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TX 8th: Nonsuit Entitles Worker to Fees 08/26/2005
State: TX | Segment: Courts | 124 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Eighth District of the Texas Court of Appeals ruled that an employee is entitled to attorney's fees when a lawsuit brought by a carrier is disposed of by nonsuit. In Pacific Employers Ins. Co. v. Torres, No. 08-05-00086-CV, 08/25/2005, Pacific Employers' Insurance Co. (Pacific) ...Read More
Texas Nonsubscribers Anticipate Changes 08/26/2005
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 63 | 0
AUSTIN -- The requirements affecting post-injury waiver agreements are the single biggest change Texas nonsubscribers can expect from HB 7, an industry spokesman said Thursday. Executive director Steve Bent of the Texas Association of Responsible Nonsubscribers (TXANS) outlined possible cha...Read More
Temporary Heat Regulations in Effect for Calif. 08/25/2005
State: CA | Segment: Regulatory | 284 | 0
Emergency regulations to prevent heat-related deaths among California's farm workers and outdoor laborers took effect Monday. The state Office of Administrative Law (OAL) gave its approval this week to the emergency regulations submitted Aug. 12 by the Cal-OSHA Standards Board. Cal-OSHA to...Read More
Three Promoted to AWAC Executive Ranks 08/25/2005
State: NA | Segment: People | 136 | 0
Three executive promotions were announced Wednesday by property and casualty insurer Allied World Assurance Co. (AWAC) The Bermuda-based insurer has named Daniel Brandon senior vice president, Professional-Specialty Lines Treaty Reinsurance. Brandon joined AWAC in April 2002 as vice pres...Read More
Texas Launching RTW Program for Small Employers 08/25/2005
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 162 | 0
AUSTIN -- Small employers in Texas may be eligible for up to $2,500 a year in reimbursement for making workplace modifications for injured workers, under a return to work (RTW) pilot program set to begin Jan. 1. The new Division of Workers' Compensation will fund the three-year program wit...Read More
TN Ct: TTD Benefits Limited to 400 Weeks 08/23/2005
State: TN | Segment: Courts | 183 | 0 | Popular with Empty
The Supreme Court of Tennessee at Nashville held that the statutory "maximum total benefit" of 400 weeks applies to temporary total disability benefits. In Wausau Insurance Co. v. Dorsett, No. M2004-02861-SC-R9-CV, 02/18/2005, Vivian Dorsett filed a claim for workers' compensation...Read More
TWCC Schedules EDI Meetings for Sept., Oct. 08/23/2005
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 152 | 0
The Texas Workers' Compensation Commission has scheduled four meetings in September and October for stakeholders to discuss the 837 Medical Electronic Data Interchange project. The meetings will take place from 10 a.m. to noon in the Tippy Foster Room at the commission headquarters, 7551 Me...Read More
TWCC Changes E-Bill Meeting Schedule 08/23/2005
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 147 | 0
The Texas Workers' Compensation Commission announced Monday that it has modified the schedule for its monthly focus work group meetings for the Electronic Billing and Reimbursement project. The commission's Business and Information Technology Services Division will hold an e-bill Formats W...Read More
Texas Stakeholders Identify Top Research Topics 08/23/2005
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 165 | 0
AUSTIN -- Medical disputes and return to work outcomes are among the areas that stakeholders in the Texas workers' compensation system would like studied over the next year, according to the Texas Department of Insurance. The department (TDI) staff members reportly received a "broad spectr...Read More
Texas Renews 12 Self-Insurance Certificates 08/23/2005
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 182 | 0
The Texas Workers' Compensation Commission approved the renewal of certificates of authority to self-insure for 12 private employers during a meeting last week, the agency annnounced Monday. The commission also on Friday approved the first-time application for a certificate of authority to ...Read More
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