- Oregon workers comp bill proposes alternative claims backstop
Self-insured employers in Oregon could use an alternative security deposit system to guarantee payment of workers compensation claims under legislation requested by the Oregon Self-Insurers Association.
- Sedgwick Claims Management Services names chief operating officer
Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. has named Steven E. Penman as its chief operating officer.
- Kansas undocumented workers can receive workers comp benefits: Court
Kansas workers compensation law allows undocumented workers to receive benefits if they were injured prior to state comp reforms enacted in 2011, the Kansas Supreme Court has ruled.
- Florida’s workers comp medical reimbursement disputes up fourfold
Florida saw a nearly fourfold increase in medical reimbursement disputes for workers compensation cases in its most recent fiscal year, driven largely by reimbursement petitions for physician-dispensed prescription medications, according to the Florida…
- SOLUTION ARC: How employers can manage difficult claims-adjusting challenges
Business Insurance’s latest Solution Arc details how to manage the workers compensation claims adjuster’s evolving role, and how to improve claims management performance.
- SMART Act could speed settlement of workers comp claims in 2013
The recently passed Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers Act could help speed the settlement of workers compensation claims in 2013, industry observers say.
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- Stand-alone, excess workers comp market presents challenges for buyers
The stand-alone, excess workers compensation market is presenting significant challenges for some buyers, as insurers demand higher attachment points and higher prices.
- Sandy Hook shooting may spur workers comp reforms in Connecticut
After last month’s Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., the state is expected to weigh whether to expand the presumption of workers compensation coverage to first responders who suffer psychological trauma.