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NCCI Recommending 10.3% Decrease in Voluntary Rates 08/28/2017
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 527 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The National Council on Compensation Insurance is recommending a 10.3% decrease in workers’ compensation rates for West Virginia, which would mark the 13th-straight year that rates have declined. ...Read More
 
 

No Penalty Owed for Claim Closure Despite Spinal Surgery 08/25/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 362 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A claimant is not entitled to penalties and attorney fees against SAIF Corp. for closing his claim after he underwent spinal surgery because the carrier had “legitimate doubt” that additional benefits were owed, the Oregon Court of Appeals ruled. ...Read More
 
 

NCCI Recommending 8.7% Rate Reduction 08/24/2017
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 251 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The National Council on Compensation Insurance is proposing an 8.7% reduction in both voluntary and assigned risk rates in Iowa, effective Jan. 1.  ...Read More
 
 

NIOSH, Calif. Public Health Department Team Up on Oil-Gas Safety Video 08/24/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 231 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has partnered with the California Department of Public Health's occupational health branch (CDPH-OHB) to release a video on oil and gas tank gauging safety.  ...Read More
 
 

No Duty Disability Retirement Benefits for Firefighter With Back Injury 08/24/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 258 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court upheld the denial of duty disability retirement benefits for a firefighter with a back injury. Case:...Read More
 
 

NAIC Heads to Honolulu for National Meeting 08/24/2017
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 280 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners will hold its Fall 2017 national meeting in Honolulu from Dec. 2-4. According to a tentative agend...Read More
 
 

NCCI Explores Marijuana Issues in Series of Articles 08/23/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 318 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The National Council on Compensation Insurance is releasing a five-part series on marijuana and the workers’ compensation system. T...Read More
 
 

New Medicare Set-Aside Reference Guide a Mixed Bag 08/22/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 536 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A much-heralded re-review process isn’t the only significant change found in a new Medicare set-aside guidance document, which also includes provisions for utilization review denials and state-specific limits on workers’ comp benefits. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Ser...Read More
 
 

No Disability Retirement Benefits for Guard Injured Attempting to Thwart Inmate's Suicide Attempt 08/21/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 288 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A New York appellate court upheld the denial of disability retirement benefits to a corrections officer who was injured while attempting to stop an inmate from hanging herself. ...Read More
 
 

New EDI Standard Expands Electronic Options for FROI, SROI 08/17/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 531 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An international organization has rolled out updated standards for electronically submitted first report of injury forms, a move that some say may cause short-term headaches but ultimately will provide long-term benefits for those handling workers’ comp claims. ...Read More
 
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