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Harvill Recognized for Leadership in Unemployment and Workers’ Compensation Policy and Legislation

By | 2017-12-15T03:02:01+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Categories: Unemployment Insurance, Workers' Compensation|

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 1, 2017 – Kelly Services Vice President Matt Harvill was recognized by the national association representing business in unemployment insurance and workers’ compensation law and policy. Matt Harvill served as Chairman of UWC – Strategic Services on Unemployment & Workers’ Compensation (UWC) for more than 13 years (2003 to 2016). He is the [...]

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2017 State Workers’ Comp. Fiscal Data Research Bulletin Available

By | 2017-12-15T17:48:24+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Categories: Workers' Compensation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The annual Workers’ Compensation Fiscal Data Research Bulletin showing state workers’ compensation system payments and costs from 2006 to 2015 is now available for purchase. The fiscal bulletin shows the continued  economic expansion and trend toward lower benefit cost rates. The number of covered workers in all states increased from 129.9 million in 2014 to 132.4 million for [...]

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PA Supreme Court Finds Delegation to Most Recent AMA Guides Unconstitutional

By | 2017-12-15T17:50:44+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Categories: Workers' Compensation|Tags: |

On June 20th , the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that Section 306(a.2) violated the non -delegation doctrine and that Section 306(a.2) is unconstitutional in its entirety. The section of the PA code held to be unconstitutional provides: The degree of impairment shall be determined based upon an evaluation by a physician who is licensed in this [...]

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New CMS Re-Review Option for WC MSAs Very Limited

By | 2017-07-17T23:41:03+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Categories: Workers' Compensation|

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new re-review option in the updated WCMSA User Manual on July 10, 2017. The new option is very limited. See Section 12.4 and 12.4.3  beginning on page 12-12 and continuing for the following 22 pages ending on page 12-34.https://www.cob.cms.hhs.gov/WCMSA/assets/wcmsa/userManual/WCMSAUserManual.pdf Limitations of New (Amended) Re-Review Option A [...]

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President Trump Signs Resolution to Disallow OSHA Penalty Regulations

By | 2017-04-04T16:44:04+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Categories: Workers' Compensation|Tags: , |

On April 3rd President Trump signed HJ Res 83 disallowing OSHA regulations that were contrary to statute and expanded the period during which employers would be at risk of penalties for OSHA reporting errors. See announcement at https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/04/03/president-donald-j-trump-signs-hjres-69-hjres-83-hr-1228-sjres-34-law The rule that is being disallowed had the effect of extending to five years the statute of limitations on [...]

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US DOL Requests OMB Authority to Expand Surveys to Search for Occupational Injury and Illness Underreporting

By | 2017-03-10T17:06:34+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Categories: Workers' Compensation|Tags: , , , |

On March 7th The Department of Labor (DOL) submitted the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ‘‘Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. Public comments on the [...]

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US DOL Releases New Comprehensive Black Lung Regulations

By | 2017-01-05T19:29:31+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Categories: Workers' Compensation|

On January 4, 2017, as part of the wave of federal regulations filed late in the administration, the US DOL Office of Workers Compensation Programs released substantive rules for comment with respect to the payment of Black Lung medical benefits. The regulations generally set a new national method of determining approved medical reimbursement amounts. The changes in [...]

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US DOL Proposed Rule Would Result in Increased Longshore Maximum Benefits

By | 2016-10-19T16:21:50+00:00 October 19th, 2016|Categories: Workers' Compensation|Tags: |

Comments due by October 26 The US Department of Labor on August 26, 2016 filed proposed rules for comment on the definition of minimum and maximum compensation rate annual adjustments. See https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-08-26/pdf/2016-20467.pdf The main issue in contention is that the US DOL Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs is proposing to employ the average weekly wage of [...]

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US DOL Report on State Workers’ Compensation Supports New Federal Involvement

By | 2016-10-12T02:51:24+00:00 October 12th, 2016|Categories: Workers' Compensation|Tags: , |

The US Department of Labor on October 5th released a report entitled “Does the Workers’ Compensation System Fulfill Its Obligations to Injured Workers?”. The release of the report was accompanied by statements from the Secretary of Labor, the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, and the US DOL Assistant Secretary for OSHA. The report may be [...]

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Congress Enacts Enhanced Veterans Administration Authority Impacting Workers Compensation/Insurance

By | 2016-09-29T17:08:15+00:00 September 29th, 2016|Categories: Workers' Compensation, Workers' Compensation Archive|Tags: , , |

On September 28, 2016, The US Senate passed a continuing resolution (CR) to provide appropriation authority so that the federal government could pay its bills after September 30th. The President is expected to sign the CR. The legislation includes a number of permanent provisions including a provision that prohibits the Veterans Administration from paying for medical [...]

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