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 approximately $80 million. The new rates will come into effect on July 1, 2022. WWLP

Texas Mutual awards $100,000 safety training grant to college

Texas Mutual Insurance Company presented a $100,000 grant to Texarkana College to provide safety training courses that benefit employers, students and the general public in the community. The school is one of eleven community colleges in Texas that offers safety courses with funding from Texas Mutual. TXK today

Settlement reached in Philadelphia fire chief’s battle to prove cancer was job-related

A Philadelphia fire chief who was diagnosed with myoepithelial carcinoma, an extremely rare form of cancer, has been battling cancer for five years. Despite the state’s presumptive cancer law, its workers’ compensation claim was denied. But now a settlement has been reached. KYW Newsradio/Audacity

New Hampshire AG finds ‘errors in judgement’ by health organization administrators

An investigation into the governance of a New Hampshire hospital that declared bankruptcy in 2020 found that its board “made errors in judgment and were overly respectful of the recommendations and conclusions of long-term leaders”, but did not breach his fiduciary duties. Tuning Monitor

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