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Workers' Compensation

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (11/19/2012)

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Walmart Settles Federal Class Action Suit Over Alleged Interference w/WC Claims.

A.M. Best Report: Overall WC Net Premiums Written Increased in 2011.

Marsh Exec Discusses Pros & Cons of Setting Up a Captive WC Program.

NCCI Report: Comorbidities in Workers Comp Claims Nearly Tripled From AY 2000 to 2009.

US: Reductions in Federal Workers’ Comp Still Possible on Lame Duck’s Plate.

DOL OWCP Issues New Form OWCP-1500 “Health Insurance Claim Form”.

NCCI Posts Latest National Pool Premium Volume Report.


AK: WCB to Conduct Public Meeting Dec. 13 on Medical Costs, Cost Drivers.

CA: DWC Posts FAQs Re SB 863.

CA: DWC Appoints More Members to Medical Treatment Guideline Advisory Committee.

CA: CHSWC Posts Injury and Illness Prevention Program Resources.

CA: DWC Issues Second 15-Day Notice Re Inpatient Hospital Fee Schedule Changes.

CA: DWC Accepting Nominations for 2013 Carrie Nevans Community Service Awards.

CA: WCIRB Testifies at Dept. of Insurance Public Hearing.

CA: WCIRB Announces Free Experience Modification Service Online Website.

CA: DOJ Arraigns Man for Fraud, Money Laundering Re Tribal WC Insurance.

CO: Ins. Dept. Says Employers to See Hike in WC Premiums.

CO: Pinnacol Board Approves 9.5 Percent Rate Increase for 2013.

DE: Hearing for WC Rate Increase Pushed to Dec. 20.

DE: OWC Clarifies Physician/Pharmacy Dispensed Drugs Reimbursed at 100% AWP.

FL: Police Officer Resigns After Being Investigated for Workers Comp Fraud.

GA: NCCI Says Lost Time Claim Frequency Increased 6.3% in 2010.

HI: HEMIC CEO Warns of Rising Medical Costs.

IL: Fee Schedule, Intoxication Rules Now in Effect, Repackaged Prescriptions Not Published Yet.

KS: Insurance Commissioner Approves Aetna Purchase of Coventry Health Care of Kansas.

ME: Bureau of Insurance Approves Decrease in Workers Comp Loss Costs.

MD: WV-Based BrickStreet Mutual to Expand Into Maryland Market.

MI: WCA Clarifies Communication Re Insurers With Service Company or TPA.

NH: SAU 21 Joint Board Wants to Know Its Share of $52M LGC Order.

NH: High Court Affirms Lump Sum WC Settlement Is Subject to Distribution on Divorce.

NJ: Employers Urge Lawmakers to Help Reduce Workers Comp Premiums.

NJ: 23rd Annual Workers’ Comp Bench-Bar Conference to Be Held 12/12.

NM: NCCI Reports Average PPD Indemnity Cost Lower Under AMA Guides Sixth Edition.

NY: WCB Proposes Medical Treatment Guidelines Addition and Improvements.

NY: NYWCA Report Says WC Costs for Businesses Have Declined During Past Two Decades.

OH: BWC Investigations Result in 9 Workers’ Comp Fraud Convictions.

OK: Labor Commissioner Says Adversarial WC System Discourages OK Businesses.

OK: Claimant’s Attorneys Blast Labor Commissioner’s Proposal to Overhaul WC System.

OR: WCD Updates Report on Occupational Safety & Health in Oregon’s Forests.

OR: WCD Seeks Advisory Committee Members Re Employer-at-Injury Program Rules.

PA: WV-Based BrickStreet Mutual Expands Into Pennsylvania Market.

SC: Governor Appoints Ray Farmer as Insurance Commissioner.

TX: New Study Released on Health Care Cost, Utilization in Workers Comp System.

TX: DWC Adopts New Plain Language Notice Re Death Benefits.

UT: Labor Commission Proposes 2 Percent Attorney Fee Increase.

VA: WCRI Says Medical Costs Per Claim Higher Than Most States, Rising Faster.