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Workers' Compensation News

Pharmacy Benefit Managers Disclosure Law Upheld 06/13/2006
State: NA | Segment: Courts | 368 | 0
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused review of an appellate court decision upholding a state law in Maine that requires pharmacy benefit managers to disclose rebates, conflicts of interest, and discounts from drug manufacturers to their employer-clients. The decision in Pharmaceutical Ca...Read More
PIA Questions LIGA Proxy Forms 06/13/2006
State: LA | Segment: Other | 225 | 0
The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) urged Louisiana insurers to make certain that they are using the proper proxy form for the election Thursday of Louisiana Insurance Guaranty Association (LIGA) board of directors members. PIA reported the proxy form recently mailed...Read More
Pataki's Reforms Sitting Idle in Legislature 06/13/2006
State: NY | Segment: Politics | 171 | 0
The close of the New York state Legislature's regular session is next week, leaving a slim chance that meaningful workers' compensation reform will be enacted this year, according to a report in the Albany Business Review. The journal reported Monday that opposition within the state Assemb...Read More
Praeger Hails New Antifraud Legislation 06/12/2006
State: KS | Segment: Fraud | 271 | 0
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger praised lawmakers for approving legislation strengthening the state's antifraud laws. Praeger said SB 207 requires that an insurer or anyone who has "knowledge or good reason to believe" that a fraudulent insurance act is being or has been committ...Read More
Physical Therapists' Evaluations Considered IMEs 06/12/2006
State: OR | Segment: Regulatory | 33 | 0
The Oregon Workers Compensation Division (WCD) notified physical therapists that evaluations they carry out may be considered medical examinations (IMEs) which they must be authorized to perform. Physical capacity evaluations and work capacity evaluations are considered independent medical ...Read More
PIMS Turns to AmWINS for P&C Placements 06/09/2006
State: NC | Segment: Business | 73 | 0
Premier Insurance Management Services (PIMS) has selected AmWINS Brokerage as the administrator for its property and casualty insurance products and services. AmWINS Brokerage handles total premium placements of over $2.4 billion. The move was effective May 15. Premier Insurance ...Read More
Pataki, Senate at Odds on WCB Chairman 06/08/2006
State: NY | Segment: Politics | 91 | 0
Gov. George Pataki's choice of Richard Bell to become the chairman of the New York State Workers' Compensation Board remains stuck in the state Senate Labor Committee and opposed by the AFL-CIO because of Bell's ties to the insurance industry. Bell worked his way up through the ranks of th...Read More
PERI Sponsoring Symposium on Flu Pandemic 06/08/2006
State: NA | Segment: Events | 88 | 0
The Public Entity Risk Institute (PERI) is hosting a "virtual symposium" June 19-23 on what local communities can do to prepare for a flu pandemic. The program is conducted entirely online. The focus of the symposium, "Preparing for a Local Crisis within a Global Pandemic," will be on the n...Read More
PERI Hosts Pandemic Symposium 06/08/2006
State: NA | Segment: Events | 98 | 0
The Public Entity Risk Institute (PERI) is hosting a five-day virtual symposium beginning June 19 on what local communities can do to prepare for a flu pandemic. The program is conducted entirely online. The focus of the Symposium, "Preparing for a Local Crisis Within a Global Pandemic," wi...Read More
PCI Touts Asbestos, Silica Changes 06/06/2006
State: NA | Segment: Courts | 132 | 0
The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) reported Kansas, South Carolina and Tennessee joined "a growing number of states" that have enacted laws that require plaintiffs to meet specific medical criteria to bring or pursue an asbestos or silica-related lawsuit. PCI noted ...Read More
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