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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (11/25/2013)

November 25, 2013 (3 min read)

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AM Best Identifies Top 25 Workers Comp Carriers: Liberty Mutual #1; SCIF #10.

NCCI Releases Latest Financial Results for Workers’ Comp Industry.

AIA: CMS Interim Final Rule for SMART Act Web Portal Undermines Goals of Act.

Fourth Class Action Filed Against AIG Alleging Underreported WC Premiums.

Legal Talk Network Examines Medical Treatment Guidelines.

CA: SCIF Declares $100M Policyholder Dividend.

CA: OAL Approves Final Supplemental Job Displacement Benefit Rules.

CA: Meat Grinder Not a Power Press for Purposes of Exclusivity Exception.

CA: WCIRB Provides Guidance on Understanding the Experience Period.

CA: WCIRB: Insurance Commissioner Issues Decision on 2014 Rate Filing.

FL: Governor Reappoints 4, Appoints 1 as Judges of Compensation Claims.

FL: DWC Submits Latest Special Disability Trust Fund Liability Estimates.

FL: DWC Proposes Rule re Stop Work Orders for LLCs.

GA: NCCI Explains 2.3% Increase in Loss Cost Filing.

IL: IWCC: Settlement Contracts Should Be Sent to Currently Assigned Arbitrators.

LA: LWCC Promotes Two in Safety and Communications Dept.

LA: NCCI Files for 5.1% Decrease in Loss Cost Rates.

ME: Dept of Labor Posts Report on Workplace Slip and Falls on Ice.

MD: WCC Accepting Comments for Proposed Regulatory Changes.

MN: DLI Accepting Comments on Proposed Long Term Use Opioid Rules.

MS: High Court to Hear Appeal in Double Amputee’s WC Claim.

MT: Montana State Fund Declares Largest Dividend ($12M) in 15 Years.

NY: WCB’s Lawsuits to Recover $800M Stirs Up Hornet’s Nest.

NY: Broome County Creates Task Force to Tackle Workers Comp Fraud.

NY: Governor Signs A7803 to Reopen 9/11 Responder Claim Registrations.

NY: WCB Reopens WTC Registry.

NY: AG, Labor Dept Partner With US DOL to Reduce Employee Misclassification.

OH: Governor Reappoints Gallucci to Industrial Commission Nominating Council.

OK: Attorneys Present Oral Arguments in WC Reform Case.

OR: MAC Hears Testimony on BiOM Ankle, Discusses AMA Guides Sixth.

TX: DWC Proposes Rule Changes re SOAH Hearings.

TX: Workplace Injury, Illness Rate Below U.S. Rate Again.

VA: WCC Posts Reminder re Medical Records and Designations.

WA: Lawmaker Pushes for WC Reform After Union Rejects Boeing Contract Offer.

WV: Fire Marshall Lacks Staffing, Authority to Audit VFDs Pursuant to HB 103 Legislation.


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