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Fact or Fiction: IL Policy Institute Reports Potential WC Costs to Taxpayers at $1B

Springfield, IL (WorkersCompensation.com) - Policy analysts in the Prairie State calculate taxpayers will bear $1 billion due to workers' compensation costs.     The Illinois Policy ...

MT: New Proposed Bill Could Dissolve State Fund

Helena, MT (WorkersCompensation.com) - Directly after the Montana State Fund announced a five percent decrease in workers' comp rates this week, Senator Eric Moore (R-Miles City) has proposed eliminating the state's largest ...

MT State Fund: Big Sky Country to See Decreases… Again

Helena, MT (WorkersCompensation.com) — Laurence Hubbard, President and CEO of Montana State Fund, said the recent five percent decrease in workers' comp costs and negative rate increase since 2007 is a product of ...

‘The New Face’ of Iowa: Compensation Changes for Workers’ Comp Attorneys

Des Moines, IA (WorkersCompensation.com) - As part of the overhaul of the Iowa workers’ compensation system, the new law changes the way that workers’ compensation attorneys will be compensated. ...

Five Things You Need to Know: 3/27, Monday Edition

1) Former IL Oil Company Employee Sues for Workers' Comp Violation   Former employee James Osborn filed a complaint on Feb. 22 against Franklin Well Services Inc., an oil company out of Lawrenceville, IL, alleging he was ...

Florida District Court: Beneficiaries Should Not Rely upon Estimated Conditional Payment Amounts

In a decision out of the Southern District of Florida, Shapiro v. Secretary of HHS, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 42278 (March 23, 2017), the District Court affirmed a final decision ...

States Looking in Every Corner to Discover Recoveries owed to Medicare and Medicaid

A Complaint has been filed in the State of Utah by its Attorney General to force four of its largest asbestos bankruptcy trusts to comply with civil investigative demands (CIDs) seeking ...

The Oxford Comma in the News

For 175 years my ancestors have resided in a small corner of Lafayette (luh fay et) County, Mississippi. It is a part of the world enamored with Pine Trees, Oxford, and the University of Mississippi. It is known for its ties to John ...

Are Waiting Periods for TTD compensation universal in workers’ compensation?

Despite having addressed waiting and retroactive periods before, I continue to receive questions about the law and policy surrounding them.  The questions usually contain assumptions that waiting and ...

Medical Review and Qualifications

At a conference years ago, I recall Judges and administrators around a large table discussing what they perceived as the challenge of adjudicating medical disputes. Some lamented that they "were not doctors," and described a perceived ...

US Labor Dept Announces Proposed Delay in Effective Date of MSHA Examinations Rule

Washington, DC (WorkersCompensation.com) - The U.S. Department of Labor has proposed a delay in the effective date of the final rule on Examinations of Working Places in Metal and ...

Anthem Accuses Express Scripts of Price Gouging

Sacramento, CA - A legal battle has pitted a major national insurer and its pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) against each other in dueling legal actions in litigation that seeks class action status that could include tens of ...

Try as He Might, Ohio Tree Trimmer Can't Cheat BWC and Get Away With It

Columbus, OH (WorkersCompensation.com) - An Akron tree trimmer with a history of cheating the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) owes more than $17,000 in restitution to the ...

Just Five Days Left to Nominate The Best Blogs in Workers' Comp

Sarasota, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) – There are only 5 days left to nominate your favorite blogs in the 2nd Annual Workers' Compensation Best Blogs recognition program. ...

PA Woman Charged With Mail And Wire Fraud

Harrisburg, PA (WorkersCompensation.com) - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Brenda Hilton, age 59, of Windsor, Pennsylvania, was indicted by a federal grand ...

When The Colon Weighs Heavy on Your Heart

Personally, I blame the Oxford Comma. Rather, I blame the Oxford Comma, and Judge David Langham for his extensive analysis of this little thought about punctuation practice. Judge Langham wrote a rather extensive review of a legal case ...

Untruthful RIMS Response Should Disturb Risk Managers

I can tolerate many things, but not being misled. When the untruth is blatantly obvious and patently insulting, it tends to really piss me off. And the whopper I received from the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) last ...

Let's All Drink to the Bad Decision

Our industry owes a lot to poor judgement and bad decisions. In fact, we prosper and thrive on them. Think about it for a moment. Most accidents can trace their roots directly back to a bad decision. The employee who thinks they can jump off ...

And Who Covered The Traumatized Raccoon?

It appears another high profile mental trauma case has hit the international stage, only this time, there is a twist. The injured employee in this case is a raccoon. And he was allegedly traumatized by the female breast. A petting zoo in ...

Looking at the Future Through a Glass Half Empty

I’m headed to Phoenix Wednesday, where I will have the honor of being the Keynote speaker at the American Bar Association LEL & TIPS Sections Mid-Winter Conference on Workers’ Compensation. I’ve been to numerous ...

The Going-And-Coming Rule And Multiple Employer Work Sites

An employee works regularly in Cherry Hill, N.J. but three or four times a year is required to work at the company’s north Jersey location in Parsippany.   On the way to the Parsippany office, the employee is in a ...

That's Not My Employee

The 2004 Shrek 2 brought a great many comedic moments to the screen. One that sticks with me involves Puss-in-Boots being arrested and searched. A package of catnip is uncovered, and Boots is quick to assure the gendarmes "that's not mine." ...

5 Strategies to Avoid Mega Problems in Large Deductible Policies

Large deductible insurance policies can be a tremendous advantage for employers. Significant cost savings and increased control over expenses and safety are among the benefits for companies that are aptly ...

March WCAC Meeting: MTGs Reform Halted, New Draft Second Injury and OWCA Records Forms

The March meeting of the Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC) featured new draft forms for the Second Injury Fund and workers’ compensation claims records, as well as discussion ...

Overcoming with Community

I spent some time last weekend going through some of my older blogposts and read "It's Personal" that I published on June 30, 2015. In it I relate a conversation with a lady on a shuttle bus who lost her 29 year old son to a prescription drug overdose. And someone ...

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Anthem Accuses Express Scripts of Price Gouging

Sacramento, CA - A legal battle has pitted a major national insurer and its pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) against each other in dueling legal actions in litigation that seeks class action status that could include tens of ...

When The Colon Weighs Heavy on Your Heart

Personally, I blame the Oxford Comma. Rather, I blame the Oxford Comma, and Judge David Langham for his extensive analysis of this little thought about punctuation practice. Judge Langham wrote a rather extensive review of a legal ...

Try as He Might, Ohio Tree Trimmer Can't Cheat BWC and Get Away With It

Columbus, OH (WorkersCompensation.com) - An Akron tree trimmer with a history of cheating the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) owes more than $17,000 in restitution to the ...

US Labor Dept Announces Proposed Delay in Effective Date of MSHA Examinations Rule

Washington, DC (WorkersCompensation.com) - The U.S. Department of Labor has proposed a delay in the effective date of the final rule on Examinations of Working Places in Metal and ...

Untruthful RIMS Response Should Disturb Risk Managers

I can tolerate many things, but not being misled. When the untruth is blatantly obvious and patently insulting, it tends to really piss me off. And the whopper I received from the Risk and Insurance Management Society ...

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