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Workers' Compensation News

NYSIF Declares $173.3 Million in Dividends 02/03/2010
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 133 | 0
The New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF) is returning to policyholders $173.3 million in dividends for 2009  -- an average of 29.98% of premiums -- based on the performance of its safety groups last year.NYSIF said in a release the dividends will go to 34,025 policyholders in the s...Read More
Newspaper: Time is Right to Reform Comp System in State 02/01/2010
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 129 | 0 | Popular with Wcc
The time for reforming the Washington state workers' compensation system is now, suggests the Tacoma News-Tribune, the state's second-largest newspaper."The state workers' compensation system is simply unsustainable as is. All signs point to the need for reform — all si...Read More
NYCIRB Releases 2009 Report 02/01/2010
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 230 | 0
The New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board (NYCRIB) released its annual 2009 report last week and touted a change in carrier assessments and implementation of the Workplace Safety and Loss Prevention Incentive Program as key achievements.NYCIRB President Monte Almer said NYCIRB cre...Read More
NCCI: Claims Frequency Dropped Again in Accident Year 2008 02/01/2010
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 281 | 0
The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) said claims frequency continued to decline in accident year 2008, while both medical and indemnity severity continued to rise.NCCI said the study confirms previous predictions that the decline in the number of claims filed per 100,000...Read More
No Penalty for Employer's Reasonable Delay in Claim Closure 01/29/2010
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 272 | 0
An employer that did not respond to an injured worker's request to close his claim within 10 days is not liable for penalties and additional attorney fees because the delay was reasonable, the Oregon Court of Appeals ruled.Case: Fitzsimonds v. MJ Hughes Construction, Nos. 0602879 and...Read More
NCRB Briefs Assigned-Risk Carriers on 2009 'Take-Out' Program 01/27/2010
State: NC | Segment: EAST | 397 | 0
The North Carolina Rate Bureau (NCRB) issued a circular Monday briefing assigned-risk carriers on the "take-out" credits program for 2009.NCRB said the program provides credits to carriers for premiums they collect for moving employers out of the residual market and into the voluntary ma...Read More
New Rules Pave the Way for E-Filing of Court Documents 01/22/2010
State: SC | Segment: Top | 312 | 0
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau Chiefmike@workcompcentral.comThe South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission (WCC) posted an overhaul of its rules this week that the panel says paves the way for electronic fi...Read More
New Billing, Filing and Reporting Rule Takes Effect 01/22/2010
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 118 | 0
The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) said this week its new Medical Services, Billing, Filing and Reporting Rule took effect on Jan. 12.DWC published the final revisions to Rule 69L-7.602 last November.The rule adds statutory definitions for home health car...Read More
NCRB to End Paper Copies of Assignment Notices, Premium Checks 01/22/2010
State: NC | Segment: EAST | 158 | 0
The North Carolina Rate Bureau (NCRB) announced this week that it will cease issuing paper copies of notices of assignments to the state's workers' compensation assigned risk carriers and will issue all deposit premium checks by electronic funds transfer.The ratemaking bureau las...Read More
NCIC Announces 2010 Safety Conference 01/22/2010
State: NC | Segment: EAST | 324 | 0
The North Carolina Industrial Commission (NCIC) has scheduled its 2010 Statewide Safety Conference for May 11-14 at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, N.C.NCIC said the conference will cover a broad range of issues, including injury prevention, injury prevention, loss c...Read More
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