National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (10/21/2013)

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NATIONAL AND STATE NEWS:

AK: Chamber Discusses Health Care, Workers’ Comp, Wellness.

AK: NCCI Files 3.9% Decrease in Loss Cost Rates.

AZ: NCCI Explains 3.2% Increase in Loss Cost Rates.

CA: CHSWC Approves Final Working Paper on Disproportionate Earnings Losses.

CA: CHSWC OSHA Inspection Targeting Issues Working Paper.

CA: CHSWC Recommends AD Consider Copy Service Fee Schedule Report.

CA: CHSWC Potential Impact of AB 1373 Report.

CA: Ins., Bus. Leaders Survey 2013 Legislation, Brace for SB 863 Impact.

CA: Implant Company Ex-CEO Pleads No Contest for WC Fraud.

CA: WCIRB Posts Agendas for Acturarial, C&R Committee Meetings.

CA: WCIRB Governing Committee to Meet Oct. 23.

DE: Lt. Gov., Lawmakers, Businesses Urge Ins. Regulator to Reject 40% Rate Hike.

FL: High Court Adds Westphal to List of High Profile Cases.

FL: Ex-NAIC Staffer Suggests Possible Ethics Violations re McCarty/NAIC Relationship.

IL: IWCC Updates Fee Schedule.

IA: Iowa Choice of Treating Doctor Laws Examined.

IN: Dept. of Ins. Approves 7.7% Decrease in Loss Cost Rates.

KY: Governor Reappoints 5, Appoints 2 to WCB and DWC.

NM: Judge Woodward Reappointed to WCA.

NY: Man Arrested After Threatening to Kill WCB Judge.

OK: AG Appoints Prosecutor as Head of WC, Ins., Social Security Fraud Unit.

OK: NCCI Explains 14.6% Decrease in Loss Cost Rates.

OR: WCD Posts EDI, Medical Bill Data Rules Eff. 7-1-2014.

TX: Commissioner Bordelon, Sen. Van de Putte Discuss HB 7, Closed Formulary.

TX: DWC Posts Adjusted Gross Annual Payroll Requirements re Seasonal Worker Coverage.

WV: High Court Finds OSHA-Compliant Company Not Liable to Pay Black Lung Claim.

WV: Feds Investigate Bank of Mingo’s Connections to Multi-Million Dollar WC Scheme.

WI: Low WC Costs Due to Low Replacement Income for Injured Workers.

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