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NCCI: First-Responder Bills Dominated 2018 Sessions 10/10/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 280 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
Out of hundreds of pieces of workers’ comp-related legislation considered this year, about one in eight bills pertained to first responders, according to the National Council on Compensation Insurance. ...Read More

State Gets Another Rate Decrease, but Supreme Court Case Looms 10/10/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: KS | Segment: Top | 157 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
Kansas officials are celebrating a fifth straight workers’ compensation rate decrease, but worker advocates are reminding them that the outlook could soon change with a looming state Supreme Court decision. ...Read More

Court Overturns Denial of Benefits for Third Time 10/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 138 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
The third time was not the charm for a Louisiana workers’ compensation judge whose rulings continue to be overturned by the Court of Appeals. ...Read More

Retail Worker Failed to Link Back Injury to Job 10/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 72 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 25 min read
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that a retail worker failed to carry her burden of proving that her back complaints had been caused by work activities. ...Read More

Coal Assessments to Increase in 2019 10/10/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 72 | 0 | Popular with Other_other | 4 min read
The Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Funding Commission set the 2019 assessment rate at 6.41%, up from 6.29% in the current year. The commissi...Read More

Auto Liability Carrier Didn't Owe Coverage for Medical Bills From Compensable Crash 10/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCarrier
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 71 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that language in an automobile liability insurance policy exclusion stating that coverage does not apply to an injury “if workers’ or workmen’s compensation benefits are required” applied when the insured recovered from a third party and ...Read More

NCCI: Greater Share of 55-and-Older Population Is Working 10/10/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 197 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
A greater proportion of the 55-and-older population in the U.S. is working than in past decades. According to a report from the National Council...Read More

Knight to Lead Charge at DWC Fraud Section 10/10/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 108 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
An attorney with the state Department of Insurance has been named the new deputy commissioner of compliance and fraud investigations at the Division of Workers' Compensation. ...Read More

WCD Holding Medical Training Classes 10/10/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 145 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Nevada Workers’ Compensation Section is holding free medical training classes on coverage verification and billing Oct. 17. T...Read More

State Gets $2.5 Million for Return-to-Work Program 10/10/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 48 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
Kentucky is the latest state to receive a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, part of a new focus on returning injured workers to the job quickly, when opportunity for improvement is the greatest. ...Read More
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