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Workers' Compensation News


 
Department Publishes Abatement Rules 11/23/2011
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 500 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) is accepting public comments on a new rule that would require employers to correct serious safety hazards identified in citations before the appeal process is completed.Employers cited for safety violations have 15 days to file ...Read More
 
 
DWC Accepting Nominations for Community Service Awards 11/22/2011
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 457 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
The California Division of Workers' Compensation on Monday started accepting nominations for the 2012 Carrie Nevans Community Services Awards.The annual community service awards, renamed in the memory and honor of the division's former acting administrative director who passed aw...Read More
 
 
DCBS Finalizes Rules for Network Contractors 11/21/2011
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 358 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services adopted registration rules for entities contracting with medical provider networks necessary to implement a new law that prohibits unauthorized network leasing.The rules adopted Nov. 14 define a contracting entity as a person that c...Read More
 
 
DWC Posts Updated Pharmaceutical Fee Calculator after 6-Week Gap 11/18/2011
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 506 | 0 | Popular with Legal
After a six-week absence, the California Division of Workers’ Compensation on Thursday posted an updated pharmaceutical fee schedule data file and calculator.As the DWC announced earlier, the usual weekly update file was not available from Oct. 5 through Nov. 15 due to changes in t...Read More
 
 
DCBS Sets Premium Assessment at 6.2% 11/15/2011
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 128 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services announced in Bulletin 364 that it is setting an assessment rate of 6.2% on direct earned premium, effective Jan. 1, 2012.The assessment funds the operations of the Workers' Compensation Division, the Workers' Compensation Bo...Read More
 
 
DWC Revises EDI Claims Release 3.0 11/15/2011
State: KY | Segment: EAST | 287 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Kentucky Department of Workers' Claims (DWC) announced it has made changes to the element tables for Electronic Data Interchange Claims Release 3.0DWC launched Claims Release 3.0 last spring and began reviewing filings on Sept. 1.DWC said the changes include correctio...Read More
 
 
DWC Sets Session on Formulary Rule for Wichita Falls Nov. 30 11/15/2011
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 185 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Wichita Falls field office of the Texas Division of Workers' Compensation will host a free "brown bag" educational session on the pharmacy closed formulary on Nov. 30 as part of its continuing outreach and education on the rule.The session will be from noon to 1 p.m. at the field...Read More
 
 
DA Charges Claimant with Fraud for Faked Robbery 11/14/2011
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 384 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 22 min read
A Southern California man who was awarded workers' compensation benefits for injuries sustained in an alleged robbery was charged with fraud and filing a false police report after an investigation revealed the robbery was an attempt to cover for losing company money, according to the San Bernard...Read More
 
 
DWC Opens Registration for Educational Conference 11/14/2011
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 389 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
The California Division of Workers' Compensation is accepting registration for the 19th annual education conference on Feb. 23 and 24 in Los Angeles and March 5 and 6 in Oakland.The annual conference is the largest workers' compensation training event in the state and allows clai...Read More
 
 
Delivery Driver's Tips Must Be Included in AWW 11/14/2011
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 204 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An employer's "off-the-book" wages and the tips he earned as a restaurant delivery driver must both be counted as part of his average weekly wage when calculating death benefits, the New York Appellate Division, 3rd Department ruled.Case: Matter of Jin v. Kai, 510955, 11/10/2011....Read More
 
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