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Worker Had 'Earning Power' Despite Inability to Secure Job 12/13/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 99 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Commonwealth Court ruled that an employer was entitled to a modification of its payment of benefits to a worker who was unable to obtain any of the positions identified though a labor market survey. ...Read More
Governor Makes Appointment to Advisory Council 12/13/2017
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 120 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez appointed Tara Bonestroo to the state’s Advisory Council on Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Disease Disablement. Bonestroo is a partner in Bonestroo and Sons Dairy in Portales. She will fill a vacancy for a business representative on the ...Read More

Tower MSA Webinar to Offer Medicare Set-Aside Insights 12/13/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 42 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Tower MSA Partners is hosting a free webinar Thursday on speedy and cost-effective approvals of Medicare set-aside proposals. The one-hour webinar wi...Read More

Car Dealership Fined $152K After Deadly Flash Fire 12/13/2017
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 38 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited car dealership Carl Cannon Inc. after a flash fire killed three employees and injured two others at its facility in Jasper, Alabama. ...Read More
WCB Awards Paid Family Leave Arbitration Services Contract 12/13/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 49 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has selected National Arbitration and Mediation as the provider of choice for paid family leave arbitration services. NAM was selected through a competitive bidding process. On April 1, 2016, the New York workers’ compensa...Read More

Split Supreme Court Overturns Denial of Benefits for Pipe Fitter's Shoulder Injury 12/13/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 156 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A divided West Virginia Supreme Court overturned a denial of benefits to a pipe fitter, finding he had timely reported his shoulder injury to his employer. ...Read More

Department Approves 3% Loss Cost Decrease 12/13/2017
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 88 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Missouri Insurance Department is recommending a 3% decrease in workers’ compensation loss costs for 2018, which follows a 4% decrease that took effect Aug. 1.  ...Read More
Erie Promotes HR VP to Executive Vice President 12/13/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 100 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Erie Insurance has promoted Dionne Wallace Oakley to executive vice president of human resources and strategy, the carrier said in a press release. ...Read More

Better ID of Suspended Providers, Process to Report Bad Actors Sought at Hearing 12/12/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 863 | 0 | Popular with Legal
OAKLAND, Calif. — A sparsely attended hearing on proposed permanent rules to suspend providers from California’s workers’ compensation system yielded a request for better ways to identify those no longer allowed to treat injured workers, a call for guidance on the retroacti...Read More

Investigation Into Double Electrocution Leads to Fraud Charges 12/12/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 536 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Prosecutors in Southern California have filed workers’ compensation fraud charges against the employer of two men who were electrocuted on the job, alleging he underreported payroll and misclassified his employees to make it appear they were in less dangerous positions, according to ...Read More
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