Workers Compensation. Legal news and articles for May 19 - 23, 2017

Doctor Calls California Workers' Comp Liens UnconstitutionalOhio Workers' Compensation: Pre-Existing Conditions and the Right to ParticipateWorkers' comp changes could face Illinois Senate voteCalifornia Commissioner Lowers Workers' Comp Pure PremiumWisconsin bill would limit union reps on workers comp councilPolice: Seneca Falls man faked workers compensation formsOhio Bill Would Limit Access to Workers' Comp for Workers Here ...Express Scripts and myMatrixx combine to offer pharmacy services ...Doctor Calls California Workers Comp Liens UnconstitutionalCompPharma Publishes New Paper on Compounds in Workers' CompensationFive Things You Need to Know: 5/22, Monday EditionBill Limiting Workers' Compensation Heads to Ohio SenateBill limiting workers' compensation heads to Ohio SenateAn ICE Arrest After A Workers' Comp Meeting Has Lawyers Questioning If It Was RetaliationRaimondo makes two judicial picks for Workers' Comp Court

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2017 Workers' Comp Best Blogs Announced
WorkersCompensation.com (press release)May 2, 2017

Sarasota, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) – The winners of the second annual Best Blogs contest for the workers' compensation industry were announced ...more »

Grand jury prosecutor to join Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Commission
NewsOK.comMay 2, 2017

The prosecutor in charge of state multicounty grand jury investigations was selected Monday to be the newest workers' compensation commissioner. Megan Tilly, 33, of Oklahoma City, will serve a six-year term that expires in August 2023, if she is ...more »

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Doctor Calls California Workers' Comp Liens Unconstitutional
WorkersCompensation.com (press release)May 23, 2017

Riverside, CA (WorkersCompensation.com) - A Southern California doctor facing 77 criminal counts of insurance fraud has legally attacked a new state law that prevents him and his medical groups from collecting any of their fees for treating workers' ...more »

Ohio Workers' Compensation: Pre-Existing Conditions and the Right to Participate
Lexology (registration)May 23, 2017

An area of both judicial and legislative focus for many years in the Ohio Workers' Compensation system concerns the extent to which workers' compensation benefits should be payable when an employee's pre-existing condition is aggravated by an injury at ...more »

Workers' comp changes could face Illinois Senate vote
The State Journal-RegisterMay 23, 2017

The Illinois Senate could take up some lingering issues related to the “grand bargain” budget compromise. Senators were winding down to a possible vote Tuesday on changes to the workers' compensation system. It's one of the “structural” changes ...more »

California Commissioner Lowers Workers' Comp Pure Premium
Insurance JournalMay 22, 2017

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones issued a revised advisory pure premium rate, lowering the benchmark to $2.02 per $100 of payroll for workers' compensation insurance effective July 1. This is 16.5 percent less than the average pure premium ...more »

Wisconsin bill would limit union reps on workers comp council
Business InsuranceMay 22, 2017

Wisconsin has introduced a bill that would limit the number of union members on the Wisconsin Worker's Compensation Advisory Council. The council advises on policy matters concerning the development and administration of the state's workers ...more »

Police: Seneca Falls man faked workers compensation forms
13WHAM-TVMay 22, 2017

Seneca Falls, N.Y. (WHAM) - A man from Seneca Falls was charged with illegally obtaining workers compensation benefits, according to State Police. State Police arrested 36-year-old Anthony Marcuccilli after an investigation into his workers ...more »

Ohio Bill Would Limit Access to Workers' Comp for Workers Here ...
Insurance JournalMay 22, 2017

The Ohio House has approved a workers' compensation budget that blocks workers living in the country illegally who get hurt on the job from accessing compe.more »

Express Scripts and myMatrixx combine to offer pharmacy services ...
Pharmacy Today, American Pharmacists Association, pharmacist.comMay 22, 2017

Express Scripts said it is acquiring myMatrixx, a pharmacy benefit solutions provider for the workers' compensation industry.more »

Doctor Calls California Workers Comp Liens Unconstitutional
Courthouse News ServiceMay 22, 2017

Christopher Jagard, chief counsel for the industrial relations department, said in an emailed statement that he is confident the law will be upheld. “These reforms are not only entirely appropriate and constitutional, but are important to ensuring ...more »

CompPharma Publishes New Paper on Compounds in Workers' Compensation
Business Wire (press release)May 22, 2017

Written by pharmacists and public affairs professionals working for CompPharma's member PBMs, the paper examines patient safety, efficacy, quality, and cost issues surrounding compounds in workers' compensation. “Even topical compounds can be ...more »

Five Things You Need to Know: 5/22, Monday Edition
WorkersCompensation.com (press release)May 22, 2017

"As presented in this year's State of the Line Report, the workers' compensation Calendar Year 2016 combined ratio for private carriers was 94%. This is the second consecutive year the industry has posted a six-point underwriting gain. Total market net ...more »

Bill Limiting Workers' Compensation Heads to Ohio Senate
U.S. News & World ReportMay 21, 2017

Bill Limiting Workers' Compensation Heads to Ohio Senate. The Ohio House voted this week on a workers' compensation budget that blocks workers living in the country illegally who get hurt on the job from accessing compensation benefits. | May 21, 2017 ...more »

Bill limiting workers' compensation heads to Ohio Senate
Washington TimesMay 21, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio House voted this past week on a workers' compensation budget that blocks workers living in the country illegally who get hurt on the job from accessing compensation benefits. The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2pPst1h ) ...more »

An ICE Arrest After A Workers' Comp Meeting Has Lawyers Questioning If It Was Retaliation
Vermont Public RadioMay 19, 2017

Stacie Sobosik is a workers' compensation attorney who's advising Flores, and she says he's within his rights. “Under case law in Massachusetts, undocumented workers are eligible for the same benefits as any other worker injured in the state,” she said.more »

Raimondo makes two judicial picks for Workers' Comp Court
The Providence JournalMay 19, 2017

“The tough choices made by the legislature 25 years ago made Rhode Island's Workers' Compensation Court a national model,” Raimondo said in a news release. “As a result, today's Court can serve Rhode Island workers who are injured on the job more ...more »

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