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Bill Would Give WC Board More Say Over Providers, Disputes 01/08/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 195 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
A bill introduced in the New York Senate makes another stab at revamping the medical bill dispute process and at how medical providers are authorized to treat injured workers. ...Read More

With Burke Charged by Feds, Chicago WC Program to Finally Be Audited 01/08/2019
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 161 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 68 min read
With Chicago’s longest-serving alderman and head of the city’s scandal-plagued workers’ compensation program charged with a federal crime, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Sunday announced plans for a long-hoped-for audit of the program. ...Read More
Net Present Value Rises With Treasury Note Rate 01/08/2019
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 81 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 97 min read
The net present value discount rate for longer-term benefit payments will rise slightly for 2019, the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission announced. The...Read More

Baker to Fill Labor Vacancy on Fraud Assessment Commission 01/07/2019
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1210 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
Christine Baker will once again be working for the state of California, albeit in a lesser capacity than the position she abruptly resigned last spring. ...Read More

Defense Contractors Charged With Fraud 01/07/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 972 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
A family-run defense contracting firm in Northern California allegedly paid off workers who didn’t file workers’ compensation claims, according to a report by the ...Read More

McNally Elected Chair of CHSWC 01/07/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 386 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
Sean McNally will serve as the chairman of the California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation in 2019. ...Read More

Genex Services Acquires Excel Managed Care 01/07/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 390 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
Genex Services has acquired Excel Managed Care and Disability Services, a provider of occupational and non-occupational medical case management, utilization review and return-to-work services for the workers’ compensation and disability markets. ...Read More

NCOIL Approves Model Laws on Repackaged Drugs, PBM Licensure 01/07/2019
State: NA | Segment: Top | 380 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 71 min read
The National Council of Insurance Legislators wrapped up 2018 by approving a model law related to physician dispensing and compounded drugs in workers’ compensation, as well as a model act on regulation of pharmacy benefit managers. ...Read More

Two Years After Presumption Law, Muni Comp Costs Are Dropping 01/07/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: OH | Segment: Top | 957 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 55 min read
Three years ago, Ohio municipalities warned that a firefighters’ cancer presumption bill would burn a hole in their budgets as workers’ compensation premiums spiked because of claims that had never before been proven to be work-related. ...Read More

Court Revives Self-Insurance Trust Members' Claims Against Brokers 01/07/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 206 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
A New York appellate court on Thursday ruled that the members of the defunct Healthcare Industry Trust of New York should have been allowed to proceed with their claim of deceptive business practices against the insurance brokers who allegedly talked them into joining the group self-insurance pro...Read More
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