Workers' Compensation

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (6/29/2015)







WCRI Study Examines Variation of Surgery Rates Across States.

Coventry Workers Comp Services Releases 2014 Drug Trends Analysis.

National Survey Finds Big Decline in Poor Uninsured After Affordable Care Act.

US Sup. Ct.: Same-Sex Couples May Marry, Obtain All Marriage-Related Benefits.

Big Business Case for Same Sex Marriage.

Employment Expert Warns of “Hidden Traps” for Employers in Same-Sex Ruling.

JAMA: New Meta Analysis of Cannabinoids for Medical Use.

How the Press Misunderstood JAMA Study on Medical Marijuana.

CA: DWC Announces Temporary Total Disability Rates for 2016.

CA: Zurich, SCIF, AIG, CNA, Other Insurers to Ramp Up Work Comp Business in 2015.

CA: Senate Confirms Sum as Chief of Cal/OSHA, Carter as OSH Appeals Board Chair.

CA: WCIRB President Outlines Accomplishments, Proposals for 2015-2016.

CA: WCIRB Submits Regulatory Filing to Dept. of Insurance.

CA: DWC Posts Scope of Practice for Physician Specialties Relevant to QME System.

CA: Governor Signs 2015-2016 Budget, Funding for State Compensation Insurance Fund.

CA: Governor Signs 2015-2016 Budget, Funding for Dept. of Industrial Relations.

CA: Governor Appoints Former SCIF Adjuster to Calif. Dept. of Human Resources.

FL: DWC Issues Order Setting Assessment Rate for WCATF for CY2016.

IL: Senate Committee of the Whole to Review Workers Comp System on Tuesday.

IA: Iowa Workforce Announces Injury Benefits Increase Eff. July 5.

MA: Governor Announces Working Group on Opioid Abuse.

MI: Governor Makes Appointment to Michigan Compensation Appellate Commission.

NJ: Governor Appointments for Workers Comp Court Judges Approved by Senate.

NY: SWCB Announces New Maximum Weekly Benefit Rate Eff. July 1.

ND: WSI Hires Firm to Provide Identity Repair Services Due to Data Breach.

OH: BWC Targets Improved Quality, Coordination of Care for Injured Workers.

OR: DCBS Posts 2013 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Report.

OR: Governor Signs SB 2644 No Immunity for Wrongful Death in Workplace.

OR: Governor Signs HB 2764 Workers’ Comp Attorney Fees.

PA: Lawmaker Introduces More Restricted, Heavily Regulated Bill for Medical Marijuana.

RI: WCC Medical Advisory Board Posts Sept. 22 Meeting Agenda.

TX: DWC Posts Discount Rate, Interest Rate for 7/1/15-9/30/15.









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