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Bill Introduced to Clarify Coverage for Peace Officers Injured Outside of State 01/05/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 748 | 1 | Popular with Legal
California police officers injured while apprehending a suspect or protecting lives outside of the state would be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, according to a bill Assemblyman Tom Daly introduced on the first day of the legislative session. ...Read More
 
 

Bill Would Bump Compensation Judges' Pay by Nearly 22% 01/04/2018
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 481 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill introduced Tuesday in the Florida Senate would increase the initial terms of judges of compensation claims from four to six years and bump their pay by nearly 22%. ...Read More
 
 

Board Took Action Against 49 Physicians in 2017 01/03/2018
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 335 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board revoked, temporarily suspended or accepted the voluntary resignations of 49 physicians in 2017 — a 36.1% increase over the prior year....Read More
 
 

BWC Proposes Amendments to Fee Schedules 01/02/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 227 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will hold a public hearing at 1 p.m. on March 23 on amendments to its fe...Read More
 
 

Board Selects Formulary and Adopts New Impairment Guidelines 12/29/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 1068 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 56 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Board selected the Reed Group as its prescription drug formulary vendor and adopted revised permanency impairment guidelines, according to notices published in the latest New York State ...Read More
 
 

BWC to Focus on Wellness and Workplace Safety 12/29/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 921 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will focus on wellness and workplace safety in 2018, the agency’s administrator says in an editorial. ...Read More
 
 

Broker Had No Liability for Failing to Secure Coverage for Construction Workers 12/28/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 231 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that an insurance broker had no liability for failing to provide a client with coverage for construction workers injured at the client’s property when the client had not requested it. ...Read More
 
 

BWC Amends Physician Rules, Effective Jan. 1 12/27/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 265 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Doctors who take on extra work as an injured worker’s “treatment team leader” and submit to “enhanced provider outcome measurements” will be awarded incentives under a new rule that takes effect Monday. ...Read More
 
 

BWC Names Nicholas Trego Director of PBM Program 12/20/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 184 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation has named Nicholas Trego the director of its pharmacy benefits program.  ...Read More
 
 

Board Moves to Ban Weapons at Facilities, Allow Phone Conferencing 12/20/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 174 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Washington Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals is moving toward electronic filing, banning weapons at its facilities and allowing judges to conduct conferences by phone. ...Read More
 
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