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Uncertainty About Coal Miner Claims Prompts 'Negative' Outlook for KEMI 10/03/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 155 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 230 min read
A.M. Best has revised its outlook, to negative from stable, for Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance, partly due to the insurer’s uncertain exposure from coal miners’ occupational disease claims. ...Read More

Users Question Gov's Call for Study of 6th Edition of AMA Guides 09/26/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1339 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 90 min read
California Gov. Jerry Brown’s call for a study of different versions of impairment ratings guidelines in a weekend veto message has some system users asking, “What’s the ...Read More

Unfunded Liability for Special Disability Fund Drops 21% 09/24/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 133 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 88 min read
Florida’s second-injury fund, closed in 1998, had an estimated unfunded liability of $437 million on June 30 — 21% less than last year’s estimate, according to ...Read More

Uncertainty Surrounds Lyrica Patent Extension 08/16/2018
State: NA | Segment: Top | 285 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
Whether Pfizer will receive a patent extension for Lyrica, a drug often prescribed to injured workers, remains to be seen, according to a recent SEC filing by the company. ...Read More

Unrebutted Opinion of Voc Rehab Counselor Established Worker's 100% Loss of Earning Capacity 07/06/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 203 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 42 min read
The Nebraska Court of Appeals ruled that a utility district employee had no earning capacity after an on-the-job back injury, since he properly reported his injury to his employer and there was no evidence to rebut the final opinion of the vocational rehabilitation counselor selected by the parti...Read More

U.S. Senate Bill Aims to Clarify Frustrating Medicare Set-Aside Process 06/21/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1668 | 2 | Popular with Legal | 62 min read
After many think sessions with stakeholders over the past two years, advocates say a bill introduced in the U.S. Senate this week would clean up what has been a messy approach to Medicare set-asides. ...Read More
Updated Medical Aid Rules, Fee Schedules Now Posted 06/18/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 221 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 83 min read
The Washington Department of Labor and Industries has published the 2018 edition of the Medical Aid Rules and Fee Schedules, effective July 1. ...Read More

UR Fraud Probe Spreads; Hundreds of Cases in Question 06/14/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: CT | Segment: Top | 1668 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
A convicted physician charged with fraud in New York state also set up a fraudulent peer-review firm in Connecticut, which now means that hundreds of workers' compensation cases may have to be reopened, authorities said Wednesday. ...Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Reviews Appeal of Special Funds Case Today 05/31/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 1184 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
The U.S. Supreme Court today is scheduled to review a case that ignited when New York state lawmakers closed a fund for reopened cases in 2013 and left carriers with $1.6 billion in liabilities that insurers say they never charged premiums for. ...Read More

Unpaid Volunteer Driver Didn't Qualify as Transit Authority 'Employee' 05/30/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VT | Segment: NORTH | 244 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 13 min read
The Vermont Supreme Court last week lent some truth to the adage that “no good deed goes unpunished,” ruling that an unpaid volunteer cannot recover benefits for injuries she suffered while providing public transportation services for Chittenden County residents in need of a lift....Read More
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