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Workers' Compensation News


DAs Ask Commission for 15% Funding Increase to Combat Comp Fraud 'Tsunami' 09/09/2021
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0 | Popular with Legal
District attorneys from across California once again are asking the state’s Fraud Assessment Commission not to cut funding for workers’ comp investigations, even though commissioners expressed concern over forcing employers that have weathered the COVID-19 pandemic to pick up the...Read More

Frictional Costs on Decline but Still Higher Than Other States and Benefit Systems 09/09/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Legal
Frictional costs in California’s workers’ compensation system are declining but remain the highest of any other comp system in the country and much higher than other benefit systems, according to an initial analysis from the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau....Read More

WCIRB Reviews Changes to Multiple Enterprises Rule 09/09/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau explained changes to the multiple enterprises rule that went into effect at the start of September for California businesses with operations that can’t be described with a single classification. ...Read More

Court Upholds Grant of Variance for Medical Marijuana to Treat Chronic Pain 09/09/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker was entitled to a variance from the Medical Treatment Guidelines for the use of marijuana to address his chronic pain. ...Read More

No Additional Compensation for Injured Plumber Unable to Find New Job 09/09/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a plumber was not entitled to additional benefits after the exhaustion of his schedule loss of use award, since his injury was not the sole cause of his impaired earning capacity. ...Read More

Carrier That Misled Insured About Coverage Held Liable for Worker's Claim 09/09/2021
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
The South Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that an insurance carrier was liable for a claim and had misled the policyholder into believing it was covered. ...Read More

Insurance Education Association Announces Disability Management Program Scholarship 09/09/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Insurance Education Association announced a disability management scholarship opportunity that will cover the full cost of tuition for the first course in the Certified Professional in Disability Management designation curriculum, the association said in a statement. ...Read More

Court Upholds Compensability Determination for Worker's Knee Replacement Surgery 09/09/2021
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Connecticut Appellate Court upheld a finding that a worker’s job duties substantially and permanently aggravated preexisting degenerative arthritis in his left knee, resulting in the need for a total knee replacement. ...Read More

WCB Accepting Comments on Proposed Changes to Medical Fee Schedule 09/09/2021
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Alaska Workers’ Compensation Board is accepting written comments on proposed changes to its Medical Fee Schedule through Oct. 4 and will hear testimony on the proposal during an Oct. 14 meeting. ...Read More

Cassie Brown Named Insurance Commissioner 09/09/2021
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Cassie Brown to serve as insurance commissioner for a term that will run through Feb. 1, 2023. ...Read More
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