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Retired ALJ Casts Doubt on 'Independence' of Independent Medical Examiners 01/23/2018
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 329 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 19 min read
The latest news story calling the independence of so-called independent medical examiners into question came out of Wisconsin Public Radio on Monday. ...Read More
Regulators Approve Changes to NCCI Rating Manual 01/22/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 304 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Department of Insurance has approved changes to the National Council on Compensation Insurance Retrospective Rating Plan Manual for Workers Compensation and Employers Liability Insurance. The ...Read More

Rules Revised on Forms and Fees 01/18/2018
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 264 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 236 min read
The Workforce Commission has amended portions of the Louisiana Administrative Code related to workers’ compensation fees and forms. The Offi...Read More

Rules Proposal Tweaks Self-Insureds' Security Deposits 01/16/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 250 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Nevada Division Insurance has scheduled a public hearing for Monday on a proposed rule that would change the wording of regulations governing security deposits for self-insured employers. ...Read More

Rule Would Mandate Preapproval of Compounds 01/15/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 327 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Division of Workers’ Compensation has formally proposed an amendment that would require preauthorization of all compounded drugs. Pr...Read More

Receipt of FECA Benefits Barred Suit Against Alleged Tortfeasor's Employer 01/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: DC | Segment: SOUTH | 250 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
A federal trial court judge ruled that a government worker who received benefits for injuries from a car accident could not proceed with a lawsuit against the federal agency that employed the alleged tortfeasor responsible for the incident. ...Read More

Rules Proposed to Calculate Value of Employer-Provided Housing 01/10/2018
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 165 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Montana Department of Labor and Industry will hold a hearing Friday on proposed rules governing how to calculate the value of employer-provided housing when determining wages paid to an injured w...Read More

Retirement Didn't Preclude Award of Disability Benefits 01/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 318 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 8 min read
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a worker’s voluntary retirement did not render him ineligible for disability benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. ...Read More

Roofing Contractor Cited for Safety Hazards 01/05/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 251 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Holland roofing contractor faces proposed penalties totaling $91,629 for exposing workers to falls and other safety hazards, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration says. ...Read More
Rating Bureau's C&R Committee Meeting Jan. 23 01/04/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 492 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Classification and Rating Committee of California’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau will review potential changes to the medical-only reporting requirements during a Jan. 23 meeting in Oakland. The WCIRB is considering repealing a rule from its Uniform Statis...Read More
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