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SWCB Releases Updated Claimant Information Packet 09/14/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 339 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board has released a new Claimant Information Packet that contains expanded information about what a claimant should do after an on-the-job injury. The packet provides basic information about filing a workers' compensation claim and include...Read More
 
 

Advisory Council to Discuss Mandatory Comp, Take Public Comment Oct. 11 09/14/2016
State: SD | Segment: NORTH | 431 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
The South Dakota Workers' Compensation Advisory Council will take public input on upcoming issues and hear from a lawyer who believes that the state's workers' compensation system is not mandatory for employers, during a meeting on Oct. 11. ...Read More
 
 

ASIA Holding Annual Seminar Oct. 13 09/14/2016
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 396 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Arizona Self-Insurers Association is holding its annual seminar Oct. 13 at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino in Chandler. ...Read More
 
 
Keystone Taps United Fire Rep for State VP Position 09/14/2016
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 483 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
Keystone Insurers Group has appointed Andrea Powell as its state vice president for Missouri, the carrier announced Tuesday. ...Read More
 
 
Commission Develops Timeline to Set Medical Fee Schedule 09/14/2016
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 528 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 83 min read
The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission will discuss its medical fee schedule project, data sources and fee schedule design Thursday at its headquarters, 1000 DMV Drive, Richmond. The commission last month selected a Melville, New York-based firm as the vendor to develop and i...Read More
 
 

Governor Appoints Five New Compensation Claims Judges 09/14/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 963 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday announced the appointments of Frank Clark, Keef Owens, Thomas Hedler, Jonathan Walker and Gregory Johnsen as judges of compensation claims. ...Read More
 
 

Bartender Ordered to Pay Nearly $26,000 for Workers' Comp Fraud 09/14/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 854 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
An Elmira bartender who defrauded the New York workers’ compensation system has been sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to pay nearly $26,000 in restitution. ...Read More
 
 

DWC's Formulary Proposal Draws Criticism for Deviating From Published Recommendations 09/13/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1743 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
In deciding to create its own formulary rather than adopting one that already exists, the California Division of Workers’ Compensation is creating more work for itself than it needs to and could face the possibility that it won’t be able to keep up to date the list of drugs approved f...Read More
 
 

CCWC Webinar to Review 2016 Legislative Session 09/13/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 844 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
The California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation is holding a webinar Oct. 4 to discuss legislative and regulatory developments from 2016, as well as the political landscape surrounding the state’s comp system and how the system is performing. ...Read More
 
 
DWC Opens Comment Period on Revisions to Home Health Care Fee Schedule 09/13/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1054 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 71 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation opened a 15-day comment period on revisions to the proposed home health care fee schedule. Proposed changes to rules to implement the fee schedule mandated by SB 863 would add definitions for terms including “domestic services,&...Read More
 
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