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Insurers Already Fretting About Terrorism Backstop's Pending Expiration 08/15/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 364 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
It won't expire for another two years, but insurance groups and rate-makers already are warning about the impact on rates if the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act is not renewed in 2020. ...Read More

Public Employer Had Just Cause to Terminate Injured Employee 08/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 82 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled that a public employer had just cause to terminate an injured worker who could not return to his job. ...Read More

Offset Must Be Based on Maximum Monthly Pension Benefit Available 08/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 64 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
The Commonwealth Court ruled that an employer was entitled to an offset against an injured worker’s pension benefits based on the maximum monthly amount he could receive, as opposed to the net amount he actually was paid. ...Read More

WCB Reports Provider Suspension, Voluntary Resignation 08/15/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 69 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
One medical provider has voluntarily resigned his authorization to treat injured workers within the New York workers’ comp system, and another has been temporarily suspended, the state Workers’ Compensation Board announced. ...Read More

No Benefits for Veteran Firefighter With Thyroid Cancer 08/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 67 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 236 min read
The Commonwealth Court upheld a denial of benefits for a veteran firefighter diagnosed with thyroid cancer, since he failed to prove his form of cancer is the sort that is caused by exposure to the carcinogens that he encountered in the course of his employment. ...Read More

Industrial Commission Reviewing Legislative Rules at Next Meeting 08/15/2018
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 72 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Members of the Idaho Industrial Commission will discuss 2019 legislative rules pertaining to average weekly wages and electronic payment transfers during their next meeting, today in Boise. ...Read More

Woman Must Repay $2,400 After Cashing Deceased Mom's WC Checks 08/15/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 111 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
A Rochester woman must repay $2,400 in workers' compensation benefits after she forged her deceased mom's signature on checks and kept the money for herself, New York authorities said. ...Read More

State Fund Has New CEO 08/15/2018
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 98 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
Rick Ferguson is the new manager and chief executive officer of the Idaho State Insurance Fund, according to the latest newsletter from the...Read More

NAMSAP Conference Slated for Oct. 3-5 in Baltimore 08/15/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 82 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
The National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals, or NAMSAP, will hold its 2018 educational conference from Oct. 3-5 at the Lord Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore. ...Read More

Court Tosses Workers' Deliberate-Intention Claim for Alleged Chemical Exposure Injuries 08/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 61 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 16 min read
The Kentucky Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of a tort claim by two hospital employees who asserted that their employer deliberately caused them injuries by exposing them to a toxic chemical in the workplace. ...Read More
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