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Workers' Compensation News


Bills Propose COVID-19 Presumption, Benefit Increase 01/13/2021
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 114 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 64 min read
An Alaska lawmaker introduced legislation that would resurrect a presumption that COVID-19 is an occupational disease for some workers, and increase death benefits and benefits for permanent partial impairment. ...Read More

Former BLS Commissioner Discussing Economic Impact of COVID-19 at WCRI Conference 01/13/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 157 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 65 min read
The Workers Compensation Research Institute announced that Katharine Abraham, a former Bureau of Labor Statistics commissioner and member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, will deliver the opening keynote at the 37th annual WCRI Issues & Research Conference in March. ...Read More

IAIABC Publishes EDI Claims Release 3.1.4 01/13/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 115 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 64 min read
The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions published the 2021 edition of its Electronic Data Interchange that includes 15 Issue Resolution Requests, or IRRs, approved last year. ...Read More

Homeowners Get Dismissal of Labor Law Claim by Worker Who Fell From Ladder 01/13/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 145 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 82 min read
A New York appellate court tossed a worker’s Labor Law and negligence claims against a pair of homeowners for his injuries from a fall while using a ladder. ...Read More

Tile Worker Can't Establish Claim for Slip From Tub 01/13/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 168 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 7 min read
A New York appellate court upheld the dismissal of a worker’s Labor Law and negligence claims based on his fall from the rim of a bathtub while installing tile. ...Read More

DWC Working to Allow COVID as Occupational Disease 01/13/2021
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 125 | 0 | Popular with Vendor | 82 min read
The Kentucky Department of Workers' Claims is working to fix its online system so that COVID-19 cases can be filed as occupational disease claims, the department said in a memo. ...Read More

Board Moves Formulary Refill, Guidelines Deadline to Spring 01/13/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 143 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 11 min read
The New York Workers' Compensation Board is reminding stakeholders that it has again postponed the deadline for compliance with parts of its drug formulary, medical treatment guidelines and fee schedules for durable medical equipment. ...Read More

DWC P&T Committee to Discuss COVID-19 Vaccine, MTUS Changes 01/12/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 356 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 58 min read
The Division of Workers’ Compensation’s Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee is scheduled to discuss COVID-19 vaccines and changes to the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule during its next meeting Jan. 20, according to an ...Read More

Ruling on 6th Edition Could Give Doctors More Leeway on Impairment Ratings 01/12/2021
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: KS | Segment: Top | 311 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
Kansas business groups are calling it a major win for employers, but others said a long-awaited decision by the state Supreme Court now gives physicians more discretion in determining impairment ratings. ...Read More

AmTrust and Bold Penguin Expand Small Business Insurance Partnership 01/12/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 261 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 32 min read
Insurance technology provider Bold Penguin announced that AmTrust joined the list of carriers on its platform offering an embedded, fully digital quoting experience in workers' compensation coverage for small businesses. ...Read More
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