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State Rating Bureau Announces New President 02/11/2016
State: NY | Segment: Top | 380 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Jeremy Attie, an attorney working in the New York governor’s office, has been elected as the next president of the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board. Attie will replace current NYCIRB president Monte Almer, who will retire on June 30. Attie will join the workers’ co...Read More
 
 
Split Court Overturns Denial of Worker's Claim from Accident while Working at Home 02/11/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 1749 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A divided Texas appellate court ruled that a municipal employer's failure to raise an argument that its employee had violated the Government Code by working from home during the administrative adjudication of that employee's claim for benefits barred the employer from raising that ar...Read More
 
 

Worker Failed to Prove Entitlement for Referral for Head and Neck Complaints 02/11/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 349 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Florida's 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that a worker was not entitled to a referral for an evaluation of his head and neck complaints after falling out of a truck and injuring his shoulder. ...Read More
 
 
SWCB Launching Revamped Electronic Filing System Monday 02/11/2016
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 381 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The latest version of the Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation's Integrated Claims Management System will launch on Monday, Feb. 15, according to a board announcement. The board said ICMS II will provide improved access to registered users of the system. The electronic fil...Read More
 
 

House Passes Bill to Eliminate Requirement to Reimburse Workers for Marijuana 02/11/2016
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 1698 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
In a close vote, the New Mexico House of Representatives passed a measure that would eliminate the requirement for employers to reimburse injured workers for medical marijuana. ...Read More
 
 
Arch Capital Group Net Income Falls 75% in Q4 02/11/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 1449 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Arch Capital Group Ltd. has reported net income of $53.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2015, a 74.6% drop from $209.7 million for the 2014 fourth quarter. Net income for the full year 2015 was $515 million, down 36.5% from $812 million for 2014. Gross premiums written were $1....Read More
 
 
Florida DWC Issues Correction to ASC Reimbursement Manual 02/11/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 588 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation has corrected a mistake in its Workers’ Compensation Reimbursement Manual for Ambulatory Surgical Centers, 2015 Edition. The maximum reimbursement allowance, or MRA, for Current Procedural Terminology code 64492 was incorrectly liste...Read More
 
 

Aon Risk Solutions Fills Two Power Practice Positions 02/11/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 485 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Aon Risk Solutions has announced two appointments within its U.S. Power Practice. ...Read More
 
 
Commission and Bar Section Hosting Symposium on 'Opioid Crisis' 02/11/2016
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 1160 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission is co-sponsoring a symposium to address "the opioid crisis being faced by the workers' compensation community" on March 24 in Baltimore, according to an announcement. Commission Chairman R. Karl Aumann, Commissioner Maureen Q...Read More
 
 
Everest Opens Houston Office 02/11/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 312 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Everest Re Group announced Wednesday the opening of the Everest Insurance Houston office as part of the Bermuda-based reinsurer's plan to strengthen its presence in the South, in the energy corridor in particular. Everest Insurance now has 17 offices across North America supporti...Read More
 
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