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No Duty Disability Pension for Officer Who Resigned Before Filing Application 01/04/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 175 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that a police pension fund properly denied an injured officer’s request for benefits because he did not submit an application while employed and had not been misled about it. ...Read More

No Relief for Carrier That Failed to Appear at Hearings or File Timely Appeal 01/04/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 200 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A New York appellate court ruled that a carrier was not entitled to relief from liability for a worker’s claim due to its failure to participate in the hearings and file a timely appeal. ...Read More

New Provider Reimbursement Rates Will Take Effect April 1 01/04/2018
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 184 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 131 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Commission has set 2018 reimbursement rates for hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers. In a ...Read More

New Rule Would Allow Jockey Fund to Self-Insure 01/04/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 143 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers’ Compensation Board has proposed a new rule that would allow the horse racing industry to self-insure for workers’ compensation. ...Read More

No Benefits for Flight Attendant Injured in Fall While on Rest Period 01/03/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 275 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio appellate court ruled that a flight attendant was not entitled to benefits for her injuries from falling while she returned from dinner during a layover in New York City. ...Read More

New Contractor, Opioid Issues on Horizon for MSAs in New Year 01/02/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 708 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 780 min read
Reducing opioid allocations in workers’ compensation settlements will remain a focus in the new year for those who work on Medicare set-asides, despite what some called a disappointing federal response last month on the issue of opioids and MSAs. ...Read More

New Crop of Generics May Help Reduce Drug Spending 12/22/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 684 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved 74 first-time generic drugs this year, including a generic for Truvada, a preventive treatment for HIV infection that workers’ comp payers spent 47% more on last year than in 2015. ...Read More

NSM Insurance Names Richard Meuret Director of Care Providers Services 12/21/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 235 | 0 | Popular with Legal
NSM Insurance Group, a program administrator for industry-specific insurance programs, has hired Richard Meuret as program director of care providers insurance services, the social service and nonprofit division of NSM. ...Read More

NAIC: Work Comp Underwriting Results Vary Widely by State 12/20/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 468 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Insurance carriers saw workers’ compensation underwriting losses in 10 states last year, with the greatest loss noted in Delaware, according to a new report from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. ...Read More

News Outlet Presents Stories of Workers' Comp 'Hell' 12/13/2017
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 514 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An investigative report in the Honolulu Civil Beat, a nonprofit news site that produces watchdog journalism, describes the “hell” that workers can be plunged into in Hawai...Read More
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