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DWC Increases 2019 Premium Surcharge 12/11/2018
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 75 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
The Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation increased the Workers’ Compensation Cash Fund premium surcharge, to 1.35% for 2019, from 1%. At the same time, the division imposed a 0.1% premium surcharge for the Subsequent Injury Fund and Major Medical Fund. There was no asses...Read More
 
 

Coal Mine Rate Bureau Asks for 10% Increase 12/11/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 138 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
Workers' compensation costs may be dropping across the country, but not for coal mining companies in Pennsylvania. The Coal Mine Compensation...Read More
 
 

WC Won't Pay for Prospective Injuries, Fire Department Told 12/11/2018
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 177 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
There's no such thing as a prospective injury in workers' compensation, and insurance won't pay for prophylactic medical treatment. That i...Read More
 
 

Court Strikes Expert Medical Opinion on Compensability of Worker's Mold Exposure 12/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 89 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
A Florida appellate court ruled that a judge of compensation claims should not have admitted the medical opinion presented by a worker allegedly sickened by her exposure to mold. ...Read More
 
 

Bills Would Expand Presumption for Firefighters, Ease Contractor Status for Taxi Drivers 12/11/2018
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 78 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
Two workers' compensation bills that saw little action in 2018 have been carried over to the 2019 legislative session, which begins Jan. 9. ...Read More
 
 

Prosecutors Allege Kickback Scheme Netted $211M 12/10/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1466 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
Federal prosecutors in Southern California say a scheme to pay kickbacks to doctors who prescribed compound drugs to injured workers netted more than $211 million in payments over a four-year period. ...Read More
 
 

Public Health Department Reports Data on Carpal Tunnel 12/10/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 473 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
As many as 6.3 out of every 10,000 full-time employees in California might have carpal tunnel syndrome, according to information the state Department of Public Health posted on its website. ...Read More
 
 

Doctor and Patient Charged With Insurance Fraud 12/10/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1238 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
Southern California prosecutors charged a doctor and a patient with insurance fraud for generating more than $850,000 in bills for medically unnecessary prescriptions for compound creams. ...Read More
 
 

Comp Carrier Profitability Grows, More So in Some States 12/10/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 659 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
Profitability of workers’ comp insurers in the U.S. last year grew, to 9.5% of net worth, compared to 8.2% of net worth in 2016, but profitability varied by state: from a high of 14.1% in Indiana to a low of 4.2% in the District of Columbia. ...Read More
 
 

Political Groups Fined for Failing to Report Spending to Defeat Formulary Bills 12/10/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 153 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
Two lobbying groups reportedly financed by a claimants' law firm were fined by the Pennsylvania Ethics Commission for late disclosure of contributions that funded Twitter and advertising campaigns against workers’ compensation bills, The Morning Call newspaper ...Read More
 
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