- N.Y. governor’s budget includes workers compensation system reforms
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented his 2013-2014 budget and legislative agenda on Tuesday, that include a call to increase workers compensation benefits and implement system reforms.
- Temporary employee entitled to maximum workers comp benefit: Court
An injured worker’s temporary employment status should not prevent him from receiving the maximum workers compensation benefit multiplier allowed under Tennessee law, the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
- OFF BEAT: DA’s investigator nailed in workers comp fraud scheme
The potential wrongdoers that the Fresno County District Attorney’s Workers’ Compensation Fraud Division pursues includes doctors, lawyers, employers, insurance company employees and claimants, according to the California county’s website.
- IAIABC Survey: Medical Marijuana and Workers’ Compensation January 2013 Jurisdiction
The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions has compiled survey results on state medical marijuana regulations that apply to workers compensation cases.
- Late-term workers comp claim costs expected to grow: NCCI
More than 10% of the workers compensation medical benefit costs for injuries occurring this year will be paid for services provided more than two decades from now, according to NCCI Holdings Inc.
- Okla. lawmakers consider switch to administrative workers comp system
Oklahoma legislators are set to consider a bill that would create an administrative authority over the state’s workers compensation system.
- Anesthesiologist wins disability benefits for opioid addiction
A group insurer must provide long-term disability benefits for a hospital staff anesthesiologist addicted to an opioid pain medication commonly used in her anesthesia practice, a federal court ruled on Thursday.