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House to Vote on Bill to Repeal Health Care Reform Law

July 2, 2012
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The Senate did not take up the repeal bill and it is unlikely that the Senate, where Democrats are in the majority, would do so this time.
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Officer Hit By Car While Walking to Get Coffee Due Workers' Comp

June 29, 2012
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An Oregon appellate court said that Carolyn McDermed was still at work during her coffee run, since she was expected to perform community policing duties while not in her office.
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Study: Obesity Affects Duration of Workers' Compensation Benefits

June 20, 2012
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The study's findings on the effect of obesity on indemnity duration are close to those reported in a 2007 Duke University Medical School study that found that obese workers file more claims, have higher medical costs, and miss more days due to job-related injuries than do their nonobese counterparts.
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PTSD of Employee Who Witnessed Deaths at Work Is Compensable

June 14, 2012
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The man was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder in June 2008 after experiencing anxiety and crying spells on various occasions, and he filed for workers' comp benefits in June 2009.
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Q&A With Jay Krueger: Evaluating Medical Marijuana Policies

June 7, 2012
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Jay Krueger is chief strategy and client services officer at PMSI Inc., providing overall strategic direction for the Tampa, Florida-based provider of pharmacy benefit management services, medical equipment, home health care and case settlement services. In a recent interview with Workforce Management sister publication Business Insurance senior editor Roberto Ceniceros, Krueger said the evaluation of medical marijuana as a way to alleviate pain warrants that employers consider their policies on the issue.
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Massive Master Complaint Filed Against NFL Over Concussion-Related Injuries

June 7, 2012
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The 86-page document, filed in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, seeks financial compensation, injunctive relief and medical monitoring for former NFL players who claim the league misled them about the dangers of concussions.
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Benefit Execs Say Supreme Court Will Strike Down Individual Mandate

June 7, 2012
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Some 66 percent of the respondents' predictions about the fate of the mandate reflect what they heard the justices say during oral arguments, says one expert.
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House Panel OKs Bill to Ease FSA ‘Use-It-or-Lose-It' Rule

June 1, 2012
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The bill approved by the House panel would eliminate over-the-counter restrictions in the health care reform law.
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Employee's Off-Duty Car-Crash Injuries Compensable: Court

May 30, 2012
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The Kentucky Supreme Court said Adan Mandujano's car accident was compensable because he was performing the 'necessary and inevitable' act of returning from a trip that Gaines-Gentry and Eaton had requested him to take.
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