National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (2/3/2014)

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KKR to Purchase Sedgwick for $2.4B.

ACOEM Comments on Proposed Silica Rule.

NCCI Posts FAQs on Terrorism Risk Insurance Act.

AK: HB 141 Relates to Fees for Medical Treatment Outside of State.

AK: HB 149 Would Create Presumption of Compensability as Specified for Firefighters.

AK: SB 35 Would Allow Collective Bargaining Agreements to Supersede WC Act as Specified.

AK: WCD Updates COLA Calculator.

AK: WCD Posts New Mileage Rate.

AZ: SB 1181 Would Change Insurance Guaranty Fund’s Handling of WC Claims.

AR: High Court Hears Arguments re Marijuana Use by Injured Workers in Explosion Accident.

CA: DWC Announces Recipients of Carrie Nevans Community Service Award.

CA: CHSWC Posts 2014 Meeting Schedule.

CA: Former Pro Athletes Filed 1,980 Claims Before AB 1309 Sept. 15 Effective Date.

FL: DWC Posts Results, Accomplishments Report for 2013.

FL: New Stop Work Order Rule Goes Into Effect Jan. 30.

HI: NAMIC Eyes 3 Bills That Could Impact Costs, Create Problems for Insurers/Employers.

ID: SB 1252 Would Amend Laws Relating to Self-Insured Employers.

IA: Woman Sprayed With Fire Hose Denied Workers’ Comp for Mental Trauma Claim.

LA: LWCC Board of Directors Elects Officers.

NV: NCCI Requests 3.2 Percent Workers Comp Rate Hike.

NY: WCB Proposes Rule Changes re Electronic Filing of Reports, Notices.

NY: NYSIF Board of Commissioners Elect Theobald as Chairman.

OH: Senators Urged to Prohibit Workers Comp for Undocumented Immigrants; SB 176.

OK: OWCC Launches New Website.

OR: HB 4048 Relates to Loss of Immunity of Public Body for Wrongful Death as Specified.

OR: HB 4104 Relates to Interim Medical Benefits Prior to Acceptance, Denial of Claim.

OR: SB 1558 Would Change Rules for Self-Insured Groups.

PA: High Court Denies to Hear Appeal in Ex-Steeler’s Workers’ Comp Case.

SC: WCC Welcomes New Director of Claims.

SC: WCC Posts January 2014 Business Report.

SC: WCC Posts Instructions for Emailed Claims Forms.

TN: DLW Posts 2012 Fatal Occupational Injuries, Occupational Injuries & Illness Survey.

TX: DWC Posts Recent Enforcement Actions.

TX: Dept. of Insurance Reschedules Meeting to Feb. 18 re Adoption of NCCI Basic Manual.

UT: SB 44 Lowers Causation Threshold for Denying WC Benefits for Intoxication.

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