Workers Comp

Origami Risk Gains Momentum in Aite-Novarica’s New Property and Casualty Claims Management Systems Report

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Origami Risk, the industry-leading risk, security and insurance software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology company, is rapidly gaining industry recognition for its Core Solutions claims management capabilities for P&C insurance companies, pools, MGAs and TPAs ​​and self-insurers. The new Aite-Novarica P/C Complaints Management Systems Vendor Analysis Report (compiled in June) lists Origami …

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Montana State Fund Highlights Farm Safety With Winning 4H Auction Bid

HELENA – The Montana State Fund is emphasizing safety in the agricultural industry and giving back to the community with a steer won at the Last Chance Stampede and Fair 4H auction. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), agriculture ranks among the most dangerous industries …

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Governor Dunleavy signs firefighter worker compensation bill

Capital City and Fire Rescue fire truck, photo courtesy of Charles Murphy. Girdwood, Alaska (KINY) – On Saturday, July 30, Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy signed Senate Bill 131 into law, providing firefighters across the state with expanded accident compensation coverage. work. The bill signing took place at the Girdwood Fire …

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Workers’ compensation rate | Legal announcements

NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO WORKERS’ ACCIDENT INSURANCE RATES FILE NO. INS-2022-00069 The National Council on Compensation Insurance, Inc. (“NCCI”), on behalf of its member insurers, has applied to the State Corporation Commission (“SCC”) for approval to change the loss costs of councils voluntary market and assigned risk market rates …

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Chamber: Participation in the Security Council reduces the rate of pay for workers

The registration period deadline is July 31 for new Security Council members interested in receiving a 2% discount on workers’ compensation premiums. Reimbursement offer excludes self-insured employers or government agencies. Employers must meet all rebate program eligibility requirements to qualify for a rebate. To qualify for a 2% discount, local …

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Kalama man to pay $160,000 after alleged workers’ compensation fraud | Crime and courts

THURSTON COUNTY — A Kalama man is being asked to repay the state $160,000 after a Thurston County court found he faked an injury to collect workers’ compensation benefits. Between January 2018 and January 2020, 53-year-old James Joseph Thomasson stole from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries and …

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Health care costs are rising | Workers Compensation News

By Joe Paduda Wednesday, July 20, 2022 | 0 First, a bit of contextualization. Joe Paduda Large health insurers that sell insurance through exchanges must now file their rates with the federal government. Although they don’t insure many people, their statements are detailed, public, and cover 13 states: Georgia, Indiana, …

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No soup for you! Lunchtime stalwart Hale & Hearty suddenly closes New York stores

Soup and sandwich purveyor Hale & Hearty abruptly closed its stores in New York and Long Island, forcing the lunchtime office crowd to seek out another plain clam chowder to carve at their desks. Hale & Hearty, which opened more than two decades ago on the Upper East Side and …

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Sovereign immunity does not protect school district from retaliation

The Missouri Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Tuesday that there is no sovereign immunity from workers’ compensation retaliatory actions brought against a public school district. Travis Poke was working as a custodian for the Independence School District when in December 2019 he injured his lower abdomen and groin while trying …

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Prodigy Care Services Adds COO Paul Norkett and Sales Director Kevin Lanphier to C-Suite | Region

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 12, 2022– Prodigy Care Services appoints two senior executives with deep expertise in pharmacy, managed care, workers’ compensation and property and casualty insurance to its leadership team. This press release is multimedia. Read the full press release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220712005150/en/ Prodigy Care Services appoints Paul Norkett Chief Operating …

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German union Verdi calls for ‘Prime Day’ strike by Amazon workers

An Amazon.com box is pictured on the porch of a home in Golden, Colorado July 23, 2008. REUTERS/Rick Wilking Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, July 10 (Reuters) – German trade union Verdi has called on staff at seven Amazon (AMZN.O) fulfillment centers to strike during …

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Managing the Costs of Workers’ Compensation Claims: Newton’s First Law of Motion and the Provision of Lightweight Services | Bricker & Eckler LLP

If an employee has been injured on the job, they will often not be able to return to their old position. Ohio workers’ compensation laws define an injured worker’s inability to return to their former job as temporary total disability (TTD). If this happens, the employee may be entitled to …

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A proof constraint | News for the workers compensation industry

On May 5, 2022, the Governor signed SB 542 (the companion of which had been HB 411 until it was “put on the table” in March after House committee process). Laws in Florida typically begin with two bills that run in parallel or tandem, then merge at the end into …

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Centro Chiropractic Clinic helps people recover from a work-related injury or car accident

Centro Chiropractic has been a trusted provider for workers since 2007 Beaverton, Oregon – (Newsfile Corp. – July 4, 2022) – Centro Chiropractic Clinic accepts workers’ compensation at all major clinics in Oregon and Washington. The Centro Chiropractic clinic aims to help employees in the event of an accident at …

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Most people agree that insurance needs to be more diverse. What the IICF is trying to do about it: Risk and Insurance

“Elizabeth (“Betsy”) Myatt is Vice President, Director of Programs and Executive Director of the Northeast Division of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF). Myatt led the IICF Women in Insurance Lecture Series , maintaining the Inclusion in Insurance Lecture Series since its inception in 2013. She can be contacted at …

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Who is responsible for workplace accidents in Tennessee?

After being injured in a work accident, you may have several options for legal action and compensation. Accidents at work affect almost all fields of employment. Determining who is responsible for an employment injury can be difficult depending on the circumstances of the accident. Liability for a workplace injury can …

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Florida CFO steps in, urges court to uphold PTSD benefits for firefighters

New You can now listen to the Insurance Journal articles! Florida’s chief financial officer has stepped in amid a firefighters’ compensation appeal for mental stress, a decision the firefighter’s attorney called “unprecedented” and reflects the importance of the case. If Florida is 1st The District Appeals Court upholds a compensation …

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Samuel Hale Creates Workers’ Compensation Captive

Samuel Hale, an employer carve-out organization, will insure its $50 million workers’ compensation risk through an insurance captive run by A+-rated Arch Insurance, beginning on July 1, 2022. “We’ve been working on this for six years,” said Samuel Hale general manager Michael DiManno. “The captive arrangement will allow us to …

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Oswego County Workers Compensation Claims Committee – Oswego County Today

Oswego County logo. OSWEGO – The Oswego County Workers’ Compensation Claims Committee will hold a meeting on June 21, 2022. Here is information regarding the event: OSWEGO COUNTY WORKERS COMPENSATION COMMITTEE June 21, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. County Office Building, 4e Floor, Conference Room E, 46 East Bridge St., Oswego, …

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The Academy of Kobe Bryant, the fight against the compensation of the workers of the insurer give up

By Ivan Moreno (June 15, 2022, 4:07 p.m. EDT) — Kobe Bryant’s basketball academy and his insurer have asked the Ninth Circuit to dismiss their appeal to reopen a settled lawsuit over the 2020 helicopter crash who killed the basketball star and eight others who were seeking to recover workers’ …

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Quebec homeworkers want compensation for high gas prices

Thousands of health and social care workers who provide home care or travel to families’ homes for work have faced rising gasoline prices in recent months. Their unions are now asking the government to agree on a compensation amount to make up the difference. Usually, the allowances paid for the …

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Hourly.io Raises $27M in Series A Funding Round

Schedule.ioa worker compensation and payroll startup, raised $27M in Series A funding led by Glilot Capital Partners via its Glilot+ seed fund. Additional backers include previous investors Uppercase letters, MS&AD companies, J Ventures and new to this round, Vintage Investment Partners and Result companies. The Series A funding will help …

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Barrios: Bringing COVID-19 to your spouse | Workers Compensation News

By Barrios Brigget Thursday, June 9, 2022 | 0 There is no doubt that COVID-19 has altered our existence as human beings. Around the world, the pandemic has affected every aspect of daily life. So it’s no surprise that we’re still seeing ripple effects in California’s workers’ compensation system. Barrios …

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McLennan Co. commissioners approve a petition calling for the creation of an emergency services district in nearby Elm Mott

McLENNAN COUNTY, Texas (KWTX) – McLennan County commissioners on Tuesday laid the preliminary groundwork for a proposed tax-funded emergency services district to serve the Elm Mott, Chalk Bluff and Lincoln City areas. Commissioners approved a petition with just over the required 100 signatures from residents of the 37-square-mile area and …

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Hourly.io, the Compensation and Payroll Platform for Hourly Workers, Announces $27M Series A

Every hour to expand beyond California and expand its insurance operation nationwide PALO ALTOCalifornia. , June 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Schedule.ioa fast-growing worker compensation and payroll startup, today announced that it has raised $27 million in a Series A financing led by Glilot Capital Partners via its Glilot+ seed fund. …

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More adults with long COVID, CDC report says

PORTLAND Ore. – More and more people are suffering from long-term health problems due to COVID. That’s according to the CDC’s latest report showing that one in five adults ages 18 to 64 has a health condition that could be due to COVID, and it’s one in four for those …

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Labor struggles: the Americas – World Socialist Web Site

The World Socialist Website invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular column. Latin America Teachers and transit workers stage a protest in Colon, Panama The Colon Unity Coalition in the province of Colon announced last Monday that the protest strikes would continue. The strikers are demanding compensation …

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Over the past 2 years, Minneapolis has added $51 million to the fund covering police conduct regulations – WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — WCCO has learned that the city of Minneapolis this year added tens of millions of dollars to a fund to cover police driving regulations. Last year, the city added $27 million to pay the family of George Floyd. In this year’s budget, we’re told the city added …

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Compensation insurers challenge physician dispensation policy

A group of Florida workers’ compensation insurers are challenging the legitimacy of a state policy they say requires them to authorize doctors and other providers to dispense medication to injured workers. Insurers said in a challenge filed last week with the Administrative Hearing Division that the Workers’ Compensation Division is …

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icare Announces New Worker’s Compensation Education Program – Regulation & Government – Insurance News

icare Announces New Worker’s Compensation Education Program May 23, 2022 New South Wales state insurer icare has partnered with the Personal Injury Educational Foundation (PIEF) to establish an educational program for workers’ compensation claims professionals as part of its framework of professional standards. The project aims to promote the career …

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Workers’ Compensation and Permanent Disabilities Board

SPONSORED CONTENT U.S. employers reported about 2.1 million work-related injuries in 2020, a significant drop from 2.7 million incidents the previous year. In most cases, these workplace accidents have resulted in injuries ranging from a few bumps and bruises to catastrophic injuries that alter the course of a person’s life …

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Paycor Review 2022: Features, Pricing & More

Paycor is a fully integrated Human Capital Management (HCM) solution that includes a robust payroll software component. Available as a modular cloud-based application, Paycor offers a comprehensive payroll service as well as many human resource and employee management features such as time and labor management, employee scheduling, benefits, and recruiting …

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After years, the lawsuit of a pharmacy middleman could finally go to trial

Since at least 2016, pharmacists in Ohio have accused big companies acting as pharmacy middlemen of abusive practices, which they deny. And since 2019, the state has also charged them, in the form of lawsuits. Now, after years of wrangling in court, some of those disputes could go to trial. …

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Expect continued loss pressures in the P&C insurance industry due to inflation, the supply chain and riskier driving behavior, according to a new report Triple- I/Milliman

The performance of the US P&C industry continues to be constrained by historically high inflation which is impacting replacement costs. Tweet that Michel Léonard, PhD, CBE, Chief Economist and Data Scientist, and Head of Economics and Analytics at Triple-I, discussed key macroeconomic trends impacting P&C insurance industry results . Leonard …

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Langham: Transition into 2022 Consolidation | Workers Compensation News

By David Langham Tuesday, May 10, 2022 | 0 In March, the Office of Compensation Claims Judges announced that there would be a consolidation of district offices (see Consolidation, Mediation and Compensation). Days have turned into weeks, and the plans for accomplishing the redistricting are becoming more concrete. Now is …

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Council Considers Non-Compliance, Letters to Experts

Council Considers Non-Compliance, Letters to Experts The appeal board issued an opinion yesterday, reiterating the fairly well-established parameters of medical non-compliance in the Workers’ Compensation Act. The decision also ruled that trial judges have an obligation to review letters requesting expert opinions for accuracy with respect to fact and law. …

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WCRI: Workers’ Compensation Per Claim Benefits in Illinois Rise 11% in 2020, Possibly an Effect of COVID-19

WCRI: Workers’ Compensation Per Claim Benefits in Illinois Rise 11% in 2020, Possibly an Effect of COVID-19 05/05/22 WorkersCompensation.com Cambridge, MA (WorkersCompensation.com) – Per-Loss Compensation Benefits Increased 11% in 2020; two-thirds of this growth was driven by an increase in the duration of temporary incapacity (around one week); a third …

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New hires may increase the frequency of workers’ compensation claims

According to Travelers, workers with less than a year on the job filed 35% of all workers’ compensation claims, a troubling statistic given that employers are in the midst of a historic hiring spree. Rich Ives, vice president of business insurance for The Travelers Companies, said there has not yet …

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What it takes to hire insurance talent in today’s job market

Dear Mary, Your team is recruiting every day, not only for our vacancies, but for positions across the country. I’m curious what you see with: Willingness (or not) of the candidate to move to a new employer; The motivations that lead to the change of employment; and What is important …

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California Workers’ Comp Office OKs 7.6% Pure Premium Filing

The California Workers’ Compensation Insurance Assessment Board submitted a pure premium rate request to the California Insurance Commissioner calling for a 7.6% increase. The advisory pure premium rates for the approximately 500 standard classifications proposed to take effect on September 1 are on average 7.6% higher than the average of …

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Marin County Women’s Organization Gives Everyone the Opportunity to Play Sports – CBS San Francisco

MILL VALLEY (KPIX 5) — Thanks to a Mill Valley woman, thousands of people with physical and developmental disabilities no longer sit on the sidelines. Instead, they’re in the game. Players score runs but they don’t keep track of runs, no one hits, and hitters can get help. Dozens of …

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Summary of news 26-04-2022 | | Workers Compensation Executive

Published on: April 26, 2022 Massachusetts businesses to see worker compensation rate drop The Massachusetts State Rating Bureau (SRB) and the Workers’ Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau (WCRIB) have reached an agreement with the state and will reduce workers’ compensation insurance by 3.5%. The settlement is expected to save businesses …

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Low Investment Business Opportunities in Alaska

Mountains, ice caves, seafood heaven, northern lights – these are just a few of the things that come to mind when considering Alaska. But, what might surprise some is that the state is not just a nature lover’s dream, but a wonderful place to start a business. You’ve come to …

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Up to $5,000 for businesses under Keep Islip Thriving

Sam Desmond Local businesses (fewer than 500 employees) and non-profit organizations in the Town of Islip may be eligible for relief grants (i.e. no reimbursement) from the town up to $5,000 under a new program called Keep Islip Thriving (KIT). The initiative comes from funds received by the City of …

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How to measure and install rack security solutions

With the right equipment, you can help improve your business practices, making them safer and more efficient while saving time and money. Improperly secured cargo can lead to accidents, injuries, lost revenue and workers compensation claims. You can minimize the risk by getting rid of ineffective measurements and investing in …

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Local Opinion: City wants money for roads? Show us the work | Local editorials and opinion

Here is the author’s opinion and analysis: Last week I received official voter information for the May 17, 2020 election that will have only one ballot measure: Proposition 411, an extension of “the sales tax extension half a cent for the streets”. It was a 52-page document, in English and …

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The Typical Earnings of a Big Tech Worker in Austin

Houston-based Hanover Company intends to partially demolish the structures at 201-213 W. Fourth St. to make way for the mixed-use complex, which would consist of ground-floor retail space supporting 400 residential units above. Plans include rebuilding buildings that currently house LGBTQ bars Coconut Club and Oilcan Harry’s, as well as …

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Kamin: per diems and reimbursements in AWW calculations | Workers Compensation News

By John P. Kamin Monday, April 11, 2022 | 0 When calculating the average weekly wage, it can quickly become complicated to decide whether daily allowances and reimbursements should be included. John P. Kamin Fortunately, there are several panel decisions that interpret the Labor Code and boil it down to …

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Horry County seeks to increase compensation for county workers | Horry County

“We suggest it would be,” Spivey said. “Ask the employee for $30,000,” Loftus replied. Councilman Al Allen agreed. “It costs this person who makes $30,000 the same amount at the gas pump as it costs this person who makes over $100,000,” he said. “But I don’t reject them. If we …

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Siefkes: Site Advantage: Trials Return to WCAB | Workers Compensation News

By William R. Siefkes Friday, April 8, 2022 | 0 It’s the day before the trial – a trial you’ve been preparing for and anticipating for months. William R. Siefkes You are confident in your position and are well prepared to argue your case before the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board. …

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More than 50 gig workers have been killed while working in the US since 2017

Isabella Lewis was driving for Lyft on a Sunday in Plano, Texas last August when she was the victim of a carjacking and killed by her passenger. As his family tried to piece together what happened, they kept getting calls from an insurance company they didn’t recognize, but eventually realized …

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NCCI report offers insurers’ perspective on successful return to work programs

The National Compensation Insurance Board released a report on Monday detailing insurers’ perspectives on the components of successful return-to-work programs. NCCI interviewed representatives from several insurance companies who write workers’ compensation cases and have expertise in return-to-work programs. Insurers surveyed identified several common elements as key to a successful transitional …

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As police say PTSD is skyrocketing, officials scramble to find solutions

Hundreds of Minnesota police officers diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder have severed ties with their departments over the past two years, resulting in millions of dollars in payouts through accident compensation settlements. work and state disability pensions. The problem is most acute in Minneapolis, where the city has paid more …

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Safety risks affect employers

Remote and hybrid work arrangements, which were put in place when pandemic shutdowns forced many workers to stay home, have left employers with lingering safety concerns even as COVID-19 s fades. Many ergonomic concerns related to remote working were well known before the pandemic, but with home offices being commonplace, …

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Montana State Fund Announces Rate Cut and $40 Million Dividend | Local

Montana State Fund, the state’s largest workers’ compensation insurance company, recently announced an average rate reduction of 3% for its policyholders. The decision was taken at the March 11 meeting of the MSF board of directors and is effective for new policies and renewals from July 1. This is the …

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City of Youngstown’s $200 million budget targets improvements | News, Sports, Jobs

YOUNGSTOWN — City council will consider approving a city budget of $200 million on Tuesday, including about $2.3 million for the purchase of new equipment and improvement projects. The capital and improvement work is being paid for from unused money the city has received from the federal CARES …

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The Combustible Mix of Power, Fashion, Health and Safety: Commemorating the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

There was a time when Republicans protected progressives and Democrats protected the wealthy class. That changed, in spurts, about 125 years ago. During this period when few focused on worker health or safety, New York’s worst workplace disaster until 9/11 occurred. Tammany Hall, headquarters of the New York Democratic Party, …

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CWCI Study Finds Sharp Drop in Independent Medical Examinations of Workers’ Compensation in California

OAKLAND, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) study of the Independent Medical Review (IMR) process used to resolve worker medical disputes shows that the number of IMR decision letters hit an all-time high in 2021 as that pharmaceutical disputes — especially those involving opioids — have continued to decline …

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Editorial: The work culture has changed. It’s time to catch up. | Editorial

If there’s anything the pandemic has taught us as a society, it’s something most people have probably never given much thought to: how dependent society is on certain workers we interact with. daily. They work as cashiers or stock clerks in our local grocery stores; they brew beans in our …

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UN Human Rights Council urged to act against Burmese army

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s main opposition organization, led by the military, on Wednesday urged the United Nations Human Rights Council to act firmly to restore democracy in the Southeast Asian country. Is, arguing that the international community should impose sanctions and other pressure on the country’s generals. . The council, …

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Another plan to equalize beach access faces stiff opposition in General Assembly

A General Assembly proposal to limit how much municipalities could charge non-residents to access their beaches and parks is facing the same level of opposition as another plan to equalize access to the beach, which would remove state funding for local road repairs to municipalities that have not done so. …

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A Social Security disability error meant I was ordered to repay $61,000 and ended up on just $9 a month

A WOMAN has been ordered to repay $61,000 following a Social Security disability error, leaving her with just $9 a month. Stephanie Shirley, 65, from Fairport, New York, was forced to stop working after a battle with breast cancer left her too disabled to do her job. 3 Stephanie Shirley …

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3 things you might not know about workers’ compensation claims

Unfortunately, most employees have problems receiving their compensation claim. The main purpose of the workers’ compensation claim is to protect employees who are injured on the job. As a general rule, contract and casual employees might not be allowed to take advantage of workers’ compensation claim benefits. The worker’s compensation …

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City Council – Sundance Times

March 1, 2022 The municipal council met today in ordinary session at 7:00 p.m. under the chairmanship of the deputy mayor Brad Marchant. The roll call was taken by Acting Mayor Brad Marchant with council members Joe Wilson, Callie Hilty in attendance. Randy Stevenson, present by telephone and Mayor Brooks …

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Police board rejects officer’s grievance over compensation

City officials at a special meeting last month voted unanimously to reject a grievance presented by a police officer for compensation. Under the contract between the police union and the city, “every permanent employee of the service who is injured or disabled in the line of duty is entitled to …

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House Bill 698 – Workers Compensation Related to Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations

Description of the invoice: House Bill 698 states that employees required to take the COVID-19 vaccine by their employer can seek compensation for any injuries they sustain as a result. This bill is similar to House Bill 464 introduced earlier this session. Rating: 0 Does this violate the spirit or …

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Editorial: Captives Solve Tough Problems

It has taken some time for the hardening commercial insurance market to have a ripple effect on the captive sector, but the sharp rate increases over the past three to four years have led to an increase in captive formations l year after five years of decline. The proven alternative …

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Legislation aims to stem deluge of Minnesota cops retiring with PTSD

A Republican state senator and DFL House member have teamed up to stem the deluge of Minnesota law enforcement officers citing post-traumatic stress disorder and stepping back early – rather than trying first a treatment that could put them back to work. The bill may require workers to seek treatment …

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For Omaha’s national workers’ compensation provider, happiness is key to employment

When Omaha National President and CEO Reagan Pufall reflects on how COVID-19 has affected recruiting and hiring at the workers’ compensation insurance provider, his main verdict is: no much. The key features that allowed the Managing General Agent (MGA)/insurance company to grow from eight to 200 employees in just over …

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David Keener Summers Jr. — Cameron | Obituary

CAMERON – David Keener Summers Jr., 81, of Cameron, died on February 26, 2022. David was the husband of the late Nancy Griffith Summers. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1 at the Cameron Memorial Cemetery in Cameron, with the Reverend David Battle and the …

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ShiftMed CEO discusses rate hikes, supply and demand for nursing home staff

Established staffing agencies have had to rethink — and defend — their relationship with skilled nurse operators at this point in the pandemic, with opportunistic players entering the space and rates doubling during a historic staffing crisis. ShiftMed CEO Todd Walrath said the agency’s relationship has become much more “strategic,” …

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Gabe Cossio Joins CLARA Analytics as Vice President of Sales | News

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February 23, 2022– CLARA Analytics (“CLARA”), the leading provider of artificial intelligence (AI) technology to the commercial insurance industry, today announced that it has selected Gabe Cossio as its new Vice President of Sales. Cossio will play a key role in executing CLARA’s aggressive growth strategy as …

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A Look at Blood Flow Restriction Therapy and Possible Effects on Workers’ Compensation Claims | Chartwell’s Law

There is a recent trend among physiotherapy providers treating their patients, including injured workers and claimants, using blood flow restriction therapy (BFRT). Although you may have heard of this trend recently at the Summer and Winter Olympics or heard of the path traveled by now-retired Washington Commanders quarterback Alex Smith. …

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Candidates meet Freestone County voters at annual forum

Freestone County voters got to know several of the candidates who will appear on this year’s ballots for the March 1, 2022 primary election.Early voting has already started and will continue until next week. (Click here to find out what’s on your ballot) This was the third Candidates Forum organized …

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Mayor Cantrell proposes to reverse bans on facial recognition, predictive policing and other surveillance technologies

At the request of Mayor LaToya Cantrell, the New Orleans City Council on Thursday introduced an ordinance to dramatically reduce local restrictions on law enforcement oversight that were put in place just 14 months ago. The proposed order, if passed, would largely overturn the council’s blanket bans on the use …

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State Capitol Week in Review | Vanburen

For decades, prison overcrowding has sparked a financial tussle between the state and Arkansas counties. In recent months, the issue has taken on greater urgency. It’s become more than a budget battle, according to county sheriffs. This is a security issue that is reaching crisis proportions. Three sheriffs and a …

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Appeals court dismisses doctor’s fee strike effort

A Florida appeals court overturned a claims judge’s decision dismissing a duly licensed attending physician whose initial assessment and treatment costs exceeded base fee schedule rates. “We are reversing because the Workers’ Compensation Code does not allow a (compensation claims judge) to disbar a duly licensed attending physician because of …

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Higher fees do not disqualify an attending physician from workers’ compensation, Florida Court of Appeals says

A workers’ compensation judge cannot disqualify an attending physician simply because the doctor’s prices exceed Florida’s workers’ fee schedule, a state appeals court ruled this week. “In other words, vendors aren’t categorically tainted by higher-than-expected fees. And authorized carriers and vendors may agree to refunds” on schedule or at mutually …

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Clara and Nationwide partner to deliver AI in comp

Clara Analytics Inc. announced on Wednesday that it will partner with Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. to provide artificial intelligence technology to the commercial insurance industry for a new program to improve claims operations for insurance companies. workers. Nationwide, based in Columbus, Ohio, will implement Clara’s triage and processing programs, which …

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Amazon doubles base salary cap for company employees

Amazon told employees it was increasing its base cash compensation cap to $350,000, more than double the previous amount, citing “a particularly competitive job market,” according to an internal announcement seen by the New York. Times. Amazon previously capped its salary for technology and enterprise employees at $160,000 in most …

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Smoking and Sandwich in Worker’s Compensation Employment in Pennsylvania – Jobs and HR

To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or log in to Mondaq.com. An employee who went out to smoke and crossed the street for a sandwich during an unscheduled break was entitled to workers’ compensation. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania court found that these activities remained …

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Two Apalachin men arrested for failing to provide pay to workers on construction projects

APALACHIN, NY (WETM) – Two Tioga County men have been arrested and face multiple felony charges for allegedly failing to provide safe working conditions for their construction workers. Robert Peretore, 37, and Jeremy Hall, 41, were both arrested by New York State Police and arraigned in Owego, according to New …

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Year in Review: Appeal Board, Part 2

Year in Review: Appeal Board, Part 2 Welcome to the latest in a three-part series on the 2021 appeal decisions. As the title suggests, this article covers the rest of the Board’s advice from the past year on many different issues. You read the cases in their entirety, right? Thank …

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Winter is a dangerous time for work-related injuries

Patient Tom Ringwelski works with physical therapist Christy Kopischke in the new therapy room at the UCHealth Occupational Medicine Clinic, located inside UCHealth Emergency Care in Steamboat Springs.UCHealth/Courtesy Photo Four decades of teaching ski lessons at Steamboat Springs, and too many hours to count slow skiing and demonstrating corner position, …

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CEO of medical imaging companies sentenced to 5 years in prison for $250 million healthcare fraud via state workers’ compensation system | USAO-CDCA

SAN DIEGO – The CEO of several Southern California-based medical imaging companies was sentenced today to 60 months in federal prison for running a program that submitted more than $250 million in fraudulent claims through the system. California workers’ compensation for medical services obtained through kickbacks and bribes to doctors …

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Opinions of the Supreme Court Panel | News for the workers compensation industry

Opinions of the Supreme Court panel As in previous years, I like to start the month of January with a look back at last year’s notices of appeal. This article will summarize the 2021 opinions of the Tennessee Supreme Court Workers’ Compensation Select Committee. In subsequent articles, we will return …

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Can Amazon reverse the flight of its tech workers? – RetailWire

January 25, 2022 Recent reports suggest that Amazon.com and its divisions have a serious HR issue on their hands. Many of the company’s skilled technical personnel leave the company after determining that the benefits of working for Amazon do not align with their personal and/or professional goals. Both Bloomberg and …

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An employee can obtain compensation for unjustified dismissal – Legal Expert

A legal scholar, Lamtiig A. Apanga, says employees whose contracts have been unfairly terminated or forced to resign from their workplace can sue their employer and be compensated. According to him, the labor law provides requirements and conditions under which employers can terminate contracts. speaking on The Law of JoyNews …

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Pak approves $11.6m compensation for Chinese workers affected by Dasu Dam terror attack

Under pressure from Beijing, Pakistan’s Economic Coordinating Committee (ECC) has approved $11.6 million in compensation to families of Chinese workers killed and injured in the Dasu Dam terrorist attack in July 2021 The dispute between Islamabad and Beijing over the safety of Chinese contractors and workers and the lack of …

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Edwards reflects on the diverse needs of the district

Lydia Edwards, surrounded by supporters after winning the December primary in the special election for the Suffolk and Middlesex Senate seat. PHOTO: Avery Bleichfeld Boston City Councilwoman Lydia Edwards won the Jan. 11 special election to fill the first Suffolk and Middlesex District Senate seat vacated by John Boncore. As …

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New twist on health insurance

Trying to understand health insurance can be like decoding a foreign language. But as of 2020, there’s a new vocabulary term you might want to learn: Individual Coverage Health Care Reimbursement Arrangement, or ICHRA. An ICHRA (pronounced “ick-ruh”) refers to situations where an employer reimburses employees for health insurance expenses. …

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Self-Assured Resolutions 2022 Workers Comp?? Post-pandemic (?)

Self-Assured Resolutions 2022 Workers Comp?? Post-pandemic (?) The self-assured resolutions of 2022 Workers Comp should be seen as a bridge between the pandemic and the post-pandemic era. For the past 13+ years, including 2021, I have written about labor competition resolutions. Our self-insured customers and article/newsletter readers always remind me …

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Crystal Township plans to outsource work to DPW

TOWNSHIP OF CRYSTAL — With the director of this township’s Public Works Department announcing he will be retiring, the township is now considering a few options for the department’s future. Crystal Township Supervisor Curt McCracken, left, and Clerk Patty Baker-Marek discuss the possibility of contracting out part of the township’s …

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Emergency medical responders face challenges amid latest wave of covid-19 :: WRAL.com

A growing number of COVID cases across the state is putting additional strain on our health care system — and it’s spilling over to emergency medical services. Hospitals and emergency medical service workers are encouraging the public to avoid emergency departments unless it is a life-threatening situation to help hospitals …

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Invoices for drug tests after an accident, vacation pay

A measure introduced before the legislative session beginning Wednesday would require Virginia employers to conduct drug tests after the accident. HB 153 would stipulate that for the purpose of determining the cause of an industrial accident, employers should require post-accident drug testing for the use of non-prescribed controlled substances for …

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King Soopers, UFCW negotiations collapse as strike date nears

COLORADO SPRINGS – The UFCW has announced that its strike date is Wednesday, Jan.12 at 5 a.m. and that employees are preparing, saying it has been a long time. “We’re actually one of the lowest paid employees in the state – at least that’s what I’m hearing. And it is …

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Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC highlights what sets them apart

Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC is a leading workers’ compensation law firm. In a recent update, the office described what sets them apart. Columbus, Ohio – Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC, in an article on the website, explained in detail what makes them unique. Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC attorneys rank among the …

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Workers’ Compensation Insurance Market: Scope, Applications and Framework for Growth

“ Global Market Vision has published powerful statistical data titled Workers’ Compensation Insurance Market. It defines recent innovations, applications and end users in the market. It covers the different aspects, which are responsible for the growth of industries. Different areas are considered on the basis of the capital of the …

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West Bend Mutual Insurance Announces Strategic Partnership with CogniSure AI to Automate Receipt of Commercial Underwriting Submissions

CogniSure ML algorithms convert hundreds of lossy media PDF runs into summary and loss information in minutes. CogniSure – West Bend CogniSure – West Bend CogniSure – West Bend CHICAGO, Jan. 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Delaware-based CogniSure AI has announced that West Bend Mutual Insurance, one of Wisconsin’s leading …

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Best Workers Comp Lawyer in Riverside Emphasizes Importance of Knowing Your Rights in the Event of a Workplace Injury

Napolin Accident Injury Lawyer Riverside, a firm based in Riverside, Calif., Emphasizes the importance for those injured on the job to consult with the best labor law attorney that Riverside residents can count on. Obtaining the services of a California worker attorney can help maximize these benefits for the injured …

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Winona County Wins 2021 County of the Year Award | Local

CARSON BABBINI Winona Daily News Winona County ended the year on a positive note and started the new year on a high note, as it received the 2021 County of the Year award from the Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust, or MCIT, at the annual conference of AMC in December. The …

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Continental Council examines legislation | Local news

CONTINENTAL – Two pieces of legislation received final reading and two more were passed as emergency legislation when members of the Continental Village Council met on Tuesday. The third and final reading was given to a resolution to renew the contract of Village Lawyer Scott Welch. Council also accepted third …

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An exhilarating encounter | News for the workers compensation industry

An exhilarating encounter By the soft light of electric candles, he saw the dish filled with gingerbread cookies on a small table across the room. Traditional holiday treats were whipped up earlier today by a horny mother and daughter in a cozy kitchen as festive snowflakes fell outside. Suddenly, his …

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THE CANNABIS CONVERSATION: Cannabis Taxes and the Illicit Market | Lost Coast Outpost

For years, the California commercial cannabis community has argued that the taxes are too high. With dropping pot prices, slowing consumer sales at the retail level, impending tax hikes, and illicit production in the ever-expanding market, things have come to a head recently. Industry insiders are pushing Governor Newsom for …

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Voluntary pay rates drop again in South Carolina; Risk multiplier assigned to increase

Workers’ compensation insurance rates for the voluntary market will drop next year in South Carolina, but the loss cost multiplier for the assigned risk sector will rise again, thanks to another year of excessive losses, the State Department of Insurance announced. For industrial classifications in the residual market, the department …

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Duff: “Worker Protection Bill”, NLRA and Worker Safety | Workers’ Compensation News

Through Michael C. Duff Tuesday, December 21, 2021 | 0 While this is not directly related to workers’ compensation, following tornado-related worker deaths in Illinois and Kentucky, a number of news articles have discussed the need for a kind of worker protection law. Michael C. Duff But as I told …

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Nell Nolan: Eden House, WYES “Hemingway”, Churchill Society, NO Bar Assn | Holidays / Society

Goodbye autumn Fall party Il Mercato harbored buzz and social unrest on a recent Wednesday evening, when supporters gathered for Fall Fiesta on behalf of Eden House, “a movement to end the trafficking and sale of human beings.” “Building Dreams” is the title of the annual fundraiser. President Kara Van …

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Foresight Expands Underwriting Team As Security-Focused Pricing Model Gains Ground | News

SAN FRANCISCO, December 17, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – Foresight, the workers’ compensation insurtech that reduces the frequency of workplace incidents for its policyholders by 31% on average, today announced several strategic changes to its division growing underwriting. Elaine bruce was promoted to Vice President, Underwriting, and Matt Lachowski has …

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