National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (10/22/2012)

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (10/22/2012)

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NATIONAL NEWS:

New Study Analyzes Ethnic Disparities Among Injured Construction Workers.

MSHA: Mining Fatality, Injury Rates Fell to Historic Low in 2011.

NCCI Posts Latest Residual Market Assignment Statistics.

STATE NEWS:

AK: NCCI Recommends 3.6 Percent Decrease for Loss Cost Filing.

CA: DWC Posts SB 863 Web Pages.

CA: DWC Posts Notice of Changes to Inpatient Hospital Fee Schedule.

CA: Dan Walters at Sac Bee Assesses SB 863 Reforms.

CA: Insurance Commissioner Announces $1M in Funds to Combat Fraud in Ventura County.

DE: More Push Back on WC Rate Increase.

DE: Workers Comp Rate Hearing Rescheduled for Nov. 20.

FL: DWC Announces Rules Covering Employees Engaged in Work in Florida Now Effective.

FL: CFO Announces Another Arrest Made in Operation Dirty Money.

FL: Lawmakers Urged to Consider WC Reforms Due to Proposed Rate Hike.

FL: Newspaper Questions 2005 WC Ruling by Three Justices Up for Retention.

IA: Court Rules Gastric Bypass Surgery, Subsequent Weight Loss Not Change in Condition.

KY: Governor Says New Law Working to Curb Prescription Drug Abuse.

ME: NCCI Recommends 1.8 Percent Decrease in Loss Cost Filing.

MI: Lt. Gov., WCA Director Speak About History, Future of Workers’ Comp.

NY: IIABNY Posts Guidelines for NY Workers Comp Self Insured Trusts.

NY: Reports Says WC Reforms Unenforced, Costs Not Contained.

OH: Critics Call for Investigative Report on BWC Coingate.

OK: Tulsa Reports 12% Increase in WC Costs.

OR: NCCI Recommends 1.7 Percent Increase in Loss Cost Filing.

OR: WCD Announces Organizational Change.

OR: WCD Posts 2013 Premium Notice for Employers.

OR: WCD Proposes Rule Changes Re Self-Insured Employers’ Reports of Claim Loss Data.

OR: WCD Proposes Rule Changes Re Workers’ Benefit Fund Assessments.

PA: Robert A. Huber Named to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List 2012.

SC: WCC Posts Annual Report FY 2011-2012.

TX: TDI Calls for 3Q 2012 Experience for Workers Comp Deductible Plans.

TX: Workers Comp Premiums Dropped Nearly 49% in 2010 From 2004.

TX: TDI Posts Notice of Meeting Re Rate Assessments for WC Self-Insurance Groups.

WI: Fatal Injuries Decline in Wisconsin in 2011.