Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the Ohio BWC’s announcement that they have received several proposals from their Self-Insured Department that are aimed at providing more flexibility to Ohio’s self-insured employers, including rule changes impacting assessments BWC collects to fund administrative costs and the Self-Insured Employer Guaranty Fund (SIEGF), which pays claims of self-insuring employers that have defaulted. Find out more by clicking here!
Also in the news today is a new hearing announcement from the CA DWC, who are proposing to permanently adopt Independent Bill Review emergency regulations which became effective on January 1st. The IBR regulations implement SB 863’s mandate to establish an efficient procedure to resolve medical treatment and medical-legal billing disputes in the workers’ comp system. Find out more by clicking here!