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Workers' Compensation News


Widow Gets Benefits for Worker's Death by Suicide 08/05/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 153 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
A New York appellate court upheld an award of benefits to a worker’s widow for his suicide. Case: Matter of Meager v. Sara...Read More

Coalition Against Insurance Fraud Names New Communications Director 08/05/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 124 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 53 min read
The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud welcomed Arinze Ifekauche as its new director of communications. ...Read More

Split Supreme Court Denies PTD Benefits to Coal Miner With Multiple Injuries, Pneumoconiosis 08/05/2020
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 87 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 23 min read
A divided West Virginia Supreme Court upheld a denial of permanent total disability benefits to a former coal miner with a history of multiple injuries and occupational pneumoconiosis. ...Read More

Governor Signs Bill Tweaking Uninsured Fund Petitions, Doctors' Invoices 08/05/2020
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 95 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 97 min read
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed a bill that gives workers and the uninsured fund a little more room to recover payments when an employer is not insured. ...Read More

New State Rules Require Registration, More Info From PBMs 08/05/2020
State: DE | Segment: SOUTH | 121 | 0 | Popular with Vendor | 12 min read
The Delaware Department of Insurance has put the final touches on new rules that require pharmacy benefits managers to register annually and provide contract information to state regulators. ...Read More

DWC Seeks Presenters for 2021 Conference 08/05/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 134 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
The Texas Workers' Compensation Conference was canceled this year due to the pandemic, but regulators already are seeking presenters for the 2021 conference, set for June. ...Read More

Rating Bureau's C&R Committee Meets Friday 08/04/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 231 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California’s Classification and Rating Committee will meet via teleconference at 9:30 a.m. on Friday. ...Read More

Claimant Pleads Guilty in Fraud Case 08/04/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1494 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
The California Department of Insurance reported that a woman who falsified documents to receive an additional $10,590 in benefits pleaded guilty to felony counts of insurance fraud and identity theft. ...Read More

Study: Health Care Workers File 9 Times More COVID-Related WC Claims Than Other Groups 08/04/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 596 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 69 min read
Health care workers make up nearly two-thirds of all COVID-related workers' compensation claims, and they have filed more than nine times as many claims as any other group, according to a new study. ...Read More

Counterfeit Drugs a Growing National Problem, Report Says 08/04/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 215 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
Two Ukrainian men pleaded guilty two weeks ago in Houston to conspiring to smuggle counterfeit medications into the United States. Ins...Read More
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