National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (8/18/2014)

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WILG to Honor Steven M. Birnbaum With 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Insurers Complain About Sky-High Prices Charged by Compound Pharmacies.

A.M. Best Reports State Funds’ Premium Volume Increased for Third Consecutive Year.

OSHA Extends Comment Period on Proposed Rule for Workplace Injury Tracking.

U.S. Senator to Seek $10M to Reduce Black Lung Case Backlog.

Study: Use of Nanoparticles in Production Line Causes Serious Health Effects in Workers.

A.M. Best Reports Captives Outperforming Their Commercial Counterparts.

CA: WCIRB Authorizes 6.7% Increase for 2015 Rate Filing.

CA: Study: Calif. Businesses Have 19% Higher Operating Costs Than Other States.

CA: DWC Posts Ethics Advisory Committee Annual Report for 2013.

CA: DWC Issues First 15-Day Notice Re: MTUS Proposed Changes.

CA: Injured Workers Group to Protest SB 863 Reforms at CHSWC Aug. 18 Meeting.

FL: Naples Farm Workers Plead Not Guilty to WC Fraud, Identify Theft.

IL: IDES Reports 20,000 Workers Misclassified as Independent Contractors in 2013.

IN: Governor Reappoints Hamilton as WCB Chairwoman, Reappoints 4 Others to WCB.

LA: Claimant Gets Hit With Forfeiture of Benefits and Stiff Penalties for Misrepresentations.

NJ: Court Affirms MRSA Claim; Timeline, Location of Body, Hospital Treatment as Key Factors.

NY: WCB Vice-Chair Frances Libous Under Investigation.

NY: One Month Deadline Looms for 9/11 Responders’ Workers Comp Claims.

NY: WCB Issues Notice of Serving Legal Papers, Subpoenas on Board.

OH: Governor Proposes Another $1B Rebate for Ohio Employers.

OK: Governor Won’t Ask Workers’ Comp Commissioners to Resign.

OK: Former Asst. AG Files Wrongful Termination Suit Over WCC Controversy.

OR: DCBS Posts Characteristics of WC System 1968-2013.

OR: WCD Posts Notice of EDI Medical Bill Data Reporting, Waiver of Civil Penalties.

RI: DWC Updates Maximum/Minimum Benefit Rates.

TN: High Court Reinstates Benefits for Injured Worker Who Accepted Voluntary Buy Out.

TX: DWC Posts Recent Enforcement Actions.

VA: Governor Signs Executive Order to Establish Worker Misclassification Task Force.

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