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State Making Another Pass at Setting Up Uninsured Employers Fund 09/20/2018
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 64 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 163 min read
Rhode Island regulators will make another pass at establishing an uninsured employers fund next year, but it won’t pay medical bills, and benefits will be limited to $50,000 per claim, according to ...Read More

DOI, NCCI Host WC Seminars Oct. 9-10 09/20/2018
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 137 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 90 min read
The Oklahoma Insurance Department and the National Council on Compensation Insurance will host back-to-back seminars next month to update stakeholders on changes in the industry, including legislation and regulation. ...Read More

Peanut Processor Facing $309K in OSHA Penalties 09/20/2018
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 127 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
A Georgia peanut processor faces $309,505 in penalties after it flunked a re-inspection by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OS...Read More

Bridge Collapse That Killed Worker Brings $86K in OSHA Penalties 09/20/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 105 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The collapse of a pedestrian bridge in March that killed an employee and injured five others at Florida International University spawned a total of $86,658 in proposed penalties by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. ...Read More

Alliant Launches Specialty Subsidiary for Complex Risks 09/20/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 140 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
Alliant Insurance Services announced the launch of subsidiary, called Imperium Consulting Group, that will work with clients to better manage commercial risks, and resolve complex claims and disputes. ...Read More

Rand: Workers With Indemnity Claims Lose 20% of Pre-Injury Wages 09/19/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 640 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 90 min read
California workers injured in 2013 who received indemnity benefits were earning about 20% less than they would have, while permanently disabled workers earned about 31% less two years after the date of injury, according to a new Rand Corp. study. ...Read More

Insurance Commissioner Accuses Drugmaker of Paying Kickbacks 09/19/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 674 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Tuesday accused drug manufacturer AbbVie Inc. of paying kickbacks to doctors who prescribed Humira. ...Read More

NYCIRB's Transformation Into 'Thought Leader' Welcomed by Stakeholders 09/19/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 192 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
The New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board’s two-year effort to transform itself into “an objective and trusted thought leader” for the state’s workers’ comp system is being deemed a success by stakeholders who are often on opposite sides of issues. ...Read More

New Rules Forbid Selective Editing of Surveillance Video 09/19/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: ME | Segment: Top | 121 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
No more selective editing of surveillance video of injured workers. That’s one of several new ...Read More

Court Upholds Dismissal of Worker's Claim of Fraud by Employer's TPA 09/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 99 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
An Ohio appellate court last week upheld the dismissal of a worker’s suit alleging that the claims administrator for his self-insured employer committed fraud to secure a termination of benefits. ...Read More
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