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Bills Submitted After Remand Not Compensable 10/06/2006
State: KY | Segment: Courts | 206 | 0
A disabled miner who waited on a Supreme Court decision about his claim before submitting pharmacy bills lost his chance at compensation, the Kentucky Court of Appeals decided. In Carnes v. S.F. & S.Coal Co. Inc., No. 2006-CA-001234-WC, 09/29/2006, Doyle Carnes last worked for S. ...Read More
Bureau Reports WC Insurance Plan Figures 10/05/2006
State: NJ | Segment: Regulatory | 43 | 0
The New Jersey Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau reported Workers' Compensation Insurance Plan expirations for January are expected to total 5,434 with total premium of $56,586,497. By category those policies include: * 566 policies with premiums less than $499, for a total...Read More
Bureau Posts Panel Meeting Materials Online 10/04/2006
State: OH | Segment: Regulatory | 70 | 0
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation posted materials from the Workers' Compensation Oversight Commission, Investment Committee and Audit Committee online. The materials were distributed at previous sessions of those panels, the bureau reported. The materials include those fro...Read More
Bulletin Guides Medical Fee Schedule Implementation 10/04/2006
State: CO | Segment: Regulatory | 302 | 0
The Colorado Division of Workers' Compensation issued an interpretive bulletin providing guidance on implementation of Rule 18, the medical fee schedule, which becomes effective Jan. 1, 2007. The bulletin noted that "in an effort to provide guidance on the practical applications of the Co...Read More
Benefits Stopped for Prison Worker on 'Hit List' 10/03/2006
State: PA | Segment: Courts | 102 | 0
A female prison employee who developed post-traumatic stress disorder in 1989 after learning she was on a prisoner hit list can draw workers' compensation benefits yet be considered fully recovered by the correction department. The Commonwealth Court wrote in Stover v. Dept. of Correc...Read More
Board Posts Documents Five Years After Injury 09/29/2006
State: NY | Segment: Courts | 178 | 0
Forms submitted by an employer were timely though the New York Workers' Compensation Board waited months to post them as received, the 3rd Judicial Department of the Appellate Division ruled. In Guarascio v. Spargo Wire Co., No. 99585, 09/28/2006, Anthony Guarascio, a truck driver, i...Read More
Bureau Notes Traffic Changes in Office Area 09/29/2006
State: MA | Segment: Regulatory | 75 | 0
The Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau reported the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority issued a traffic advisory concerning the area of the bureau's offices at 101 Arch St. in Boston. The advisory stated that the direction of vehicular travel on High Street bet...Read More
Bulletin Targets Dump Truck Servicing Hazards 09/28/2006
State: NA | Segment: Safety | 128 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued an informational bulletin on "Hazards of Unintended Movement of Dump Truck Body Beds." The bulletin, which is not a standard or regulation but is advisory and informational, noted that performing maintenance work underneath the dump...Read More
Bulletin Covers Revised Self-Insured Surety Deposits 09/27/2006
State: OR | Segment: Regulatory | 23 | 0
The Oregon Workers' Compensation Division issued revisions to Bulletin No. 147 relating to the types of surety allowed for self-insured security deposits. The bulletin replaced the one issued in February 2005. The revised bulletin includes information on filing acceptable suret...Read More
Buffett, Citing Comp Reform, Endorses Arnold 09/26/2006
State: CA | Segment: Politics | 180 | 0
Investor Warren Buffett endorsed California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's re-election bid in a statement Monday, giving a nod to the governor's reform of the state's workers' compensation system. "Since the day he took office, Governor Schwarzenegger has made all the right decisions fo...Read More
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