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Workers' Compensation News


ODG Webinar to Cover New Internet Platform 01/06/2021
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 180 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 232 min read
MCG Health is hosting a webinar Feb. 4 for system users in Texas to demonstrate the new ODG by MCG online platform as it prepares to sunset its legacy website at the end of March. ...Read More

Bars Need Comp Coverage, but Insurers Can't Charge Extra, Commissioner Says 01/06/2021
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 130 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 161 min read
Massachusetts bars and restaurants that remain closed during the COVID-19 pandemic do not need to show proof of liquor liability or workers' compensation coverage in order to renew their liquor licenses, the state insurance commissioner said in a ...Read More

WCD Announces Reduction in Mileage Reimbursement 01/06/2021
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 117 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 12 min read
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division announced a reduction in the reimbursement rate for injured workers who have to travel for medical appointments in 2021. ...Read More

Comp Carrier Can't Enforce Arbitration Provision 01/05/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1317 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 55 min read
A California appellate court ruled that an arbitration provision in an agreement between a workers’ compensation insurance carrier and an employer was void, since the agreement had not been filed with the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau. ...Read More

State Fund Extends Midyear Dividend to All 2020 Policyholders 01/05/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 266 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 95 min read
State Compensation Insurance Fund announced Monday that it will extend its midyear dividend to all 2020 policyholders. State Fund said it will...Read More

State Supreme Court Says Undocumented Workers Can Get Comp Benefits 01/05/2021
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: NV | Segment: Top | 431 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 114 min read
The Nevada Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s decision that undocumented workers are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits despite being employed illegally. ...Read More

Court Upholds Dismissal of Wrongful Death Suit 01/05/2021
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 202 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
A Texas appellate court upheld the dismissal of a wrongful death action against the operator of an on-of-state refinery for a worker’s fatal case of heatstroke. ...Read More

RIMS Announces 2021 Officers, Directors 01/05/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 732 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 63 min read
Nonprofit risk management society RIMS announced directors and officers for 2021, starting with Ellen R. Dunkin, who will serve as president. ...Read More

JCC Errs in Appointing Expert Medical Adviser 01/05/2021
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 151 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 16 min read
A Florida appellate court ruled that a judge erred in denying a correctional officer’s claim without first addressing the merits of a challenge to an independent medical examiner's opinion. ...Read More

Signal Administration Appoints Carole V. Kirk as CFO 01/05/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 265 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 502 min read
Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act benefits provider Signal Administration appointed Carole V. Kirk chief financial officer. ...Read More
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