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A Seemingly Important Win for Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Insurance Carriers and Employers

by Ruder Ware on

On its face the decision of the Wisconsin Supreme Court in Flug v. LIRC, 2017 WI 72 (decided on June 30, 2017), is a clear, important win for the employer side in common injuries that involve pre-existing degenerative...more

Is Your Workers Compensation Program Unlawful?

A popular workers compensation insurance program offered by Berkshire Hathaway subsidiaries Applied Underwriters Captive Risk Assurance Company (Applied Underwriters) and California Insurance Company may be in trouble. On...more

CIGA Avoids C&R Lien Obligation At Expense of Co-Defendant

On March 22, 2016, the Second District Court of Appeal, Division One, published its opinion in California Insurance Guarantee Assn. v. Workers’ Comp. Appeals Bd., No. B263869, Cal.App.4th, in which it determined that the WCAB...more

Maine Workers’ Compensation Board Rules on Compensability of Medical Marijuana; Appellate Division to Ultimately Rule on the Issue...

by PretiFlaherty on

In December 2015 the Workers’ Compensation Board Appellate Division heard oral argument in Bourgoin v. Twin Rivers Paper Company, WCB No. 89-01-36-55 (March 16, 2015), a case in which the ALJ found the cost of medical...more

Maine Workers’ Compensation Board Appellate Division to Rule on Compensability of Medical Marijuana

by PretiFlaherty on

In December 2015 the Workers’ Compensation Board Appellate Division will hear oral argument in Bourgoin v. Twin Rivers Paper Company, WCB No. 89-01-36-55 (March 16, 2015), a case in which the WCB found the cost of medical...more

A New Year Brings New Compliance Obligations for Employers

by Littler on

As 2012 winds to a close, a look back at legal developments demonstrates that state legislatures were busy all year long. Every year, employers are inundated with new employment laws and regulations that impose new compliance...more

More than 20 new insurance-related bills signed into law by Governor Brown

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

September 30, 2012, was the deadline for Governor Jerry Brown to take action on bills passed by the California Legislature during the 2012 regular legislative session....more

Designated to Decide: How to Help a Loved One Finish Well

by Melissa Thomas on

Columbia, MO – April 20, 2012 -- A loving daughter agrees to be her mother’s healthcare agent. A thoughtful mother completes a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) and DNI (Do Not Intubate) forms. The mother even goes so far as to wear a...more

Designated to Decide: How to Help a Loved One Finish Well

by Melissa Thomas on

Columbia, MO – April 20, 2012 -- Alisa M. Dotson, Esq. watched a video of a loving daughter who agrees to be her mother’s healthcare agent. A thoughtful mother completes a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) and DNI (Do Not Intubate)...more

California Workers' Compensation Looms as a Major 2012 Legislative Issue

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

On March 28, two California legislative committees met to hear concerns about the California workers’ compensation system. The chairs of the committees declared that the hearing was the Legislature’s first-step in this year’s...more

Medical Records Speak Louder Than Words: What It Takes to Win a Social Security Disability Claim Medical Records Speak Louder...

by Melissa Thomas on

Columbia, MO – February 28, 2012 -- To SSA, the word “disabled” is not a medical term. This is the number one reason that the agency will not accept your doctor’s pronouncement that you are “disabled.” To SSA, being disabled...more

FSCO Allows Insurer's Appeal over WSIB Issues

by Daniel Strigberger on

A FSCO Director’s Delegate has allowed an insurer’s appeal of an arbitrator’s decision, which allowed the claimant to pursue accident benefits despite an unsettled WSIB claim....more

Temporary Alternative Duty in New Hampshire Workers' Compensation

by j kirk trombley on

This article reviews the proactive use of alternative duty in New Hampshire....more

Reinventing Workers' Comp for Employers

by j kirk trombley on

This article helps employers understand and help themselves work through the workers' compensation claims process....more

New CMS Model Language Leaves Critical Questions Unanswered

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

Medicare Secondary Payer Mandatory Reporting Requirements Applicable to All Liability, No-Fault and Workers’ Compensation Insurers On August 31, 2009, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) posted an “ALERT”...more

Insurance Commissioner Poizner Denies WCIRB's Request for An Increase in the Workers' Compensation Claims Cost Benchmark

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner today rejected a rate application from the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) to raise the Workers’ Compensation Claims Cost Benchmark by 23.7 percent. This was contrary...more

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