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MSF Board to Consider Rate Cut 03/07/2019
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 98 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
The board of directors for the Montana State Fund will meet Friday to discuss a possible rate reduction. ...Read More

MLAC Continues Bill Review Friday 03/07/2019
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 81 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
Oregon’s Management Labor-Advisory Committee will continue its review of workers’ compensation bills during a meeting Friday in Salem. ...Read More

Hearings Scheduled on Comp Bills 03/07/2019
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 74 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
The Montana House of Representatives labor committee has scheduled hearings on Senate bills that would create a presumption that certain diseases contracted by firefighters are occupational, revise solvency requirements for public self-insured employers and require notice for injured workers who ...Read More

Governments Say Liberal Causation Standard Would Cost Millions 03/07/2019
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 86 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 144 min read
A bill that would create a presumption that occupational injuries in Nevada are compensable unless the employer proves the injury didn’t arise out of and in the course of employment would generate millions in new costs for state and local governments, according to analyses posted to the Leg...Read More

With Progress on Opioids, Some Ask, Is a Formulary Needed? 03/06/2019
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NE | Segment: Top | 299 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
Proponents of a workers’ compensation drug formulary in Nebraska say a list of medically appropriate drugs could be a key tool in fighting the opioid crisis. But opponents say the state has taken other recent actions against opioids, so a formulary might not be needed. ...Read More

Report Shows Jump in Number of Employers Opting Out of Comp 03/06/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 315 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
A new report by the Texas Division of Workers' Compensation shows an uptick in the number of employers who have opted out of the state's voluntary comp system despite declines in premiums in recent years. ...Read More

Worker's Comp Case Can't Be Put on Hold While Carrier Disputes Coverage Obligation 03/06/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 130 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 27 min read
The Illinois Appellate Court’s 2nd District last week ruled that a trial court judge erred in placing the administrative proceedings in a workers’ compensation case on hold until ruling on a dispute between an employer and its insurance carrier. ...Read More

WC Council Ponders New, Old Issues on Tuesday 03/06/2019
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 129 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
The Wisconsin Workers' Compensation Advisory Council will meet Tuesday. ...Read More

Applied Underwriters Asks ALJ to Overrule Regulators on Captive Comp Program 03/06/2019
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 342 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 29 min read
Applied Underwriters, Berkshire Hathaway's workers' compensation division, has been the subject of scrutiny from regulators and courts in a number of states for the last few years, thanks in part to its multi-layered captive insurance program. ...Read More

IME, Contractor Bills Pass Ahead of Deadline; Pot Coverage Appears Dead 03/06/2019
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 110 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
The Hawaii House of Representatives passed a pair of bills intended to give injured workers more control over independent medical examinations, as well as a measure that would require contractors to provide proof of workers’ compensation coverage, ahead of a key deadline. ...Read More
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