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Uncertainty Rules Comp Market Following Judge's Ruling 11/29/2016
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 872 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 96 min read
A lower court decision last week voiding a 14.5% rate increase and declaring that NCCI and Florida regulators held secret, unlawful deliberations raises more questions than it answers, the state's top workers' compensation judge said Monday. ...Read More

Fall While Hanging Speakers Compensable Under Section 240 11/29/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 606 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
A carpenter who was injured when he fell off a ladder while reinstalling speakers may pursue his Labor Law Section 240 claim against the premises owner, the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court ruled. ...Read More
Texas Mutual Distributes Last Dividend Payment of 2016 11/29/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 692 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
Texas Mutual has made the final payment of this year's $240 million dividend, paying out roughly $3 million in early qualifier dividends to 4,000 policyholders.  The state's largest workers' compensation insurer distributed early qualifier dividends to qualified employers...Read More

Public Hearing Scheduled for Proposed Chapter 67 Changes 11/29/2016
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 495 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission will conduct a public hearing on Jan. 5 on proposed changes to Chapter 67 of its regulations. ...Read More

Employer Doesn't Have to Reimburse State for Benefits Paid to Employee 11/29/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WY | Segment: WEST | 491 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 5 min read
The Wyoming Supreme Court upheld a grant of summary judgment finding an out-of-state employer had no liability to reimburse the state Workers' Safety and Compensation Division for the benefits paid to an injured employee. ...Read More

Defendant in Worker's Personal Injury Action Can Designate Responsible 3rd Parties 11/29/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 333 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that a defendant in a worker's personal injury action should have been allowed to designate the worker's employer and co-employee as responsible third parties. ...Read More
Acrometis Appoints Chris Shannahan as SVP 11/29/2016
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 415 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
Acrometis, a provider of workers’ compensation claims-processing platforms, has appointed Chris Shannahan as senior vice president of sales. Shannahan has more than 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. He comes to Acrometis from Mitchell International Inc., where he was...Read More

Workers' Comp Agency Consolidates 4 Reporting Forms Into 1 11/29/2016
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 404 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 167 min read
Kentucky's workers' compensation system has consolidated a set of forms in an attempt to reduce paperwork, the Department of Workers' Claims announced Monday. ...Read More

LRA Self-Insurance Fund Announces $2.8M Dividend 11/29/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 598 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
The Louisiana Restaurant Association's self-insurance fund has declared a dividend of $2.8 million for plan participants from certain years, the trade group announced this month. ...Read More
TDI Changes Miscellaneous Rules for Dispute Resolution 11/29/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 615 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 68 min read
The Texas Department of Insurance has posted an order approving NCCI’s filing to replace state-specific miscellaneous rules for the dispute resolution process with NCCI’s national rule. ...Read More
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