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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (1/13/2014)

January 13, 2014 (2 min read)

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NIOSH Publishes Workers Comp Insurance Primer for Public Health.

AFG Acquires WC Insurer Summit Holdings From Liberty Mutual.

CA: SB 626 Would Change 24-Visit Cap, IMR Appeals, Impairment Ratings.

CA: Governor Releases Budget Summary 2014-15.

CO: Changes Sought re Doctor Choice, Safety Rule Violations, Separation Agreements.

FL: HB 271 Would Limit Penalties for Workers Comp Insurance Coverage.

HI: HB 272 Would Protect Public Employees From Workplace Bullying.

HI: DLIR Posts 2014 Workers Comp Medical Fee Schedule Changes.

ID: IC Adopts Pending Rule re Self-Insured Employers Security for Compensation.

IL: GOP Lawmakers File SB 2622 to Limit Workers’ Comp Benefits.

IL: Governor Appoints Arbitrator Mathis as Commissioner.

MA: Div. of Insurance to Hold Hearing Jan. 30 on Workers Comp Rate Hike.

MS: Ex-Felons Job Challenged Due to Work Comp Insurance Policies.

MS: WCC Announces New Maximum Weekly Benefit Rate.

MT: Labor-Management Advisory Council to Meet Jan. 16.

NH: HB 439 Would Increase WC Benefits to 66 2/3% of Worker’s AWW.

NJ: SB 613 Would Phase In COLA Benefit Increases; Fiscal Analysis Posted.

NM: GOP Lawmaker Seeks to Close Loophole for Intoxication Cases.

NY: Governor’s Executive Order OK’s Medical Marijuana With Restrictions.

NY: WCB Releases Business Process Re-Engineering Fact Sheet.

NY: WCB Executive Director Explains Need to Improve Outdated WC System.

NY: WCB Accepting Comments Through Feb. 7 on Proposed IME Rule Changes.

NY: NYSIF Welcomes New Executive Director.

NY: WCB Posts 1/10/2014 List of Authorized Health Care Providers.

OK: Governor’s Husband to Stop Practicing Law Before Workers Comp Commission.

OK: WCC Posts Proposed Emergency Rules to Enact Reforms.

PA: Court Reverses WCAB’s Decision That Denied Lung Cancer Victim’s Claim.

TX: Dept. of Insurance Files Petition to Adopt NCCI Workers Comp Manuals.




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