Workers Comp

Comp pays more than group health on similar medical services

[ad_1] Workers ‘compensation insurers pay more for medical services than group health insurers to treat comparable injuries, according to a research report released Friday by the National Workers’ Compensation Insurance Board. By examining the experiences of workers at the NCCI Medical Data Call, which captures transaction-level details – service, fees, …

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Family of deceased opioid user cannot sue

[ad_1] A Kansas federal court ruled on Tuesday that the parents of a worker who died of conditions related to his opioid use as part of a work injury, chronic pain and subsequent depression could not sue a workers’ compensation insurer or third party administrator for allegations that they were …

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Accūrō Solutions Calls on BJ Dougherty, Worker’s Compensation Bill Review Expert, as Chief Operating Officer | New

[ad_1] SARASOTA, Fla – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Sep 14, 2021– BJ Dougherty joined accÅ«rō Solutions as COO. Responsible for driving the day-to-day business operations of acÅ«rō Solutions, he will work closely with CEO Ken Hannigan to implement the company’s strategy and vision to become the leading provider of review and …

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Obituary: Sophie A. Gassira, 89, formerly from Hamden

[ad_1] HAMDEN, CT – (From Sisk Brothers Funeral Home) in Guilford on August 30, 2021 Sophie A. Gassira 89, formerly of Hamden. Wife of the late Andrew Gassira. Loving mother of Donna Lombardozzi (Michael) and Diana Kanoff (Brian), sister of Joanne Tonelli (Joseph). She is also survived by her beloved …

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WCRI update: No delay in medical treatment of workers at height of pandemic: Risk and insurance

[ad_1] Study shows that no significant delay in workers’ compensation care occurred at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. A new study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute, titled “The Early Impact of COVID-19 on Medical Treatment for Workers Compensation Non-COVID-19 Claims,” ​​found almost no delay in treatment during the …

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Maine Insurance Bureau clarifies new telehealth law

[ad_1] Maine enacted legislation in June eliminating the distinction between telehealth services and telephone services provided by medical providers, but the Maine Insurance Bureau last week released a bulletin clarifying the new regulations. Telehealth services have been licensed for at least a decade, the office said. Because of LD 791, …

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Here’s how to properly manage injuries in your workplace

[ad_1] Workplace injuries are common and a variety of factors usually cause them; different factors usually cause them. If you are injured at work, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Companies with more than four employees are required by law to carry workers’ compensation insurance to protect workers. Hence, …

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Will the updates be enough?

[ad_1] A look at early comments from the Opioid Task Force on the CDC’s updated guideline and how some states are developing their own opioid prescribing rules. Even before its publication five years ago, the CDC’s guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain1 was at the center of the controversy, …

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Doctor Pleads Guilty to Workers’ Compensation Fraud

[ad_1] FAYETTEVILLE – A Louisiana doctor pleaded guilty on Friday to workers’ compensation fraud related to collecting bribes from an Arkansas company. Robert Dale Bernauer Sr., 74, waived a grand jury charge and pleaded guilty to a criminal information accusing him of conspiring to violate five federal laws. According to …

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Danos Oil Services Company Named Employee of the Year

[ad_1] Danos, a Gray-based oifield services company, has named two employees to receive its most prestigious awards for 2020. Case manager Frances Kosak is Employee of the Year. And Logistics Coordinator Mary Perez is Dwain “Hog” Carrell Field Worker of the Year. “Frances and Mary both embody Danos’ purpose by …

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Vancouver couple accused of tax evasion

[ad_1] A Vancouver couple have been charged with theft of Washington State Department of Labor and Industry workers’ compensation insurance benefits. Jeffrey Bart Pierson, 61, is accused of stealing over $ 116,000 over about two years, and Karen S. Pierson, 62, is accused of stealing more than $ 64,000 over …

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Unwrap the role of the workers’ comp

[ad_1] In 2020, the frequency of claims for work-related accidents fell by 7% excluding claims related to COVID-19, according to the NCCI. (Photo: Monster Ztudio / stock.adobe.com America’s workers’ compensation system came out of 2020 “stronger than ever,” according to Bill Donnell of the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), …

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NARFA Partners with Flyreel to Provide Innovative, Contactless Safety and Loss Control Inspections to Members as Part of Their Workers’ Compensation Program | New

[ad_1] PETERBOROUGH, NH & DENVER – (BUSINESS WIRE) – July 13, 2021– The National Automotive Roads Fuel Association (NARFA), the exclusive sponsor of the Automotive Industries Compensation Corporation (AICC) Workers’ Compensation Program, is proud to announce the availability of Flyreel to AICC members. Flyreel is an industry-leading loss control platform …

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Illinois biometric privacy case to watch in H2 2021

[ad_1] Law360 (July 8, 2021, 7:05 p.m. EDT) – The evolving landscape of biometric privacy litigation in Illinois could be significantly altered by pending federal and state cases, given the timeline of claims under the law state history and whether employee privacy claims are preempted by Illinois workers’ compensation law. …

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States examine impact of marijuana on composition and injuries

[ad_1] State courts continue to question whether employers and insurers should reimburse marijuana in workers’ compensation and how a positive marijuana test can impact accident compensation, says a published legislative update Friday by the National Insurance Compensation Board. As of early 2021, Connecticut, New Mexico, New York and Virginia have …

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RIMS Announces Educational Partnerships With Universities | Workers’ Compensation News

[ad_1] Friday 25 June 2021 | 0 RIMS, the risk management company, has entered into agreements with universities in California, Connecticut, New York and Virginia to develop educational programs focused on the Certified Risk Management Professional certification process. Schools participating in the RIMS-CRMP certification partnership include: The University of California, …

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NCCI sets 2020 COVID-19 competition losses at $ 260 million

[ad_1] Workers’ compensation losses in 2020 on 45,000 COVID-19-related claims totaled $ 260 million, according to data released Wednesday by the National Compensation Insurance Board. Figures exclude self-insureds and only take into account the 36 states where NCCI provides underwriting services. The NCCI said in its report that COVID-19 claims …

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Hospital must pay fines for billing injured worker

[ad_1] A hospital must pay fines for sending invoices for treatment related to an industrial accident to the injured worker and a collection agency. In Delta County Memorial Hospital v. Industrial Claims Appeal OfficeThe Colorado Division IV Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a decision by a panel of the …

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Remembering a Texas Giant | Columns

[ad_1] He wasn’t gigantic in physical size, but in his pragmatic approach to government he stood tall, that proud governor of Texas who was the first West Texan to hold the post. His name was Preston Smith, who died 18 years ago at the age of 91. Although he maintained …

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It’s not that the wind is blowing

[ad_1] In Long v. City of Melbourne, OJCC No. 19-016164, the judge discusses Valcourt-Williams and an idiopathic condition. The worker suffered a collapsed arch and the risk was that “walking, jogging or climbing stairs” could result in such injuries. The judge suggests that one of these risks could be an …

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Superior home care – L’Observateur

[ad_1] LAPLACE – Founded in 1991, Superior Home Health Care, Inc. is privately held and serves much of Southeast Louisiana, including the River Parish area. High quality, compassionate home care is a priority for Superior Home Health and Modern Hospice & Palliative Care, an affiliate company that has served the …

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Innovative Workplace Injury Insurance Market Strategy by 2028 | AIG, Berkshire Hathaway, Liberty Mutual, Zurich Insurance, Travelers, Allianz

[ad_1] New research published by JCMR on the Global Workplace Injury Insurance Market (COVID 19 Version) in various regions to produce over 200+ page reports. This study is a perfect blend of qualitative and quantifiable information highlighting key market developments, industry and competitor challenges in gap analysis and new opportunities …

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Nurses cite gender bias in Senate rejection of bill to secure healthcare workers’ compensation

[ad_1] The California Nurses Association (CNA) today criticized California state senators who rejected a bill guaranteeing workers’ compensation for predominantly female nurses and other healthcare workers who have suffered the same protections at work as those afforded to male-dominated and sexist professions. SB 213, introduced by Democratic San Jose Senator …

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California Comp Bills Advance | Business insurance

[ad_1] The California Senate on Tuesday passed a law that would reduce the time limits for employers to dismiss workers’ compensation claims and increase liability for medical treatment. SB 335, which passed by 29 to 10 votes, would reduce the time an employer has to dismiss a workers’ compensation claim …

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Employers turn to mandatory injections

[ad_1] Demand for COVID-19 vaccines has declined, and with only about 40% of the U.S. population fully vaccinated at the end of last month, employers are once again considering whether to force workers to be vaccinated. But such mandates can leave employers at the mercy of lost workdays and injuries …

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5 Best Compensation Lawyers in San Francisco🥇

[ad_1] Below is a list of the best compensation lawyers in San Francisco. To help you find the best compensation lawyers located near you in San Francisco, we’ve put together our own list based on this list of rating points. The best compensation lawyers in San Francisco: The top rated …

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Caneyville receives security scholarship | New

[ad_1] The city of Caneyville announced last Friday that it had received a security grant from the Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Service (KLCIS). “We take every opportunity to make our city a safer place,” Caneyville Mayor James Embry said of the grant. The $ 308 grant will be used …

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