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New Portal Offers Safety Data, Video, Training Programs 09/10/2018
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 64 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
Beware of the lunch hour on Wednesdays in August. That's when the majority of workplace accidents happen in Missouri, according to a new web...Read More

NCCI recommending 14.8% Rate Cut 09/06/2018
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 104 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 48 min read
The National Council on Compensation Insurance is recommending that the Alaska Division of Insurance reduce its voluntary loss cost level, by 14.8%, effective Jan. 1. ...Read More

No Presumption of Compensability for Veteran Firefighter With Bladder Cancer 09/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 104 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that a veteran firefighter was not entitled to benefits for his bladder cancer, since he failed to establish that his condition was an occupational disease. ...Read More

New Telemedicine Rule Removes Restriction on Worker Location 09/04/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 176 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 84 min read
A Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation rule that allows medical providers to be reimbursed for telemedicine services took effect on Saturday. ...Read More

NCCI Recommends 'Huge' 19% Rate Reduction for State 08/30/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TN | Segment: Top | 356 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
The National Council on Compensation Insurance is recommending a 19% rate reduction for Tennessee’s voluntary and assigned-risk markets, one of the largest cuts in years, nationwide. ...Read More

NYSIF Newsletter Chronicles Two Premium Fraud Scams 08/30/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 287 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
New York prosecutors have filed charges against two companies that together underpaid workers’ compensation premiums by $525,000, according to the latest newsletter published by the New York State Insurance Fund. ...Read More

New Options Emerge for Migraine Headache Treatment 08/28/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 451 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 71 min read
A new, $6,900-a-year drug to help prevent migraine headaches might soon be making its way into workers’ comp as part of a recent expansion of treatment options for the disabling condition. ...Read More

NCCI Recommends 13.4% Rate Reduction 08/28/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 486 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
Two years after insurers and business groups warned of dire consequences from landmark Florida Supreme Court decisions on attorneys’ fees and benefit levels, workers’ compensation rates could soon drop to their lowest level in years. ...Read More

No Benefits for Worker Injured in Assault by Colleague's Husband 08/28/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 166 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that a worker was not entitled to benefits for his injuries from an assault by a colleague’s husband in the parking lot of his workplace. ...Read More

New Research Takes Fresh Look at Formulary 08/27/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 321 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
A workers’ comp drug formulary introduced in Texas caused a drop in prescribing of drugs designated as non-preferred, and a drop in spending on those drugs, according to a new study. ...Read More
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