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Hondurans Accused of Renting Insurance Policy to Shady Contractors 05/10/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 346 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
Two Honduran citizens face felony charges and deportation after they were arrested for allegedly running a scam that swindled a workers’ compensation insurer out of more than $6 million by buying workers’ comp policies in the name of a shell company and renting them out to contractors...Read More
Hearing Set for Monday on Fee Schedules 05/10/2018
State: SD | Segment: NORTH | 403 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The South Dakota Division of Labor and Management is reminding stakeholders that it will hold a public hearing Monday on new workers' compensation fee schedules and new conversion factors for some medical services. The conversion factor used to determine maximum reimbursements would r...Read More

Hoosier State Switching to EDI 3.1 in January 05/07/2018
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 135 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
Indiana will require electronic reporting of all first reports of injury, starting Jan. 1, the Workers' Compensation Board announced. ...Read More

High Court IDs Test to Distinguish Employees From Contractors 05/01/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 3054 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 46 min read
California’s Supreme Court on Monday laid down a simple, three-part test to determine whether a person is an employee of an independent contractor, in a ruling that could have implications for workers’ compensation and the gig economy. ...Read More

House Passes Public Plan for Residual Market 04/30/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 688 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 61 min read
The Illinois House has passed a bill that would set up a public insurer for the residual market, which a national insurance group has already blasted as a bad idea. ...Read More

Hearing Set for New Rules on Payment Plan for Penalized Employers 04/26/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 265 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 92 min read
The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation will hold a hearing May 17, if requested, on proposed rules that will make it easier for penalized employers to renegotiate monthly payment plans. ...Read More

House Approves Formulary Bill on Second Try 04/17/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 809 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Monday voted 101-92 to approve a bill that would mandate adoption of a drug formulary, reviving the measure after it failed in a tie vote on Feb. 6. ...Read More

Hearsay, Speculation Aren't Enough to Allow Suit Against Utility 04/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 302 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a utility company was entitled to summary judgment dismissing a property owner’s claims that it was responsible for a construction worker’s injury, since the claims were supported only by hearsay and speculation. ...Read More

House Passes Bills Prohibiting Unreasonable Denials, Creating Opioid Rules 04/10/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 267 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The Hawaii House of Representatives passed a bill that would prohibit unreasonable denials of workers’ compensation claims, and another measure requiring doctors to inform injured workers about potential risks when prescribing opioids. ...Read More

House Passes Bill to Increase PPD Benefits 04/10/2018
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 242 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 99 min read
The Alaska House of Representatives passed a bill that would nearly double the base amount used to calculate permanent partial disability benefits. ...Read More
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