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Jones Requests Tax Info, Explanation if Carriers Not Cutting Rates 07/03/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 479 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
Workers’ compensation carriers who aren’t reducing rates charged to California employers as a result of the corporate tax cut Congress approved in December will have to explain themselves, under an order signed Monday by Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. ...Read More
 
 

Deputy Commissioner Announces Departure to State Bar Court 07/03/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 890 | 2 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
ANAHEIM, California — Deputy Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Anne Schmitz has announced that she will be leaving the Department of Industrial Relations after eight years. ...Read More
 
 

Proposed Fee Schedules Would End Therapy for Injured Workers, Psychologists Say 07/03/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 409 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 105 min read
For almost 40 years, Robins and Associates, a psychology practice in New York City, has supervised mental health professionals who provide therapy to injured workers. ...Read More
 
 

Three-Member Panel Cancels Meeting on Reimbursement Manuals 07/03/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 147 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
Florida’s Three-Member Panel, which oversees the state workers’ compensation system, has canceled a hearing set for Friday, when it was going to be asked to approve new reimbursement manuals for physicians, hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers. ...Read More
 
 

Builders Insurance Appoints General Counsel as Edwards Retires 07/03/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 346 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 2 min read
Builders Insurance Group on Monday announced the appointment of J. Stephen Berry as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. ...Read More
 
 

Maximum Monthly Benefit Increasing 2.7% 07/03/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 83 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 97 min read
Maximum benefits for workers injured after July 1 increased 2.7% to correspond with the increase in Nevada’s average weekly wage, the Division of Industrial Relations announced. ...Read More
 
 

Employer Entitled to Summary Judgment on Claim of Discrimination, Retaliation 07/03/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 78 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that an employer was entitled to summary judgment dismissing a worker’s claims for discrimination and retaliation, since it was undisputed that his employment ended because of his refusal to accept a light-duty position. ...Read More
 
 

Substantial Evidence Supported Reversal of PTD Award for Back Injury 07/03/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 78 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The Iowa Court of Appeals ruled that a worker was not entitled to benefits for her disability following a back injury. Case:...Read More
 
 

LMAC Discussing Legislation to Create State OSHA Plan July 12 07/03/2018
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 75 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Montana’s Labor Management Advisory Council will discuss possible 2019 legislation for a state workplace safety plan. ...Read More
 
 

Link to Website Constitutes Proper 'Written Notice' of Health Care Network Procedures 07/03/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 148 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that an employer satisfies the statutory requirement that it provide workers with written notice of the procedures to obtain care within its health care network by providing a link to a website with a list of doctors authorized to provide treatment. ...Read More
 
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