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Workers' Compensation News


Commission's Jurisdiction to Order Compliance With Settlement Didn't Lapse 11/23/2020
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 101 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 214 min read
The Mississippi Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the expiration of the one-year period for the Workers’ Compensation Commission to exercise continuing jurisdiction over a claim did not bar a worker from filing a motion to enforce the terms of her settlement. ...Read More

Department of Commerce and Insurance Recommends Rate Increase for 2021 11/23/2020
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 121 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 158 min read
The Missouri Department of Commerce and Insurance is recommending a 1% increase in workers’ compensation insurance loss costs for 2021. The department said this marks the first time in six years that average workers’ compensation rates will increase. ...Read More

BWC Moves Ahead With Hospital Fee Schedule and Rules 11/23/2020
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 134 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 145 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation is moving ahead with a number of changes to its hospital inpatient fee schedules and reimbursement rules. ...Read More

Meat Plant Managers Suspended After Charges of Betting on Number of COVID Cases 11/23/2020
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 843 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 22 min read
One of the country's largest meat producers has suspended managers at an Iowa pork plant and has launched an investigation after allegations that they placed bets on how many workers would get sick from the coronavirus disease. ...Read More

Workers Urge Cal/OSHA Board to Enact COVID-19 Rules; Employers Request More Time 11/20/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 736 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 77 min read
California Division of Occupational Safety and Health officials on Thursday withstood hours of passionate testimony from stakeholders on proposed emergency CO...Read More

DWC Updates Hospital and ASC Fee Schedule 11/20/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 286 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 87 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation announced an order incorporating into the Hospital Outpatient Departments and Ambulatory Surgical Centers Fee Schedule files recently corrected by Medicare. ...Read More

Former SCIF Adjuster, Chiropractor Plead Not Guilty in Lien Scam Case 11/20/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2068 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 68 min read
A former claims adjuster for the State Compensation Insurance Fund and his alleged chiropractor accomplice have pleaded not guilty to processing false insurance claims that earned them $1.6 million, a Los Angeles news outlet reported. ...Read More

Continental Says Reinsurance Agreements Just a New Take on Captives 11/20/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 328 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 109 min read
A former Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary has taken issue with Illinois regulators who fined the company for packaging expensive reinsurance agreements with workers' compensation policies without approval from the state. ...Read More

Employers Names Antonello as Successor to CEO Dirks 11/20/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 215 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 637 min read
Employers Holdings Inc. announced that Katherine Antonello will take over as president and CEO when Douglas D. Dirks retires on April 1, 2021. ...Read More

Governor Proposes COVID-19 Presumption for Critical Workers 11/20/2020
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 196 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 365 min read
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers unveiled a $541 million pandemic relief plan that includes language to create a presumption that COVID-19 is compensable for so-called “critical workers.” ...Read More
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