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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (6/1/2015)

June 01, 2015 (1 min read)

NCCI Study Examines Relationship Between Accident Report Lag and Claim Cost.

NCCI Posts 2015 Workers Comp Issues Report.

GENEX Warns of Security Breach in Workers Compensation.

Obama Administration, GOP Seeks Reduction in FECA Benefits.

AZ: ICA Posts Latest Maximum Benefit Amounts.

AZ: Jury Awards $4.3M to Electronics Room Worker With Lung Injuries.

CA: Ins. Commissioner OKs New Insurance Product to Fill Gap for Ridesharing Drivers.

CA: Senate Passes SB 792 Mandating Vaccines for Pre-School, Day Care Workers.

CT: House Leaders Say Firefighter Cancer Bill Likely to Stall.

CT: Lawmakers Change 72 Hour Limit for Physician Reporting Opioid Prescriptions to 7 Days.

IL: House Passes Bill to Add PTSD for Medical Marijuana Use.

MA: Court Rules Boston Taxicab Drivers Are Independent Contractors.

MA: DIA Announces FY2016 Workplace Safety Grant.

MA: Senate OKs Proposal to Require Pharmacies to Report Opioid Purchases Within 24 Hours.

MI: WCRI Reports Michigan Workers Comp Costs Lower Than Most States.

MN: DLI Posts Summary of Workers Comp Bill Signed by Governor.

NE: WCC Announces Vocational Rehabilitation Meeting Results of April 17.

NH: House Committee Approves SB 133 Workers Comp Medical Fee Schedules.

NH: State Senate Expected to Vote This Week on Bill Legalizing Marijuana.

NY: Franklin County Warns Legislators of Workload “Avalanche” Due to Workers Comp Changes.

OR: WCD Revises Cost-of-Living Matrix, Vocational Assistance Fee Schedule.

OR: DCBS Implements Changes to Employer-at-Injury Program, SDB Reimbursement Requests.

OR: Governor Signs HB 2546 Restricting Use of e-Cigarettes at Work, Restaurants, Bars.

TX: Senate Confirms Brannan as Commissioner of Workers Compensation.

TX: Ins. Commissioner Appoints Four to Workers’ Comp Appeals Panel.

TX: DWC Posts Reminder Re: Access Card Program Effective June 1.

TX: Texas Mutual to Distribute $225M Dividend to Policyholders Starting in July.

TX: Open Carry Law for Guns in Public Sent to Governor Who Is Expected to Sign.

WI: Budget Committee Votes in Favor for Parts of Governor’s Workers Comp Proposal.









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