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Officer Can't Claim Coverage Under Public Safety Employee Benefits Act for Training Injury 03/19/2019
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 118 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
The Illinois Appellate Court last week ruled that a police officer who suffered a career-ending injury during a training exercise was not entitled to coverage under the Public Safety Employee Benefits Act. ...Read More

Carrier Liable for Fees, Penalties for Miscalculation of Worker's TTD Rate 03/19/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 77 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 6 min read
The Oregon Court of Appeals upheld an assessment of fees and penalties against a workers’ compensation insurance carrier for miscalculating a worker’s temporary total disability rate. ...Read More

Worker With Hearing Loss Waited Too Long to File Claim Against 2nd Injury Fund 03/19/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 82 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 472 min read
A Missouri appellate court ruled that a worker waited too long to file her claim against the state Second Injury Fund for her industrial hearing loss. Case: Naeter v. Treasurer, No. ED106949, 03/12/2019, published. ...Read More

Court Revives Dispute Over CGL Carrier's Obligation to Cover Tort Claim 03/19/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 66 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
A New York appellate court revived a coverage dispute involving a general liability insurance carrier’s obligation to provide an indemnity and defense to the defendants in a tort suit filed by a construction worker. ...Read More

General Contractor Gets Summary Judgment on Worker's Claims for Fall 03/19/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 51 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
A New York appellate court upheld the dismissal of a worker’s Labor Law and negligence claims against a general contractor, finding it was not responsible for the alleged dangerous condition that led to his fall. ...Read More

Ohio AG Files Suit Against OptumRX Over BWC Drug Prices 03/19/2019
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 81 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
One month after he demanded that OptumRx, one of the nation's largest pharmacy benefit managers, refund more than $15 million to the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, the state attorney general has filed a lawsuit against the company. ...Read More

Cari Lee Stepping Down From Post at OCI 03/19/2019
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 95 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 37 min read
The Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance has announced the resignation of Cari Lee, division administrator of regulation and enforcement. ...Read More

United Heartland Adds Three States and D.C. 03/19/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 82 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 87 min read
United Heartland is now offering workers’ compensation insurance in three additional states — Pennsylvania, Maryland and Louisiana — as well as the District of Columbia. ...Read More

Senate Votes to Send PTSD Presumption to Governor 03/19/2019
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 70 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 42 min read
Post-traumatic stress disorder would be presumed compensable for New Mexico firefighters, under a bill heading to the governor’s desk. ...Read More

Dan Cotuno Joins Alliant as VP in Houston Office 03/19/2019
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 73 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 2 min read
Houston-based benefits consultant Dan Cotuno has joined Alliant as vice president within the company’s employee benefits group. Cotuno will p...Read More
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