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California Proposes Increasing Disability Benefits, Recommends No Rise in Insurers’ Premiums

September 16, 2011
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California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation has proposed increasing permanent disability benefits an average of 16 percent. For first time in six years, the state’s insurance commissioner recommends no change in insurers’ premium rates due to stability in the state’s workers’ comp market.
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New Jersey Passes Workers’ Comp Reform Bills

September 16, 2011
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Legislation would make it a criminal offense for companies to neglect providing workers’ comp benefits and would speed up hearings on certain medical claims.
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California Workers’ Compensation Rating Bureau Seeks 16 Percent Increase

September 16, 2011
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The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California recommends a 16 percent pure premium rate increase that would be effective January 1 if approved.
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Insurer Suit Challenges Changes in New York’s Workers’ Compensation Laws

September 16, 2011
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Liberty Mutual Holding Co. and several of its subsidiaries filed a lawsuit in a New York federal court last week challenging some amendments made to New York’s workers’ compensation law.
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Workers’ Comp Medical, Indemnity Payments Fall in 2006

September 16, 2011
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U.S. employers paid $87.6 billion in workers’ compensation costs during 2006, according to a report by the National Academy of Social Insurance.
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North Carolina Proposes Workers’ Comp Rate Cut

September 16, 2011
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The state’s Rate Bureau proposed a 4.4 percent average decrease this month after three years of higher rates. Improved workplace safety and lower claims costs are the two main reasons for the proposed rate cut, the bureau says.
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Staffing Firm Owner Gets 6½ Years for Massive Payroll Scam

September 16, 2011
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Aimee King McElroy and her husband were convicted of conspiring to defraud the IRS and their workers’ compensation insurers; three counts of mail fraud; and 14 counts of procuring false payroll tax returns.
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Prescription Drugs Make Up 19 Percent of Workers’ Comp Claims: Report

September 14, 2011
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That amount, however, is only “slightly higher” than its 2010 estimate, a workers’ compensation rating and research organization said in the report, Workers’ Compensation Prescription Drug Study: 2011 Update.
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Workers' Comp Denied for Spouse of Sales Manager Working From Home

September 9, 2011
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Court records in Donald Werner, Deceased vs. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board show that Werner split his time working at a home office in his basement and at his employer's facility when he wasn't traveling.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> What Can We Do When an Employee Has Exhausted the Leave-of-Absence Time Allowed by Our Workers' Comp Policy?

August 29, 2011
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We have an employee who has been on workers' compensation for two years now—the claim is grandfathered under our old policy, but it's since changed. Now, when injured employees are on workers' compensation, they receive two-thirds of their pay and must use sick days and vacation to cover the remaining one-third. May we begin requiring the injured employee to use personal time? —Sick About This, benefits coordinator, mining/oil/gas, Illinois
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