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Bill Would Set Up Injury Prevention Research Centers 01/09/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 153 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
New York Assemblywoman Nily Rozic is trying again this year with a bill that would establish two occupational illness and injury prevention research centers. ...Read More

Allegedly Injured Worker Waited Too Long to Add New Claims 01/09/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 103 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an allegedly injured worker was not entitled to amend his complaint against his admitted employer to add claims he could have previously asserted. ...Read More

Law Would Let Pharmacies Seek Interest on Unpaid Bills 01/09/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 191 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 72 min read
A bill prefiled this week in the New York Assembly would require that workers' compensation insurers pay pharmacists' bills within 45 days or face interest penalties. ...Read More

Mileage Reimbursement Increases to 58 Cents 01/09/2019
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 95 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 144 min read
Injured workers in Nevada who have to travel for medical appointments will be reimbursed at a rate of 58 cents per mile, the Workers’ Compensation Section of the state’s Division of Industrial Relations ...Read More

Rules Now Final for Self-Insureds That Return Comp to Carriers 01/09/2019
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 128 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation has given final approval to new rules that will make it easier for self-insured companies to hand off their comp coverage to commercial carriers. ...Read More

1st DCA Publishes Decision Denying Arbitration in EquityComp Dispute 01/08/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 403 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
California’s 1st District Court of Appeal published a decision that prohibits Applied Underwriters from forcing a disgruntled EquityComp policyholder into arbitration. ...Read More

Insurance Commissioner Vows to Tackle Climate Change, Fraud 01/08/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 612 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 119 min read
Ricardo Lara vowed in a statement released after he took the helm of the Department of Insurance on Monday to defeat the threat of climate change and protect California residents f...Read More

WCIRB Publishes Terrorism Risk Assessment Study 01/08/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 301 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 68 min read
Although Los Angeles has the most exposure to terrorism, an attack in San Francisco would generate the highest loss, according to the Workers’ Compensation California Terrorism Risk Assessment report. ...Read More

Questions Growing on Knee-Replacement Surgery Outcomes 01/08/2019
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 463 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
Knee replacement is an increasingly common surgery for treatment of osteoarthritis, but recent research is raising questions about the procedure’s effectiveness in relieving pain and improving function. ...Read More

Regulators Want to End Classification Relativities 01/08/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 405 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
Texas is the only state left that still allows insurance carriers to use state-devised classification relativities to determine workers’ compensation rates. ...Read More
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