National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (12/3/2012)

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (12/3/2012)

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WCRI Executive Director Explains How to Keep Lawyers Out of Workers’ Comp Cases.

Aon Report: WC Claim Severity for Health Care Industry to Rise in 2013.

US Dept of Labor/OSHA Announces New Whistleblower Protection Program Director.

US Sup Ct Allows ACA Religious Challenge at 4th Circuit.

New ACA Rules Foggy on Prescription Drug Coverage, Multistate Plans.

A.M. Best Revises Outlook to Negative of Employers Holdings.

NCCI Releases Calendar-Accident Year Underwriting Results by State for 2011.

NCCI Releases Policy Year Underwriting Results by State for 2011.


AR: WCC Revises Form Re First Report of Injury or Illness.

AR: WCC Revises Form Re Employer’s Intent to Accept or Controvert Claim.

AR: WCC Revises Report Form Re Compensation Paid/Suspension of Payments.

CA: Insurance Commissioner Recommends 2.8 Percent WC Rate Increase.

CA: AD Announces 2013 Profile Audit Review, Full Compliance Audit Performance Standards.

CA: DWC Posts SB 863 Regulations to Implement the Lien Filing Fee.

CA: DWC Posts Draft SB 863 Rules on Independent Medical Review.

CA: Temporary Total Disability Rates for 2013 Announced.

CA: 1st DCA to Hear Oral Argument in TTD Cap/Industrial Disability Leave Case.

CA: LAO Fiscal Report: Calif. Might Post $1B Surplus in 2014.

CA: California Starts to Rebound From Effects of Great Recession.

CA: Former Workers’ Comp Judge Jules Greenberg Has Passed Away.

FL: OJCC Posts 2012 Annual Report.

ID: State Fund Announces 2013 Rates.

IL: Ex-Workers’ Comp Arbitrator’s Law License Suspended for 2 Years.

IL: IWCC Announces Arbitrator McCarthy Covering for Arbitrator Neal.

IL: IWCC Announces Arbitrator Zanotti Moves to Zone 2 in 2013.

ME: WCB Posts Application for Independent Contractor Status.

MD: WCC Posts Annual Report Fiscal Year 2012.

MA: DIA Schedules Hearing for Increase in Impartial Medical Exam Rates.

NH: LGC to Restructure, Refund $52M to Members Via Contribution Holidays.

NM: WCA Extends Comment Period for Medical Fee Schedule, WCA Rules to Dec. 3.

NY: Governor Grants Extension to Businesses Hurt by Sandy to Make WC Premium Payments.

NY: NYSIF to Extend Premium Payments for WC Policyholders.

NY: WCB Finalizes Regs Re Pharmacy, DME Schedules.

NY: WCB Renews Emergency Regs Re IME Reports.

NC: Lawmakers May Overturn Law Blocking Access to Employers’ WC Coverage Status.

NC: IC Case Numbers to Increase to 8 Digits Eff. Jan. 1.

NC: IC Posts New Fax Numbers for Nursing, Medical Rehabilitation Forms.

OH: BWC Says Employers Have One-Stop Online Shop for WC Policy Details.

OH: BWC Expands Safety Training Options for Group-Rated Employers.

OK: Labor Commissioner, Officials Sweep State to Promote WC Reform.

OR: DCBS Insurance Division Posts New Rules on Captives Eff. Nov. 7.

OR: WCD Publishes Final Version of New Disability Rating Standards Eff. Jan. 1.

SC: Workers’ Comp Advisory Council Posts 2012 Annual Report.

TX: Texas Mutual Seeks Legislation to Become Independent Mutual Insurance Company.

TX: DWC Proposes Rule Changes Re Certification of MMI, Permanent Impairment.

TX: Insurance Commissioner Adopts Workers Comp Classification Changes.

TX: DWC Posts Biennial Report to the 83rd Legislature.

WA: Governor Issues Statement on Resignation of Judy Schurke, Director of L&I.

WA: L&I Holds Workers Comp Rates Flat in 2013.