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WCD Sets 2017 Death Benefits 11/22/2016
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 521 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
The Alaska Workers’ Compensation Division has issued a bulletin listing death benefits for fatalities occurring during 2017. For a widow or widower ...Read More

Anti-Fraud Unit Accredited by Police Chiefs Association 11/22/2016
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 265 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 1 min read
The Washington state insurance commissioner's anti-fraud unit has completed a two-year accreditation process to receive recognition from a state association of law enforcement professionals. ...Read More

Professors Call on Lawmakers Nationwide to 'Fix' Comp 11/22/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 1153 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 55 min read
Two college professors say Texas has led the nation in disadvantaging workers by allowing employers to opt out of workers’ compensation and impose less-generous plans. ...Read More
WCB Revises a DME Fee Schedule 11/22/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 570 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has revised a fee schedule for Medicaid durable medical equipment. The revisions relate to the agency’s incontinence supply management...Read More
New Electronic Payment Forms Unveiled 11/22/2016
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 379 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 89 min read
The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training’s Division of Workers’ Compensation has unveiled two new insurer forms for electronic payment. Form DWC-EB1 is tit...Read More

Briefing Wraps Up in Dispute on Whether UR Doctor Can Be Sued for Malpractice 11/21/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1697 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
The California Supreme Court last week wrapped up the briefing process for a dispute over whether an injured worker can hold a utilization review physician liable for malpractice. ...Read More

Supreme Court Denies Review of Self-Represented Worker's Appeal 11/21/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1139 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
The California Supreme Court last week denied review of an injured worker's appeal from an order dismissing her claim petition due to multiple procedural defects. ...Read More
WCIRB Publishes SB 863 Cost-Monitoring Report 11/21/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1012 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau projects Senate Bill 863 will save $1.3 billion a year in its latest cost-monitoring report, published Friday. In 2012, after the reform bill was signed into law, the rating bureau forecast annual savings of $200 million. Pro...Read More
CHSWC Meeting Dec. 9 11/21/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 824 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
The Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation is meeting Dec. 9 in Oakland. Commission members will hear an update from Yvonne Hauscarriague, acting chief counsel of the Division of Workers’ Compensation, as well as Dr. Ray Meister, executive medical director o...Read More

Carriers Factoring $1 Billion Unfunded Liability Into Reserves 11/21/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 640 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
Major workers’ compensation carriers are reporting that they’ve adjusted their reserves in response to Florida Supreme Court decisions that have been predicted to create an unfunded liability of $1 billion or more. ...Read More
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