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Workers' Compensation News


County Approves Switch to Private Carrier 11/15/2019
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 164 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 839 min read
A county in Southern Georgia plans to leave a governmental pool and buy workers’ compensation coverage from a private carrier, a move projected to save at least $20,000, according to a report by the ...Read More

Special Disability Fund Comes to an End 11/15/2019
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 126 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 10 min read
Every year at this time, the Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission has updated the threshold at which large death and permanent disability claims would be paid from a special state fund. ...Read More

Guaranty Association Can Get Reimbursement for Deductible 11/15/2019
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 136 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 85 min read
The North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that the state Insurance Guaranty Association was entitled to reimbursement from an employer for amounts advanced toward the deductible in a now-defunct carrier’s policy. ...Read More

Bill Proposes to Adopt ABC Test of Employment Status 11/15/2019
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 147 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
A bill introduced in New Jersey would adopt a three-part test to determine whether workers are employees or independent contractors. ...Read More

State's Nonfatal Injury Rate Remains Higher Than National Average 11/15/2019
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 120 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 67 min read
The rate of nonfatal workplace injuries in Montana fell in 2018 to 3.9 per 100 workers in private industry, but remained higher than the national injury rate, according to a ...Read More

MEMIC Launches Safety Experts Podcast 11/15/2019
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 146 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 61 min read
MEMIC launched a “Safety Experts” podcast to complement its safety blog and workshops aimed at improving the safety of workplaces throughout Maine. ...Read More

DeSantis Names Scott's Counsel to Comp Judge Nominating Commission 11/15/2019
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 142 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
Gov. Ron DeSantis has reappointed three members and named one new member to the commission that vets and nominates people to be workers' compensation judges. ...Read More

Court Tosses Determination of Amount Due to Comp Carrier 11/14/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1217 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 76 min read
A California appellate court overturned a trial judge’s allocation of settlement proceeds from a fatal plane accident to a workers’ compensation insurance carrier, finding that a hearing on the potential liability of an employer was necessary before divvying up the funds. ...Read More

CTA Lawsuit Claims AB 5 Violates Supremacy, Commerce Clauses 11/14/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 711 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 123 min read
The California Trucking Association filed an amended complaint claiming the three-part employment test created by the 2018 Dynamex decision and codified by Assembly Bill 5 is pre-empted by the Supremacy and Commerce clauses of the U.S. Constitution. ...Read More

SCIF Board, Committees Meeting Next Week 11/14/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 277 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 55 min read
The California State Compensation Insurance Fund board of directors will meet Nov. 21 and 22 after meetings of the carrier’s investment, audit and governance committees. ...Read More
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