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Insurance Commissioner Hears Pitch for 4.3% Rate Reduction 10/11/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 936 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
SAN FRANCISCO – The numbers have changed a bit, but the song remained the same at Monday’s hearing on the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s 2017 advisory pure premium rate recommendation. Medical costs are developing favorably and taking the sting out...Read More
 
 
Epic Adds Gerrad Newton to Auto Dealer Specialty Program 10/11/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 639 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
Epic Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced on Monday that Gerrad Newton has joined the firm’s Sacramento office as a producer. Newton will work within the auto dealer specialty program. He will focus on workers' compensation and garage liability for auto and moto...Read More
 
 
Christine Baker Scheduled to Speak at AIP Seminar in San Diego 10/11/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 879 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 71 min read
California Department of Industrial Relations Director Christine Baker is scheduled to speak during an Association of Insurance Professionals seminar in San Diego on Oct. 18. Michelle Green, claims manager for Amtrust Financial, is also scheduled to speak during the event, titled Strategi...Read More
 
 
Board's Ability to Collect Assessments from Trusts Hangs on Pending Appeal 10/11/2016
State: NY | Segment: Top | 927 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 61 min read
Ever since New York's self-insurance program imploded about a decade ago, the State Workers' Compensation Board has been aggressively trying to collect from employers the liabilities the trusts left behind - but recent court decisions may be putting part of its recovery plan in jeopardy....Read More
 
 
Employers Strategizing Against Bills that Reach '90% of Infinity' 10/11/2016
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: LA | Segment: Top | 785 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
Louisiana employers have been complaining for years about paying some of the highest fees in the nation for outpatient surgery. Now they have created a wisecrack description of the problem -- "90% of infinity" -- and are coming up with strategies to fight back. The Louisiana Ass...Read More
 
 
1st DCA Reverses Ruling on State of Limitations Defense 10/11/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 404 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
The Florida's 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that equitable estoppel did not bar an employer from asserting the statute of limitations as a defense to a worker's claim for authorization for medical care. Case: City of Dana Beach v. Zipoli, No. 1D16-0693, 10/10/2016, published....Read More
 
 
Gov. Inslee Orders Action on Opioid Crisis 10/11/2016
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 628 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday issued an executive order aimed at bringing together state agencies, public health organizations, law enforcement and others to combat the opioid crisis....Read More
 
 
DWC Adopts New Fee Schedule 10/11/2016
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 544 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 65 min read
The Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation has adopted changes to its medical fee schedule that include new conversion factors for calculating reimbursement rates under the state’s Resource-Based Relative Value Scale. For example, the conversion factor for radiology has dr...Read More
 
 
Subcontractor's Lack of Comp Coverage Didn't Eliminate Right to Payment 10/11/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 362 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 63 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that a contractor breached the terms of its agreement with a subcontractor by refusing to pay for its work because the subcontractor had failed to provide adequate proof it had comp coverage. Case: Lauderback v. FMWB, No. 02-16-00057-CV, 10/06/2016, published...Read More
 
 
Hearing Set For Nov. 16 On Lump-Sum Payment Rule Approved By Legislature 10/11/2016
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 550 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
Nevada's Industrial Relations Bureau will hold a hearing Nov. 16 on statutory changes approved by the legislature last year. The changes affect workers hurt after Jan. 1, 2016 whose injuries received permanent partial disability classifications. Workers whose disability rating...Read More
 
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