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Workers' Compensation News


SCIF Declares $75M Midyear Dividend 09/01/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 362 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 46 min read
State Compensation Insurance Fund on Monday announced a midyear dividend that will return $75 million to California employers with policies that took effect between Jan. 1 and Aug. 26. ...Read More

Pharma Costs Have Fallen, but Specialty Treatments Could Send Prices Back Up 09/01/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 518 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
Lower claims costs over the past several years have pushed workers' compensation pharmacy costs down, but emerging and expensive specialty treatments could reverse the trend if stakeholders aren't discerning in weeding them out, a national pharmacy expert said. ...Read More

Research Shows Hospital Outpatient Centers Don't Charge the Max Allowed 09/01/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 288 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
A $100 increase in a fee schedule's reimbursement doesn't always mean a $100 increase in the price of the medical service. At hos...Read More

Split Panel Finds No FELA Liability for Engineer's Injuries 09/01/2020
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 175 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
A divided federal appellate court panel ruled that a railroad was not liable for a train engineer’s injuries from a derailment caused by a misaligned track switch. ...Read More

SAIF Board, Audit Committee Meeting Wednesday 09/01/2020
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 140 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 19 min read
The board of directors and the Audit Committee for SAIF Corp. are meeting Wednesday in Salem. ...Read More

Widow Gets Benefits Despite Husband's Impairment From Marijuana 09/01/2020
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 169 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
The Kansas Supreme Court ruled that a worker’s fall from a catwalk was compensable even though he was presumptively impaired from his use of marijuana. ...Read More

Pinnacol Foundation Awards Scholarships to Students Affected by Work Accidents 09/01/2020
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 127 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
The Pinnacol Foundation awarded $452,820 in scholarships for the 2020 academic year to 95 Colorado students whose parents have been seriously injured or killed in work-related accidents. ...Read More

TMI Hosts Pandemic Workplace Safety Summit Wednesday 09/01/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 239 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
Texas Mutual Insurance Co. will host its annual workplace safety summit Wednesday via videoconference, with a focus on keeping employees safe as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to churn. ...Read More

Court Revives Widow's Civil Suit Over Fatal Workplace Accident 09/01/2020
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 217 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
A Florida appellate court revived a widow’s civil claim due to a judge’s failure to address arguments regarding immunity of co-employees, managers and employers. ...Read More

BWC Wants to Remove Some Opioids, Add Other Types of Drugs to Formulary 09/01/2020
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 170 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 164 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation is seeking feedback on proposed changes to the outpatient drug formulary, which includes removing some opioids but adding other types of pain medications. ...Read More
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