Today’s edition of WorkCompRecap comes back strong from a few days of glacier trekking, hiking, and canoeing in Patagonia with a big batch of news!
First up, the Washington Department of Labor & Industries is now accepting applications for their statewide workers’ compensation medical network that will launch in 2013. Network providers will care for injured workers covered by L&I as well as by self-insured employers, and certain types of providers must be in the network to treat injured workers beyond the initial office or emergency-room visit. Current providers for L&I must also re-apply. Find out more by clicking here!
Also in the news today is Oklahoma’s State Chamber, who recently released their 2012 Business Agenda, which includes a primary section regarding Workers’ Comp. The Chamber plans to support legislation allowing Oklahoma employers to obtain alternative coverage in providing workers’ comp, as long as they provide equivalent benefits, and also makes workers’ comp or alternative coverage the exclusive remedy for any job-related injury or illness. Find out more by clicking here!