National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup: Powered by Larson's (6/4/2012)

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NATIONAL NEWS:

STATE-BY-STATE NEWS:

CA: Insurance Commissioner Approves 8.25% Premium Rate Increase.

CA: Insurance Commissioner Announces Bill to Help Fight Insurance Fraud.

CA: DWC Surveys Copy Service Users.

CA: WCAB Adopts New and Amended Rules Relating to Lien Claims.

CA: Jury Awards $520K to Employee Fired for Disability Suffered On the Job.

FL: FWCJUA Committee Recommends $12.25 M Policyholder Dividend.

FL: Claimant's Attorney Tom Hedler Named Rising Star by Super Lawyers.

FL: ADT Security Firm Adds On-Site Health Clinics for Workers and Their Families.

IL: Claimant's Attorney Kim Presbrey Passes Away.

IN: WCB Posts 2012 Self-Insurance Applications and Guidelines.

IA: Governor Vetoes Funding for WCD Chief Deputy Commissioner Position.

LA: Governor Signs HB 931 E-Filing of Injury Reports.

MI: Accident Fund Celebrates 100 Years of Services.

NE: WCC Notes Error in Medical Fee Schedule Effective 6/1/2012.

NY: NYCIRB Revises Tables of Excess Loss Pure Premium Factors Eff. 10/1/12.

NC: IC Announces EDI Trading Partners Training Dates.

OR: Lou Savage Appointed Oregon Insurance Commissioner.

OR: WCD Seeks Advisory Committee Members Re Rulemaking on EDI; Medical Bill Data.

OR: WCD Seeks Advisory Committee Members Re Disability Rating Standards Rules.

OR: DCBS Posts 1Q 2012 Workplace Fatality Report.

PA: Insurance Dept Levies $16.8M Fine Against AIG Re Premium Taxes, Assessments.

SC: WCC Sends Mediation Rules to General Assembly for Approval.

TX: DWC Finalizes Health Care Providers Pain Management (Opioid) Plan-Based Audit.

TX: High Court Upholds Substantial Verdict for Terminated Injured Worker.

WV: Governor Announces $2.7M Savings in Workers Comp Premiums.