National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (8/25/2014)

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NCCI Examines State of the Economy and Impact on Workers Comp Insurance.

DEA to Publish Final Rule Rescheduling Hydrocodone Combination Products.

Legal Talk Network Covers Offsets, Overlaps in WC and Social Security Disability.

New Emerging Issues for Obesity to Impact Workers Comp Costs.

CMS to Enhance WCMSA Portal Re Collection of Prescription Drug Information.

CA: Governor Signs AB 2732: IMR Request Form, Liens, Other Technical Changes.

CA: AB 2616 MRSA Presumption for Health Care Workers Sent to Governor.

CA: State Assembly Passes SB 1443 Ethics Bill.

CA: WCIRB Submits 2015 Advisory Pure Premium Rate Filing to CDI.

CA: DWC Issues Notice of Hearing to Revise Hospital Outpatient/ASC Fee Schedule.

CA: CHSWC Requests Feedback on Public Sector Self-Insured Program.

DE: Governor, Lt. Gov. to Meet w/WC Oversight Panel to Discuss Rate Reduction.

DC: D.C. Council to Hold Hearing Sept. 26 on DOES’ Workers Comp Problems.

FL: Judge’s Controversial Ruling in FWA v. State of FL Expected to Be Appealed.

FL: DWC Posts Presentations from WCI Educational Conference.

FL: NCCI Proposes 2.5 Percent Decrease in WC Rates.

IL: IWCC Post Updates to Maximum/Minimum Benefit Rates.

IA: Annual Service Bonus Included in Employee’s AWW Computation.

IA: Opinion: Governor Weakens Work Comp Judges’ Protection From Political Process.

KY: NCCI Explains 6.9% Decrease in Loss Cost Filing.

MA: Governor Signs Workplace Policy on Domestic Violence Leave of Absence Bill.

MA: State Audit Makes Recommendations to Improve DIA Accountability, Efficiency.

NV: DIR Proposes Permanent Impairment Guidelines for Subsequent Injury Account Claims.

NH: Insurance Dept. Schedules Rate Hearing Sept. 30.

OH: Employers Might Receive BWC Pay Out in February.

OH: No Employment Relationships When Informal Arrangement Re Horse Boarding.

OK: WCC OK’s Decisions to Ax 16 Employees, Hire New Employees, Spend $10K.

OR: WCD Proposes 2015 Premium Assessment Rate of 6.2 Percent.

OR: WCD Publishes Final Rules re Financial Viability of Self-Insured Employer Groups.

RI: DLT Announces Rate Reduction for Insurers Providing Workers Comp Coverage.

SC: New Net Present Value Tables to Increase Employers’ Indemnity Costs.

SD: Lawyer Argues Bonuses Should Be Included in Workers’ Earnings.

TX: DWC Posts Informal Rule re Lifetime Income Benefits.

TX: Editorial Calls for Mandatory Workers Comp Coverage for High Risk Industries.

WA: L&I Considers Adopting Rules to Implement New DSM-5 in Workers Comp Program.

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