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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (10/27/2014)

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CDC Updates Guidelines for Treatment of Ebola by Health Care Providers.

Insurers Begin to Exclude Coverage of Ebola Claims for Certain Companies.

Oil and Gas Industry: Highest Number of Deaths Due to Explosions, Fires.

Long Term Impact of Ebola on P&C Industry Explored.

AK: NCCI Explains 0.8 Percent Decrease in Loss Cost Filing.

AZ: IC Announces Latest Self-Insured Assessment at 2.25 Percent.

CA: Drobot, Former Owner of Pacific Hospital, Files $50M Defamation Suit.

CA: WC Insurer Prevails in Dispute Re Settlement Proceeds; Anti-SLAPP Motion Denied.

CA: Former SCIF Adjuster Now Labor Relations Officer at CA Dept. of H.R.

CA: WCRI Estimates Effect of SB 863 Fee Schedule Changes.

CA: DWC Accepting Nominations for 2015 Carrie Nevans Community Service Awards.

CA: DWC Issues Revised Copy Service Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Changes.

CA: DIR Proposes Changes to Return to Work Supplement Program Rules.

CO: Average Workers Comp Loss Costs, No Change for 2015.

FL: OJCC Reports Filing Volumes Increases for 2013-2014.

FL: CFO Jeff Atwater Expected to Win Reelection.

LA: Appeals Court Rejects Workers Comp Claim of Former Pro Athlete.

ME: MEMIC Expands Services Into Maryland, Virginia.

MI: WCA to Hold Hearing Nov. 7 re Health Care Fee Schedule Changes.

NJ: Senate Passes Workers Comp First Responder Bill S264.

NY: WCB Posts Changes to Authorized Health Care Providers List.

NY: WCB Posts List of Newly Authorized Health Care Providers.

NC: IC Obtains Approval for 10 Rule Changes.

NC: IC Says WC, VR Rules Held in Abeyance Go Into Effect Nov. 1.

OH: BWC Announces 9.1 Percent Rate Reduction for Ohio Public Employers.

OK: WCC Puts 18 Injured Worker Appeals on Hold.

OR: WCD Publishes Final Rule on Interim Medical Benefits.

OR: WCD Posts 2014 Quarterly Compensable Fatality Report.

OR: WCD Posts 2015 Premium Assessment Rate.

PA: HB 1846 Repackaged Drugs Cap, Physician Dispensing Sent to Governor.

TX: SORM Posts Prevention Measures for Ebola, Pandemic Flu.

TX: DWC Posts Adjusted Gross Annual Payroll Requirements for Season Worker Coverage.

TX: DWC Announces Recent Enforcement Actions.

TX: DWC Seeks Input on Development of Peer Review Plan-Based Audit.

TX: TDI Refused to Release Records With Racial Data.

TX: Texas Law Would Make Medical Malpractice Suit Re Ebola Unlikely.

TX: DWC Proposes Rule Changes for Reporting Standards, Requirements.

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