Business Insurance - _Workers Comp http://businessinsurance.com/section/news08 http://www.businessinsurance.com en-us Sat, 20 Dec 2014 18:44:02 EST 10 Workers comp-specific Ebola care guidelines take sick worker's perspective http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141218/NEWS08/141219831 20141218/NEWS08/141219831 Managed care services provider Genex Services L.L.C. on Wednesday said it has developed workers compensation-specific clinical guidelines for treating Ebola and the related Marburg virus from an injured worker's perspective. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:28:58 EST Louisiana to cut workers compensation insurance rates by 2.4% http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141217/NEWS08/141219855 20141217/NEWS08/141219855 Louisiana businesses will see a 2.4% cut in workers compensation insurance rates as of May 1, 2015, according to the state’s insurance department. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:15:54 EST Opioids top comp payers' concerns, but compounded drugs gain scrutiny http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141216/NEWS08/141219882 20141216/NEWS08/141219882 While the use of opioids remains a top concern for workers compensation payers, compounded drugs are a leading emerging issue, according to a new survey. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:54:42 EST Missouri insurance department recommends 4.4% 2015 comp rate decrease http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141216/NEWS08/141219892 20141216/NEWS08/141219892 The Missouri Department of Insurance has recommended a 4.4% decrease in advisory workers compensation rates for 2015. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:07:58 EST Home Depot cleared to stop paying comp for missing woman unless she reappears http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141212/NEWS08/141219932 20141212/NEWS08/141219932 Home Depot Inc. will not have to continue paying workers compensation benefits for a Maine employee who has been missing since 2012 unless she reappears and appeals for benefits to be reinstated. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:32:38 EST OFF BEAT: Ex-'Bridezilla' faces felony insurance fraud charges http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141211/NEWS08/141219954 20141211/NEWS08/141219954 After a two-episode arc on the reality TV show “Bridezillas,” a California woman apparently turned to insurance fraud. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:43:05 EST Employer not liable for cancer treatment required before work injury surgery http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141211/NEWS08/141219955 20141211/NEWS08/141219955 Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Inc. and Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:34:02 EST California comp premiums up 18% in 2013; continue to climb in 2014 http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141211/NEWS08/141219959 20141211/NEWS08/141219959 Premiums for California workers compensation insurers rose 18% year-over-year to $14.8 billion in 2013 and are on track to increase again in 2014, according to the California Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:33:35 EST Gilead sued over 'exorbitant' hepatitis C drug prices http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141210/NEWS08/141219977 20141210/NEWS08/141219977 (Reuters) — Philadelphia's transportation authority has filed a class action lawsuit accusing Gilead Sciences Inc. of charging “exorbitant” prices for its blockbuster hepatitis C drug Sovaldi. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:11:28 EST Widow of Ohio construction worker due 23 years' worth of comp benefits: Court http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141210/NEWS08/141219979 20141210/NEWS08/141219979 The widow of an Ohio worker who died hours after his workplace injury should receive more than 23 years' worth of workers compensation benefits for the loss of his limbs, sight and hearing in the period before his death, an Ohio appellate court has ruled. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:28:23 EST