Business Insurance - _Workers Comp http://businessinsurance.com/section/news08 http://www.businessinsurance.com en-us Sat, 29 Nov 2014 02:18:01 EST 10 Washington state workers comp rates to increase 0.8% in 2015 http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141125/NEWS08/141129908 20141125/NEWS08/141129908 Workers compensation advisory rates for Washington state businesses will increase 0.8% in 2015, the state Department of Labor & Industries said Tuesday. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:55:47 EST Worker can't sue employer's insurer over amputated hand under Texas' opt-out law http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141124/NEWS08/141129930 20141124/NEWS08/141129930 A man who was injured while working for a Texas employer who opted out of the state workers compensation system can't sue the company's liability insurer until his employer's liability toward him has been established. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:52:44 EST Attacks on hospital nurses trigger state laws to protect them http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141123/NEWS08/311239978 20141123/NEWS08/311239978 Recent acts of violence against health care employees are leading more states to take action to protect medical workers' safety. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:00:00 EST Workers compensation insurer rate cuts may follow profitable 2014 http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141123/NEWS08/311239981 20141123/NEWS08/311239981 Workers compensation insurers could see their first year of underwriting profitability in nearly a decade due to rate increases, an improving economy, and a focus on data analytics that has helped improve underwriting and workplace safety. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:00:00 EST Q&A: Michele Adams, Medicare Advocacy Recovery Coalition http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141123/NEWS08/311239998 20141123/NEWS08/311239998 Michele Adams is chairwoman of the Washington-based Medicare Advocacy Recovery Coalition and director of claims management, business strategies and risk management services at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:00:00 EST Listing preauthorized medical procedures ruled within N.Y. comp board's powers http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141121/NEWS08/141129954 20141121/NEWS08/141129954 The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board was within its regulatory powers when it created a list of preauthorized medical procedures, and it properly places the burden of proving medical necessity on an injured worker’s treating... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:50:03 EST Widow of exec who died after Brazil trip eligible for comp: Appeals court http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141118/NEWS08/141119824 20141118/NEWS08/141119824 The widow of a company executive who died from meningitis after returning from a business trip to Brazil can receive workers compensation death benefits, an Illinois appeals court has ruled. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:54:59 EST Obese workers' absenteeism costs U.S. employers $8.65B a year http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141118/NEWS08/141119827 20141118/NEWS08/141119827 Absenteeism among obese workers in the United States costs employers about $8.65 billion each year, according to a study published in the latest issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:58:47 EST York Risk Services acquires New York third-party administrator http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141117/NEWS08/141119854 20141117/NEWS08/141119854 Third-party administrator York Risk Services Group Inc. has acquired Mineola, New York-based TPA Risk Management Planning Group. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:46:03 EST Philadelphia denied cut of lawsuit settlement from cop hit by drunk driver http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141114/NEWS08/141119873 20141114/NEWS08/141119873 The city of Philadelphia did not have a right to subrogate a third-party liability award that was paid to a city police officer, even though the city was paying him benefits, an appellate court has ruled. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:19:29 EST