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MI: Cost Per Claim of Drugs Prescribed to Injured Workers in Michigan Was Lowest Among 16 Study States

CAMBRIDGE, MA - The cost per claim of prescription drugs used to treat injured workers in Michigan was the lowest among 16 states, according to a new study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). The 16-state study by the Cambridge, MA-based WCRI found that the average payment per...

MI: WC Agency Posts 2006 Period Life Table

Lansing , MI (CompNewsNetwork) - The Social Security Administration (SSA) has published a new Period Life Table 2006, replacing the 2005 table. This is the table that must be used by attorneys and magistrates when allocating the net redemption proceeds over a plaintiff's life expectancy. The period...

MI: Lawmaker Seeks Workers' Comp Coverage for Volunteer Health Practitioners

LANSING, MI - Representative Roy Schmidt (D) filed a bill on May 6, 2010, to allow volunteer health practitioners to obtain workers' compensation benefits for injuries incurred while offering care during a civil emergency. Source: Michigan Policy Network

MI: WCA Says 11.66% of Initial Voluntary Payments Claims Disputed

LANSING, MI - The Michigan Workers' Compensation Agency has posted its 2009 Notice of Dispute Report, which shows t he number of initial voluntary payment claims for 2009 that were disputed. The report excludes any claims in which a Form 104A or 104C was filed or in which partial benefits were initially...

MI: WCA Says Pay Lag Still 2 Days More Than Required by Statute

LANSING, MI - THe Michigan Workers' Compensation Agency has posted its 2009 Pay Lag Report, which shows the pay lag results by industry group as well as individual company. The WCA says that although improvements have been made, the current average is still 2 days longer than the time period required...

Divided Sixth Circuit Court Delivers Body Blow to Michigan’s Continuing Battle Regarding RICO Claims and Comp Exclusivity

By Thomas A. Robinson A divided Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, in Brown v. Cassens Transp. Co. , 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 6929 (6th Cir. Apr. 6, 2012), has again reversed the dismissal of plaintiff employees’ RICO action and remanded it to the United States District Court for the Eastern District...