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Business Owner Charged Second Time for Alleged Comp Fraud 02/01/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 247 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
A Tallahassee business owner has been charged with failing to provide workers’ compensation benefits to his employees at Florida Medical Licensing Service Inc. ...Read More

Bill Would Mandate Doubling of Benefits for Late Payments 02/01/2018
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 112 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 45 min read
Rep. Herbert Richardson, R-Lancaster, has introduced a bill that would penalize insurers for late workers’ compensation payments to workers. ...Read More

Bill Would Restore Commission's Fiscal Authority 01/31/2018
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: MS | Segment: Top | 99 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The Mississippi House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bill to undo a 2016 budget gimmick — later declared improper by the Attorney General’s Office — that has used workers’ compensation assessments to plug holes in the state’s general fund. ...Read More

Bill to Give First Responders PTSD Benefits Advances, With Changes 01/31/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 124 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
A Florida House of Representatives committee has given its OK to a bill that would allow first responders to receive workers’ compensation benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental injuries. ...Read More

Bill Would Place Self-Insurance Fund Under Another Agency 01/30/2018
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 102 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
The House General Government Budget Committee has recommended for passage a bill that would move the administration of the State Workers’ Compensation Self-Insurance Fund from the Department of Health and Environment to the Department of Administration. ...Read More

Bill Would Allow Insurers to Have Out-of-State Claims Offices 01/30/2018
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 117 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 101 min read
Lawmakers have introduced bills in both chambers to delete a section of the Workers’ Compensation Law that requires every insurer to maintain a claims office or to contract with a claims adjuster located within the state. ...Read More

BWC Proposes Amendments to Provider Certification Criteria for Health Partnership Program 01/30/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 93 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has posted that Rule 4123-6-02.2, which relates to provider access to the Health Partnership Program and certification criteria, ...Read More

BWC Proposes 12% Rate Decrease Starting July 1 01/26/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 133 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 132 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation has asked for a 12% reduction in private employer premium rates beginning July 1. ...Read More

Bill Would Limit Labor Representation on Comp Council 01/25/2018
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 220 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
A bill moving forward in the Wisconsin Legislature would limit the number of labor representatives who can serve on the Council on Workers’ Compensation. ...Read More

Bill to Strengthen Firefighter Presumption Advances in House 01/25/2018
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 114 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 62 min read
A bill to strengthen protections for firefighters who develop cancer as a result of their work has advanced in the House of Delegates. Virginia ...Read More
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