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Carriers Now Can Use Audit Noncompliance Charge 11/28/2016
State: MN | Segment: Regulatory | 577 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 172 min read
The Minnesota Department of Commerce has established an audit noncompliance charge to aid carriers that cannot obtain necessary policyholder records to perform premium audits. ...Read More

Despite More Workplace Injuries, State Pays Less in Comp Benefits 11/28/2016
State: NE | Segment: Regulatory | 446 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 33 min read
Nebraska suffered 55 workplace fatalities in 2014, and its 5.8 deaths per 100,000 full-time employees far exceeded the national rate of 3.4, a recent report says. ...Read More

Audit Says Too Many Employers Getting Away With No Comp Coverage 11/28/2016
State: NC | Segment: Regulatory | 364 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 66 min read
The North Carolina Industrial Commission continues to operate without a system that can detect all businesses that illegally go without workers’ compensation coverage, State Auditor Beth A. Wood says. ...Read More

C&Rs Not Just for Former Employees at University System 11/23/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2065 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
Faced with record-high workers’ comp payroll rates and more than 6,000 open indemnity claims, the University of California system in 2004 decided to change its philosophy on settlements. ...Read More

WCAB Can Sanction County for Failing to Pay Advance Pension Benefits 11/23/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1179 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
The 3rd District Court of Appeal on Tuesday ruled that the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board has the authority to impose penalties against a public employer for its unreasonable delay or denial of advance disability pension payments. ...Read More

Terrorist Victims Say County Used UR to Cut off Medications 11/23/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1664 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
As the first anniversary of the terrorist attack in San Bernardino approaches, victims of the shooting told The Press Enterprise newspaper that the county has cut off counseling services and their pre...Read More
DIR Launches Online Registration for Garment Manufacturers 11/23/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1141 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
California garment manufacturers can now register online with the state labor department. Manufacturers have been required to register with the state Labor Commissioner's Office, formally known as the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement and housed under the Department of Industria...Read More
Judge Rules Rate Hike Invalid Because of Sunshine Law Violations 11/23/2016
State: FL | Segment: Top | 1261 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
A Florida judge ruled today that a 14.5% rate hike approved by the Office of Insurance Regulation is null and void because the OIR and the National Council on Compensation Insurance violated the Sunshine Law by holding secret meetings. Leon County Circuit Court Judge Karen Gievers ...Read More

NFL Players Seek Workers' Compensation Benefits for CTE 11/23/2016
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 1208 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 54 min read
The latest challenge to the National Football League's method of handling brain injuries has come in the form of a federal lawsuit seeking relief for players through state workers' compensation systems. ...Read More

Supreme Court Invalidates Cap in Benefits for Undocumented Workers 11/23/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: TN | Segment: Top | 1267 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 92 min read
The Tennessee Supreme Court this week ruled that a statutory cap on comp benefits payable to undocumented workers is unconstitutional. Tennes...Read More
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