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Workers' Compensation News


New Opioid Prescribing Rules Would Hold Doctors More Accountable 07/27/2016
State: OH | Segment: Top | 654 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 94 min read
Rules proposed by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation would punish doctors who fail to use best practices when prescribing opioids and would block reimbursement for those prescriptions. ...Read More
DWC Advises Practitioners to Take Note of WC Law Changes 07/27/2016
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 873 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
Colorado attorneys and claims administrators should take note of several bills impacting workers' compensation procedures, according to a noticed posted on the Division of Workers' Compensation website. Senate Bill 16-217 makes adjustments to the procedures that employers and insu...Read More

S&P Forecasts Rough Year for Property and Casualty Insurers 07/27/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 776 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
Elevated catastrophe losses, unfavorable results in the private passenger auto business, and declining bond yields could crimp underwriting results and reduce overall profitability for property and casualty insurers this year, according to a report released this week by S&P Global Market Inte...Read More

Violations at Grain Storage Facility Bring $61,600 in Fines 07/27/2016
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 537 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 47 min read
An inspection conducted as part of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration's local emphasis program for grain handling hazards led to $61,600 in fines against a Nebraska farmers cooperative. ...Read More

Insurance Commissioner Approves 3.19% Rate Decrease 07/27/2016
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 558 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Theodore K. Nickel has approved a 3.19% decrease in workers' compensation rates, effective Oct. 1, the Department of Workforce Development announced in a press release on Tuesday. ...Read More
Donegal Group's Net Income Grows 32.8% in Q2 07/27/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 446 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
Donegal Group Inc., an insurance holding company that acquires small to medium-sized property and casualty insurers, announced second quarter net income of $8.58 million, a 32.8% increase from $6.46 million in the prior-year quarter. For the first six months of the year, the com...Read More

WCA Proposes Electronic-Only Data Reporting Starting in 2017 07/27/2016
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 586 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
The New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration is proposing rules that would require all claims administrators to electronically submit first and subsequent reports of injury starting Jan. 1. ...Read More

Workers' Comp Carrier Trains Employees on Surviving Workplace Shootings 07/27/2016
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 834 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The Iowa Municipalities Workers’ Compensation Association and Des Moines insurer Holmes Murphy & Associates held a seminar Tuesday to prepare employees and their companies for active shooters in the workplace. ...Read More

Athletico Physical Therapy Opens Facility in Olivette 07/27/2016
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 500 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Athletico Physical Therapy has opened a new location in Olivette with more than 9,000 square feet for treating injured workers and other patients. ...Read More

Court Blocks Tort Claim Against General Contractor for Electrocution 07/27/2016
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 542 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 84 min read
The estate of a worker who was killed by electrocution while working for a subcontractor on a road project cannot pursue a tort claim against the general contractor because the man's employer and the contractor were engaged in a common enterprise, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled in a spl...Read More
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