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Workers' Compensation

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (1/11/2016)







Doctor’s Union Challenges Medical Management Companies, Outsourcing.

US DOL Reports US Mining Deaths Dropped to New Lows in 2015.

AIG Invests in Wearable Devices to Promote Workplace Safety.

91 Percent of Patients Overdosing on Opioids Continued to Get Painkiller Prescriptions.

CDC Holds First Public Hearing on Proposed Opioid Guidelines.

SSA Proposes Rule to Extend Period of Workers Comp Offset.

NAIC Reports on Profitability by Line by State for 2014.

U.S. Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Address Hazards for Health Care Workers Lifting Patients.

CA: WCIRB: Calif. Claim Frequency Remains Higher Than in Other States.

CA: Former Presiding Judge Andrew Cohen Passes Away.

CA: Dept. of Insurance Cites 2015 Initiatives for Fighting Fraud, Underground Economy.

CA: Governor Reappoints Sherman to Calif. Fraud Assessment Commission.

CA: Governor Appoints Two New Cal/OSHA Deputy Chiefs.

CA: Top Trends for California Employers in 2016 Include Workers’ Comp Considerations.

CA: Contractors, Subcontractors to See Uptick in Enforcement of WC Insurance Requirements.

CT: Mileage Reimbursement Rate Falls.

CT: WCC Posts 2016 Hospital and Ambulatory Surgical Center Fee Schedule.

FL: DWC Summarizes Efforts to Combat Workers Comp Fraud, Employer Non-Compliance.

FL: DWC Issues 2015 Results and Accomplishments Report.

FL: Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty to Resign May 2, 2016.

KY: Former Rep. Tanya Pullin Sworn In as Administrative Law Judge.

LA: WCA Adopts Rules on Complaints Re: Judicial Conduct, Electronic Billing, Venue.

MA: DOI to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Workers Comp Rate Hike on Jan. 29.

MO: DWC Adopts Reasonable Standard Means Test for Suspending PTD Benefits.

NJ: DWC Posts Latest Schedule of Disabilities and Maximum Benefits.

NJ: DWC Posts Latest Maximum/Minimum Workers Comp Rates.

NJ: Plaintiff, Husband Can’t Sue Plaintiff’s Employer for Assault, Battery, Sexual Harassment.

NY: WCB Posts November Timeliness of Controversy Reports.

OK: WCC Posts 2016 Mileage Reimbursement Rate.

OK: WCC Posts Latest Death Benefit Rates.

OK: WCC Posts New Maximum Weekly Compensation Rates.

OK: Compensation Paid/Suspension of Payment Form Now Submittable on WCC Website.

OR: MLAC to Discuss 2016 Legislative Review at Jan. 27 Meeting.

PA: Drivers for Uber Black File Lawsuit for Worker Misclassification.

SC: WCC Posts New Mileage Reimbursement Rate.

SC: WCC Posts Net Present Value Tables.

SC: WCC Posts Agenda for Jan. 11 Meeting.

TX: DWC Updates Change of “N” Status Drugs in Drug Formulary.

WY: DWS Launches New Feature for Employers to Access Their Workers Comp Info.









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