The Illinois Appellate Court ruled a defunct insurer that provided workers comp insurance in California cannot use emergency funds set aside for claims to cover unpaid rent, utilities and other bills.
Employers and workers comp insurers are urged to tread lightly when saying an employee’s injury is not compensable because of additional expense if such determinations are overturned.
Business Insurance is accepting nominations for the 2018 Women to Watch Awards, with a deadline of Aug. 10.
Prices paid for a similar set of medical services varied significantly across states, ranging from 26% below the 35-state median in Florida to 158% above the 35-state median in Wisconsin in 2017, according to a study released Thursday by the Workers Compensation Research Institute.
The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation is set to begin its contract with another pharmacy benefits manager on Nov. 1, a move a spokeswoman told Business Insurance is not directly tied to a report that found its current PBM had been overcharging for generic prescriptions.
Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday appointed Cassie Brown as commissioner of Workers' Compensation at the Texas Department of Insurance, the first female to hold this role.