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Delaware Workers’ Compensation Oversight Panel Begins Work

A Delaware panel established to oversee efforts to keep the state’s workers compensation rates affordable is getting down to work. Delaware’s Workers Compensation Oversight Panel is charged with creating a new medical fee schedule that would result in a 33 …

Connecticut Prosecutor: No Criminal Charges in Irene Aid Fraud

Connecticut prosecutors say they won’t pursue criminal charges against state employees and others who fraudulently obtained emergency food stamp benefits designated for people affected by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. Deputy Chief State’s Attorney Leonard Boyle told the New Haven …

Vermont Enticing Disaster Preparedness With Money

Vermont is preparing to implement new rules that encourage communities to take steps to reduce future flood damage in exchange for more money to help them recover from the next big flood. Communities across Vermont have known for almost two …

R.I. Lowers Assessment Rate for Workers’ Comp Insurers to 6.65%

The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT) announced last week that it has cut the administrative assessment rate charged to insurance companies providing workers’ comp coverage in Rhode Island. For fiscal year 2015, DLT has reduced the rate …

Delay in Connecticut DMV Website Snags Immigrant Licenses

A delayed start in Connecticut’s motor vehicles website is causing confusion among some immigrants over how to seek the state’s driver’s licenses. The Hearst Connecticut Media Group reports that the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles was to launch a website …

Massachusetts State Auditor Reviews Workers’ Comp System

A new Massachusetts state audit has made recommendations to improve accountability and efficiency in the workers’ compensation system. Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne Bump said on August 21 that her office’s review found that the state’s Department of Industrial Accidents, which …

Data: Connecticut, Maine Have Slow Economic Growth

Economic growth in New England has been slowest in Connecticut and Maine since the end of the recession in 2009, according to new federal statistics released Wednesday. Quarterly gross domestic product — the value of all goods and services — …

New York to Receive $800M in Bank of America Settlement

New York state will get $800 million as its share of a national $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, New York Attorney General …

Report: Injury Claims Against NYC Correction Dept. Doubled in 5 Years

A new analysis published by the New York City comptroller’s office shows there were 2,245 personal injury correctional facility claims filed against the city’s Department of Correction in fiscal year 2014 which ended in June. That figure represents a 37 …

Mass. Grand Juries Indict 38 in Alleged Auto Insurance Fraud Scheme

Massachusetts prosecutors say grand juries in Hampshire and Franklin counties have indicted 38 people allegedly involved in an automobile insurance fraud ring. The Northwestern District Attorney’s office said in a statement on Wednesday the scheme largely involved individuals from the …

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