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Kirsch: Iowa Legislature Responds to Call for Reform of Workers' Compensation Act 09/15/2017
By: Ashton T. Kirsch
State: IA | Segment: Top | 768 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Iowa legislature has finally acted on the call by Iowa business groups to overhaul the state's workers’ compensation system. For years, they have claimed that the state’s system has tilted unfairly toward injured workers and significantly raised employers’ costs. Ma...Read More
 
 

Keefe: My Illinois Workers' Comp Arbitrator Wish List 09/13/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 511 | 0
The Illinois government is closing in on a financial turning point. The way things have been done in the past may not get our nutty state government to the future. I truly feel we have to start doing things better and more effectively if we are to have any hope or expectations at all. ...Read More
 
 

Kamin: Could MLB's Approach to Saving Arms Cut Workplace Injuries? 07/18/2017
By: John P. Kamin
State: NA | Segment: Top | 756 | 0
Teams are strategically using an offseason change to Major League Baseball’s disabled list rules to prevent more significant injuries among pitchers. This has implications that the world of workers’ compensation could learn from. ...Read More
 
 

Keefe: Ready for Even Higher Taxes Next Year and for Years to Come? 07/11/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 657 | 0
Last week, the Illinois General Assembly, led by House Speaker Michael Madigan, raised our state income tax to 4.95% to raise about $5 billion in new money from you, me and business. ...Read More
 
 

Keefe: Gov't Will Continue to Financially Struggle for Decades to Come 07/06/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 710 | 0
Watching the mess that has gone on and continues in Springfield, one has to wonder if there is any chance it is ever going to calm down and fly along traditional lines of state government. ...Read More
 
 

Keefe: Can the General Assembly Reach a Capitol Compromise? 06/20/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 894 | 0
We are advised that several folks in Spring-Nuts, I mean Springfield, came to the realization that our state government’s lack of a budget for the last several years was causing irrevocable financial damage with threats to continued government viability. If the dysfunction continued, one co...Read More
 
 

Keefe: Math on Wage Loss Differential Forever Changed 06/13/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 705 | 0
You can’t ignore the ever-rising Cook County minimum wage ramp when calculating wage loss differential claims in Illinois workers' compensation. ...Read More
 
 

Keefe: Could This Be the Dumbest Reform in History of Work Comp? 05/31/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 859 | 0 | Popular with Legal
My amazing brother Joe has been in comedy for decades. Whenever it comes to politicians, he always recommends you vote for the funny ones. When politics eventually get boring, and they always do, Joe points out that you can always laugh at the funny politicians. ...Read More
 
 

Keefe: WC Reform Proposals to Get Our Claims Industry Out of Legislative Cross-Hairs 05/24/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 783 | 0
We find it a bit puzzling that workers’ compensation reform continues to be such a focus of concern to the extent it is seen as a sticking point for our state’s budget. ...Read More
 
 

Keefe: A New and Blurring Part of WC Reforms 05/18/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 1075 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Chicago Democrat presented new Illinois workers' compensation reform legislation incorporating a “resource-based relative value scale,” or RBRVS, as the physician-health care payment system and a cost savings mega-plum for state employers and local governments....Read More
 
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