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Political Novice Follows Through on Campaign Reform Pledge 01/10/2018
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: VA | Segment: Top | 198 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Democratic socialist motivated to run for the Virginia House of Delegates because of a bad workers’ compensation experience will make good on a campaign promise by introducing three reform measures today. ...Read More

Panel Upholds Permanent Partial Disability Award for Truck Driver With PTSD From Wreck 01/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 174 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 1 min read
The Supreme Court of Tennessee’s Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel upheld an award of benefits for an 80% permanent partial disability to a truck driver with post-traumatic stress disorder. ...Read More

Proactive Inspections Shield Employers From Penalties 01/09/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 123 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Five free on-site consultations by the state Labor Cabinet in December corrected 62 workplace safety violations and saved employers up to $434,000 in enforcement penalties, the agency said. ...Read More

Pre-Filed Bill Would Reduce Employee Assessments 01/05/2018
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 167 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
New Mexico workers would see a 25% reduction in fees they pay to fund administration of the state’s workers’ compensation system under a bill filed ahead of the legislative session that starts Jan. 16. ...Read More

Prosecutors Seek 10-Year Term for Drobot, Restitution Order 01/04/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1113 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
Federal prosecutors are asking a court to sentence former Pacific Hospital of Long Beach owner Michael D. Drobot to 10 years in prison and impose a $500,000 fine during a Jan. 12 hearing. ...Read More

Portable Benefits 'Picking Up Steam' in Workers' Comp 01/04/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 391 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Portable benefits, a way to provide social safety-net protections such as disability insurance regardless of where an employee is working, were a topic of much discussion last year and are likely to remain so in 2018. ...Read More

Pinnacle Actuarial Resources Establishes Charleston Office 01/04/2018
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 131 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Pinnacle Actuarial Resources has opened an office in Charleston, South Carolina, led by consulting actuary Legare Gresham. ...Read More
PEO Trucept Regroups After Losing Comp Coverage 12/29/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 621 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Professional employer organization Trucept Inc. is changing its business model and is now serving as the marketing arm of several national PEOs. The move comes after Trucept lost its workers’ compensation coverage from Guarantee Insurance Co., which was declared insolvent and i...Read More

Providers File Petition to Compel Hearing on Denied QME Appointment 12/28/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1127 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 28 min read
Six providers who say they were denied reappointment to serve as qualified medical evaluators petitioned a Southern California judge for an order compelling the Division of Workers’ Compensation to schedule an administrative hearing to review its decisions. ...Read More

Pre-filed Bill Proposes Seven-Day Limit on First-Time Opioid Prescriptions 12/28/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 197 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Legislation requested by Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed in advance of the session that starts Jan. 8 would limit most first-time opioid prescriptions to a seven-day supply. ...Read More
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