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Workers' Compensation

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (1/11/2015)







Congress Passes Legislation for TRIA Extension.

US Postal Data Breach May Compromise Health Data for Nearly 500,000 Workers.

Mark Walls at Safety National Discusses 2015 WC Issues to Watch.

CMS Posts 1/5/2015 Version of WCMSA Reference Guide.

CMS Posts 1/5/2015 of MMSEA User Guide.

Steven Brill’s “America’s Bitter Pill” Examines History of Affordable Care Act.

AK: Prefiled HB 31 Would Restrict Physician-Dispensing, Repackaging.

AK: Prefiled HB 34 Would Increase Permanent Partial Impairment Benefits.

AZ: Dept. of Ins. Posts Minimum Qualifying Amounts for Industrial Insureds.

CA: DWC Posts Adjustment to OMFS (Ambulance Fees Section).

CA: DWC Medical Unit Accepting Applications for April 25 QME Exam.

CA: Ins. Commissioner Applauds Congress for Passage of TRIA Extension.

CO: DWC to Hold Hearing on Authorized Treating Physician Proposed Rule Changes.

CT: WCC Posts Fee Schedule Effective for Medical Treatment Beginning 4-1-2015.

CT: WCC Posts Increase in Mileage Reimbursement Rate.

FL: DWC Rule Development Meeting to Cover Reimbursement Manual Changes.

FL: DWC Meeting to Cover Reimbursement Manuals, 3-Member Panel Biennial Report.

FL: DWC Posts 2014 Results and Accomplishments Report.

IL: Temp Agency Check Cashing Store Gets License Revoked.

ME: DOL Issues Preliminary Report on Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2013.

MA: DIA Sets Hearing to Proposed Changes to Adjudicatory Rules.

NV: DIR Posts Increase in Mileage Reimbursement Rate.

NY: Employer’s Surveillance of Injured Worker Fails to Establish Fraud.

NY: WCB Adopts Final Rule Change Re Annual Assessments of Employers.

OK: State Chambers Posts 2015 Legislative Agenda.

PA: Court Rules in Favor of Comp Benefits for Liquor Store Manager Held Up at Gunpoint.

PA: PA Chamber of Business Posts Legislative Agenda for Workers Comp Reform.

SC: WCC Jan. 12 Meeting to Cover Self-Insurance, MSPM Fee Schedule, Voc Rehab.

SD: Larry Deiter Named New Director of Division of Insurance.

TX: DWC Posts Reporting Requirements for Nonsubscribers.

TX: DWC Holds Jan. 8 Meeting on Regulation of PEO Health Plan Rules.

TX: Federal Judge Says BP Needs More Evidence to Prove Up Workers Comp Exclusivity.

TX: Commissioner Reduces Workers Comp Maintenance Tax Rate.

UT: Labor Commission Posts 2013 Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Report.

VA: WCC Posts Guidance on Self-Insurance Requirement Form.

WI: Workers Comp Advisory Council to Discuss WC Supplemental Benefit Fund Balance.

WY: Lawmakers to Consider Reducing WC Rates for Companies With Safe Records.