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Police Officer With Pending Request for Reconsideration Can Benefit From Change in Law 07/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 92 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 240 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a change to the governing statutes for psyche injuries sustained by police officers requires that the Workers’ Compensation Board consider a new version of the law in ruling on an application. ...Read More

Adjuster Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Employer 07/05/2018
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 186 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 16 min read
A claims adjuster for State Farm Insurance has admitted that she defrauded her employer out of approximately $4,000 by submitting false information in support of insurance claims. ...Read More

Formulary, Benefit Extension Process on Committee Agenda 07/05/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 125 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
A Kentucky advisory committee has scheduled a meeting for Monday to discuss rules to implement a drug formulary and establish a process to allow claimants to appeal for an extension of benefits beyond 780 weeks. ...Read More

Governor Signs Bill Limiting Payouts From Uninsured Fund 07/05/2018
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 266 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 43 min read
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed into law a bill that limits the amount that injured workers and their dependents could receive from the state's uninsured employer fund. ...Read More

Jones Requests Tax Info, Explanation if Carriers Not Cutting Rates 07/03/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 472 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
Workers’ compensation carriers who aren’t reducing rates charged to California employers as a result of the corporate tax cut Congress approved in December will have to explain themselves, under an order signed Monday by Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. ...Read More

Deputy Commissioner Announces Departure to State Bar Court 07/03/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 882 | 2 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
ANAHEIM, California — Deputy Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Anne Schmitz has announced that she will be leaving the Department of Industrial Relations after eight years. ...Read More

Proposed Fee Schedules Would End Therapy for Injured Workers, Psychologists Say 07/03/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 404 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 105 min read
For almost 40 years, Robins and Associates, a psychology practice in New York City, has supervised mental health professionals who provide therapy to injured workers. ...Read More

Three-Member Panel Cancels Meeting on Reimbursement Manuals 07/03/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 145 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
Florida’s Three-Member Panel, which oversees the state workers’ compensation system, has canceled a hearing set for Friday, when it was going to be asked to approve new reimbursement manuals for physicians, hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers. ...Read More

Builders Insurance Appoints General Counsel as Edwards Retires 07/03/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 338 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 2 min read
Builders Insurance Group on Monday announced the appointment of J. Stephen Berry as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. ...Read More

Maximum Monthly Benefit Increasing 2.7% 07/03/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 83 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 97 min read
Maximum benefits for workers injured after July 1 increased 2.7% to correspond with the increase in Nevada’s average weekly wage, the Division of Industrial Relations announced. ...Read More
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