National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (12/2/2013)

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (12/2/2013)

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NATIONAL AND STATE NEWS:

CA: DIR WC Policy Assessment Rates for FY 2013/14 Reflect Aggregate Reduction of $9.5M.

CA: WCIRB Posts 2014 Manuals and Plans.

CA: WCIRB Actuarial Committee to Meet Dec. 4.

CA: WCIRB Announces 2014 Nominations for Governing, Classification, Rating Committees.

CA: Mark Webb on Meaning of Lien Activation Fee Injunction; New Lawsuit Kancilia v. Brown.

CA: Julius Young on Controversy of Alleged DWC Interference With IMR Process.

CA: Julius Young on Valdez Decision: Victory for Injured Workers.

CO: Dems Seek to Resurrect Workers Comp Reform Efforts.

IN: Costs Per Claim for Injured Worker Medical Care Higher Than Most States and Rising.

KY: Firefighters Association Backs Cancer Presumption Legislation.

MN: DLI Adopts Rule Changes for Procedure & Practice Eff. 1-1-2014.

NV: Revisions Posted for Proposed Rules on Telemedicine Services.

NJ: Commissioner Approves 3.6% Rate Hike.

NJ: Calderone Outlines New Procedures for Interrogatories in Medical Provider Claims.

NM: Governor Appoints Childers as New Workers’ Comp Director.

NC: Insurance Commissioner Approves 4.2% Rate Increase.

OK: Supreme Court Agrees to Rule on New Workers’ Comp Law Reforms.

OK: WC Commission Proposes Emergency Rules to Enact SB 1062 Reforms.

OK: WC Court to Hold Public Hearing Dec. 18 on Proposed Rule Changes.

SC: WCC Announces New eCase Features.

TX: DWC Repeals Outdated Rule re Sanctions Against Insurers for Failure to File Notice.

TX: DWC Repeals Outdated Rule re Required Information to Insureds.

TX: TDI Posts Summaries of New Laws Affecting Carriers.

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