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Workers' Comp Tax on Coal Industry Soars as Production Drops 10/06/2016
Source: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 1361 | 0 | Popular with Other | 21 min read
With Kentucky coal production at its lowest since 1954, a special workers' compensation tax assessed on coal companies has risen 34.7 percentage points. ...Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Sets Conference Date for Constitutional Challenge to Comp System 10/06/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 565 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The U.S. Supreme Court has set a conference date for a pending dispute over the alleged constitutional inadequacy of the Florida workers' compensation system. ...Read More

BWC Will Host 'Conversation on Future of Workers' Compensation' 10/06/2016
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 481 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 180 min read
The Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will hold a “Conversation on the Future of Workers’ Compensation" at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in Nashville. ...Read More
Pure Premiums to Drop 9.3%, but So Have Overall Benefits, Report Says 10/06/2016
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 582 | 0 | Popular with Other | 197 min read
The pure premium advisory rate will drop by an average of 9.3% in Michigan next year, the state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs announced. The rate has decreased 39% since 2011 reforms and have saved employers nearly $400 million, the agency says. Gov. Rick Snyder s...Read More

CHSWC Posts Rand Wage Loss Report for Comment 10/05/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 699 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
The Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation posted to its website a Rand Corp. report analyzing wage losses before and after Senate Bill 863 took effect. ...Read More
Chris Delgado Joins Leavitt Group's Central Coast Office 10/05/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 749 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
Christopher Delgado has joined Leavitt Central Coast Insurance Services in Salinas as a financial services adviser, the company announced on Tuesday. Delgado has worked in insurance since 2003, and focuses on life insurance and annuities. He worked as a sales agent for Transamer...Read More
Hub International Acquires Sweet & Baker Agency 10/05/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 898 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
Hub International Ltd. has acquired San Francisco-based Sweet & Baker Insurance Brokers Inc., the company announced on Tuesday. Sweet & Baker President Bruce Callander will join Hub California and report to President Kirk Christ. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed....Read More
WCIRB Amends Pure Premium Rate Filing to 4.3% Decrease 10/05/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 567 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 52 min read
As expected, California's Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau on Monday amended its rate filing and is now proposing a pure premium rate 4.3% less than the rate that was approved for July 1. The WCIRB is recommending a rate of $2.22 per $100 of payroll, compared to the c...Read More

Long-Awaited Treatment Guidelines Take Effect 10/05/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: AZ | Segment: Top | 678 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 190 min read
Four years after lawmakers mandated the use of treatment guidelines, Arizona now has in place evidence-based rules in place governing the appropriate use of opioids for treating chronic pain. ...Read More

Court Allows 3rd-Party Suit by L&I After Statute of Limitations Passed 10/05/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: WA | Segment: Top | 833 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
The Washington Court of Appeals on Tuesday ruled that the state Department of Labor and Industries may seek damages from a third-party tortfeasor in excess of the amount it paid an injured worker in benefits, after the statute of limitations for the worker to bring the third-party claim had elaps...Read More
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