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Workers' Compensation News

WCRI: States Adopt Varied Medical Cost-Containment Strategies 05/13/2011
State: NA | Segment: Top | 931 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau ChiefA report released by the Workers' Compensation Research Institute outlines a variety of cost-containment strategies that states have employed to hold down medical costs, with fee schedules...Read More
WCIRB Asked to Find New Approach to Rate Filings 05/12/2011
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 292 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The California Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau withdrew its "informational-only" submission on workers' compensation cost drivers after the state Insurance Department decided that the submission would have to be treated as a formal pure premium rate filing.The burea...Read More
West Virginia State Government Shopping for Coverage 05/12/2011
State: WV | Segment: EAST | 186 | 0
West Virginia state government is soliciting detailed proposals from private insurers to provide workers' compensation coverage and expertise in claims management and loss control for state agencies.West Virginia Insurance Commissioner Jane Cline said Tuesday carriers must have a fin...Read More
WCRIB Announces Revised Pension Tables 05/12/2011
State: MA | Segment: EAST | 400 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 43 min read
The Workers' Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau of Massachusetts (WCRIB) announced that revised pension tables used for the unit statistical reporting of fatal and permanent total claims have been approved by state Insurance Commissioner Joseph Murphy.The revised tables will a...Read More
WCIRB Schedules Meeting to Review Informational Filing 05/11/2011
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 404 | 0
The Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) Governing Committee scheduled a special meeting in May to discuss plans to file with the California Department of Insurance an information analysis rather than a mid-year pure premium rate filing.WCIRB said the Insurance Depar...Read More
WSI Board Ownership Linkage Committee Meets Today in Bismarck 05/06/2011
State: ND | Segment: CENTRAL | 140 | 0
The North Dakota Workforce Safety and Insurance (WSI) Board Ownership Linkage Committee will meet at noon today in Bismarck.The meeting is set for the WSI board room at 1600 E. Century Ave.The agenda for the meeting includes review of previous forums, review of survey results...Read More
Workers' Comp Division's 2010 Statistical Report Available Online 05/06/2011
State: KS | Segment: CENTRAL | 227 | 0
The Kansas Division of Workers' Compensation's statistical report for fiscal year 2010 is available on the division's website.The DWC reports that during the fiscal year it processed 15,997 applications for hearings.The business section issued 153 self-insurance p...Read More
WCJ: Amelia Mendoza's Death Arose Out of Employment 05/05/2011
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 244 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The death of Amelia Mendoza arose out of and in the course of employment, a workers' compensation administrative law judge ruled last week. Judge Jerold Cohn ruled that Amelia Mendoza's death was work-related last week, bringing the case to a close more than two years after her d...Read More
WCF Returning 5% Dividend 05/05/2011
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 262 | 0 | Popular with Wcc
Utah's Workers' Compensation Fund (WCF) announced plans to return a $7.3 million dividend this June and said a majority of its policyholders can expect to get back 5% of their 2010 earned premium.If the fund issues the full $7.3 million dividend, it will have returned more than $...Read More
WCB Extends Comment Period on Proposed Changes 05/04/2011
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 208 | 0
The Alaska Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) announced that it is extending the public comment period for proposed regulatory changes to Title 8, Chapter 45 of the state’s Administrative Code covering compensation, medical benefits and proceedings before the board.The first c...Read More
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