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Insurance Dept. Approves 7.6% Rate Reduction for 2019 10/19/2018
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 91 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 53 min read
The Indiana Department of Insurance has approved a 5.6% loss-cost reduction and an overall rate level decrease of 7.6%, which will take effect Jan. 1. ...Read More

Feds Accuse Drobot of Dissipating Assets, Seek to Breach Plea Agreement 10/18/2018
State: CA | Segment: Top | 963 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
Federal prosecutors say Michael D. Drobot failed to disclose that he took a $1 million cash advance against the value of assets he was supposed to sell as part of his criminal forfeiture, according to a ...Read More

Subcontractor's Failure to Secure Comp Coverage Defeats Claim for Payment for Services 10/18/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 478 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
A California appellate court ruled that a subcontractor’s failure to secure workers’ compensation insurance coverage for its employees was fatal to its claim for additional payment for its work. ...Read More
Protz Fix, Uninsured Employer Fund Bills Clear Legislature 10/18/2018
State: PA | Segment: Top | 153 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
Two workers' comp bills are on their way to the governor after passing the Pennsylvania legislature late Wednesday night, the last day of the 2018 session. House Bill 1840, known as the Protz Fix because it aims to correct what the state Supreme Court struck down l...Read More

Stakeholders Say 6th-Place Cost Ranking Obscures Efficiency of System 10/18/2018
By: Eddie Curran (correspondent)
State: GA | Segment: Top | 330 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 56 min read
Georgia workers’ comp administrators were put on the defensive by the latest workers’ comp premium cost survey by Oregon regulators, which showed the Peach State shooting from 27th...Read More

Compliance Tracker Offering Work Comp Utilization Management Updates 10/18/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 139 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
RegQuest, a firm that compiles regulatory compliance information for utilization-management professionals, has added workers’ compensation to its bevy of products that otherwise focus on general health care. ...Read More

Industrial Commission Approves All Changes to Electronic Filing Rules 10/18/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 87 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 46 min read
The North Carolina Industrial Commission approved all 13 rule changes that were on its agenda at a Wednesday meeting, officials said. ...Read More

Worker's Privacy Concerns Don't Allow Sealing of Comp Claim Case File 10/18/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 142 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
The North Carolina Court of Appeals on Tuesday ruled that an injured worker’s interest in maintaining the privacy of his medical conditions and employment history does not allow him to obtain a judicial order sealing his workers’ compensation case file. ...Read More

Panel Revives Worker's Claim Over Service Dispute 10/18/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 82 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Supreme Court of Tennessee’s Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel ruled that an employer’s failure to set forth facts supporting its claim that it never received proper service of an employee’s complaint resulted in a forfeiture of its ability to raise the issue...Read More

Insurance Dept. Suspends Policy Cancellations After Hurricane 10/18/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 104 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has suspended all cancellations of workers' compensation and other property and casualty policies since Sept. 27, in 16 counties that were pounded by Hurricane Michael last week. ...Read More
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