- California starts third 15-day public comment period on comp drug formulary
The California Department of Industrial Relations has launched another 15-day public comment period for stakeholders to weigh in on changes made to the state’s proposed workers comp prescription drug formulary since the last public comment period ended in early August, according to a press release.
- Court orders Labor Department to reconsider fired truck driver’s retaliation claim
A federal appeals court ordered the U.S. Secretary of Labor to reconsider the department’s rejection of a case in which a truck driver claimed he was fired for taking rest breaks.
- Louisiana comp insurer acquires risk management firm
Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based LCTA Workers’ Comp said Tuesday that it has acquired Risk Management Resources, which will be rebranded as LCTA Risk Services Inc.
- California proposed comp premium rate filing amended
The California Workers Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s Governing Committee voted to amend the WCIRB’s Jan. 1, 2018, pure premium rate filing with a 2% cut on Wednesday.
- Tackling lower back pain with words not surgery
What is said to workers grappling with lower back pain has the potential to lead to a better outcome than more aggressive treatments, according to experts who say the workers compensation industry is moving away from immediate medical imaging and surgery and toward conservative care.