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Workers' Compensation News


Arthur J. Gallagher to Acquire PEO Specialist Stonehenge Insurance 07/09/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 244 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 48 min read
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is acquiring Stonehenge Insurance Solutions Inc., a company based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Founded in 2007, St...Read More

Court Upholds Award for Cop With Coronary Artery Disease 07/09/2019
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 98 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 54 min read
The Connecticut Appellate Court upheld an award of benefits to a retired police officer for his coronary artery disease. Case:...Read More

New Law Uses Lottery to Help Families of Fallen First Responders 07/09/2019
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 144 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 14 min read
An Iowa law that took effect this month will use lottery proceeds to help families of fallen first responders cover insurance costs. The Iowa Public ...Read More
Board Meeting Moved to July 23 07/09/2019
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 50 | 0 | Popular with Vendor | 115 min read
The Maine Workers' Compensation Board has changed its July board of directors' meeting date, from July 11 to July 23, the board announced this week. The...Read More

Max Weekly Benefit Raised but Still Behind Neighbor States 07/09/2019
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 77 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
The workers' compensation maximum weekly benefit and mileage reimbursement rate have been elevated, the Kansas Department of Labor announced. ...Read More

Amendments Remove Proposal Allowing Comp Access to CURES 07/08/2019
State: CA | Segment: Top | 655 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
Recent amendments to a bill that passed out of committee last week eliminated language that would have allowed workers’ compensation carriers to tap into California’s prescription drug-monitoring database. ...Read More

LAPD Officer Sentenced in Work Comp Fraud Case 07/08/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1007 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
A Los Angeles police officer has pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor count of workers’ compensation insurance fraud, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office anno...Read More

Widespread Use of Workplace Wearables a Way Off, NCCI Says 07/08/2019
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 501 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
Although a growing number of companies are piloting wearable devices for improving worker safety, a new report from the National Council on Compensation Insurance describes wearable technology as still in...Read More

Council Outlines Employer-Friendly Rulings That Will Shape Comp for Years to Come 07/08/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TN | Segment: Top | 154 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 69 min read
A report from the Tennessee Workers' Compensation Advisory Council highlights recent state Supreme Court opinions on issues that stakeholders are likely to be seeing more of in coming years, including immigration and post-traumatic stress disorder. ...Read More

Failure to Anticipate Heart Attack Not a Breach of Duty 07/08/2019
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 157 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that a railway did not have a duty under federal law to anticipate that an employee may suffer a heart attack. ...Read More
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