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Amendments Proposed in EMA Rules Decried by Attorneys 11/23/2016
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 795 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 71 min read
The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation will hold a public hearing Dec. 6 on proposed amendments to its rules on expert medical advisers — rules that claimants’ and defense attorneys alike call “awful” and want repealed. ...Read More

Surgeon General Report Notes Gaps in Addiction Treatment 11/23/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 607 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
In the waning days of the Obama administration, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy has released a report on drug and alcohol addiction. ...Read More

Judge Clears Bevin's Reorganization of WC Nominating Commission 11/23/2016
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 636 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 363 min read
A Kentucky judge has ruled that Gov. Matt Bevin has authority to reorganize the Workers' Compensation Nominating Commission, allowing the Republican governor to dismiss seven members appointed by his Democratic predecessor and start anew with his own appointees. ...Read More
Study: Comp Awards Lower Among Temporary Workers 11/23/2016
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 571 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
The median total award for workers’ comp claims among direct-hire workers in Illinois was $5,813.66 from 2007 to 2012, as compared to $2,625 for temporary workers, according to a study published this mo...Read More

Retired Officer With Violent Past Loses Bid for Leave Time Accrual 11/23/2016
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 573 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 580 min read
A former New Orleans police officer's workers' compensation settlement did not entitle him to continue to accrue sick and annual leave time after he took a disability retirement, the Louisiana 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. ...Read More
MedRisk to Hold Free Webinar on Surveillance for Claims Adjusters 11/23/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 987 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
Managed care company MedRisk Inc. will hold a webinar called "Surveillance and Investigation" on Dec. 1.  Directed at claims adjusters, the free, one-hour webinar will discuss the use of social media as an investigative tool and "the keys to a successful surveilla...Read More

OSHA Investigating Two Trench Safety Incidents 11/23/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 512 | 0 | Popular with Employer
Two workers narrowly avoided tragedy during a trench collapse in Seven Hills, Ohio, last week.  On Saturday afternoon, a 28-year-old employe...Read More

NAIC Fall Meeting Scheduled for Dec. 10-13 in Miami 11/23/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 476 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has scheduled its fall meeting for Dec. 10-13 in Miami. As part of the conference, wh...Read More

Proposal Would Create Major Contributing Cause Standard 11/23/2016
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 569 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 320 min read
An Illinois bill that would impose a major contributing cause standard will go before the House Labor & Commerce Committee on Monday. ...Read More

Selective Insurance Group Announces Appointments 11/23/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 644 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
Selective Insurance Co. of America, a subsidiary of Selective Insurance Group Inc., announced five appointments this week. Rohan Pai was named senior vice president of investor relations and treasury. Pai joined Selective in October after working at Renaissance Re Holdings as di...Read More
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