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New Form Makes it Easier to Add Non-Employer Info on Hearing Requests 06/28/2018
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 74 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 56 min read
Michigan has revised its application form for mediation and hearing requests to make it easier to list additional parties involved in the case. ...Read More

Higher Max on Wage Benefits Starts July 14 06/28/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 85 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
Workers injured after July 14 will see higher maximum weekly indemnity benefits, thanks to House Bill 2, the much-debated law that brought major changes to Kentucky's workers' compensation system. ...Read More

County Argues Inmates Are Entitled to Comp 06/27/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1266 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
Attorneys for Fresno County, California, are arguing that a group of inmates who were injured while assigned to a work detail should receive workers’ compensation benefits, and the media should be barred from covering any hearings related to the claims. ...Read More

Ametros CEO to Discuss Creative Settlements at CCWC Conference 06/27/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 526 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 155 min read
Marques Torbert, chief executive officer for Ametros, will participate in a panel discussion about creative settlement techniques during the California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation’s annual Conference, Legislative and Educational Forum next month. ...Read More

DA: Contractor Arrested for Theft Failed to Carry Comp 06/27/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 374 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
Kern County prosecutors say a California contractor arrested on burglary and theft charges was also cited for failure to carry workers’ compensation insurance. ...Read More

New Data on Health Insurance Coverage May Fan Fears of Cost-Shifting 06/27/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 233 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 52 min read
A growing number of workers are enrolled in high-deductible health insurance policies, even though many may not be able to afford the deductible payment, according to a news report that could add to nervousness about cost-shifting to workers’ comp. ...Read More

ALJ Files Suit After Lawmakers Cut Funding for His Position 06/27/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: MO | Segment: Top | 139 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
Call it the administrative law judge who would not go away. ...Read More

Divided Supreme Court Rejects Constitutional Challenge to Mandatory Use of AMA Guides 06/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: CENTRAL | 202 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
A divided Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that the mandatory use of the American Medical Association’s Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment passes constitutional muster. ...Read More
NCCI Circular Addresses New Reporting Requirements for Large-Deductible Policies 06/27/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 128 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
The National Council on Compensation Insurance has issued a circular explaining new reporting requirements for large-deductible policies in Nevada that go into effect Sunday. The Nevada Division of Industrial Relations is requiring carriers to report large-deductible policies in which the...Read More

Multiple Injury Trust Fund Rebate Program Hasn't Been Repealed 06/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: CENTRAL | 216 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
A divided Oklahoma Supreme Court overturned the denial of the rebate requests filed by two workers’ compensation insurance providers for payments they had made to the state’s Multiple Injury Trust, finding that the statutes governing the program have not been repealed. ...Read More
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