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GA: Senate Passes Bill to Help Employers Buy Into Insurance Insolvency Pool

ATLANTA, GA - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Georgia Senate on Tuesday passed a bill that would enable employers, whose workers' compensation firm became insolvent last year, to buy into the state's insurance insolvency pool, this in response to the failure last year of Southeastern...

LA: Legislature Sends Bill on Insurer Insolvencies to Governor

BATON ROUGE, LA - The Louisiana Legislature has approved Senate Bill 268, which amends the Louisiana Insurance Guaranty Association Law in order to better detect and prevent insurer insolvencies, among other things. The bill has been sent to Governor Bobby Jindal. Read the enrolled bill Source...

California Insurance Insolvency and Safety Net for Injured Workers

This is an update that focuses primarily on California Insurance issues. Workers compensation is a social insurance. What happens if the insurance company becomes insolvent or if the self insured employer cannot meets its obligations to provide benefits to the injured workers? Many are not aware of...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Uninsured Employers’ Fund and Insolvency of Employee Leasing Company’s Workers’ Comp Carrier

Larson's Spotlight on Uninsured Employers' Fund, Voluntary Withdrawal From Labor Market, Bad Faith, and Going and Coming. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation Law , has compiled...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (5/28/2013)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: Physician Fee Schedules Work More for Evaluation/Management, Not Surgery . Physician Dispensed Share...

Georgia: Uninsured Fund May Not Challenge Constitutionality of Statutory Amendment Expanding “Covered Claims”

A public entity, such as the Georgia Insurers Insolvency Pool, created as it was by the Georgia legislature to pay the covered claim of an insolvent insurance company for the protection and benefit of the company's named insured, could not bring constitutional challenges to legislative acts, held...

Vocational Expert Evidence Found Unnecessary to Support PTD Award: Cal. Comp. Cases August Advanced Postings (8/11/2015)

Here’s the latest batch of advanced postings for August 2015 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2015 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. G4S Secure Solutions, Inc., National...

California Workers’ Comp Case Roundup (9/2/2015)

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 80 No. 8 August 2015 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE © Copyright 2015 LexisNexis. All rights...

California: Top 25 Noteworthy Panel Decisions (July–December 2015)

LexisNexis has picked the top “noteworthy” panel decisions issued by the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board during the period July through December 2015. The list features a number of decisions addressing the assignment and reporting of panel qualified medical evaluators...

California: Agreement Between Two Insurers Apportioning Liability Does Not Alter Nature of Joint and Several Obligation

Two workers’ compensation insurers were jointly and severally liable to pay workers’ compensation benefits regardless of a compromise agreement between the two insurers apportioning liability. Approval of the compromise agreement by the WCAB did not operate so as to alter the nature of their...