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Workers' Compensation News

New Multiplier Filing Rules Created Ahead of 2.5% Loss Cost Increase 07/22/2016
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 502 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A loss cost increase of 2.5% will take effect Sept. 1 in South Carolina, and the Department of Insurance is reminding workers’ compensation insurers of new requirements and legislation for filing loss cost adoptions and multipliers. Insurers must notify the agency that they’ve...Read More

Supreme Court Says Bureau of Workers' Compensation Could Retroactively Reclassify Workers 07/22/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 489 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
The Ohio Supreme Court upheld the ability of the state Bureau of Workers' Compensation to retroactively reclassify an employer's workforce and collect additional premium for the workers in their reclassified positions, for a period of two years. ...Read More

Texas Mutual Awards $176,000 Dividend to Cattle Industry Safety Group 07/22/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 433 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 55 min read
Texas Mutual Insurance Co. awarded a $176,000 dividend to a cattle-feeding industry association's workers' compensation safety group, praising its commitment to connecting workplaces with safety resources. ...Read More
New Medical Fee Schedule Unveiled With Overall 2.58% Increase 07/22/2016
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 661 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
South Carolina will implement a new medical fee schedule on Sept. 1 and has asked for public comments to the proposed changes by July 29. The maximum allowable payment and other fees in the 2016 Medical Services Provider Manual were calculated using the latest CPT codes, the Resource Base...Read More

OSHA: Multinational Gas Supplier Didn't Monitor Carbon Monoxide at Corpus Christi Plant 07/22/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 615 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 364 min read
A multinational industrial gas supplier failed to monitor carbon monoxide levels at its Corpus Christi facility, leading to a $77,000 fine after a federal health inspection. ...Read More
Boat Manufacturer Fined $44,000 for Exposing Workers to Dust Particulates 07/22/2016
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 477 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined a Georgia boat manufacturer $44,000 this week for exposing its workers to dust particulates. Dust particulate levels at Chaparral Boats in Nashville clocked in above the permissible exposure limit. Despite this, workers ...Read More

Timothy Furber Joins Breckenridge as SVP, Broker 07/22/2016
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 1110 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 69 min read
Timothy Furber has joined Breckenridge Insurance Services as a senior vice president and broker in the wholesale brokerage division. ...Read More

Doctor Nabbed in Opioid Sting Sentenced to Three Years in Prison 07/21/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2020 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
A doctor who prescribed large quantities of narcotics to undercover agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency in exchange for cash has been sentenced to three years in prison. ...Read More

Tesla Settles With Worker Injured in Fall 07/21/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1359 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
A foreign worker seriously injured in a three-story fall last year at the Tesla factory in Fremont has settled a workers' compensation claim and wage suit against the electric vehicle maker, and several of its contractors. ...Read More

Rising Medical Solutions Brings Bundled Payments to Two More States 07/21/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1959 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 93 min read
In the latest sign that bundled payments are making inroads in workers’ compensation, Rising Medical Solutions is expanding its use of the alternative payment model to two new states for certain orthopedic procedures. ...Read More
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