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Insurance Expert Warns ACA High Costs, Problems Could Push Workers Back to WC Realm.
Traveler’s Releases White Paper on Impact of ACA on P&C Industry, Workers’ Comp.
Pharmacy Benefit Managers Warn PBM Legislation Could Spill Over to Workers Comp.
AIG Net Income Soars to $1.98B in 2013 4Q.
Marsh Releases U.S. Insurance Market Report 2014.
AZ: HB 2221 Would Create Procedures for Opioid Treatment for Injured Workers.
AZ: HB 2361 Would Exempt Insurer From Liability for Certain WC Payments.
CA: New RAND Report: Permanently Disabled Workers w/Disproportionate Earnings Losses.
CA: OAL Approves IBR, IMR Final Rules.
CA: DWC Provides Update on Santa Barbara Satellite Office Conference Scheduling.
CA: DWC Posts Proposed Copy Service Fee Schedule Regs for Public Comment.
CA: CalOSHA Slammed for Lack of Workplace Safety Inspections.
CA: Federal Judge Throws Out WC Case of Deputy Sheriff Injured in Copter Crash.
CO: Senate Passes SB 120 Appropriations for State Employee Workers Comp Account.
CO: SB 92 Would Make Workers Comp Fraud a Felony Regardless of Amount.
DE: Lt. Gov. Decries Lack of Information on How WC Rate Increases Determined.
DE: Actuarial Expert Disputes DCRB’s Rate Filing, Finds Lack of Support for Procedures Used.
DE: OWC Posts Rule Changes on Hot/Cold Pack Eff. 2/11/14.
FL: DWC to Hold Rule Hearing re Reimbursement Manual for Hospitals on March 4.
FL: HB 785 Would Authorize Employers to Negotiate Retrospectively Rate Premium w/Insurers.
FL: DWC Proposes Adoption of Form for Reporting Quarterly Assessments.
GA: SBWC Monitoring Tree Services, Construction for WC Compliance.
HI: Injured Worker’s Attorney Says Court Decided “Vog” Case Correctly.
ID: Court Rules Tying Shoe Laces Caused Compensable Herniated Disc.
IN: ACLU Calls Mandatory Drug Testing for Chronic Pain Patients Unconstitutional.
LA: EMT’s Mileage Payment Doesn’t Bring Travel Within Exception to Going and Coming Rule.
ME: MEMIC Receives A (Excellent) Rating From A.M. Best.
MD: Physicians Propose Caps on Prescription Fees for Workers Comp.
MD: PCI Opposes SB 507 WCC Adoption of Repackaged Drugs Fee Schedule.
MD: PCI Supports SB 215 to Curb Physician Dispensing.
MD: HB411 Would Extend Heart Presumption/Hypertension Presumption to Correctional Officers.
MD: Top 200 Workers’ Comp Payouts for Past Fiscal Year Posted for Baltimore City.
MA: HCSB to Discuss Draft of Shoulder Medical Treatment Guidelines Feb. 22.
MO: Senate Passes SB 526 to Create Online Database re Workers’ Comp Claims.
NY: Court Rules No Reopening Allowed in Established Claim re Murdered Employee.
NY: WCB Announces Change in Reimbursement Rate to Claimants for Auto Travel.
NY: Court Denies PTSD for Police Officer in Deadly Shoot Out.
NY: Cornell Grad Students Push for Workers’ Comp Coverage for Campus Work.
NY: Employer Doesn’t Lose Exclusivity Defense When Injured Worker Is Undocumented Alien.
OH: BWC Posts State/Nat’l Data on Non-Fatal Workplace Injuries.
OK: Workers’ Comp Commission Names New Medical Director.
TX: Commissioner Bordelon Sets Lower Maintenance Tax Rate Since 2010.
WI: AB 711 Aims to Create Strict Price Ceilings for Maximum Costs for Hospital Procedures.
WI: AB 711 Fiscal Analysis Breaks Down Short/Long Terms Costs of WC Reforms.
WY: Senate Committee Approves SF 51 Elective Coverage Eligibility.
WY: Senate Committee Approves SF 17 Electronic Delivery of Insurance Documents.
WY: Senate Committee Approves SF 21 Insurance-Own Risk Solvency Measures.
WY: House Rejects HB 16 Clarifying Penalties for Employee Misclassification.
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