gathering some steam. ...Read More

N.Y. Surpasses Calif. as Most Costly State for Comp 10/05/2018
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 702 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 72 min read
WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia — Despite three rate decreases in as many years, New York will take from California the dubious title of the most expensive state in the nation for workers’ compensation insurance when the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services releases its lat...Read More

Supreme Court to Decide Whether Airport Shuttle Bus Qualifies as Airline Employer's 'Premises' 10/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 119 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will weigh in on the question of whether an employee is within the course and scope of employment when traveling between a parking lot and the workplace. ...Read More

Draft Bills Would Overhaul MSF Rules, State's Insurance Options 10/05/2018
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 94 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 46 min read
A pair of draft bills under consideration for introduction next year would allow Montana State Fund policyholders to elect three board members and give the state the option of buying workers’ compensation coverage from a private carrier. ...Read More

Injured Employee Entitled to Benefits for Employer's Refusal to Return Her to Work 10/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 83 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld a finding that an injured worker was entitled to benefits for a one-year period after her employer refused to return her to work at an available position within her physical capabilities. ...Read More

Beecher Carlson Names Catherine Asaro National Operations Manager 10/05/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 99 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
Beecher Carlson Insurance Services, a large-account insurance broker, has promoted Catherine Asaro to national operations manager, a newly created position. ...Read More

OSHA Intensifies Trenching Emphasis Program 10/05/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 119 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 3 min read
In response to a recent spike in deaths of workers in trenches, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has updated its National Emphasis Prog...Read More
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