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Employer Can't Withdraw Motion to Determine MMI After Hearing 12/10/2019
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 172 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled that an employer was not allowed to withdraw its motion to determine whether a worker had reached maximum medical improvement after a hearing had already been held. ...Read More
 
 

Drain Company Owner Sentenced to Prison After Trench Flood Kills Two 12/10/2019
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 493 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
Prosecutors had asked for 10 years, but a judge sentenced a Massachusetts drain company owner to two years in prison for his role in a trench collapse that drowned two workers. ...Read More
 
 

Former Mayor-Insurance Agent Sentenced to Probation in Fake Certificates Scheme 12/10/2019
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 240 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
The former mayor of a town in Georgia still owes $4,600 in restitution after pleading guilty to accepting premiums but never placing the workers' compensation policies. ...Read More
 
 

Audit Penalties Increase in 2018, Clear $1M for Fourth Time 12/09/2019
By: Tonika Reed (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1363 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 64 min read
Penalties for claims violations rose again in 2018 and cleared $1 million for just the fourth time since the Division of Workers’ Compensation started the Profile Audit Review process in 2003. ...Read More
 
 

Governing Committee to Meet Wednesday 12/09/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 312 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
The Governing Committee of the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California will review potential actuarial and research projects for 2020 during a Wednesday meeting in Oakland. ...Read More
 
 

Lawmakers Eye Expanding Presumptive Cancers, IME Process 12/09/2019
By: Greg Jones (Senior Editor)
State: AZ | Segment: Top | 185 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 104 min read
Arizona lawmakers are considering legislation to expand the list of cancers that are presumed to be an occupational disease, and amend the independent medical examination law to ensure appropriate examiners are evaluating presumptive cancer claims. ...Read More
 
 

Pre-Filed Bills Would Create PTSD Presumption 12/09/2019
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 160 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 174 min read
Post-traumatic stress disorder would be presumed to arise out of work for first responders and other emergency workers in Missouri, under a pair of bills pre-filed ahead of the 2020 legislative session. ...Read More
 
 
WCB Directors Meeting Tuesday 12/09/2019
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 99 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 148 min read
The board of directors for the Maine Workers’ Compensation Board will hear a series of reports during a Tuesday meeting in Augusta. The board will hear from one subcommittee empaneled to review the agency’s budget, and another created to review issues with independent med...Read More
 
 

Court Upholds Payment to Treatment Providers Based on Medicare Rate 12/09/2019
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 186 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
A Texas appellate court upheld an administrative resolution of a dispute over payment of workers’ compensation medical benefits, finding a group of providers were entitled to reimbursement at 200% of the Medicare rate. ...Read More
 
 

Advisory Committee Meeting Tuesday 12/09/2019
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 147 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
Wisconsin’s Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council will discuss legislative proposals during a meeting Tuesday in Madison. The ...Read More
 
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