TX: Medical Costs Per Claim Stabilized After 4 Years

Cambridge, MA (CompNewsNetwork) - After four years of decreases, medical costs per workers’ compensation claim in Texas stabilized in 2007, reflecting the impact of reforms enacted in 2001 and much of those passed in 2005, according to a study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI...

Texas 82nd Regular Legislative Session Proposed House Bill and Senate Bills Affecting Workers’ Compensation

By Stuart D. Colburn, Shareholder, Downs Stanford On January 11, 2011, the legislature will meet for the 82 nd Regular Session. Downs Stanford will be tracking bills affecting workers’ compensation. Currently, there are three bills that warrant your attention: • SB 93 relates...

Oklahoma Opt Out Legislation Fails: A Post Mortem

By Thomas A. Robinson Late last Wednesday evening (April 25th), supporters of a controversial bill that would have allowed some Oklahoma employers to “opt out” of the state’s traditional workers’ compensation system [ see Oklahoma House Bill 2155 ] fell short of having sufficient...