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OSHA Holds Safety Events for Oil and Gas Industry 02/18/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 269 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced a new initiative aimed at improving workplace safety in the oil and gas industry, which has seen a steep i...Read More
County Gets Workers' Comp Grant for Safety Improvements 02/18/2016
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 335 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Pennsylvania Counties Workers’ Compensation Trust has awarded Lawrence County a grant to pay for safety improvements at the county courthouse, ...Read More

Municipalities Propose Workaround for Cancer Presumption for Firefighters 02/18/2016
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 353 | 0 | Popular with Wcc
Municipalities in Connecticut may have found a novel workaround for providing benefits to firefighters who contract cancer, according to the Connecticut Mirror newspaper. Repres...Read More
County Eyes Preferred Provider Program for Injured Workers 02/18/2016
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 253 | 0 | Popular with Legal
In an effort to prevent doctor shopping by injured workers and tackle spiraling workers’ comp premiums, the board of Woodford County is mulling a workers’ comp preferred provider program, ...Read More

Workers' Comp Industry Must Do More to Attract Young Talent: IAIABC Director 02/18/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 581 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The workers’ compensation industry could be facing a serious personnel shortage if it does not start figuring out how to appeal to the millennials, according to a recent podcast by Jennifer Wolf Horejsh, executive director of the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and C...Read More

Prium Senior VP Discussing Formularies at PARMA Conference 02/17/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 939 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Mark Pew, senior vice president of Prium, will discuss different types of workers' compensation drug formularies and ongoing efforts to implement a formulary in California during the Public Agency Risk Managers Association's annual conference that starts Feb. 23. ...Read More

Report Looks for 'Tipping Point' to Complex Comp Claims 02/17/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1482 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Nurse case managers can play an important role in preventing a seemingly straightforward workers’ compensation claim from taking a turn for the worse and becoming a long-term, costly case, some say. ...Read More
Pinnacol Unveils Out-of-State Coverage Proposal 02/17/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CO | Segment: Top | 848 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Pinnacol Assurance would be allowed to create a for-profit subsidiary that could write workers' compensation coverage outside of Colorado under proposed legislation the carrier released on Tuesday. ...Read More
Supreme Court to Weigh In on 'Implied Certification' 02/17/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 878 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Supreme Court will resolve a split among appellate circuits over whether a care provider who filed a claim for reimbursement but failed to comply with a requirement that the government not expressly identify a condition of payment had violated the False Claims Act. ...Read More

Court Says Owner-Operator of Tractor-Trailer Was Independent Contractor 02/17/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 417 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that a truck driver was not entitled to benefits for his injuries from a multi-vehicle wreck because he was an independent contractor. ...Read More
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