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NATIONAL AND STATE NEWS:
NIOSH Publishes Workers Comp Insurance Primer for Public Health.
AFG Acquires WC Insurer Summit Holdings From Liberty Mutual.
CA: SB 626 Would Change 24-Visit Cap, IMR Appeals, Impairment Ratings.
CA: Governor Releases Budget Summary 2014-15.
CO: Changes Sought re Doctor Choice, Safety Rule Violations, Separation Agreements.
FL: HB 271 Would Limit Penalties for Workers Comp Insurance Coverage.
HI: HB 272 Would Protect Public Employees From Workplace Bullying.
HI: DLIR Posts 2014 Workers Comp Medical Fee Schedule Changes.
ID: IC Adopts Pending Rule re Self-Insured Employers Security for Compensation.
IL: GOP Lawmakers File SB 2622 to Limit Workers’ Comp Benefits.
IL: Governor Appoints Arbitrator Mathis as Commissioner.
MA: Div. of Insurance to Hold Hearing Jan. 30 on Workers Comp Rate Hike.
MS: Ex-Felons Job Challenged Due to Work Comp Insurance Policies.
MS: WCC Announces New Maximum Weekly Benefit Rate.
MT: Labor-Management Advisory Council to Meet Jan. 16.
NH: HB 439 Would Increase WC Benefits to 66 2/3% of Worker’s AWW.
NJ: SB 613 Would Phase In COLA Benefit Increases; Fiscal Analysis Posted.
NM: GOP Lawmaker Seeks to Close Loophole for Intoxication Cases.
NY: Governor’s Executive Order OK’s Medical Marijuana With Restrictions.
NY: WCB Releases Business Process Re-Engineering Fact Sheet.
NY: WCB Executive Director Explains Need to Improve Outdated WC System.
NY: WCB Accepting Comments Through Feb. 7 on Proposed IME Rule Changes.
NY: NYSIF Welcomes New Executive Director.
NY: WCB Posts 1/10/2014 List of Authorized Health Care Providers.
OK: Governor’s Husband to Stop Practicing Law Before Workers Comp Commission.
OK: WCC Posts Proposed Emergency Rules to Enact Reforms.
PA: Court Reverses WCAB’s Decision That Denied Lung Cancer Victim’s Claim.
TX: Dept. of Insurance Files Petition to Adopt NCCI Workers Comp Manuals.
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