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Workers' Compensation

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (11/17/2014)

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NCCI Posts Comprehensive WC Financial Results for 2013, Estimates for 2014.

A.M. Best Reports Recent Improvement in U.S. Workers Comp Industry Results.

Workers Comp Benchmarking Study Released Nov. 2014.

Survey: 37% of Americans Believe Workers Comp Claimants Don’t Want to Work.

Marijuana Business Convention in Vegas Draws 3,000 Attendees.

CA: Insurance Commissioner Recommends Lower Advisory Pure Premium Rate.

CA: WCIRB Releases Updated SB 863 Cost Monitoring Report.

CA: DWC Issues Revisions to WCIS Rules for Additional 15 Day Comment Period.

CA: Maximus Reports Fourth Quarter 2014 Revenue Growth of 13 Percent.

CA: L.A. City Attorney Sues Several Govt. Contractors for Alleged Worker Misclassification.

CA: Wage Theft Rampant in So. Cal. Garment Industry.

CT: WCRI: Physician-Dispensed Drug Prices Still 30-60% Higher Than Pharmacy Prices.

FL: WCRI: Medical Payments Per Claim Grew at Moderate Rate.

FL: FLOIR Approves 5.2% Decrease in WC Rates.

FL: OJCC Reports Decrease in Defense Attorney Fees.

KS: KDOL Reports Decrease in Workplace Deaths in 2012.

KY: Governor Reappoints Stivers to Workers’ Compensation Board.

MT: State Fund Board Approves Record Dividend of $20M.

MT: Lawmakers to Address Voc Rehab Benefits, WCC Vacancies, Loss-Run Insurance Data.

NH: US DOL Signs Agreement With NH to Reduce Employee Misclassification.

NM: NCCI Explains 4% Increase in Loss Cost Filing.

OR: Judge Dismisses Terminated SAIF Executive’s Lawsuit Against Predecessor.

SC: WCC Adopts Administrative Policy for Use of Court Reporters.

SC: WCC Posts Agenda for Nov. 17 Meeting.

TX: Investigation Finds “Loophole” Prevents Injured Workers From Receiving Medicare.

TX: Physical Rehab Clinic Under Investigation for Possible Fraud in Treating Postal Workers.

TX: TDI Proposes Rule Changes for Examining Expenses, Assessments.

WA: L&I Posts Treatment Guidelines - Cervical Radiculopathy, Myelopathy Eff. 12-1-2014.

WI: WCD to Hold Public Meeting Dec. 11 Regarding Statute, Rule Changes.

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