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Recent Reforms, Including New Statute to File Claims, Set to Take Effect 09/11/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: OH | Segment: Top | 358 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Ohio will become the 20th state with a one-year statute of limitations for workers to file injury claims when House Bill 27 becomes effective Sept. 29. ...Read More

ReedGroup Hires Scott Larsen as CEO After Roberts Steps Down 09/08/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 462 | 0 | Popular with Legal
ReedGroup announced Thursday the appointment of Scott Larsen as chief executive officer of the company, which publishes the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine’s treatment guidelines. ...Read More

Robert Newhouse, Who Helped Create Bermuda Insurance Industry, Dies 09/05/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 287 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Robert "Bob" J. Newhouse Jr., an insurance industry veteran who spent much of his career with Marsh & McLennan Cos., died on Aug. 26. ...Read More

Report: Businesses Underestimate Risk of Trips and Falls 08/31/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 296 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Fifty-one percent of businesses identified their entryway as the place where most slips, trips and falls occur in their building, but less than half use floor mats in other areas where falls are likely to occur, according to a survey. ...Read More

Rauner Vetoes Bill That Would Have Regulated Insurer Profits and Rates 08/30/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 321 | 0 | Popular with Legal
As expected, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed legislation that would have regulated insurer profits and rates. ...Read More

Researchers Hope to Improve Safe Patient-Handling Practices in Nursing Homes 08/28/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: OH | Segment: Top | 457 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Researchers at Cleveland State University, funded by a $244,000 grant from the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, are wrapping up a two-year project to improve safe patient-handling practices in nursing homes. ...Read More

Reports Find Moderating Losses, Higher Adjustment Expenses 08/25/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 939 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A pair of reports published Thursday said California employers can thank the 2012 reforms for falling medical costs. Average medical costs...Read More

Regulators, Insurers Brace for Hurricane Harvey and Workplace Hazards 08/25/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 565 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation has closed three field offices as Hurricane Harvey bears down on the Lone Star State. DWC offices in Co...Read More

Retroactive Benefits to Increase on Oct. 1 08/21/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 244 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division has issued a bulletin regarding the annual increase in retroactive program benefits effective Oct. 1. ...Read More

Rule Proposed to Update Resource Materials in Reimbursement Manual 08/21/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 303 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Department of Financial Services has proposed an amendment to Rule 69L-8.071, materials for use with the Florida Workers’ Compensation Health Care Provider Reimbursement Manual. ...Read More
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