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Commission Releases Medical Fee Project Timeline 10/10/2016
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 605 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 133 min read
The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission has released its complete timeline to implement medical fee schedules mandated by House Bill 378. The commission last month ...Read More

Concerns Raised About Treatment Delays Under New Formulary 10/07/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1406 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
A proposed workers’ compensation drug formulary in California could increase friction for injured workers, a member of a labor-management advisory panel said Thursday, while others said the proposal doesn't address the needs of post-surgical patients. ...Read More

WCIRB Posts Summary of 2nd-Quarter Insurer Experience 10/07/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 787 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
California carriers wrote $9.5 billion in premiums in the first six months of the year, a 7% increase over premiums written through the first two quarters of 2015, the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau reported. ...Read More

CDI Applauds Veto of AB 1922 10/07/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1061 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 52 min read
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones praised the governor’s decision to veto Assembly Bill 1922, saying in a statement Thursday that the bill was bad for employers of al...Read More

L&I Contingency Reserve Growing, Still Short of Target 10/07/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: WA | Segment: Top | 482 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 71 min read
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries has more than doubled its contingency reserve over the last four years, but the account is still about 25% short of the targeted amount. ...Read More

Employer, Hit With $28M Civil Judgment for Worker's Lung Ailments, Gets New Trial 10/07/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: MO | Segment: Top | 699 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
A Missouri employer who was hit with a $28 million verdict for an employee's work-related lung injury is getting a new trial due to an error in the jury instructions. ...Read More
Federal Interest in Comp Making Some Nervous, but Quick Action Unlikely 10/07/2016
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1336 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 138 min read
One day after the U.S. Department of Labor released its first report on workers' compensation in 12 years, claimants attorneys were hoping, and conservatives were dreading, that the federal government is moving to take control. But one law professor says federalization of workers'...Read More
Aluminum Warehouse Fined $89,000 After 2 Amputations 10/07/2016
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 453 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
Two amputations and a thumb injury at a Pennsauken aluminum warehouse gave federal safety inspectors the fuel to fine its owners roughly $89,000. The federal workplace safety agency cited Aluminum Shapes LLC for not using machine guards and reporting the amputations late. It has cite...Read More

Siemens General Counsel Joining AIG 10/07/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 711 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
The former general counsel and corporate compliance lead of Siemens is joining AIG this month. ...Read More

Government Official to Insurance Agents: Watch CastlePoint Liquidation 10/07/2016
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 703 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 121 min read
The superintendent of Maine's insurance bureau urged the state's insurance agents to pay attention to the liquidation of California carrier CastlePoint National Insurance Co., as the proceeding may affect insurers with which agents work. ...Read More
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