Workers' Compensation

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (11/2/2015)







Latest Map of Uninsured in America Shows Lack of Health Insurance in the South.

Survey of Occupational Injuries, Illnesses Shows Nearly 3 Million Workplace Injuries in 2014.

EEOC Proposes Allowing Genetic Information for Voluntary Workplace Wellness Programs.

Congressional Blog Warns of Injured Workers Ending Up on SSDI’s “Doorstep”.

GOP Lawmakers Propose Bill to Protect Business Against Recent NRLB Decision.

Insurance Brokers Claim Voluntary Accident & Disability Insurance Can Reduce WC Costs.

AR: WCC Posts 2016 Weekly Workers Comp Rates.

AR: WCC Posts 2016 Maximum Total Disability Rate.

AR: WCC Proposes to Remove Certificates of Deposits as Acceptable Securities.

CA: Amazon Prime Drivers Propose Class Action for Worker Misclassification.

CA: Ex-Driver Files Complaint Against Uber for Reimbursement of Work-Related Expenses.

CA: WCIRB Actuarial Committee Posts Agenda for Nov. 4 Meeting.

CA: Court of Appeal Upholds Constitutionality of Independent Medical Review.

CA: DWC Posts 2015 Revised Benefit Notice Manual.

CO: Pinnacol Announces Free Worksite Wellness Programs for Policyholders Statewide.

DE: Rating the Gait: A New Take on Permanency in Delaware.

IN: DOL Posts 2014 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

LA: Workers Comp Insurance Rates to Fall 2.7 Percent in 2016.

MN: DLI Reports Workplace Injury Rate at All Time Low.

MO: Wife Loses Dependency Benefits Due to Bigamy Defense.

NJ: Court Rejects Respiratory Reopener Claim of Detective Investigator.

NJ: DWC Announces Latest Version of OSCAR-Calcs Application Now Available.

NJ: DWC Posts Second Injury Fund Information Review Form.

NY: WCB Announces 2016 Assessment Rate.

NY: Comptroller Issues Report on WCB’s Management of Internal Control System.

NY: WCB Posts Fall 2015 BPR Project Director Update.

NY: Physicians Must Complete 4.5 Hour Course Before Prescribing Medical Marijuana.

NC: IC Posts Transcript of Hearing on Proposed Rule Changes.

ND: Audit of WSI Operations, Finances for 2014-2015 Posted on WSI Site.

OH: Nonprofits No Longer Required to Have WC Coverage for Volunteer Corporate Officers.

OR: MLAC to Discuss MLAC Member Terms for Purposes of 2016 Legislation.

PA: Supreme Court Rules Woman Stabbed by Son Not Eligible for Workers Comp.

SD: Advisory Council to Discuss Aggregated Compensation for Workers With Multiple Jobs.

TX: Medical Payments Per Workers Comp Claim Increased 7 Percent in 2013.

TX: CorVel Under Fire for Insensitive Letters to Widows of Police Officers.

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

TX: Workplace Injury, Illness Rate Decreased in 2014.









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