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WCB Meeting March 28 03/19/2019
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 70 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Board will discuss rules related to translating court documents, and the process by which a payer can request that an injured worker pursue damages from a noncompliant employer or third party. ...Read More

Schenectady Could Opt in to Paid Leave Plan Managed by WC Board 03/19/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 96 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
Schenectady may soon become one of the first cities in New York to opt in to a paid family leave program administered by the state Workers' Compensation Board. ...Read More

Seven Indicted in $50 Million Compound Cream Scheme 03/19/2019
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 574 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
Seven people could face up to 20 years in prison for their alleged role in an elaborate compound medication scheme that defrauded New Jersey health insurers out of $50 million, federal prosecutors said. ...Read More

CDI Holding Informal Meeting to Discuss SIU Rules 03/18/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 644 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 76 min read
The California Department of Insurance is holding an informal meeting Wednesday in Sacramento to discuss possible rules intended to improve fraud detection, investigation and referrals. ...Read More

Benefit Delivery Expenses Account for 15% of Claim Costs, WCRI Says 03/18/2019
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 551 | 2 | Popular with Legal | 52 min read
Benefit delivery costs account for about 15% of the total cost of workers’ compensation claims involving lost time and are divided nearly equally between medical cost containment and litigation expenses, according to new data from the Workers Compensation Research Institute. ...Read More

House, Senate Pass Bills to End Rebates, Raise Medical Fees 03/18/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: OK | Segment: Top | 221 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
From increasing medical fees to ending rebates for special-fund assessments, Oklahoma lawmakers on both ends of the Capitol were busy passing bills proposing changes to the workers' comp system before last week's deadline to move bills out of the chamber of origin. ...Read More

ICT Hosts Comp Seminar April 11 03/18/2019
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 89 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Insurance Council of Texas will host its 2019 Workers' Compensation Seminar April 11 in Austin. ...Read More

Supreme Court Overturns Finding of No Liability for Industrial Special Indemnity Fund 03/18/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 68 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 579 min read
The Idaho Supreme Court overturned the Industrial Commission’s finding that the state Industrial Special Indemnity Fund was not liable for the payment of benefits to a worker whose pre-existing impairments had combined with an occupational injury to cause permanent and total disability....Read More

Supreme Court Denies Benefits to Bus Driver for Assault Injuries 03/18/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 87 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
The Kentucky Supreme Court upheld a denial of benefits to a bus driver for his injuries from an assault by a passenger, since the record evidence supported a finding that the driver had been the aggressor. ...Read More

WCD Extends Time for Obtaining MCO Panel Provider 03/18/2019
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 59 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division has published an industry notice regarding the continuation of benefits for 14 days after enrollment in a managed care organization. ...Read More
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