December 15, 2017

New Hampshire Bumps Weekly Workers’ Comp Rates

New Hampshire Workers Comp

The maximum weekly compensation rate under the New Hampshire Workers’ Compensation Law will increase from one thousand two hundred seventy-six dollars and fifty cents ($1,276.50) to onethousand three hundred seventeen dollars ($1,317.00) effective July 1, 2011. In order for an injured employee to receive the maximum benefit, the employee must have an average weekly wage… [Continue Reading]

CDPH Warns of State Employee Personal and Workers’ Comp Data Breach

California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

SACRAMENTO – A California Department of Public Health (CDPH) investigation has found that personal and workers’ compensation information of approximately 9,000 current and former state employees was improperly copied to a private hard-drive and removed from state offices, said CDPH Director Dr. Ron Chapman. At this time, the CDPH investigation has not uncovered any indication… [Continue Reading]

CA Division of Workers’ Comp Posts Notice on Proposed QME Regulations

California Division of Workers' Compensation (CA DWC)

The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has proposed an update to selected qualified medical evaluator, (QME) regulations. The proposed regulations will amend the following sections of Title 8, California Code of Regulations: Section 100 – The Application for Appointment as Qualified Medical Evaluator form Section 104 – The Reappointment Application as Qualified Medical Evaluator form… [Continue Reading]

Bay Area Business Owner to Pay $12 Million in Work Comp Fraud Restitution

CA DOI

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has announced that Monica Mui Ung, 51, owner and president of NBC General Contractor Corporation (NBC), has entered guilty pleas in Alameda Superior Court for violating Section 11880 of the Insurance Code, Section 1778 of the Labor Code, and admitted an enhancement of Section 186.11 of the Penal Code. Ung was… [Continue Reading]

OSHA Seeking Comments on Revisions to Reporting Requirements

OSHA

WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking an update and revision of two aspects of the agency’s recordkeeping and reporting requirements for work-related injuries and illnesses. “These proposed recordkeeping updates will better enable OSHA, employers and workers to identify hazards in high-risk worksites,” said Assistant Secretary… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Big Div!

Today’s edition of WorkCompRecap features big dividend news as SAIF, Oregon’s state-chartered workers’ compensation insurance company announced a $150 million dividend for its policyholders. President and Chief Executive Officer Brenda Rocklin stated that SAIF was able to pay the dividend because of improvements in workplace safety and loss experience, and as a result of recent… [Continue Reading]

SAIF Corporation Declares $150 Million Dividend for Policyholders

SAIF Corporation-Workers Comp

Salem, OR – SAIF Corporation’s board of directors today declared a $150 million dividend for approximately 47,000 current and former customers. Customers with policies that ended in 2009 and/or 2010 are eligible for the dividend. Individual dividend information will be available to employers through SAIF’s website, saif.com, beginning July 8, 2011. Checks will be mailed… [Continue Reading]

AK DOL Posts Five New Workers’ Comp Regulations

Alaska Department of Labor-Workers Compensation

Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell has filed the following regulations, proposed by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, and adopted by the Alaska Workers’ Compensation Board, regarding workers’ compensation: Appeal of Discovery Orders 8 AAC 45.065 Change of Physicians – Definition of a Month 8 AAC 45.082 Controversions 8 AAC 45.182 Hearing Continuances and Cancellations… [Continue Reading]

Windham Group Job Fit Analysis Solution Lands Several New Markets

Winham Group-Return to Work

Manchester, NH (PRWEB) – Windham Group, provider of Return to Work Solutions to the workers compensation/healthcare industry and directly to employers today announced that their proprietary Job Fit Analysis solution has successfully been introduced to several new key markets. With the help of Windham Group’s Job Fit Analysis (JFA) claims adjusters have resolved more than… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: The Best of Both Worlds…

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features some bill-blocking commentary coming from the Association of California Insurance Companies (ACIC). The bill in focus is AB 228 (Fuentes), which would give SCIF the authority to provide workers’ compensation policies to its California-based clients that cover the client’s out-of-state employees. In a recent statement, ACIC president Mark Sektnan claimed… [Continue Reading]

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