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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (11/23/2015)

November 23, 2015 (2 min read)







WCRI: Medical Prices Lower, Grew Slower in States With Medical Fee Schedules.

OSHA Seeks Public Comment on Safety & Health Program Management Guidelines.

US Dept. of Labor Proposes Rule to Update Implementation of EEOICPA.

Documentary Film Made of Temp Worker Killed in Tragic Accident.

Cornell Univ. Releases Data on Reported Injuries by Grad Students.

AZ: ICA Proposes New Rules on Evidence Based Medical Treatment Guidelines.

CA: WCIRB Releases Updated SB 863 Cost Monitoring Report.

CA: DIR Posts Fiscal Year 2015/2016 Assessments for Employers.

CA: Audit Finds Inability to Track L.A. Police on Extended Injury Leave.

CO: Pinnacol Decreases Workers Comp Rates for 2016.

CO: Colorado Medical Board Guidelines Would Rein in Medical Marijuana Physicians.

DE: Commissioner Approves 7.2% Increase in WC Voluntary Market Loss Costs.

FL: FL Insurance Guaranty Assoc. Explains SB 836 Impact on Assessment Process.

GA: 11th Circuit Affirms $2.4M Judgment for Georgia Fund in TPA’s Claims Mishandling.

GA: NCCI Explains 2.8 Percent Increase in Loss Cost Filing.

IL: State Agency Sues to Remove Attorney General From Some Workers Comp Cases.

LA: LWC Focus on Misclassification of Workers Yielding Record Results.


LA: Louisiana Ranked No. 2 Nationally for Worker Safety in 2014.

ME: Lawmakers Plan to Push Firefighter Workers Comp Coverage Bill.

ME: MEMIC Issues $18M Dividend Affecting Nearly 17,000 Maine Employers.

MI: WCA Amends Rules for Investments for Group Self-Insurer Funds.

MI: Governor Signs HB 4362 Regulation of Self-Insurer Excess Assets.

MN: State Officials Seek to Reduce High Rate of Farm Worker Deaths From Tractor Rollovers.

MO: Commission Finds Conversion Disorder Flows From Carpal Tunnel.

MT: LMAC to Review Proposed Bill to Allow Recovery of Medical Benefits.

NJ: Commissioner Approves Filing for No Change in Workers Comp Rates.

NJ: Medical Payments per WC Claim Stable After Rapid Growth in Earlier Years.

NY: Governor Vetoes A7753 Exclusion of Newspaper Deliverers From Wage, Benefit Laws.

NC: NCRB Posts Fourth Annual Medical Data Report for North Carolina.

OH: BWC Addresses Coverage Gap for Employers Doing Business in Other States.

OK: State Audit Says WCC Not Tracking Some Mandatory Assessments.

OR: WCD Revises Request for Reconsideration Forms.

OR: WCD Posts Information on Assessment of Penalties for Claims Reserve Inaccuracies.

PA: House to Vote Soon on SB 3 Medical Marijuana Program.

TX: 28 People Charged in $9.5M Workers Comp Bogus Billing Investigation.

TX: DWC Reorganizes Regional Docketing Workgroups.

TX: DWC Posts Annual Change to Medical Fee Guideline Conversion Factors.

TX: Texas Rate of Days Off for Work Injuries, Illnesses Dropped in 2014.

UT: Lawmakers to Consider Two Separate Medical Marijuana Bills in 2016.

UT: Labor Commission Warns Employers of Solicitation of Required Workplace Posters.

WA: L&I Reports Opioid Epidemic Continues in Washington.

WI: DWD Secretary Appoints New Chief Legal Counsel and Legislative Liaison.







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