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Workers' Compensation News


Alliant Acquires Vertus, Expands Global Benefits Capabilities 01/12/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 191 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 182 min read
California-based Alliant Insurance Services announced the acquisition of employee benefits company Vertus, based in Chicago. ...Read More

High Court Upholds Designation of New Treating Doctor but Won't Order Review of Drug Regimen 01/12/2021
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 153 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 54 min read
The Nebraska Supreme Court upheld the designation of a new doctor to provide treatment to a worker who had moved out of state, but it declined to order review of the opioid treatment regimen the doctor had prescribed. ...Read More

Supreme Court Amends Prior Ruling Overturning Denial of Benefits 01/12/2021
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 172 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
The Hawaii Supreme Court issued a revised decision overturning a denial of additional benefits to a worker for a back injury. Case: ...Read More

RIMS Names Successor After VP of Strategic Initiatives Retires 01/12/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 170 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Nonprofit risk management firm RIMS announced Monday that Carol Fox, vice president of strategic initiatives, has retired. ...Read More

Board Suspends Two Doctors From Treating Workers 01/12/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 198 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 43 min read
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board has accepted the voluntary resignation of three physicians and has temporarily suspended two others from treating injured workers. ...Read More

California Insurance Co. Sues Commissioner Over Conservation Order 01/11/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1260 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
California Insurance Co. filed a lawsuit alleging Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara thwarted the carrier’s efforts to move to New Mexico in violation of the U.S. Constitution and as part of a personal vendetta. ...Read More

Audit Shows Insurers Fully Investigating COVID-19 Claims Before Denials, WCD Says 01/11/2021
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: OR | Segment: Top | 410 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 224 min read
The administrator for the Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division said a recent audit of COVID-19 claims shows insurers are complying with a new rule requiring them to conduc...Read More

High Court Reverses Appeals Court, Finds Move to AMA 6th Edition Constitutional 01/11/2021
State: KS | Segment: Top | 148 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday said a provision in a 2013 reform measure that required the use of the 6th edition of the American Medical Associations’ Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment was not unconstitutional, as an appellate court ruled in 2018. ...Read More

Worker Groups Hope Biden's Labor Pick Will Mean Changes for Safety, Retaliation 01/11/2021
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: MA | Segment: Top | 233 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
President-elect Joe Biden's selection of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as labor secretary could signal a major shift in how federal authorities approach workplace safety and retaliation against immigrant workers, which could have an effect on compensation claims. ...Read More

3rd Circuit Overturns Denial of LHWCA Benefits to Worker With Hearing Loss 01/11/2021
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 187 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
A federal appellate court overturned a denial of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act benefits to a marine construction worker who suffered hearing loss while employed on a bridge replacement project. ...Read More
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