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In a case of first impression, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that a newly enacted statute that provides for the automatic termination of a doctor’s status as an authorized treating physician does not apply retroactively.
State: PA | Segment: Top | 209 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Pennsylvania fund that reimburses carriers when they overpay for benefits has a 16-month backlog of applications from insurers wanting refunds, but regulators would not say last week whether the payments have been delayed by the state's budget woes.
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The Rhode Island Supreme Court last week said it wants to hear oral argument from the parties in a pending dispute on whether an injured worker’s average weekly wage should include income from his employer’s work-sharing plan.
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Medical payments per workers’ compensation claim in Florida remained stable in 2015 following moderate growth from 2010 through 2014, according to a recent study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute.
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Twenty-three percent of small-business owners would like their workers’ comp insurer to offer more online or self-service tools to help them manage their policies, according to a recent survey.
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A 3% management fee on Montana State Fund investments would generate $30 million to help cover a $227 million budget shortfall while also having the potential to drive down rates by sending a message to the carrier that it shouldn’t be hoarding capital, according to supporters.
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A divided West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that an insurance carrier was not obligated to authorize a magnetic resonance imaging scan for a construction worker with a back injury because the scan was part of a doctor's effort to monitor a condition that had never been accepted as compen...Read More
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The city of Scranton, Pennsylvania, saved about $2 million in workers' compensation costs over the past two years by creating a light-duty policy in the Police Department and hiring someone to monitor workers' compensation claims, among other tactics, ...Read More
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SouthWest Dealer Services will now be able to offer workers’ compensation insurance, and other property and casualty coverage, to its customers through the acquisition of McDub Enterprise Inc.