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NCCI Recommends Another Rate Reduction: 9.2% 08/13/2018
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 79 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
The National Council on Compensation Insurance is recommending a 9.2% reduction in Iowa's overall voluntary and assigned risk rate level, effective Jan. 1. ...Read More
 
 

Continuation of Positive Trends Drives Recommended 2019 Rate Cut 08/10/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 350 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 62 min read
Positive trends including downward loss development, accelerating claim settlement rates, and a drop in both pharmaceutical costs and new lien filings are continuing to drive down rates in California. ...Read More
 
 

Appropriations Committee Passes Debit Card Payment Bill 08/10/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 279 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
The Assembly Appropriations Committee passed a bill that would allow California employers to use prepaid debit cards to pay indemnity benefits. Th...Read More
 
 

Amendments Would Allow, not Mandate, Coverage for Las Vegas Shooting 08/10/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 372 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
A recently amended bill would allow, but not explicitly require, California cities and counties to provide workers’ compensation benefits to peace officers injured while outside of the state. ...Read More
 
 

Vehicle-Crash Claims a 'Cause for Concern,' NCCI Says 08/10/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 693 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 75 min read
A workers’ comp lost-time claim involving a head or brain injury costs on average about $70,000, but if the injury was sustained in a motor vehicle accident, the average cost is much higher, at roughly $130,000, according to a new report. ...Read More
 
 

Another Insys Employee Pleads Guilty to Kickbacks 08/10/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: CT | Segment: Top | 194 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The dragnet targeting pharmaceutical manufacturers that pay medical providers to write opioid prescriptions has continued to widen. Two month...Read More
 
 

Premium Fraud Brings $11,700 Restitution Order to Co-Owner of Business 08/10/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 106 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The co-owner of a Washington state housecleaning company will pay $11,700 in restitution after pleading guilty to third-degree theft of wages and attempted false reporting of workers’ compensation information, the state Department of Labor & Industries said Thursday. ...Read More
 
 

Split Supreme Court Upholds Award of Benefits to Worker for Injuries From Stairwell Fall 08/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 105 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 19 min read
A divided Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a worker’s injuries from a fall while descending a staircase were compensable because the stairs posed a hazard that originated on the premises as part of her working environment. ...Read More
 
 

Worker's Decision to Delay Surgery Resulted in Loss of Coverage for Procedure 08/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 103 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
The Montana Workers’ Compensation Court ruled that a worker’s decision to postpone surgery for a period of over 60 months resulted in the loss of his entitlement to have his surgery covered by his employer’s comp carrier. ...Read More
 
 

Hearing Scheduled on Pending NCCI Loss Cost Filing 08/10/2018
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 83 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 30 min read
The Alaska Division of Insurance has scheduled a Sept. 12 hearing to discuss a pending National Council on Compensation Insurance loss cost filing. ...Read More
 
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