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Workers' Compensation News

Safety and Health Conference Will be Held Online due to COVID-19 09/08/2020
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 130 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 39 min read
Washington’s annual Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Conference will be held virtually this year to prevent the spread of COVID-19, according to the state’s Department of Labor ...Read More
Former Intern Confirmed as New Chief Operating Officer for BWC 09/08/2020
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 160 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 60 min read
A naitve Ohian who started her career at the state’s workers’ compensation bureau nearly three decades ago has assumed the role of chief operating officer, the bureau announced in a news release. Patricia “Trish" Harris, a Cincinnati native who joined the Bureau of ...Read More
Advocates Call for More State Action on COVID Comp Claims 09/08/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 889 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
Advocates in two Southern states are calling for state leaders to make it easier for frontline workers to qualify for workers' compensation benefits if they fall ill from COVID-19. ...Read More
Worker Doesn't Need to Reach MMI to Challenge Carrier's Subrogation Claim 09/08/2020
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 164 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 12 min read
The Montana Workers’ Compensation Court ruled that a worker does not need to reach maximum medical improvement before he challenges a subrogation lien under the “made whole doctrine.” ...Read More
COVID Driving Bigger Rate Increases in Health Care, Agriculture Industries 09/04/2020
State: CA | Segment: Top | 959 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 158 min read
Projected costs for COVID-19 claims added about six cents to the indicated 2021 advisory pure premium rate averaged across for all sectors in California, but the effect is most pronounced in health care and agricultural industries where costs from the pandemic are driving up the advisory rate by ...Read More
WCIRB Governing Committee Meeting Sept. 9 09/04/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 233 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 121 min read
The Governing Committee for the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California will meet Sept. 9 to discuss the 2021 regulatory and advisory pure premium rate filings. ...Read More

All UROs Audited in 2020 Receive Passing Scores 09/04/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 481 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 150 min read
Five utilization review organizations passed their 2020 audits, including Risico Total Managed Care Inc., which aced the review, according to results posted to the California Division of Workers’ Compensation website. ...Read More
Alabama Worst, Washington State Best for Workers During Pandemic, OxFam Says 09/04/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 608 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 100 min read
If you're working during the pandemic, it's best to be toiling away in Washington state, New Jersey, California or Massachusetts, says a new ranking that examined worker protections and support, including workers' comp COVID-19 presumption measures. ...Read More
Supreme Court Upholds Denial of PTD to Worker Deemed Unfit for Vocational Rehabilitation 09/04/2020
Source: WorkComoCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 180 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The Ohio Supreme Court upheld a finding that a worker deemed unfit for vocational rehabilitation had voluntarily abandoned the workforce by failing to look for work. ...Read More
Amynta Group Acquires Work Comp Book from Houston International 09/04/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 233 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 55 min read
Amynta Group announced that it acquired a workers’ compensation book of business from Houston International Insurance Group in a move the company said will broaden its work comp practice and presence in the southwest. As part of the transaction, Amynta has partnered with Clear Sprin...Read More
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