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Repackaged Drug Bill Helps Drive 0.9% Rate Reduction 02/22/2016
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 438 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Loss costs for Pennsylvania workers' compensation rates will drop an average of 0.9% on April 1, a decrease prodded in part by legislative action to rein in the cost of repackaged drugs. The Pennsylvania Compensation Rating Bureau recommended that change on Dec. 8, along with housekee...Read More
 
 
Barbara Richardson Named Insurance Commissioner 02/22/2016
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 400 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Nevada Department of Business and Industry announced Barbara Richardson will take over as the state's next insurance commissioner. Richardson comes to Nevada from New Hampshire, where she worked for the last 11 years as the director of operations and fraud for the Insurance Depart...Read More
 
 
Emergency Fee Schedule Rules Become Permanent in March 02/22/2016
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 464 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Emergency regulations the Alaska Division Workers' Compensation adopted to implement a new medical fee schedule in December will become permanent March 11. State regulators in December announced they were using emergency rules to implement the Resource-Based Relative Value Scale fee s...Read More
 
 

Court Clarifies Scope of Statutory Exemption to Penalty for Failing to Secure Comp Coverage 02/22/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 356 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The 5th District Court of Appeal ruled that an employer who failed to secure workers' compensation insurance coverage for its employees was not statutorily exempt from being penalized for its failure. ...Read More
 
 
KEMI Wants Out of State Retirement System 02/22/2016
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 763 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Kentucky Employers Mutual Insurance is among three quasi-public state agencies that have asked to exit the Kentucky Retirement Systems, which faces $16.6 billion in unfunded liabilities, according to a...Read More
 
 

Postal Service Investigators Raid Doctor's Office 02/22/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 2159 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Federal agents on Thursday raided the office of a Temple, Texas doctor who treated workers' compensation claimants, carting away boxes of files, according to a report by the Temple Daily Te...Read More
 
 

City's Payment of Former Police Chief's WC Claim Raised as Campaign Issue 02/22/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 442 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A workers' compensation claim filed by a police chief who was shot in the hand while teaching gun safety has emerged as in issue in the race for sheriff of Tarrant County, Texas, according to ...Read More
 
 
Ga. Agent Accused of Selling Policies Across the Border, Pocketing the Premiums 02/22/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 278 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The owner of a South Georgia insurance agency who was denied a license in Florida sold policies across the border anyway -- and pocketed the premiums, according to the Florida Division of Insurance Fraud. William David Rodeffer III of Yulee, Florida was arrested Feb. 9 for allegedly accep...Read More
 
 

Circus Company Cited After Winds Knock Down Tent, Killing Two 02/22/2016
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 467 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited a circus company for workplace safety violations and recommended a penalty of $33,800 after a tent collapse that killed two audience members and injured dozens spurred an inspection. ...Read More
 
 
Doormaker Cited for Exposing Workers to Amputation, Electrical Hazards 02/22/2016
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 388 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited an Arkansas door manufacturer for exposing workers to the risk of amputation, electrocution and electric shock hazards, proposing penalties of $65,000. ...Read More
 
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