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North Dakota's Chickens are Coming Home to Roost 03/06/2012
State: ND | Segment: | 410 | 0
Well, when you falsely accuse a (very) competent public servant of malfeasance and get rid of him, you get what you deserve.That's exactly what's happening in North Dakota. The state Workers' Compensation Fund (WSI) is dealing with two separate scandals, one involving alleged...Read More
 
 
N.J. Courts: Zero Tolerance: Zero Compassion 02/28/2012
State: NJ | Segment: | 766 | 0
You have to feel sorry for Erik Martin. He went to work for Quick Chek Corp. in 1999 as an assistant store manager. He was promoted to store manager in the summer of 2000. He was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease that same year. After informing his supervisor of his diagnosis, she advised him t...Read More
 
 
New WCAB Commissioner Appointed by Governor 02/17/2012
State: CA | Segment: | 393 | 0
Gov. Jerry Brown announced the appointment to the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board of Marguerite Sweeney, a widely respected applicant’s attorney from Northern California.  Ms. Sweeney joins the WCAB as former Commissioner Joseph Miller departs at the end of his term earlier this m...Read More
 
 
NFL Players Tackling Heart Disease 02/02/2012
By: Jon Gelman
State: NA | Segment: | 641 | 0
Many football players are essentially paid to be big—really big—especially those whose job is to block or stop the big guys on the other team. They also suffer from medical conditions that are work related and claim medical benefits and other benefits available under the Workers' Com...Read More
 
 
NCCI Proves what we Knew All Along 01/16/2012
By: James J. Moore
State: NA | Segment: | 332 | 0
A new report has been produced by the the National Council of Compensation Insurance indicating that older workers do not account for a larger percentage of workers' comp accidents than the overall employee population. In a way, the theme of the article seems that NCCI may have been surprised by...Read More
 
 
NCCI's Slow Road to Big Changes in Experience Ratings 11/21/2011
State: NA | Segment: | 513 | 0
Back in September we blogged about the National Council on Compensation Insurance's pending changes in experience rating plans. While initially proposed for this fall, the new implementation schedule (contained in NCCI Circular Letter E-1402) does not even begin until January 2013, at which time...Read More
 
 
NYSAC Enters the WC Market with New Partner PERMA 11/14/2011
By: Mark LaVigne
State: NY | Segment: | 554 | 0
Rate increases, mid-year assessments for pool members, State Comptroller audits pointing to the need for reserves and actuarial studies, the risks inherent in local government operations, dwindling fund balances, the state’s new property tax cap.All of these were among the reasons,...Read More
 
 
New v. Legacy Comp Claims: Where is our Attention? 08/15/2011
State: NA | Segment: | 457 | 0
I've been working on a project for a client that involves, among lots of other things, determining the volume of new and legacy claims in each state. Its been rather eye-opening.For example, Ohio which has pretty good reporting, as one might expect form a monopolistic state had jus...Read More
 
 
Northern Calif. County Considering Radical Work Comp Pilot Project 08/10/2011
State: CA | Segment: | 359 | 0
By Zachary H. SacksSacks & ZolonzOver the last few years, there has been a sustained call at the state capital to crack down on the number of uninsured employers, meaning those who fail to provide the requisite level of work comp coverage.One industry where uninsure...Read More
 
 
Narcotics in Work Comp is a Cultural Problem 07/13/2011
State: NA | Segment: | 502 | 0
By David J. DePaoloWorkCompCentralOver prescription of narcotics in workers' compensation, indeed, general health, is getting lots of publicity lately, and for good reason - the general American population is either becoming hopelessly addicted (and consequently hopelessly nonp...Read More
 
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