New York State Workers’ Compensation Board News

NYS Comp Board, Comic Tina Fey’s Reps Clear Up Workers’ Comp Issue

The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board had filed a $79,000 judgment against comic Tina Fey on March 20 for an alleged “failure to carry workers’ comp ins.,” for a period from Nov. 20, 2012, to Feb. 02, 2014, according …

N.Y. Workers’ Comp Board to Transition Established UEF Claims Management to Triad Group

The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board recently announced it will transition the management of established Uninsured Employers’ Fund (UEF) claims to the Triad Group, LLC effective Jan. 13, 2014. Triad Group, based in Troy, N.Y., is a professional service …

New York Issues $370M in Bonds to Resolve Workers’ Compensation Claims

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last Friday the state issued $370 million in bonds to assist businesses in failed group self-insured trusts fulfill their obligations to their injured workers. The bonding is made possible in Gov. Cuomo’s 2013 Business …

N.Y. Settling Worker-Insurance Claims With AAA Issue: Muni Deals

The New York Dormitory Authority is borrowing $370 million this week to repay workers’ compensation claims, the first sale under a regulatory overhaul that Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo said will save $1.2 billion. The issue is the first of as …

NYS Workers’ Comp Board Presses On to Resolve Group Trust Liabilities

The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) is pressing on with its effort to resolve the liability problems stemming from collapsed group self-insured trusts. WCB has been taking a multi-pronged approach to tackle the problems in the past few …

NYS Workers’ Comp Board to Begin Business Process Re-Engineering Project

The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board said it is launching a broad-based business process re-engineering project (BPR) designed to “significantly improve” the experience of injured workers and employers in the New York workers’ compensation system. The Workers’ Compensation Board …

Actor Jim Carrey’s Biz Has WC Coverage, NYS Workers’ Comp Board Says

Actor Jim Carrey was reportedly accused of failing to buy workers’ compensation insurance for his New York-based art studio business — but it appears it is just a case of a clerical error.Hollywood news site TMZ.com reported this week that …

N.Y. Workers’ Comp Board Seeks Changes to Medical Treatment Guidelines

The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has proposed new regulations to improve the medical treatment guidelines adopted in 2010. The proposed regulations, announced last week, aim to expedite the best medical care for injured workers and reduce medical costs. …

NYS Workers’ Comp Board: E-Claims Reporting on Schedule for 2013

The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board announced this week the “eClaims,” the electronic reporting of workers’ injuries, is on schedule for a 2013 implementation. The Board said it released the implementation requirements, supporting documentation and schedule for eClaims — …

N.Y. Workers’ Comp Board Moving to Electronic Claims Reporting

The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board is transitioning from a paper to an electronic employer report of injury system. The board will adopt the IAIABC (International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions) Claims Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Standard …