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NSM Insurance Group Acquires KBK Insurance Group 12/04/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 96 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
NSM Insurance Group, a provider of industry-specific insurance programs and workers' compensation coverage, has acquired the assets of KBK Insurance Group. Based in Harahan, Louisiana, KBK has more than 25 years of experience as a specialized program manager in the towing and transpor...Read More
Toxicology Screenings Not Necessary For Coverage Of Pain Pump Replacement 12/04/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 88 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled that a worker was entitled to a replacement of his intrathecal pump and ongoing refills of his medication, even though his doctor had not conducted random toxicology screens before issuing him new prescriptions. Case: Rogele v. WCAB (Hall), N...Read More
Paradigm Outcomes Rebrands, Establishes Three Divisions 12/04/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 171 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
Paradigm Outcomes, a provider of medical management for catastrophic workers’ comp injuries, is now known simply as Paradigm. The rebranding encompasses Paradigm’s wholly owned subsidiaries, The Alaris Group, Encore Unlimited, ForeSight Medical and Adva-Net. Paradigm will offe...Read More
WCB Advisory Panel to Discuss Subpoena of Health Information 12/04/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 65 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
An advisory committee to the Oregon Workers’ Compensation Board will meet on Dec. 17 to discuss a rule concept regarding obtaining “individual identifiable health information” through a subpoena. The meeting, which starts at 9 a.m., will take place in Portland at 16760 S...Read More
Research Shows Continued Savings Since 2005 Reforms 12/04/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 124 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 102 min read
Thirteen years after Texas revamped its approach to workers' compensation, the system continues to reflect cost savings and worker satisfaction, the Division of Workers' Compensation reported Monday. The division's Research and Evaluation Group by law is required every other y...Read More
Court Won't Set Aside Dismissal Based on Worker's Failure to Participate in Discovery 12/04/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 64 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
A New York appellate court upheld the dismissal of a worker’s Labor Law claim based on his repeated refusals to respond to discovery demands and his attorney’s decision not to oppose the motion to strike his complaint. Case: Soto v. Chelsea W26, No. 2017-09267, 11/28/2018, pub...Read More
Commission Clarifies Rules on Who's Exempt from Comp Coverage 12/04/2018
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 136 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 13 min read
West Virginia's insurance commissioner, in response to some apparent confusion over who is exempt from workers' compensation coverage requirements, has issued an informational bulletin that seeks to clarify the rules. The ...Read More
Contractor Gets Summary Judgment on Claim For Alleged Drill Mishap 12/04/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 93 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A New York appellate court upheld a grant of summary judgment to a general contractor on a Labor Law claim filed by a worker who was allegedly injured while using a drill. Case: Cutrona v. Plaza Construction, No. 2016-04505, 11/28/2018, published. Facts: Neal Cutrona is a journeym...Read More
Injured Police to Get Extra Benefits After Scathing Opinion by Labor Board 12/04/2018
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 103 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 26 min read
A state labor relations board last week issued a scathing opinion against Bridgeport, Connecticut, noting that the city acted in bad faith in denying extra benefits to more than 100 injured police officers. “These officers were doing their job, protecting the city, and, once injured...Read More

WCIRB Analysis Finds Reforms Living Up to Promises 12/03/2018
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 506 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 102 min read
What in effect is the final report card before California Gov. Jerry Brown leaves office shows that the workers’ compensation reforms he championed have performed beyond expectations. ...Read More
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