State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (7/15/2013)

State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (7/15/2013)

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NATIONAL AND STATE NEWS:

Workers Compensation Analysis Group Reaches 20,000 Members on LinkedIn.

Fitch: WC Insurance Market Improving, Expected to Lead to Robust Revenue Growth.

ALLSUP Study Examines Injury and Illness Cases Using a Cross-State Comparison.

GAO Releases July 2013 Report on Federal Employees’ Compensation Act.

House Committee Questions DOL’s Proposals for FECA Reform.

MSHA 2012 Data Show Lowest Mining Death and Injury Rates.

NIOSH Study Examines Effectiveness of Security Measures for Taxi Cab Drivers.

CDC Study Examines Overdose Deaths Among Women 1999-2010.

 

AZ: IC Posts Latest Average Monthly Wage Statutory Maximum.

CA: CDI Announces Settlement With Zurich re Improper Use of WC Insurance Agreements.

CA: Baker Approves Alternative Security Program, Frees Up $7.7B to Support Business.

CA: Lawmakers Reach Compromise on Pro-Athlete Workers Comp Bill.

CA: Dodgers, Giants Back Limitations on Pro Athlete Workers Comp.

CA: WCAB Issues 15-Day Notice re Modified Proposed Amendments to WCAB Rules.

CA: WCIRB to Roll Out Phase 2 of STAR Operating System.

DE: OWC Revises Agreement as to Compensation Paid Form.

DC: AIA Testifies in Support of District of Columbia’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Bill.

FL: DWC Posts FAQs re Reimbursement of Dispensed Repackaged Drugs.

HI: Dept of Labor to Hold Public Meeting re Changes to WC Insurance Cancellation Rules.

IL: Dept of Insurance Posts WC Fraud Unit 2013 Annual Report.

KS: Union Leader Provides Names of 9 Workers Comp Judge Applicants.

MD: WCC Posts New Motion to Compel Medical Authorization Form Eff. 7-22-2013.

MO: Governor Signs Bill to Revive Second Injury Fund.

NJ: Lottery Employees Seek Workers Comp for Exposure to Moldy Tickets.

NY: WCB Outlines Coverage Requirements for Boros Taxis.

NY: Reporter Questions Medical Expert’s Length of Exam of Injured Worker.

OH: BWC Announces $30M in WC Rebates for Lima Region.

OH: BWC Announces $69M in WC Rebates to Lucas and Nearby Counties.

OH: BWC Announces $124M in WC Rebates to Montgomery and Nearby Counties.

OH: BWC Announces $142M in WC Rebates to Hamilton and Nearby Counties.

OR: Medical Advisory Committee Posts Agenda for July 19 Meeting.

RI: Dept of Business Regulation Approves 7.4% Voluntary Loss Cost Increase.

TX: TDI Reports Impact of Texas Pharmacy Closed Formulary.

VA: Southwest Virginia Workers’ Compensation Bar Association Receives Award.

WY: Dem Chairman Blasts GOP for Unprovoked Attacks on Workers, Injured Workers.