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Court Orders DOES to Revisit Question of Whether Employer Can Terminate Worker's Benefits 09/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: DC | Segment: SOUTH | 61 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
The District of Columbia’s highest court is ordering the Department of Employment Services to revisit its determination that an employer failed to prove a change in a worker’s condition that would warrant a termination of her disability benefits. ...Read More

Bureau Posts New Rules on Black-Lung Fund Premiums 09/17/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 93 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation is accepting comments on proposed changes to rules governing the Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis Fund.  ...Read More

Report Shows Claims Are Up, Bucking National Trend 09/17/2018
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 95 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
Virginia has seen a big jump in alternative dispute resolutions, requiring it to hire five new mediators. The state has also seen an increase in claims and first reports of injuries, bucking a national trend of declining claims frequency. ...Read More

Self-Represented Worker Forfeits Appeal Due to Inadequacies in Brief 09/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 80 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that a self-represented worker’s failure to comply with the rules of appellate procedure resulted in the forfeiture of his arguments. ...Read More

Court Revives Family's Labor Law Claim After Death of Worker 09/17/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 139 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
A New York appellate court revived a family’s Labor Law claims for a worker’s death from being crushed by a 27,450-pound piece of air conditioning equipment. ...Read More
Assigned Risk Rate to Decline 0.7% 09/17/2018
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 78 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Jessica Looman has approved a 0.7% decrease in the assigned risk rate, to take effect Jan. 1, the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Insurers Association announced last week. The Assigned Risk Plan will continue to use a pure premium multiplier of 2...Read More

DWC Posts New Rules on Opting Out of Self-Insurance 09/17/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 146 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 142 min read
In keeping with House Bill 1989, passed in 2017, The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation has proposed ...Read More

Feds to Collect $1.2M From Bill Mill, Secure Guilty Plea in Kickback Case 09/14/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1498 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 58 min read
A federal judge in Northern California on Thursday ordered Pain Free Diagnostics Inc. to deposit $1.2 million into the court’s registry to pay restitution to more than two dozen carriers it defrauded through a billing scheme. ...Read More

Average Charged Rates Fall Below 2012 Levels 09/14/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 235 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
California employers, on average, paid $2.38 per $100 of payroll for workers’ compensation coverage in the first three months of the year, according to a first quarter report published by the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau. ...Read More

CDI Amends Proposed Deductible Policy Rules 09/14/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 284 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
The California Department of Insurance opened a second comment period on revised rules intended to prevent carrier insolvencies related to large-deductible policies. ...Read More
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