- Injured worker can’t switch to doctor in different specialty
Injured workers are not entitled to switch from an authorized physician to a doctor in a different specialty if they do not receive a timely response to their request, a court ruled.
- Chubb unit launches telemedicine service
ESIS said that it has added video conferencing to the medical services offered through ESIS NurseLine.
- Anti-retaliation guidance could lack power to be effective
OSHA’s recommendations to protect employees reporting safety concerns don’t have the weight of mandatory rules.
- Questions persist on new mining safety rule
Opponents of a new rule on workplace safety examinations for mines hope the Trump administration will halt its progress.
- Bill prohibiting comp payments for marijuana moves forward
North Dakota House Bill 1156 passed the state House in an 81-9 vote on Monday.
- Specialty insurance group acquires audit services provider
H.W. Kaufman Financial Group said Tuesday that it has acquired Essential Insurance Services Inc., a provider of audit services for workers compensation coverage.
- Workers comp insurer offers $1.7 million to end dispute with ex-CEO
The negotiated settlement with ousted CEO John Plotkin reflects back wages, benefits and attorney fees, SAIF Corp. said in a statement.