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Workers' Compensation News


Commission Wrongly Sets Worker's MMI Date 07/10/2020
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 93 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 272 min read
The Missouri Court of Appeals ruled that the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission erroneously deprived a worker of three years of permanent total disability benefits by ignoring uncontradicted and unimpeached evidence as to when he reached maximum medical improvement. ...Read More

Homemade Cloth Masks Effective Against Droplet Transmission, Study Shows 07/10/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 202 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
Homemade, two-layer cotton face coverings can provide effective protection against spewing droplets into the air, even better than some commercially available fiber face masks, says a new study by researchers at Florida Atlantic University. ...Read More

NCCI Filing: Don't Count Virus Claims in X-Mod 07/10/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 122 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 21 min read
The National Council on Compensation Insurance is proposing to exclude COVID-19 claims from employers' experience modifications, for rates that take effect in August and later. ...Read More

CDI Sets July 29 Date for Regulatory Hearing 07/09/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 288 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
The California Department of Insurance will hold a telephonic hearing July 29 to gather testimony on the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s 2021 regulatory filing. ...Read More

OSIP Announces New Reporting Regulations 07/09/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 350 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 78 min read
The California Office of Self-Insurance Plans announced that new reporting regulations for public employers took effect at the start of the month. ...Read More

Study: Workers' Comp Drug Spending Fell 6.1%, Opioid Use Continued Decline in 2019​ 07/09/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 227 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 60 min read
Prescription drug spending on workers’ compensation plans fell 6.1% last year, and the total number of prescriptions fell by 4.3%, according to new data released Wednesday. ...Read More

10 Indicted in Alleged Plan to Use Rural Hospitals to Bilk Insurers Out of $1.4 Billion 07/09/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 654 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
An X-ray technician at a rural hospital in North Carolina said she knew trouble was brewing when the surgery for her work-related back injury suddenly wasn't covered by the hospital's workers' comp insurance. ...Read More

LASIE Hosting Legislative Recap Wednesday 07/09/2020
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 112 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 104 min read
The Louisiana Association of Self Insured Employers is hosting an online legislative recap from 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday. The presentation will cov...Read More

DLI Hosting Virtual Q&A Session on New Claims Portal 07/09/2020
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 104 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 24 min read
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry is hosting a virtual question and answer session July 22 for insurers, self-insured employers and third-party administrators wanting to learn more about the new workers’ compensation claims portal scheduled to go live at the end of August. ...Read More

No Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim for Worker's Alleged Fall 07/09/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 153 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a group of property owners was not entitled to summary judgment dismissing a worker’s Labor Law and negligence claims predicated on his slip and fall on mud at a work site. ...Read More
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