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PBM Regulation Remains High on Lawmakers' Agendas 10/26/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 377 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 58 min read
The National Council of Insurance Legislators is moving closer to finalizing a model law that would make it easier for states to increase regulation of pharmacy benefit managers. ...Read More

Parties Cannot Be Compelled to Arbitrate Challenge to Legality of EquityComp Program 10/23/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 262 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
A California appellate court ruled that a group of disgruntled EquityComp customers could not be compelled to arbitrate their challenge to the legality of the insurance program. ...Read More

Pure Premium Rate Drops for 8th Year in a Row 10/23/2018
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 112 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 63 min read
Michigan’s pure premium advisory rate will decrease by 8.3% in 2019, marketing the eighth consecutive rate decrease, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs said Monday. ...Read More

Premium Assessments to Increase in 2019 10/22/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 140 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 86 min read
The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services announced that employer assessments need to increase next year to cover its costs of administering the state’s workers’ compensation system and workplace safety laws. ...Read More

Pleas for Adequate Compensation Dominate MLFS Hearing 10/19/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1070 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
OAKLAND, Calif. — The solution to concerns over abusive billing practices and low-quality medical-legal reports might just be more money. ...Read More

Protz 'Fix' Applauded, but May Mean More Litigation 10/19/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 400 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 57 min read
Insurers and employer groups are celebrating after the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed House Bill 1840, known as the “Protz Fix,” be...Read More
Protz Fix, Uninsured Employer Fund Bills Clear Legislature 10/18/2018
State: PA | Segment: Top | 260 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
Two workers' comp bills are on their way to the governor after passing the Pennsylvania legislature late Wednesday night, the last day of the 2018 session. House Bill 1840, known as the Protz Fix because it aims to correct what the state Supreme Court struck down l...Read More

Panel Revives Worker's Claim Over Service Dispute 10/18/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 109 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Supreme Court of Tennessee’s Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel ruled that an employer’s failure to set forth facts supporting its claim that it never received proper service of an employee’s complaint resulted in a forfeiture of its ability to raise the issue...Read More
Pie Enters Ninth State With Online, Direct Policies 10/17/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 477 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 116 min read
Pie Insurance, which offers direct, online sales of workers’ comp coverage to small businesses, has started selling policies in California, the company announced Tuesday. California is the ninth state in which Pie has launched this year. As of June, the company was selling policies ...Read More

Payment to PTP for Med-Legal Work Depends on Facts 10/15/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2044 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
California’s Labor Code and Medical-Legal Fee Schedule both appear to allow a primary treating physician to perform a comprehensive medical-legal report, but the laws and rules are anything but clear. ...Read More
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