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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (8/24/2015)

August 24, 2015 (2 min read)

Shareholders Allege TriNet Group Failed to Disclose Claims Trends, Including WC.

OSHA Establishes New Procedures for Early Resolution Process in ADR Program.

Uber Allegedly Failed to Uncover Criminal Records of 25 Drivers in Two Calif. Cities.

AZ: ICA Revises Notice of Claim Status Form.

AZ: Governor Names New Acting Director of Insurance.

CA: DWC Announces Sept.8 Public Meeting to Discuss Evidence-Based Drug Formulary.

CA: WCIRB Submits 2016 Advisory Pure Premium Rate Filing to CDI.

CA: Governor Signs AB 553 Oversight of Insurance Companies to Reduce Insolvencies.

CA: WCIRB Posts Updates to CA Workers Comp Aggregate Medical Payment Trends.

CA: CalChamber Issues Midyear Report on Key Employment Law Developments.

CA: Medical Mgmt Exec in Fatal Plane Crash Once Had $70M Worth of Liens Dismissed.

CA: Two Federal Court Rulings Send Clear Message to Employers Who Misclassify Workers.

CO: Lawsuit Filed to Make PTSD Covered Under Medical Marijuana Laws.

CT: Labor Dept. Shuts Down 23 Nail Salons for Alleged Wage Abuse.

CT: WCC Posts Latest Statute Book: Workers Comp Act, Regulations, Forms.

CT: Medical Board to Draft Rules on Marijuana Use for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.

FL: DWC Adopts Rules on Stop-Work Orders, Employer’s Business Record Retention Period.

FL: Legislature Must Still Ratify New Health Care Provider Reimbursement Manual.

FL: NCCI Proposes 2.2 Percent Workers Comp Rate Decrease.

FL: John Hopkins Study: Florida Laws Reduce Amount of Opioids Prescribed.

HI: A.M. Best Rates HEMIC “A (Excellent)”.

IA: NCCI Files a 2.7% Increase in Workers Comp Rates.

KS: KDOL Secretary Derails Nomination of Attorney for ALJ Position.

KY: NCCI Explains 3.5 Percent Decrease in Loss Cost Filing.

MD: Roxanne Pitts, Executive Director of Uninsured Employers Fund, Has Passed Away.

MA: Legislation Seeks to Regulate Transportation Network Companies.

MT: State Auditor’s Office to Oversee Montana State Fund.

NJ: Senate Confirms Montes-Infante as Workers Compensation Judge.

NJ: LWD Posts Revel Final Decree and Order Closing Chapter 11 Cases.

OK: WCC Adopts New Policies to Help Employers Comply With Workers Comp.

OR: SAIF Posts Reminder of ICD-10 Requirement on Medical Bills Starting Oct. 1.

OR: WCD Publishes Final (Permanent) Medical Services Rules.

SC: WCC Approves 19 Applications to Self-Insure.

TN: Court: Job Applicant With Prior Comp Injury Can’t Sue Employer for Failure to Hire.

TX: DWC Posts Safety & Health Update August 2015.

WI: Insurance Commissioner Announces New Electronic-Filing Tool.









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