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Appropriations Committee Plans Hearing on Breast Cancer Rating Bill 01/16/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 139 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Assembly Appropriations Committee will hold a hearing Thursday on a bill that would specify how impairment ratings for breast cancer claims must be calculated. ...Read More

NCIGF Sees Progress on Large-Deductible Issue 01/16/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 179 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Five property and casualty insurers were declared insolvent in 2017 — including three that primarily wrote workers’ comp — in an uptick from the two insolvencies in 2015 and 2016, according to the National Conference of Insurance Guaranty Funds. ...Read More

Court Rejects Constitutional Challenge to UR Provision 01/16/2018
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 141 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A utilization review doctor did not violate the due process rights of an injured worker by denying a medication and injection regimen after a treating physician failed to submit medical records to justify the treatments, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ...Read More

Employer Advocates Say Advisory Council Stacked in Favor of Labor 01/16/2018
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: LA | Segment: Top | 128 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An outgoing legislator who used to run the state Office of Workers’ Compensation, a current lawmaker, a defense attorney and an insurer group all say the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council has become too partisan and is stacked against employers. ...Read More

Committee Passes Bill to Allow LLC Majority Owners to 'Opt In' to Comp 01/16/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 76 | 0 | Popular with Array
Majority owners of limited liability corporations could apply for workers’ compensation coverage but would not be required to do so under a bill moving through the Arizona House of Representatives. ...Read More

Shareholder Rights Attorneys Scrutinize AmTrust Proposal 01/16/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 82 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Shareholder rights attorneys at Robbins Arroyo LLP are investigating the proposed privatization of AmTrust Financial Services Inc., with an eye toward whether the proposal is what’s best for AmTrust and its shareholders. ...Read More

Injured Worker Can't Swap Earnings From Base Period to Pump Up Unemployment Benefits 01/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 70 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Iowa Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker who is monetarily eligible for unemployment benefits cannot substitute higher-earning quarters into his base period for the purpose of increasing his benefits. ...Read More

Rules Proposal Tweaks Self-Insureds' Security Deposits 01/16/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 59 | 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

Court Overturns Judge's Order Denying Employer's Request to Terminate Medical Benefits 01/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 73 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals overturned a trial judge’s order denying an employer’s request to terminate payment of medical benefits for treatment that was allegedly unrelated to a worker’s prior compensable injury. ...Read More

Court Upholds Award for Employee of Uninsured Subcontractor 01/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 86 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court upheld a determination that a construction worker was an employee of a subcontractor lacking insurance coverage. ...Read More
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