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Workers' Compensation

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (9/2/2014)

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NASI: Job, Earnings Growth Bumps Up Workers Comp Benefits and Costs.

Ninth Circuit Rules FedEx Misclassified Workers as Independent Contractors.

AIG CEO Seeks to “Manage Down Cost of Risk”.

AL: Court Issues Two Important Decisions re Future Medical Care and Treatment.

CA: AB 1897 Temporary Worker Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk.

CA: DWC Final Medical Provider Network Services Regs Now in Effect.

CA: Insurance Commissioner Issues Decision on 2015 Filing.

CA: WCIRB Releases First Quarter 2014 Experience.

CA: WCIRB Actuarial and Governing Committee Agendas Released.

CA: WCIRB Hearing Date Set for 1-1-2015 Pure Premium Rate Filing.

CA: DIR Signs Alliance to Assist Educating Mexican Workers on Labor Rights.

CA: Multiple State Agencies Combine Efforts to Conduct Underground Economy Sweep.

CA: New Study Shows 1 in 6 Constructions Workers in Calif. Misclassified.

CT: UConn Releases 2014 Study on Occupational Diseases in State.

DE: Workers Comp Oversight Panel Starts Work on Medical Fee Schedule.

FL: NCCI Recommends 2.5% Decrease in Workers’ Comp Rate.

FL: State Files Appeal of Judge’s Ruling on Unconstitutionality of Exclusive Remedy.

IL: AG Investigates Immigrant Worker Abuse at Chinese Buffet Restaurants.

IL: NCCI Explains 6.2 Percent Decrease in Voluntary Loss Cost and Rate Filing.

IA: NCCI Explains 3.7 Percent Decrease in Voluntary Rate Filing.

KY: Claimant Attorney’s Fees Cap Applies Despite Multiple Proceedings to Recover Benefits.

KY: Dept. of Insurance Approves Annual Rate Filing.

MA: Four Family Members Plead Guilty in $25M Temp Agency Scam.

NV: DIR Posts Amended Medical Fee Schedule With Telemedicine Reimbursement.

NY: Truckers Blast WCB Attempt to Get 75% of Self-Insured Trust Assessment.

OK: Widow of Firefighter Who Died in Training Receives $503K Award.

OR: Governor to Nominate 3 New Members to SAIF Board.

OR: WCD Updates 2013 Workers Comp Claims Costs Tables.

RI: DLT Announces Rate Reduction for Insurers Providing Workers Comp Coverage.

SD: Workers Comp Advisory Council to Discuss Prompt Payment Laws Sept. 10.

WV: NCCI Explains 7.3 Percent Decrease in Loss Cost Filing.

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