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Outlook Gloomy for New Formularies in 2017, Officials Say 12/16/2016
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1092 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
Efforts to adopt drug formularies stalled this year in Louisiana, Nebraska and North Carolina, and stakeholders were not optimistic on Thursday about major movement in any of the states during 2017. ...Read More
WCC Approves Max Weekly Rate of $806.92 for 2017 12/16/2016
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 738 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 14 min read
South Carolina's workers' compensation commission approved a maximum weekly compensation rate of $806.92 for injuries arising after Jan. 1, 2017, at its business meeting this week. The rate will increase 2.9% from this year's rate, $784.03. Injured workers receive 66.6...Read More

NCCI Proposes Rate Level Decrease of 1.2% at Advisory Forum 12/16/2016
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 619 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 12 min read
The National Council on Compensation Insurance has recommended a 1.2% decrease in loss costs in Idaho next year.  NCCI announced the rate fili...Read More

Comp Bill Would Bar Workers Who Lied on Application From Collecting Benefits 12/16/2016
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 604 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 18 min read
A Montana state lawmaker proposed a bill that could bar from receiving workers' compensation benefits certain employees who lie about medical conditions on employment applications. ...Read More

Laundry Workers Struck by Cars While Crossing Street, OSHA Finds 12/16/2016
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 567 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A federal work safety inspection prompted by complaints that a North Jersey commercial laundry facility's workers were exposed to heat stress and the risk of being hit by cars yielded $91,911 in penalties for the business. ...Read More

Buddie, Maciejewski Promoted at Amerisure 12/16/2016
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 1170 | 0 | Popular with Vendor | 120 min read
Amerisure Mutual Insurance Co. has promoted Erin Buddie to director of human resources operations, and Keith Maciejewski to director of underwriting consultative services. ...Read More

MEMIC President and CEO John Leonard to Retire in September 12/16/2016
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 882 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 53 min read
John T. Leonard, the first and only president and chief executive officer in the history of The MEMIC Group, has announced that he will retire in September. ...Read More

No Mandamus Relief for Worker Whose Claim Was Disallowed After Misdiagnosis 12/16/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 589 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
The Ohio Supreme Court denied a request for mandamus relief by a worker whose claim for a knee injury was disallowed after surgery revealed the source of her problems wasn't what the doctors thought it was. ...Read More
Aerosol Packaging Co. Fined Nearly $300K After Temp Worker's Arm Inflates 12/16/2016
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 651 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
Temporary workers supply about 60% of the staff at the Massachusetts aerosol container packaging company Shield Packaging Co. Inc., according to the federal work safety agency. In May, one such worker was cleaning a gas head when the assembly line activated unexpectedly.  After a&nbs...Read More

Roof & Gutter Cleaning Co. Fined $68K for Ignoring Fall Protection Standards 12/16/2016
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 778 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 4 min read
A New Jersey-based roof and gutter cleaning company has been fined $68,591 for ignoring federal fall protection standards for the second time in a year. ...Read More
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