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Workers' Compensation News


WCIRB's Actuarial Committee Meeting Tuesday 07/30/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 213 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 126 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California Actuarial Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday via webinar. According ...Read More

Restitution Order in Premium Fraud Scheme Clears $1 Million 07/30/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 751 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 154 min read
The owner of a Northern California paving company was ordered to pay more than $1 million in restitution to two carriers after pleading no contest to six felonies for premium fraud and payroll tax fraud, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office announced. ...Read More

COVID Claim Denials in Some States Now Much Higher Than for Other Injuries 07/30/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 826 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 100 min read
Regulators from around the country Wednesday congratulated employers on managing COVID-19 claims without the need for litigation while court and comp systems have been slowed by the pandemic. ...Read More

Carrier Can't Charge Premiums Based on Wages Paid to Workers Covered by Jones Act 07/30/2020
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 139 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 58 min read
A federal appellate court ruled that an Iowa employer did not breach its contractual obligations to its workers’ compensation carrier by refusing to pay premiums that included the wages paid to its seamen. ...Read More

L&I Extends Premium Assistance Program 07/30/2020
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 174 | 0 | Popular with Other | 5 min read
The Washington state Department of Labor & Industries is again extending its premium assistance program for employers that are struggling to pay their workers’ compensation premiums during the COVID-19 outbreak. ...Read More

Truck Driver Fails to Establish Conditions as Occupational Disease 07/30/2020
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 144 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 9 min read
The Oregon Court of Appeals upheld the denial of a truck driver’s occupational disease claim for lumbar arthritis and degenerative disk disease. ...Read More

Court Voids Public Works Insurance Policies 07/30/2020
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 131 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 847 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled the insurance policies that a public works contractor secured were void to the extent that they provided indemnity for damages caused by the negligence of a parish. ...Read More

State Fraud Investigators Using More Online Tools to Check for Compliance 07/30/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 211 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 15 min read
While field investigations have ground to a halt, some state workers' compensation agencies are now using internet tools to examine coverage compliance by employers, regulators said Wednesday. ...Read More

Hearing Set for PBM Rules to Stop Spread Pricing, Rebates 07/30/2020
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 203 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 94 min read
The Maine Superintendent of Insurance will hold a public hearing Aug. 20 on proposed rules that would prohibit pharmacy benefits managers from engaging in spread pricing or from accepting rebates from pharmaceutical companies. ...Read More

Largest Q2 OSHA Fines Are on Construction Firms for Falls, Trench Violations 07/30/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 220 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
The largest fines by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration for the second quarter of 2020 totaled a little more than $1 million and were levied against roofing and trenching contractors. One of the violators has had dozens of workers' compensation claims filed against it...Read More
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