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Workers' Compensation News

NIOSH Updates Site on MRSA 10/31/2007
State: NA | Segment: Safety | 811 | 0 | Popular with Medical
The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has added a Web page covering  employers’ concerns over ...Read More
NCCI Amends Fla. Decrease to 18.4% 10/30/2007
State: FL | Segment: Regulatory | 319 | 0
The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) said late Monday it has amended its Jan. 1 Florida rate filing to reflect an average reduction of 18.4% in the voluntary market. The amendment was ordered by Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty, who challenged NCCI's con...Read More
NIOSH Studying Horse Race Safety 10/30/2007
State: NA | Segment: Safety | 351 | 0
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) on Monday released the preliminary results of its review of safety issues in the horse-racing industry and said it is conducting an ongoing investigation into the death of a 63-year-old jockey last February. NIOSH release...Read More
New State Fund President Ready to Fix Things 10/29/2007
State: CA | Segment: Top | 597 | 0
State Compensation Insurance Fund President Jan Frank says she knows how to fix things. Which is exactly why she decided to take the helm of a scandal-ridden, quasi-public agency that happens to be the nation's ...Read More
N.Y. 3rd: Claimant Not Entitled to a Windfall Either 10/29/2007
State: NY | Segment: Courts | 154 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An employee cannot realize a windfall when his sick and vacation leave is restored to him after being paid while on a compensable disability leave, the N.Y. 3rd Department Appellate Division ruled. Edward Knoll, an employee of Chemung County, injured his back while removing road signs fr...Read More
N.Y. 1st: Jersey Law Governs Hit-and-Run Crash Claim 10/29/2007
State: NY | Segment: Courts | 244 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A motions court misinterpreted a New Jersey law that bars a claimant who receives workers' compensation benefits from also collecting on his employer's uninsured motorist coverage, the New York 1st Department Appellate Division ruled. Richard Goglia, a New York employee, was driving his ...Read More
NAIC Says PEO Model Law Falls Short 10/25/2007
State: NA | Segment: Top | 327 | 0
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is challenging the latest version of a model law regulating professional employer organizations (PEOs) as a "missed opportunity" in the two-year effort by lawmakers, insurers and regulators to come up with a way to police the industry....Read More
N.Y. Lifts Stop-Work Order on Georgia Contractor 10/25/2007
State: NY | Segment: Fraud | 98 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board (SWCB) announced Wednesday it has lifted a stop-work order imposed on Georgia-based DEC Management following an Oct. 3 construction death in Niagara Falls. SWCB said board compliance offers shut down the Georgia contractor's job site last wee...Read More
N.Y. Judge Authorizes Specialty Surgery Out of State 10/25/2007
State: NY | Segment: Courts | 172 | 0
A New York workers' compensation judge has authorized -- over the objections of an insurer -- an arthroscopic procedure invented by a Florida surgeon who says the technique is less invasive and damaging than open spine surgery. Dr. Alfred Bonati says on his Web site that the Bon...Read More
N.C. Rate Bureau Reports Advances in Data Projects 10/25/2007
State: NC | Segment: Regulatory | 262 | 0
The North Carolina Rate Bureau (NCBR) said it completed several projects in its push toward online access to workers' compensation data in 2007. In the agency's 2007 annual report, NCBR General Manager Raymond F. Evans Jr. said coordinating the data needs of the bureau and the insurance ind...Read More
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