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Business Owners Given Final Chance to Pay Past-Due Premiums 06/25/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 113 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 99 min read
Two business owners from Bellefontaine, Ohio, who owe about $78,000 in back premiums to the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation can avoid fines and jail time if they bring their BWC policies back into compliance this year, a municipal judge ruled June 12. ...Read More

Board Can't Consider Records From Worker's Prior Comp Claim 06/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 180 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that the Workers’ Compensation Board could not rely on the medical records from a prior claim filed by a transit authority employee a year before he died to determine whether the death was compensable. ...Read More

Bill Would Keep Business Expenses Out of Loss Cost Calculations 06/19/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 236 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
With just 72 hours remaining in New York's 2018 legislative session, stakeholders are squaring off over a bill that would fundamentally change the way insurers calculate workers' compensation premiums. ...Read More

Bill to Permit Electronic Delivery of Decisions Clears House 06/18/2018
State: DE | Segment: SOUTH | 123 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 115 min read
A bill in the Delaware legislature that would allow Industrial Accident Board's hearing notices and decisions to be sent by email instead of certified mail has been passed by the House. ...Read More

Bronx Mover Was Shaking Off the Law, Collecting $19,000 in WC Benefits 06/18/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 182 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
New York authorities this week charged a man with stealing more than $19,000 in workers' compensation benefits after he claimed injury in Connecticut and began work for a moving company in the Bronx. ...Read More

Bookkeeper Sentenced for Defrauding Comp Lawyer of $1.5 Million 06/18/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 258 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A well-known workers' compensation lawyer and longtime Miami Marlins baseball "super fan" has been defrauded of $1.5 million by his own bookkeeper, authorities said. ...Read More

Brown Named First Woman to Head Workers' Comp Division 06/15/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 285 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 91 min read
A longtime state government insider has been named the first woman to lead the Texas  Division of Workers' Compensation. ...Read More

Bills Would Allow More Types of Providers to Treat Workers 06/15/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 196 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
Two similar bills in the New York Legislature would "modernize" workers' compensation medical care by allowing nurse practitioners, social workers and physical therapists to perform more services. One bill is sponsored by a Republican state senator, the other by a Democratic assembl...Read More

Bill Would Add Forest Firefighters to Cancer Presumption Statute 06/15/2018
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 124 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 704 min read
Four state lawmakers have introduced legislation to add forest fire officers and fire/crash rescue officers to the list of fire and police personnel who are entitled to a presumption that specific cancers are compensable occupational diseases. ...Read More

Board Finalizing Procedure for Submitting Proposed Settlements 06/13/2018
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 123 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 6 min read
The Indiana Workers’ Compensation Board on Tuesday put practitioners on notice that it will soon adopt a new protocol for submitting settlement agreements. ...Read More
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