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Workers' Compensation News


Board Will Allow Access to New Claims Management System in July 06/11/2018
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 231 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
Starting in July, the Georgia Board of Workers' Compensation will begin phase two of its integrated claims management system, which utilizes new electronic data interchange standards, the board ...Read More

Board Announces Fee Increase for Some Specialties, but Actual Fee Listing Can't Be Found 06/11/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 241 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
The New York Workers' Compensation Board will accept public comment on proposed medical fee schedules until Aug. 6, the board announced this week. ...Read More

Bill Would Establish Committee to Focus on Opioids in Workplace 06/08/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 442 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
A bill has been introduced in Congress that would establish a committee to recommend actions that the Department of Labor could take to address opioid abuse in the workplace. ...Read More

Bureau Offers Another Rebate Program for Workplace Safety 06/08/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 314 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation is offering yet another rebate program, this one aimed at encouraging small businesses to participate in more workplace safety measures. ...Read More
Bill Will Allow Direct Deposit of WC Benefits 06/07/2018
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 192 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
Starting in January, injured workers should be able to receive compensation benefits through direct deposit, if the governor signs Senate Bill 84 into law. The bill, s...Read More

Berkshire Replaces State Fund as Largest Comp Group 06/05/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1334 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 70 min read
Berkshire Hathaway carriers combined to write more premium than State Compensation Insurance Fund last year, marking the first time in at least 20 years that a carrier’s affiliates combined to control the largest share of California’s market. ...Read More

Bureau Signs New PBM Contract After Problems With Optum 06/05/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: OH | Segment: Top | 1875 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
After a decade with the same pharmacy benefits manager, the Ohio workers' compensation system has signed a contract with a new vendor, which officials hope will mean significant savings in the years ahead. ...Read More

BWC Rebate Program Encourages Participation in Safety Activities 06/05/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 113 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is launching a new program in which small employers can participate in activities to lower their workers’ comp premiums. ...Read More

Bill Would Clarify That Franchisor Is Not Employer 06/04/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 198 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 18 min read
Pennsylvania has become the latest state to attempt to address a federal ruling that held that franchisors can be construed to be co-employers of the franchisee's workers and be held responsible for workers' compensation coverage. ...Read More

Bill Would Limit Benefits Payment From Uninsured Fund, to $50,000 05/30/2018
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 232 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
A bill introduced last week would tweak Rhode Island's workers' compensation statute by limiting the amount that injured workers and their dependents could receive from the state's uninsured fund. ...Read More
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