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Proposed Rule Would Drop Pension Discount Rate to 6.1% 01/11/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 83 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries will hold a public hearing Jan. 23 on a proposal to drop the rate used to discount reserves for permanent disability pensions, to 6.1%. ...Read More
Board Releases Lists of New and Removed Providers 01/11/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 78 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers’ Compensation Board has removed 82 providers and added 84 on the list authorized to treat injured workers and to perform independent medical examinations. The Workers’ Compensation Law requires providers to be licensed and registered with the state Education Depart...Read More

EDI Implementation Delayed Eight Months to Allow for IAIABC Release 3.1 01/11/2018
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 90 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission has adopted emergency rules to delay by eight months the implementation of an electronic data interchange (EDI) system. ...Read More

Board Proposes Amendments, Additions to Various Statutes 01/11/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 128 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers’ Compensation Board is proposing amendments and new rules to various sections of the state's workers’ compensation statutes, according to a filing posted in the New York State ...Read More

QMEs to Try Again on Jurisdiction Question in Suit Against DIR 01/10/2018
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 955 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A group of former qualified medical evaluators who allege they lost their jobs after the state adopted a different interpretation of billing rules will soon get a second chance to persuade a civil court judge that he has jurisdiction over their lawsuit against the Department of Industrial Relatio...Read More

Prosecutors to Seek $10M in Personal Proceeds From Michael D. Drobot 01/10/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 581 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Federal prosecutors will seek to compel former Pacific Hospital of Long Beach owner Michael D. Drobot to forfeit $10 million in personal proceeds allegedly tied to his kickback scheme at his sentencing hearing this week, ...Read More

Potential for Federal Intervention Shouldn't Be Forgotten, Speaker Warns 01/10/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 235 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Federal standards for workers’ comp systems are unlikely under the Trump administration, but that makes it a good time for the industry to address state-to-state differences in benefits, according to Mark Walls of Safety National. ...Read More

Political Novice Follows Through on Campaign Reform Pledge 01/10/2018
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: VA | Segment: Top | 147 | 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

Court Upholds Denial of Disability Retirement Benefits for Injured University Employee 01/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 115 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Kentucky Court of Appeals upheld the denial of an injured worker’s application for disability retirement benefits from the state, finding he remained capable performing a similar job to the one he had at the time he was hurt. ...Read More

Manslaughter Charges Filed Over Occupational Fatality 01/10/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 98 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The owner of a Seattle construction company fined $51,500 for safety violations that led to the death of a worker was charged with manslaughter in the first felony case over a workplace fatality in Washington state, according to the Department of Labor and Industries. ...Read More
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