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Bill Would Allow Public to Inspect Work Comp Rate Filings 01/02/2019
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 161 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
Rep. Rebecca McBeath A bill set to b...Read More

Comp Carrier Failed to Prove Entitlement to Reimbursement From Special Disability Fund 01/02/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 101 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an insurance carrier was not entitled to reimbursement of the benefits it had paid to a worker following an injury to her knee, since it failed to prove the disability had increased because of a pre-existing medical condition. Case: M...Read More

Court Tosses Worker's Claims Against Landowner, Revives Claim Against Subcontractor 01/02/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 68 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
A New York appellate court revived a construction worker’s negligence claim against a subcontractor whose employee was allegedly responsible for causing his injury, but it dismissed the worker’s claims against the property owner. ...Read More

Carrier Settling Into New Headquarters 01/02/2019
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 236 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 37 min read
Texas Mutual Insurance Co. has settled into its new offices in the Mueller development in Austin. ...Read More

Medical Fee Schedule Boosts Reimbursement for Hospitals, Testimony 01/02/2019
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 94 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
Maine's Workers' Compensation Board has amended its medical fee schedule for 2019, and it includes higher fees for testimony, a higher conversion factor for anesthesia and higher base rates for hospitals. ...Read More

Bill Would Shift Money From Second Injury Fund to Uninsured Employers' Fund 01/02/2019
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 73 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 418 min read
Utah lawmakers in 2019 will consider a proposal to move money from a reinsurance fund to the program that pays benefits for people hurt while working for uninsured employers. ...Read More

WCD Explains Process for Second Injury Fund Closure 01/02/2019
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 93 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 406 min read
The Alaska Workers' Compensation Division said the deadline for submitting claims for reimbursement against the Second Injury Fund is Sept. 30, 2020. ...Read More
Industrial Commission Meeting Today 01/02/2019
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 96 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 325 min read
The Idaho Industrial Commission is meeting today to elect a chair to serve in 2019. Commissioners are also scheduled to meet in executive session to consider personnel issues and discuss possible litigation, according to the ...Read More

Outstanding Liabilities From Defaulted Self-Insurers Down to $30.5 Million 01/02/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 113 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board continues to whittle down the outstanding liability left by the insolvency of 20 self-insured groups almost a decade ago. ...Read More

Cuomo Vetoes Acupuncture Bill, Again 01/02/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 719 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
For the third time in five years, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vetoed a bill that would have made acupuncture a compensable medical treatment for injured workers. ...Read More
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