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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (10/5/2015)

October 05, 2015 (2 min read)

 NCCI Posts Sept. 2015 Quarterly Economics Briefing Newsletter.

ProPublica Wins Journalism Award for ‘Insult to Injury’ Workers’ Comp Series.

EEOC Declares Workers Comp Guidelines Don’t Supersede ADA.

AL: NCCI Explains 8.2 Percent Decrease in Loss Cost Filing.

CA: DWC Launches New Online QME Form 106 Panel Process 10/1/2015.

CA: Grand Jury Testimony Released in Alleged Insurance Fraud Scheme Case.

CA: Claims Adjuster Pleads Guilty for Paying Bogus WC Claims for Pro Athlete.

CA: DWC Posts Draft Revisions to Benefit Notice Manual.

CT: NCCI Explains 3.9 Percent Decrease in Loss Cost Filing.

CT: WCC Posts Latest Maximum Weekly Compensation Rate.

FL: NCCI Explains 1.9 Percent Decrease in Loss Cost Filing.

FL: DWC Posts Reminder of New Reimbursement Manual for ASCs Eff. 1-1-2016.

FL: Nominating Commission Lists Judges for Reappointment, New Nominees.

GA: SBWC to Upgrade Integrated Claims Management Web-Based System.

LA: Louisiana Work Fatalities for 2014 Released.

ME: MEMIC Announces $18M Dividend for Policyholders.

MA: DIA Announces Public Comment Sessions to Conduct Regulatory Review.

MS: WCC Posts FAQs on ICD-10 Transition, Fee Schedule.

MO: Jury Awards $7M to Former ALJ of DLIR in Disability Lawsuit.

NE: Lawmakers Mull Over Problems With Vocational Rehabilitation.

NM: WCA Posts Fee Schedule, Billing Instructions Eff. 1-1-2016.

NC: Misclassification Bill H482 Stalls While Legislature Set to Adjourn.

NC: IC Releases 2015 Annual Report.

OH: BWC Says New Comp Law Provides Relief for Ohio Nonprofit Organizations.

OK: WCC to Hear Injured Worker’s Appeal Even Though Employer Opted Out.

OR: SAIF Board of Directors Announce $120M Dividend.

OR: WCD Updates Medical Reporting Forms.

OR: WCD Updates Spanish Version of Health Care Provider’s Report.

TN: Bill Seeks to Cap Benefits, Limits Coverage of Workers Comp Claims.

TN: High Court Orders Payment of $16M Refund to Out-of-State Insurance Companies.

TX: Opinion Piece Blasts Texas Mutual’s System of Justice.

TX: Travis County DA Suspends Fraud Agreement With Texas Mutual.

TX: DWC Posts Interest Rate, Discount Rate for 10/1/2015-12/31/2015.

TX: DWC Seeks Input on Claim File Retention Period.

TX: DWC Proposes Changes to Amount, Payment of Temporary Income Benefits.









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