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Attorney General Asks Supreme Court to Hold Off on Deciding Constitutionality of Opt Out 04/25/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: OK | Segment: Top | 1085 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The Oklahoma Supreme Court has been on a roll this month, putting out a series of three decisions in favor of claimants seeking benefits under the state's administrative workers' compensation system. ...Read More

Additional Medical Fee Schedule Changes Would Increase Costs by $98M 04/20/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 716 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
Proposed changes to Florida’s workers’ compensation medical fee schedules could increase costs by close to $100 million a year in 2017, on top of a $64 million a year cost increase from a revised fee schedule taking effect on July 1. ...Read More

Attorney General Reportedly Investigating Work Comp Scofflaw 04/20/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 605 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The Florida Attorney General's Office confirmed that it is investigating bid-rigging allegations against a Miami-area contractor who continued to win contracts under a new business name after state regulators ordered him to pay a $279,538.66 penalty for failing to provide workers' compens...Read More

Air Ambulance Dispute Reaches Congress, but Still No Relief for Carriers 04/18/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1770 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
A North Dakota congressman tried and failed this week to provide relief to insurance carriers coping with skyrocketing fees for air ambulance services, but in the meantime federal courts continue to issue rulings that go against the industry. ...Read More

Assembly Passes CIGA Surcharge Bill, Senate OKs MPN Changes 04/13/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1252 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
The Assembly unanimously passed a bill intended to simplify the assessment procedures for the California Insurance Guarantee Association while the Senate gave its unanimous approval to a measure that would delete the authorization to use certain treatment guidelines for medical provider netw...Read More

Agent Convicted of Stealing $20,000 in Premiums 04/13/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 813 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
A former agent was sentenced to 60 days in jail and ordered to pay $20,000 in restitution after being convicted of stealing workers’ compensation and general liability premiums, the California Department of Insurance Announced. ...Read More

Advisory Council Gives Nod to 2.7% Rate Decrease Based on Formulary 04/13/2016
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 736 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
The Tennessee Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation has recommended approval of a 2.7% decrease in loss costs based on the projected impact of a closed drug formulary adopted earlier this year. ...Read More

Applications for Supplemental Benefit Exceed 1,000 in March 04/12/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 815 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
California’s Department of Industrial Relations in March received 1,044 applications from injured workers requesting payment from the $120 million Return to Work Supplement Program created by Senate Bill 863. ...Read More

ACIC: Proposed Mid-Year Rate Cut Shows Reforms Easing Costs 04/08/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1095 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
The Association of California Insurance Companies said the recommended mid-year pure premium rate reduction shows reforms enacted in 2012 are easing workers’ compensation costs. ...Read More

Arsenic Hazards Bring $106,800 in Fines Against Mining Company 04/08/2016
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 872 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
Workers for U.S. Minerals in Anaconda were not provided protection from exposure to inorganic arsenic or properly trained on the hazard, prompting the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration to propose $106,800 in fines against the company. ...Read More
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