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CMS to launch Medicare set-aside calculator for prescription drug costs

Published August 25, 2014 CST

Online tool would allow workers compensation claim payers to determine how much money should be allocated for prescription drugs in Medicare set-aside accounts.

Company kickball-game injury qualifies for comp: S.C. Supreme Court

Published August 28, 2014 CST

A South Carolina worker who was injured in a kickball game he organized for his employer should receive workers compensation benefits because he was expected by his employer to attend the game, the South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled.

NCCI proposes 2.5% workers comp rate decrease for Florida in 2015

Published August 26, 2014 CST

The National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc. has proposed a statewide workers compensation rate decrease in Florida for the first time in four years, the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation said.

Growing earnings, workforce pushed comp costs up 6.9% in 2012: Report

Published August 26, 2014 CST

Workers compensation costs paid by employers rose 6.9% to $83.2 billion year-over-year in 2012, driven largely by an increase in worker numbers and earnings.

Global reinsurers' underwriting profits down in first half of 2014: Fitch

Published August 26, 2014 CST

The underwriting profits posted by global reinsurers fell in the first half of 2014 compared with the first six months of 2013, although the sector remained profitable.

Ohio high court lets 'new' arena football team shed past comp experience

Published August 29, 2014 CST

Workers compensation rates for an arena football team’s new owner should not be based on the “entire” experience rating of the team under its former owner, the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled.