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Workers' Compensation News

Hearing Set for NCCI's Recommended 1.8% Loss Cost Decrease 09/23/2020
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 180 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 3 min read
The Connecticut Insurance Department is accepting comments on a proposed average loss cost decrease of 1.8% for the voluntary workers' compensation market and a decrease of 1.4% in assigned risk rates. ...Read More
Lawmakers Want to Study Presumption, Stalling Bills for This Session 09/23/2020
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 145 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 155 min read
Massachusetts will likely not become the latest state to adopt a workers' compensation COVID-19 presumption for frontline workers this year, after a legislative committee decided to study the issue. ...Read More
Department Aims to Change Unfair Claims Settlement Rules 09/23/2020
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 144 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 41 min read
The Kentucky Department of Workers' Claims will hold a public hearing next month to discuss proposed changes to regulations designed to prohibit unfair claims settlement practices. ...Read More
New Cybersecurity Standards Happening Now, and Comp Firms Need To Get on Board 09/22/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 654 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 84 min read
Department of Defense contracts already are being signed that require much-heightened levels of cybersecurity, and vendors — even those providing workers' compensation services — should act now to meet the new standards, government and industry officials said last week. ...Read More
Nevada OSHA Fines 3 Businesses for COVID-19 Violations 09/22/2020
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 154 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited three businesses for failing to follow the state’s COVID-19 safety measures, according to the Division of Industrial Relations. ...Read More
Insurance Carrier Conducting Ergonomics Assessments via Artificial Intelligence 09/22/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 1071 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 37 min read
One of the nation’s largest insurance carriers says it’s the first to offer businesses ergonomics assessments using artificial intelligence. The Travelers Cos. announced Monday that it will conduct virtual and on-site assessments using AI-based technology and ergonomic researc...Read More
Agency Posts Home Health Reimbursement Rates 09/22/2020
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 166 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 64 min read
The Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services has released new reimbursement rates for home health services, including those covered by workers' compensation insurance. The rates appear to show few changes from existing rates. Billing code G0299, for a registered nur...Read More
'Reasonable Reimbursement' Law for Air Ambulance Takes Effect This Week 09/22/2020
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 517 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 209 min read
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill that took effect Monday proposing a new approach for determining air ambulance payments. ...Read More
BWC To Hold Hearing on New Claims Handling Standards Required by EDI 3.1 09/22/2020
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 147 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 42 min read
The Tennessee Bureau of Workers' Compensation will hold a public hearing on changes to claims handling procedures required by the switch to a new electronic reporting standard. ...Read More

New CWCI Online Program Aims to Guide Stakeholders Through COVID Presumption Law 09/21/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 971 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 127 min read
The California Workers’ Compensation Institute is offering guidance to stakeholders who may be looking for answers regarding the state’s new COVID-19 presumption, which the governor recently signed into law. ...Read More
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