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DWC Clarifies Controversial Overstreet Decision 09/08/2008
State: TN | Segment: Top | 245 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Tennessee Workers' Compensation Division on Friday issued a memorandum clarifying how to comply with a recent Supreme Court decision that banned some communication between employers and treating physicians, after a barrage of calls from medical examiners, insurance adjusters, case managers and e...Read More
D.C. Claim Not Precluded by Jurisdictional Issues, Court Rules 09/08/2008
State: DC | Segment: Courts | 172 | 0
A judge erred by ruling that an injured worker's claim was not compensable because his employer's principal location was in Maryland, and not the District of Columbia, an appellate court ruled. The District of Columbia Court of Appeals concluded that an injured worker is not prec...Read More
Director of Excess Line to Speak at PIWA Anniversary Celebration 09/05/2008
State: NY | Segment: Events | 93 | 0
Daniel F. Maher, executive director and chief operating officer of the Excess Line Association of New York, will present a retrospective of the insurance wholesaler industry over the past 30 years at the Professional Insurance Wholesalers Association (PIWA) of New York State's 30th annivers...Read More
DWC Warns Carriers to Comply with Medical Billing Data Rules 09/05/2008
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 156 | 0
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation issued a bulletin to workers’ compensation insurance carriers restating the statutory and rule requirements for compliance with medical billing and payment data reporting, citing missing or incomplete reports from some insurers.The ...Read More
Dinallo Approves Three Members for New NYCIRB Governing Board 09/04/2008
State: NY | Segment: Top | 150 | 0 | Popular with Vendor
New York Insurance Superintendent Eric Dinallo has approved three public members for the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board (NYCIRB) and a fourth appointee to serve on the board's new underwriting panel as part of an overhaul of the state's ratemaking system, approved by state lawm...Read More
Dr. Robert J. Balchick Named BWC's New Medical Director 09/04/2008
State: OH | Segment: Regulatory | 205 | 0
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) hired Dr. Robert J. Balchick, a bioscience, technology and health care expert, as the bureau’s medical director. Balchick, who began his new role Tuesday, will assist in the development of medical policy and will provide oversight ...Read More
Division Reports $4 Million Assessment for Second Injury Fund 09/04/2008
State: IA | Segment: Regulatory | 177 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Iowa Division of Workers’ Compensation reported Wednesday that the state insurance commissioner has ordered a $4 million assessment on insurers and self-insured employers to meet the liabilities of the Second Injury Fund.Payments of the assessment amounts are due by Sept. 30, t...Read More
Division Urges Compliance with Crane Safety Requirements 09/04/2008
State: TX | Segment: Safety | 135 | 0
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation urged employers and employees Wednesday to know and use safety precautions when operating cranes, citing recent accidents in Texas and the nation.In July, four Texas workers were killed and seven injured in a crane collapse in Houston, an...Read More
Division Reports Updated Rulebook Supplement Available Online 09/03/2008
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 101 | 0 | Popular with Array
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation announced that the Workers’ Compensation Rulebook Supplement 2008-03 containing rules adopted by the Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation is available online and can be printed from the website at ...Read More
DWC Asks Parties to Use OCR Forms 09/02/2008
State: CA | Segment: Regulatory | 170 | 0
The Division of Workers' Compensation is requesting that all parties filing forms at district offices begin using the new optical character recognition forms as soon as possible, to help facilitate the scanning documents into the new Electronic Adjudication Management System. The div...Read More
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