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Industrial Commission Amends Rules as Part of Routine Review 06/30/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 612 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 73 min read
The Ohio Industrial Commission has adopted amendments to three procedural rules as part of a routine review of its regulations, required by state law once every five years, according to a notice in the state Register. The amendments were made to: 4121-3-16 to eliminate paragraph (...Read More
 
 
NCCI's Director of Media Relations Retires; No Replacement Yet 06/30/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 401 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
The director of media relations at the National Council on Compensation Insurance will retire July 1. Gregory Quinn, 58, has held the position for the past 18 years. Before coming to NCCI, he was the director of marketing communications at the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce....Read More
 
 
Court Upholds VSSR Award to Worker for Machine Mishap 06/30/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 512 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that an employer was liable for an enhanced award of benefits to an injured worker due to its violation of a specific safety requirement for calendering machines. Case: State ex rel. 31 Inc. v. Industrial Commission, No. 14AP-925, 06/21/2016, published. ...Read More
 
 
NCCI Proposes Changes to Classification Codes 06/30/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 635 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The National Council on Compensation Insurance is proposing revisions to the classifications in its Basic Manual to eliminate some classifications that have too little premium volume to provide credible loss data, the Texas Department of Insurance announced Wednesday. Specifically, NCCI i...Read More
 
 
CDI Opposes Efforts to Ease Oversight of Policy Documents 06/29/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1010 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
The California Department of Insurance is fighting industry efforts to exempt some workers’ compensation policy documents from mandatory review, saying doing so could expose employers to unfavorable coverage terms or create solvency issues for carriers. But the American Insurance As...Read More
 
 
WCIRB Submits 2017 Regulatory Filing 06/29/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 851 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 68 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau on Tuesday submitted to the California Department of Insurance its 2017 regulatory filing, which includes a recommendation...Read More
 
 
Emerge Diagnostics Raises $1.85 Million in Capital 06/29/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 994 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
Emerge Diagnostics, a company that sells systems for assessing soft-tissue injuries, raised $1.85 million in financing this month, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ...Read More
 
 
Payer Access to PDMPs Gradually Gaining Momentum 06/29/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 701 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 59 min read
A study released this month suggesting that prescription drug monitoring programs have helped decrease the amount of opioids prescribed in workers’ comp claims may fuel efforts to expand access to the databases by third-party payers. The study, from the Workers’ Compensation R...Read More
 
 
'Idiopathic' Cause Means Condition Personal to Worker, not Unexplained Cause 06/29/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: KS | Segment: Top | 1861 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
In a case of first impression, the Kansas Court of Appeals last week ruled that the state's statutory bar on compensation for "idiopathic" injuries didn't necessarily bar a worker from receiving benefits for an unexplained fall down a flight of stairs. The fall caused Te...Read More
 
 
Regulators Hear Proposal for 9.3% Rate Increase 06/29/2016
State: NY | Segment: Top | 1242 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 61 min read
The New York Department of Financial Services took testimony Tuesday for and against a proposed 9.3% hike in workers’ compensation premiums – an increase much larger than any of the states along its borders. The New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board, in its loss cost fi...Read More
 
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