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Department Warns of Possible Shutdown Effects on July 1 06/21/2011
State: MN | Segment: CENTRAL | 371 | 0
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry has issued a list of services that will - or mostly will not - be available as of July 1 if the agency is obliged to limit its activities due to a lack of funding.The Minnesota State Legislature adjourned May 23 without reaching an agreement...Read More
DWC Restores Bar Code to Medical Evaluation Report Form 06/21/2011
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 185 | 0
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation has issued a memorandum noting that it has made "a minor technical revision" to the DWC Form-069, Report of Medical Evaluation, to add the bar code back to the form.No other changes have been made to the form, the division said....Read More
DWC Preparing for Launch of JET File 06/20/2011
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 399 | 0 | Popular with Wcc
The Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) posted online the final version of the trading partner agreement and business rules for JET File, the electronic bulk filing solution the division plans to launch at the end of the month.JET File allows high-volume filers to transmit multip...Read More
DWC Announces TTD Increase 06/17/2011
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 504 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers' Compensation announced Thursday that temporary disability benefits will increase for 2012, as a result of the increase in California's average weekly wage.The minimum temporary total disability (TTD) benefit will be $151.57, and the maximum will be $1,010...Read More
DIA Rolls Out Draft of Chronic Pain Treatment Guides 06/17/2011
State: MA | Segment: Top | 263 | 0 | Popular with Wcc
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau Chief'The Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) has rolled out a proposed draft of chronic pain treatment guidelines that would require psychological evaluations of pati...Read More
Dawkins to Head University of Georgia's EOO Office 06/17/2011
State: GA | Segment: EAST | 172 | 0 | Popular with Injured worker
The University of Georgia announced that E. Janyce Dawkins was recently named interim director of the university's Equal Opportunity Office.The school announced that Dawkins is succeeding J. Stephen Shi, who is returning to a faculty role at the University of Georgia School of Law, a...Read More
DIA Posts New Maximum and Minimum Benefits 06/17/2011
State: DE | Segment: EAST | 207 | 0
The Delaware Division of Industrial Affairs (DIA) has revised the maximum and minimum weekly workers' compensation benefits based on the state's average weekly wage for calendar year 2010.State Labor Secretary John J. McMahon Jr. said the new rates, which took effect Monday, are ...Read More
DWC Revises Corporate Exemption Form 06/17/2011
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 310 | 0
The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) has posted a revised version of its form allowing corporate officers to exempt themselves from coverage requirements.The exemption covers officers of corporations both within and outside of the construction industry but requires cor...Read More
Department Drops Plans for Workers' Compensation Policy Summit 06/17/2011
State: MN | Segment: CENTRAL | 376 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry has announced that it will not conduct its annual workers' compensation policy summit this year - due in part to uncertainty over department funding.The department said it had intended to host the conference in September."The...Read More
DWC Restores Missing NDCs to Pricing Calculator 06/16/2011
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 399 | 0 | Popular with Employer
The Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) announced Tuesday that it posted a revised pharmaceutical price file to its website so people who download the data file or use the online price calculator will be able to access prices for national drug codes (NDC) that were not available in recent do...Read More
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