December 16, 2017

NAIC Announces Training Opportunities For New Market Conduct Annual Statement Collection System

NAIC

AUSTIN, TEXAS — The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) released their training schedule for the new Market Conduct Annual Statement (MCAS) collection system. “Comprehensive training will be available for both industry representatives and state regulators on the new MCAS collection system,” said John M. Huff, Chair of the Market Information Systems Task Force and… [Continue Reading]

New York Work Comp Board Posts New Reimbursement Rates For Inpatient Hospital Care

New York State Workers Compensation Board

Pursuant to New York Public Health Law § 2807-c(1)(b-1), the workers’ compensation fee schedule for inpatient hospital care tracks New York Medicaid rates, with limited statutory modifications. The New York State Department of Health (DOH) is required by statute to promulgate the workers’ compensation rates. The DOH has recently provided the Workers’ Compensation Board (Board)… [Continue Reading]

Compromising on Comp…

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features Workers’ Compensation legislative developments coming out of Montana, where Governor Brian Schweitzer’s administration has said that it will support a deal with Republicans to cut Workers’ Compensation rates in the state. The compromise represents a significant development for both sides, which have been at odds on more issues than they’ve… [Continue Reading]

Montana Governor Endorses Workers’ Comp Compromise

Montana State Seal

Insurance Journal has some great coverage of late-breaking developments in the Workers’ Compensation deal between Governor Brian Schweitzer and Republicans in Montana: “Gov. Brian Schweitzer’s administration said Wednesday that it is supporting a deal with Republicans to cut workers’ compensation insurance rates that are widely regarded as too expensive, paving the way for a big… [Continue Reading]

ACIC Names New Board Chairman, Vice Chair and Board of Directors

ACIC

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA – During their Annual Meeting on March 22, 2011, members of the Association of California Insurance Companies (ACIC) nominated and appointed a new chair, vice chair, and board of directors. Kathleen Bissell, assistant vice president of Liberty Mutual Insurance Company has completed her two-year term as ACIC Board Chairwoman. Gregory Parini, vice president… [Continue Reading]

Missouri Dept of Labor Division of Worker’s Compensation Approves First “Line of Duty” Comp Claims to Assist Survivors

Missouri Department of Labor Workers Compensation

Jefferson City, Mo— The Missouri Labor Department’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) mailed the first checks to families of loved ones killed in the line of duty after approving the two claims filed in 2010. These Missouri families each received $25,000 from the Line of Duty Compensation fund, for a total of $50,000. “This is… [Continue Reading]

Paper Fading…

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features news from the California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) which is planning to launch a new electronic filing method that will help those that have become pros at e-filing documents into EAMS, DWC’s electronic case management system for the workers’ compensation courts to become more efficient, and may encourage those… [Continue Reading]

US Labor Department’s OSHA to Reach out on Musculoskeletal Disorder Reporting

United States Department of Labor

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, in partnership with the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, today announced a series of three teleconferences to reach out to the small business community for input on OSHA’s proposal to add a column for work-related musculoskeletal disorders on employer injury and illness… [Continue Reading]

CA DWC Readies Launch of New Electronic Filing Method: JET File

California Division of Workers' Compensation (CA DWC)

The California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) is preparing to launch a new electronic filing method, JET File, that will make it easier than ever for paper filers to become e-filers and “join the E Team” Electronic filing is the fastest way to get documents into EAMS, DWC’s electronic case management system for the workers’… [Continue Reading]

Aging & Fraud…

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features an NCCI study that while seemingly focused, may begin to raise questions that we’ll likely be asking more of in the near future. NCCI’s new report covers the effectiveness of Safe Lifting Programs in reducing claims frequency and total comp costs when implemented at long-term care facilities. While the study… [Continue Reading]

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