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Workers' Compensation News


Court Rejects Constitutional Challenge to Amended Commutation Statute 08/03/2020
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 132 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
The Iowa Court of Appeals ruled that two injured workers could not challenge the constitutionality of the 2008 amendments to the state commutation statute without first applying for a commutation under the new process. ...Read More

Special Session to Start Aug. 10 08/03/2020
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 187 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 47 min read
Gov. Kate Brown will call lawmakers to the Capitol next week for a special legislative session to address a $1.2 billion budget gap, according to a report by Oregon Public Broadcasting...Read More

Closure of Claim Properly Set Aside 08/03/2020
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 133 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
The Nevada Court of Appeals ruled that the closure of a munitions handler’s case was properly set aside because she had been denied a fair administrative hearing. ...Read More

SUNZ Names New Executive VP, Director of Sales 08/03/2020
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 236 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 19 min read
Florida-based SUNZ Insurance has added two new top employees to its team, the company announced. ...Read More

Nichols Teams With Canadian Government Affairs Firm 08/03/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 216 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
Steve Nichols, well known in the Texas workers' compensation arena, has teamed up with a Canadian firm to help businesses navigate regulatory and legislative issues. ...Read More

Doctors De-Authorized After Arrests, Conviction for Theft, Fraud 08/03/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 249 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 14 min read
The New York Workers' Compensation Board has permanently removed two doctors who were charged with theft and fraud, as well as an anesthesiologist who failed to provide adequate treatment to patients. ...Read More

Tyson Foods Begins Widespread Virus Testing of Meat Workers 08/03/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 287 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
Tyson Foods, facing workers' compensation claims and negligence lawsuits, announced plans to start testing thousands of meat-processing workers for the coronavirus. ...Read More

Legislature Sends Presumption Bill to Governor 08/03/2020
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 223 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 60 min read
A COVID-19 presumption bill is now on the governor's desk after the New Jersey Legislature approved a bill penned by Senate President and labor union executive Stephen Sweeney. ...Read More

Amended Bill Would Provide CIGA Coverage for Out-of-State Injuries 07/31/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 512 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 88 min read
The California Insurance Guarantee Association would pay workers’ compensation benefits to state residents injured while working in another state for an employer that had coverage through an insurer that has since become insolvent, under a recently amended bill. ...Read More

WCC Panel: Confusion Reigns Over Proposed CMS Penalties for Reporting Discrepancies 07/31/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 357 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
When it comes to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ proposed civil penalties for reporting errors, a group of experts agreed on one thing Wednesday: There are still more questions than answers. ...Read More
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