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Comp Carrier Profitability Grows, More So in Some States 12/10/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 619 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
Profitability of workers’ comp insurers in the U.S. last year grew, to 9.5% of net worth, compared to 8.2% of net worth in 2016, but profitability varied by state: from a high of 14.1% in Indiana to a low of 4.2% in the District of Columbia. ...Read More

Political Groups Fined for Failing to Report Spending to Defeat Formulary Bills 12/10/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 144 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
Two lobbying groups reportedly financed by a claimants' law firm were fined by the Pennsylvania Ethics Commission for late disclosure of contributions that funded Twitter and advertising campaigns against workers’ compensation bills, The Morning Call newspaper ...Read More

Supreme Court Upholds Dismissal of Worker's Claim for Injuries From Being Locked in Room 12/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: ND | Segment: NORTH | 148 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
The North Dakota Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a worker’s claim for alleged mental and physical injuries from being trapped in a room during sub-zero temperatures was barred by the state’s statute of limitations. ...Read More

Bill Would Reprioritize Second Injury Fund 12/10/2018
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 63 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 26 min read
A bill filed for consideration during next year’s session of the Missouri legislature would put claims for death benefits or ongoing medical expenses at the front of the line for Second Injury Fund payments. ...Read More

BWC: Drug-Trafficking Nurse Practitioner Prescribed Narcotics to Injured Workers 12/10/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 100 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
Eight Ohio residents convicted of workers’ compensation fraud or related charges last month include a Springfield nurse practitioner who pleaded guilty to felony drug trafficking, the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation anno...Read More

Patients Lured With Opioids to Undergo Injections in Alleged Scheme 12/10/2018
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 129 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
Six Michigan doctors have been charged as part of an investigation into a $464 million health care fraud scheme that involved more than 13 million unlawful opioid prescriptions, U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider’s office ...Read More

Rules Would Allow Third Party to Administer Uninsured Fund Claims 12/10/2018
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 66 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment is proposing rules that would allow the Uninsured Employers Board to contract with a third party to adjust claims and represent it in all legal proceedings. ...Read More

Retail Safety Group Members Receive 35% Dividend 12/10/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 88 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 65 min read
The Friedlander Group Inc., the manager for Retail Group of New York Workers' Compensation Safety Group No. 544, has paid a 35% dividend to 712 members. ...Read More

Court Overturns Denial of Firefighter's Cancer Claim Due to Deficiencies in ALJ's Ruling 12/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 67 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
An Arizona appellate court overturned the denial of a cancer-stricken firefighter’s claim for benefits due to the administrative law judge’s failure to provide adequate findings and analysis to allow for meaningful review. ...Read More

6th Circuit Rejects Mine Operator's Constitutional Challenge to Award of Black Lung Benefits 12/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 95 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
A federal appellate court upheld an award of black lung benefits to a veteran coal miner, finding his employer failed to timely raise its constitutional challenge to the authority of the administrative law judge who issued the award. ...Read More
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