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NATIONAL AND STATE NEWS:
WCRI 16-State Benchmark Study Measures Costs for Workplace Injuries.
Small Businesses in CA, NJ, NY File RICO Class Action Against AIG.
Government Shutdown Furloughs 90%+ of OSHA Inspectors.
IRS to Ramp Up Audits Related to Misclassification of Workers.
CA: AB 1309 Blocks Most Out of State Pro Athlete Claims.
CA: NFL Bamboozled Lawmakers on AB 1309.
CA: CHSWC Posts Draft Report on Copy Services Fee Schedule.
CA: DWC Issues 15-Day Notice re Proposed IBR, Electronic Billing Changes.
CA: Benchmark Study Reports SB 863 Impact Too Early to Gauge.
CT: NCCI Files for 3.2% Increase in Rates/Loss Costs.
DE: Insurance Commissioner Clarifies Objection to Proposed WC Rate Hike.
ID: IC Posts Approved Rules for 2013 Legislative Session.
ID: IC Posts Proposed Rules, Statutory Changes for 2014 Legislative Session.
IL: Court Denies WC Benefits to 3 Professional Indoor Football Players.
IL: Decline in Medical Payments Per Claim Linked to Fee Schedule Rate Reductions.
IL: IWCC Meeting Oct. 16 to Interview Commissioner Candidate.
IN: IRCB Reports 9% Increase in WC Net Written Premium in 2012.
LA: Costs Per Claim Higher Than Most States, Rapid Growth to Continue.
ME: MEMIC Announces Record $16M Dividend to Policyholders.
MD: IWIF Officially Becomes Chesapeake Employers Ins. Co.
MA: DIA Posts 2014 Maximum Benefit Rates.
MN: MWCIA Posts 2% Decrease in Pure Premium Rates.
MT: US Sup Ct Refuses to Hear Hutterite’s Religious Objections to WC.
NE: WCC Posts New Maximum Benefit Rate Increase.
NJ: S3003 Would Restrict Coverage of Opioid Drugs for WC Claimants.
NY: WCB to Close 8 Offices as Part of Cost Cutting Measure.
NY: WCB Provides Guidance re Closing of the Fund for Reopened Cases.
NY: Governor Vetoes A5950 Acupuncture Bill.
OR: WCD Reports 30 Workplace Fatalities in 2012.
OR: WCB Meeting Oct. 14 to Discuss Presiding ALJ Appointment.
PA: Rising Costs Per Claim in Prior Years Now Moderated.
SD: WC Advisory Council Posts 2013 Annual Report.
TX: DWC Accepting Comments for Health Care Provider Billing Rules.
TX: Reforms to Contain Medical Costs Led to Decline in Costs Per Claim.
VA: NCCI Files 4.1% Increase in Rates/Loss Costs.
WV: Sup Ct Justice Says WC Ruling Has “Chilling Effect” on Employee Morale.
WV: BrickStreet Auditor Sentenced to Prison, Took Bribes to Lower Premiums.
WI: Advisory Council Meets Oct. 15 to Discuss Independent Contractors Exemptions.
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