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DWC to Readopt COVID-19 Emergency Regulations for Med-Legal Evaluations 09/14/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation says it will readopt emergency regulations for medical-legal evaluations and reporting that the agency enacted at the height of the CO...Read More
 
 

WCD to Resume Issuing Penalties for Delinquency Report Nonresponse 09/14/2021
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division said it will resume issuing civil penalties for insurer delinquency report nonresponses that were suspended in response to the pandemic in March 2020. ...Read More
 
 

Fund Fails to Prove It Provided Notice of Decision to Accept Liability 09/14/2021
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Montana Workers' Compensation Court ruled that the Uninsured Employers Fund was not entitled to summary judgment dismissing a challenge to its decision to accept liability for a claim as untimely. ...Read More
 
 

No Benefits for Worker Claiming Aggravation of Preexisting Condition 09/14/2021
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Insurance
An Ohio appellate court upheld a denial of benefits to a worker for his claim that his landscaping work aggravated a preexisting medical condition. ...Read More
 
 

Sovereign Immunity Doesn't Shield School District From Retaliation Claim 09/14/2021
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Missouri Court of Appeals ruled that sovereign immunity did not protect a public school district from an employee’s retaliatory discharge claim. ...Read More
 
 

Credit Agency: Insurance Support Created After Sept. 11 Attacks Helped Stabilize Markets 09/14/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 0 | Popular with Legal
A new report from credit rating agency AM Best says federal insurance support created in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks continues to help stabilize U.S. insurance markets. ...Read More
 
 

Labor & Industry to Hold Hearing on SB 367 Contractor Rules 09/14/2021
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry will hold a virtual hearing to discuss proposed rules to implement Senate Bill 367, the agency announced. ...Read More
 
 

District Attorneys, Commissioners Say Comp Insurers Don't Do Enough to Fight Fraud 09/13/2021
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1 | Popular with Legal
Workers’ comp carriers that offer coverage in California aren’t doing enough to help law enforcement investigate and prosecute alleged fraudsters, said a group of district attorneys and several members of a state anti-fraud commission. ...Read More
 
 

Assembly Passes Firefighter Salary Continuation Measure 09/13/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Assembly passed a bill before concluding the 2021 session last week that would allow state firefighters to receive salary continuation benefits in lieu of temporary disability. ...Read More
 
 

CWCI: COVID-19 Accounts for More Than Half of Death Claims 09/13/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Workers’ Compensation Institute reports COVID-19 was the leading cause of job-related death claims in accident year 2020, accounting for 866 out of 1,563 claims. ...Read More
 
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