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Governor Considers Clemency for 'Coingate' Convict 06/12/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 151 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 10 min read
Ohio Gov. John Kasich is weighing a recommendation to oppose clemency for a man serving an 18-year prison sentence for stealing from a $50 million rare-coin fund he oversaw for the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation. ...Read More

PEO Owner Convicted of Defrauding BWC 06/12/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 227 | 0 | Popular with Other | 2513 min read
The owner of an Ohio professional employer organization pleaded guilty last week to wire fraud and money laundering after federal prosecutors charged that he defrauded the Bureau of Workers' Compensation by underreporting payroll. ...Read More

Insurance Commissioner Approves 5.3% Loss Cost Decrease 06/12/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 244 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 61 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

WCI Holds Annual Conference Aug. 19-22 in Orlando; Music by the B-52s 06/12/2018
State: FL | Segment: NATIONAL | 77 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
The Workers' Compensation Institute will host its annual conference Aug. 19-22 in Orlando, Florida, featuring entertainment from the popular 1980s rock band the B-52s, and motivational words from keynote speaker Lee Corso, an ESPN sports analyst and former head coach. ...Read More

New Forms for Updated Claimants' Rates Now Available 06/12/2018
State: VT | Segment: NORTH | 64 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
New forms that reflect updated claimants' rates are now available at the Vermont Department of Labor's website, the department announced this week.  ...Read More

Public Hearing Set on New Designated Doctor Rules 06/12/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 149 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation will hold a public hearing Monday on new rules that will affect who can serve as designated doctors in injury disputes, and how they get paid. ...Read More

4th DCA: C&R Didn't Release Worker's Civil Claims Against Employer 06/11/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1421 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 46 min read
A compromise and release does not constitute a global release of all possible civil claims against an employer unless settlement language explicitly mentions the intent to settle both the civil and workers’ compensation causes of action, California’s 4th District Court of Appeal said ...Read More
Actuarial Committee Meeting Friday 06/11/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 176 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
The Actuarial Committee of California's Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau will review insurer experience from the first three months of the year, as well as updated medical severity trends, during a Friday meeting in Oakland. Committee members will also dis...Read More

Return-to-Work Data Behind ODG's New Treatment Approval Tool 06/11/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 333 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
The publisher of the Official Disability Guidelines, which are used as workers’ comp medical treatment guidelines in several states, has introduced a new product that rates medical treatments based on their correlation with return-to-work outcomes for injured employees. ...Read More

Waters Are Roiled After More Post-Protz Court Decisions, Legislation 06/11/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 372 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 85 min read
The workers' compensation waters of Pennsylvania are in full churn after new court rulings have upended the impairment rating process, and legislation that aims to fix the process has left a deep partisan divide in its wake. ...Read More
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