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Legislature Approves Changes to Comp Requirements for Work Experience Students 03/01/2018
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 157 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 5 min read
The Idaho Legislature unanimously approved a bill that would eliminate the requirement for post-secondary schools to carry workers’ compensation coverage for work experience students covered by an employer’s policy. ...Read More

Los Angeles-Based AME Roger Sohn Dies at 66 02/28/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 3498 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
Los Angeles-based orthopedic surgeon and agreed medical examiner Roger Sohn died Friday at the age of 66 in La Quinta, the Riverside County Coroner’s Office confirmed. ...Read More

Lawmakers Vote to Adopt Formulary 02/28/2018
State: IN | Segment: Top | 509 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 88 min read
Three weeks after the Indiana Senate approved the proposal, the state’s House of Representatives voted 67-28 on Tuesday to adopt MCG Health’s Official Disability Guidelines as the state’s first workers’ compensation drug formulary. ...Read More
Lawmakers Opt to Preserve 0.5% Cap on UEF Assessments 02/27/2018
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 145 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Virginia lawmakers have passed a bill to maintain a 0.5% cap on assessments to support the Uninsured Employer’s Fund. The cap was scheduled to drop to 0.25% on July 1, but lawmakers repealed the clause that would have lowered the cap when they passed House Bill 82 on Monday....Read More
Legislature Passes Bill Increasing Application Fee to Self-Insure 02/26/2018
State: SD | Segment: NORTH | 190 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The South Dakota Legislature last week passed a bill that will increase the maximum application fee for employers who wish to self-insure, from $2,000 to a maximum of $2,250. The state Senate voted 29-5 on Wednesday to pass ...Read More

Lien Claimants Say Process to Challenge Stays May Violate Judge's Order 02/22/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1412 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 61 min read
Representatives for California lien claimants say state regulators may be violating a federal judge’s order by requiring administrative law judges to report challenges to the automatic stay on liens so that attorneys have an opportunity to introduce evidence in the cases. ...Read More

Legislation Moving Forward to Plug 'Hole in the Grand Bargain' 02/22/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: WI | Segment: Top | 443 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
A pair of bills that advocates say would fix “a hole in the grand bargain” in Wisconsin is speeding through the state legislature. ...Read More
Law Firm Brady/Callahan Changes Name to Brady/Donahue 02/16/2018
State: VT | Segment: NORTH | 203 | 0
Law firm Brady/Callahan has changed its name to Brady/Donahue now that attorney Chris Callahan has retired.  The Springfield, Vermont, firm, which represents personal injury and workers' compensation claimants, is now named after its two senior managing partners, John Brady and B...Read More

LMS Training Set for April 02/15/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 190 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 8 min read
The Department of Workers’ Claims will hold two training sessions in April for users of the Litigation Management System, the agency’s electronic claims system. ...Read More
Lack of Coverage Results in 2 Fraud Convictions 02/13/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 158 | 0
Two business owners pleaded guilty to workers’ comp fraud charges in January, the first convictions of the year, the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation announced. The BWC said it received a tip that Amanda Joy Klapp, owner of Amanda Joy Cleaning Co. in Hudson, was operating witho...Read More
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