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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (4/4/2016)

April 04, 2016 (1 min read)

Labor Secretary Says Workers Comp Opt Outs Push Injured Workers to Poverty.

OSHA Reports on Year One of OSHA Severe Injury Reporting Program.

OSHA Publishes Final Rule to Update Standards for Eye and Face Protection.

First Robot-Run Insurance Company Launched, Opens for Business.

AK: LWD Rules for Electronic Submissions to DWC and WCB Effective April 9.

AR: Insurance Regulator Approves Decrease in Workers Comp Rates.

CA: DWC Releases 4th Ed. of Physician’s Guide to Medical Practice.

CA: DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (DMEPOS).

CA: WCIRB Actuarial and Governing Committee Agendas Released.

CA: DIR Issues Statement on RAND Analysis of Proposed Refinery Regulations.

CO: DWC New Dispute Resolution Rules Eff. April 15.

CO: DWC Claim Closure, Settlements, Petitions to Reopen Rules Eff. April 15.

CO: DWC Revised Lower Extremity Guidelines Eff. March 16.

CO: DWC Revised Medical Treatment Guidelines Eff. March 16.

KY: Court Rules Injured Workers Can Decide Where to Fill Prescriptions.

KY: DWC Posts Slides for March 2016 Stakeholder Meeting.

ME: NCCI Explains 0.1 Percent Increase in Loss Cost/Rate Level.

NJ: Director/Chief Judge Issues Memo on Medicare and Conditional Payments.

NM: WCA Proposes Rules to Implement SB 214 Intoxication Levels to Cut Off Benefits.

NM: WCA Posts New Lump Sum Payment Form.

NM: WCA Accepting Applications for IME Through April 30.

NY: Assembly Passes Budget Bill, Authorizes $10M Transfer From Work Comp Fund.

NY: WCB Introduces Voluntary Binding Review Resolution Process.

OR: DCBS Releases 2015 Annual Compensable Fatality Report.

TX: House Committee Mulls How to Fund Workers Comp Fraud Investigations.

UT: Governor Signs SB 127 Time Limits for Reimbursement From Reinsurance Fund.

UT: Governor Signs SB 216 Reimbursement of Hospitals for Certain Services.

UT: Governor Signs SB 146 Employee’s Burden for Permanent Total Disabilities.









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