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Workers' Compensation News


Donelon Approves 8.4% Loss Cost Decrease 11/11/2019
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 86 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
Louisiana's insurance commissioner has approved an average 8.4% decrease in loss costs, effective in May 2020. ...Read More

City Gets Summary Judgment on Worker's Claims From Paving Mishap 11/11/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 99 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that the City of New York was entitled to summary judgment dismissing a worker’s Labor Law claims for an alleged accident during a road construction project. ...Read More

Bureau Approves Changes to Experience Rating Manual 11/11/2019
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 100 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 2 min read
The Virginia commissioner of insurance has approved changes to the experience rating plan manual, as recommended by the National Council on Compensation Insurance. ...Read More

Former EPA Lawyer Replaced as General Counsel at WC Commission 11/11/2019
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 222 | 0 | Popular with Other | 139 min read
A former attorney for President Trump's Environmental Protection Agency who became the Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Commission general counsel last year is now moving to the U.S. Attorney's office. ...Read More

WCIRB Offers 'CompEssentials' Certification 11/08/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 434 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 138 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California has launched a  “CompEssentials” certification program.  ...Read More

Agenda Posted for P&T Committee Meeting 11/08/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 257 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 46 min read
Members of the committee created to advise the California Division of Workers’ Compensation on evidence-based updates to the prescription drug formulary will discuss four-day special fill allowance for some exempt drugs, during its Wednesday meeting in Oakland. ...Read More

Rate of Nonfatal Work Injuries Was Flat Last Year, BLS Reports 11/08/2019
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 276 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 37 min read
The rate of nonfatal workplace injuries in the U.S. held steady in 2018 at 2.8 per 100 workers, only the second time since 2003 that the injury frequency did not decrease, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Thursday...Read More

WCS Posts Advisory Bulletin on COLA Changes 11/08/2019
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 115 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 11 min read
Nevada’s Workers’ Compensation Section issued an advisory bulletin explaining the impact of two bills enacted this year to increase permanent total disability benefits and death benefits. ...Read More

Advisory Committee to Review Premium Tax Audit Methods 11/08/2019
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 123 | 0
Idaho’s Advisory Committee on Workers’ Compensation will at its Nov. 13 meeting discuss premium tax audit methodology for self-insured employer contracts with independent contractors. ...Read More

Court Denies TTD to Worker Fired for Refusing to Follow Lifting Restrictions 11/08/2019
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 157 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled that a worker was not entitled to temporary total disability benefits after he was fired for failing to abide by the lifting restrictions that his employer imposed. ...Read More
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