FLASH: Applied Underwriters’ Can’t Force Arbitration

Court decisions against Applied Underwriters EquityComp Program and its unfiled and unapproved EquityComp reinsurance participation agreement are stacking up. Employers are beginning to see money results and out of long-term debts. Which court just ruled against the Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary and why? Get the details here. Workers’ Comp Executive

Report looks at California’s IMR program as possible model for Florida

Florida TaxWatch recently released a report that addresses the independent medical review program in California and examines whether a similar effort could maintain lower workers’ compensation costs in Florida. The report finds that a IMR program in Florida would see lower lien costs, expedited hearings, less litigation costs, limiting opioid supply and other benefits. Florida […]

Utah teachers file millions in workers’ comp claims

Teachers in Utah have are filing staggering numbers of workers’ comp claims involving interactions with kids, particularly those with special needs. Costs to the three largest school districts have exceeded a million dollars in claims. KUTV

North Carolina rarely says their firefighting deaths were in line of duty

Although the state of North Carolina allows $100,000 in death benefits to police fighters, firefighters and rescue squad members who are judged to have died in the line of duty, the state Industrial Commission has awarded benefits when firefighters died of cancer just twice. Firefighters with cancer in North Carolina can’t collect workers’ compensation, including […]