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Court Upholds Award of Death Benefits to Widow of Worker 07/13/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 487 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that the widow of a worker with a host of health problems was entitled to an award of death benefits because there was competent evidence to support a finding that the worker's industrially caused asbestosis had contributed to his demise. ...Read More

Worker Fired for Reporting Mold Gets $105,000 in Lawsuit Against Company 07/13/2016
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 557 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A woman who was fired for reporting a serious mold hazard at her Biglerville workplace will receive $105,000 to settle her discrimination lawsuit and worker's compensation claim, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced. ...Read More
State WCB to Move Central Office 07/13/2016
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 502 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 78 min read
Maine's Workers' Compensation Board is moving its central office five miles up the road, from the Deering Building at 90 Blossom Lane to leased space at 442 Civic Center Drive. The board will occupy Suite 100. Only the physical location is changing. The board's phone number, f...Read More

Barry Peters Joins Alliant Americas as Executive Vice President 07/13/2016
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 492 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Insurance brokerage firm Alliant has hired Barry Peters to lead its Alliant Americas division, which provides businesses with risk management, insurance and consulting services, ...Read More
Riverview Center Hearings Held at WCB's Schenectady Office Tuesday 07/13/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 418 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
Workers' Compensation Board hearings scheduled for the Riverview Center in Albany were moved to the board office in Schenectady on Tuesday, the board announced. Riverview Center was closed Monday due to reports of damage to the warehouse part of the building, a spokeswoman from the Of...Read More
Maximum Weekly Compensation Rates Rise 2.8% 07/13/2016
State: VT | Segment: NORTH | 558 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
Maximum weekly compensation rates in Vermont rose 2.8% as of July 1, the state's workers' compensation division announced in a memorandum to adjusters, carriers and self-insureds. The new maximum for injuries occurring after June 30, 1986, is $1,259, up from $1,224. T...Read More

Expert Will Discuss How to Adopt Workers' Compensation Concepts 07/13/2016
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 496 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
Ruth Estrich, chief strategy officer of MedRisk, a physical rehabilitation and diagnostic imaging solutions firm for the workers’ compensation industry, will deliver a primer on the industry’s treatment philosophy during a special forum from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. July 21 at Arcadia Unive...Read More

Advisers Say New Drug Formulary Will Reduce System Costs by Nearly 3% 07/13/2016
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 524 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 132 min read
The implementation of a drug formulary this year will save 2.7% in overall system costs, the Tennessee Advisory Council on Workers’ Compensation states in its annual report. ...Read More

State Fund Dismisses Two Doctors From RICO Case, Settles With Two More 07/12/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2842 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
State Compensation Insurance Fund is dropping claims against two doctors it accused of receiving kickbacks from Pacific Hospital of Long Beach and has agreed to settle similar allegations with two other doctors, according to recent court filings. ...Read More

WCAB Decision Clarifies That CMS Approval of Set Asides Is Voluntary 07/12/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1945 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 59 min read
Those who don’t see the value of asking the Centers for Medicare Services to approve amounts set aside for future medical spending in workers’ comp settlements may get a boost from a recent opinion by the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. ...Read More
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