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Industrial Commission Wants to Clarify AWW Calculation 06/22/2018
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 186 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
The Idaho Industrial Commission announced that it is considering changes to its rules governing the calculation of wages for temporary total disability payments and temporary partial disability payments. The commission said it “wants to clarify its expectation regarding average week...Read More

Impairment Rating for Pain Didn't Establish That Worker Had Lost Use of Foot 06/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 138 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The Iowa Court of Appeals ruled that a worker was not entitled to benefits from the state Second Injury Fund, since he failed to prove a condition that pre-dated his most recent industrial injury resulted in the loss of use of his foot. ...Read More

Implications of URAC Accreditation to Be Discussed During Conference 06/15/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 755 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 85 min read
The implications of URAC accreditation for California’s workers’ comp utilization review system will be discussed at 8:30 a.m. Saturday during a California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery conference in Long Beach. ...Read More

Injured Tile Worker Employed as Farmhand While Collecting WC Benefits 06/14/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 287 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A New York construction worker-turned-farmhand was arrested this week, charged with defrauding a workers' compensation carrier of more than $4,000, authorities said. ...Read More

Insurance Commissioner Approves 5.3% Loss Cost Decrease 06/12/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 406 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 55 min read
The Kentucky Department of Insurance has approved a 5.3% loss cost decrease recommended by the National Council of Compensation Insurance, the department announced Monday. ...Read More

Industrial Commission Holding Meetings to Negotiate Possible Rule-Making 06/08/2018
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 409 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
The Idaho Industrial Commission will hold public meetings over the next two months as part of an informal, negotiated rule-making process to review regulations governing benefit payment and calculation, attorney fees and electronic filing. ...Read More
Industrial Commission Discussing Medical Fees at Next Meeting 06/06/2018
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 248 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 88 min read
The Idaho Industrial Commission will discuss a report on medical fees when it meets today in Boise. The commission's benefits manager is scheduled to deliver a report on medical fees, according to a copy of the agenda posted to the commission’s website. The agenda does not ...Read More

ICA to Require Form for Accepting Medical-Only Claims 05/22/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 256 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 66 min read
The Industrial Commission of Arizona announced that insurance carriers and self-insured employers will have to start using a specified form to accept medical-only claims, beginning Aug. 20. ...Read More

Insurance Division Proposes TPA Notification and Adjuster Licensing Rules 05/17/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 310 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 80 min read
The Nevada Division of Insurance proposed two sets of rules to implement laws passed in 2015 and 2017 addressing financial reporting requirements for third-party administrators, and adopting the National Association of Insurance Commissioners model legislation on insurance adjuster licensing....Read More

Injured Instructor Allegedly Ran Smoothie Business 05/09/2018
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 290 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 174 min read
A Connecticut woman has been charged with defrauding the state's workers' compensation system of more than $8,000, after she was spotted allegedly running a business while collecting injury benefits. ...Read More
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